La Familia Bell

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.