La Familia Bell

Friday, December 29, 2006

Our Little Elf

Check out our AJ dancing as an elf :) click on the following link to see AJ in action

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Et tutu, Andrew?

I went to pick up AJ at daycare today, and apparently they were playing "dress-up". Or at least that's what we're hoping anyway. I opened the door to the classroom and out came AJ wearing his tutu. He went right over to the bubble mower to "mow" the hallway. I'm not sure if I can pull this look off when mowing the lawn around here!

MOM's SIDE NOTE**** At LEAST he's pushing around a lawnmower - a masculine item lol

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

AJ got all dressed up for Christmas Eve and our visit to Nana and Papa Aviles' house.
He is our little GQ model :)

AJ at home coming down the stairs like he's all grown up:

AJ with Nana Aviles
AJ with Papa Aviles

Friday, December 22, 2006

More Christmas

We've had a lot more "Christmas" activities going on in the past few weeks.
We put our trees up and AJ even helped decorate. We had the ESPN Christmas party, the Bell Holiday gathering the day after the ESPN Christmas party and just hanging around the house getting ready for the holidays. Even though it's been a busy few weeks we have all been having fun and enjoying the season. Here are some pictures.

Carl, Kristin, Rossi and Chisholm

Bell Get-together(a little gambling going on in the living room)

Brian & Millie's Gingerbread House

Donovan our little Christmas baby

Our fireplace all decked out for the holidays

AJ helping to decorate the tree

Mom and all her "boys"

Here comes Santa Claus.... There goes AJ

AJ has been very excited about Santa this year. Mom was excited at the possibility of another awesome picture opportunity with Santa. AJ has been saying "santa" and "tree" and loves when we stroller by Santa at the mall and will wave at Santa. Santa decided to make a visit to AJ's daycare in early December so I thought it would be a great (free) picture opportunity. AJ was very excited when I got there and told him Santa was in school and we were going to go see him. He kept saying Santa and waving while we were in line. Our turn comes up and I get my camera all ready and AJ walks right up to Santa and gives him a high five and even accepts a little toy doggy that Santa had for him. However when I told AJ to get closer so I could get a picture he just said "no", "bye bye Santa" and ran towards me. Santa thought it was funny. Here is our Age 1 Santa picture of Santa and AJ

Monday, December 04, 2006

It's REALLY Potty Time!

AJ actually used the potty tonight! We went upstairs to brush his teeth, and he started tugging on his pants and saying “Pee”. Well, we got the pants and diaper off really quick. Soon after, AJ was using his potty for the first time. One of those “priceless” moments – I had to yell downstairs to tell Millie the big news. It doesn’t take much to excite us these days!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Messy Marvin

AJ really likes his food, that's no secret. Here he is enjoying some spaghetti...

And here he is enjoying some chocolate cake.

Friday, November 24, 2006

A Happy Thanksgiving

We hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving! This was the 1st Thanksgiving that AJ actually chowed down and made his likes perfectly clear. As for dislikes, well with AJ there really aren't many things he doesn't like. He LOVED the turkey, sweet potatoes and meat stuffing. He also devoured some pumpkin pie then somehow knocked mommy's piece out of her hand and finished hers too THEN asked for more. So yeah, he really likes pumpkin pie. Here's our little man chowing down on some turkey.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

It's Potty Time!

The highlight of the day…AJ used the potty!  Well, sorta.  Let’s just say his aim was roughly 50%.  When you have a toddler, you get excited about the simple things.  We’re still working on the training, but we’ll get there soon.  Sorry no pictures this time :o)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Halloween Party - Revisited

Near the end of October, Lisa had a Halloween party. Unfortunately Millie was away working, but Brian and AJ went for some food and fun. AJ spent most of the night eating carrots, crackers and cheese and pushing a black plastic caludron (which was intended for punch - sorry Lisa!) around the apartment. Finally around 11pm, he started to fade and eventually fell asleep on Daddy. While he was out cold, we took this opportunity to take a couple of pictures. Here's one of those pictures he's going to hate when he's older! (thanks to Kristen for the picture)...

