Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cranley Scholastics, Inc.

After talking about this for a very long time, we recently decided that I would leave my job at the ABA to work with Duke on our business, Cranley Scholastics, Inc. Duke has been working hard as a one man team for a few years and we really wanted to try and take the business to the next level. I have been so proud of Duke for being dedicated to making this business successful and staying positive every day (even the super stressful days). Here is a pic of us in front of the new office storefront. Cranley Scholastics, Inc. is open for business!

P.S. We are still arguing over who is "the boss"

Great Weekend

My parents were here over the weekend and we had a great time. It was a beautiful fall weekend. We did some shopping, made some good dinners and had breakfast at Feed one morning. We also tried out the hats my mom got the babies...too cute! We can't wait to see them again at Christmas.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Three Months

Max and Tessa were three months yesterday and we can't believe how fast these few months have gone by. It has been challenging, tiring and amazing all at the same time. We have really enjoyed the last few weeks as M&T have started to smile all the time and Max is even giving us a few giggles here and there. I can't believe how much they have changed already!

Next up, we have a visit from Grandma Sassy and Papa and M&T can't wait to see them on Friday.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Welcome Elizabeth "Elsie" Gibson

Our good friends Matt and Laura welcomed their new baby girl, Elsie into the world on November 2nd. Elsie was 8 lbs and 20 1/2 inches. All are going well. Here's a pic of Elsie and her big sis Anna. Congrats Gibsons!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Big Kid Seats and Thumb Sucking

The weekend in Chicago was fabulous. Sunny and 70 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. We took the opportunity to get the kids out for some walks before it gets cold again. And, we thought we would try out the regular stroller seats instead of their car seats. I wasn't sure if they were big enough yet, but it worked great. You can reline the seats, so they were fine. They both snoozed on the walks. We headed out to breakfast both mornings. We hit Moonshine on Division Saturday and this great place Feed at Chicago and California on Sunday. Feed was excellent. It's small, but good. If you go soon, try the pumpkin french toast...awesome!

In other big news, Max is officially sucking his thumb! We tried to get a good pic. I am sure the time will come soon enough when we want him to stop sucking his thumb, but for now it is his way of self-soothing. This is good for us because in the middle of the night when he drops his pacifier, he sticks his hand in his mouth.

Tessa tends to suck on her whole hand more than her thumb, but both are finding and studying their hands. It's pretty neat to watch. That's excitement for us these days!!

Hope you all had nice weekends.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Belated Halloween

This is a late Halloween post. I would have posted earlier, but the babies only lasted five minutes in their costumes before they got overheated. We didn't get any pics of them on Halloween. We did get this shot when we tried the costumes on them in Pittsburgh. The leaves in the background are courtesy of Grandma Sassy's photo staging. We went to the Hood's Halloween party and had a blast! Can't wait for next year's party!!

Also, I just saw this Today Show video on The Soup and could not stop laughing. Thought I would share. It's hilarious!! Be sure to watch the whole video.

Happy Halloween!