* No children were harmed making this photo, nor was any alcohol actually consumed by AJ. :o)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rainy days and sundaes...

It's November in New England, today was unseasonably mild and rainy. We were out shopping and went to Friendly's for some ice cream. It's a good thing Brian had his cellphone to document this "mess"-terpiece! Do you think AJ enjoyed his ice cream sundae?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Juan Valdez has a new fan...

Apparently Millie isn't the only one who likes coffee. At least it's Dunkin' Donuts and not Starbucks! She shot these pictures on her cellphone while shopping at the grocery store.

First you open the cup...

And then you take a BIG sip....AHHH....

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

AJ's Halloween Parade

Yesterday was Halloween. AJ had a parade at daycare. It was cute to see all the little kids all dressed up and parading around the parking lot. Most kids were fine until they saw their mommies and daddies and once that happened, the tears and crying started. AJ was Winnie the Pooh this year. Mom is sticking to the Disney themes as long as she possibly can before AJ starts protesting or wanting to be a superhero LOL.

Even with all the crying most of the kids cooperated and posed for the school picture. I'm glad I was able to see early on one of many "school" activities that AJ will participate in.

Ayer fue el Dia de las Brujas. La escuelita de AJ tuvo una parada de disfraces. Fue tan lindo ver a todos los ninos disfrazados y andando por el estacionamiento de la escuela. La mayoria de los ninos estaban bien comportados hasta que vieron a "mami" o "papi" y tan pronto sucedio eso, comenzaron las lagrimas y llantos. Este ano, AJ fue disfrazado de Winnie the Pooh. Mami sigue con el tema de disfrazes de Disney hasta que AJ empieze a protestar o hasta cuando el este mas grande y quiera ser un superheroe.

Aun con todos los llantos de los ninos, La mayoria de ellos se portaron bien y posaron para el retrato de la escuela. Me alegre mucho de haber podido ver una de muchas actividades escolares en las cual AJ participara de aqui en adelante.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Apple Picking/Pumpkin patch on October 21st

The ESPN "gang" went apple and pumpkin picking on October 21st. AJ had fun and was trying to go for the bigger pumpkins.
AJ and Mike Gallo were the 1st ones out of the corn maze. El 21 de octubre las amistades nuestras de ESPN y nosotros salimos de paseo a la finca de manzanas y calabazas. AJ disfruto much y queria las calabazas mas grandes. AJ y Mike fueron los primeros en salir del laberinto de maiz.

Tina, being almost nine months pregnant, got a little tired and had to pushed around in a shopping cart by her hubby Ian. We saw some animals but were not allowed to pet them so that was kind of dissapointing. Tina, con casi 9 meses de embarazo estaba un poco cansada y la tuvo que empujar su esposo Ian en un carrito de compras. Vimos algunos animales en la finca pero lamentosamente, no nos permitieron tocar los animales.

Here are a couple more pictures of the rest of the day! Enjoy. Aqui hay unos cuantos retratos mas del resto del dia. Que los disfruten.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Cruisin' with Mickey Mouse

At the end of September we went on our wonderful Disney cruise vacation (2nd for mom and dad, 1st for AJ) We also spent a day before the cruise and a day after the cruise visiting the Disney parks. AJ had a lot of fun on the cruise and he enjoyed all the food and fun. The pool was a lot of fun and he loved playing on the beach in the Bahamas.
We got to visit Key West, Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Disney's Castaway Kay (Bahamian Island). We can't wait to go on another cruise soon!!

A finales de septiembre fuimos de vacaciones en el crucero de Disney (el 2do. para mami y papi, y el 1ro. para AJ) Pasamos el dia antes del crucero y el dia despues del crucero visitando los parques de Disney. AJ disfruto much en el crucero y disfruto de toda la comida y diversion. La picina fue muy divertida para el y le encanto jugar en la playa en las Bahamas. Visitamos a Key West, Cozumel, Grand Cayman y Castaway Kay (la isla Bahama de Disney). No podemos esperar ha ir a un crucero ya pronto! href="">