Saturday, August 27, 2011

Family Photo Fun

Some highlights from our Family Photos last weekend... Here is the quick run down of the event. I thought it would be a great idea to take the photos before the rehearsal dinner of our friend's wedding (Eric and Sheri!) We would already be dressed up for the event. I obviously didn't think about the fact that as the Best Man, Ron would be busy all day and I am extremely out of practice as a single mom. On top of this, Addie would not take a nap. This was going to be interesting.

The plan was to meet Melinda at Brix before the dinner and start with pictures of the kids, Ron would meet with us for some quick shots after he finished with the rehearsal. Addie lasted for about 5 minutes with her headband, smiles, etc and then she was completely over it. Ethan lasted about 15 minutes before he was making silly faces. I lasted maybe 20 minutes before I gave up. Lucky for us, Melinda didn't give up. She took beautiful candid photos and even managed to get a "Christmas Card" shot of the entire family! Take a look...

My favorite one of the day!

This is not going so well...

Christmas Card?

So sweet...

and handsome.

All done... Mommy can relax now.

There are so many more great candid shots. I just wanted to share a few of my favorites. Thanks Melinda.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Birthday Month

July is birthday month in our house. This year Addie turned 2 and Ethan turned 7. We were super lucky to have Auntie Brittani, Uncle Rich, Cara and Ryann in town to celebrate with us.

Ethan had a surprise party at Grandma's house with a jumpy house and a special cars 2 cake made by Grandma. Here he is with Ryann and Addie helping him blow out the candles. We also had Auntie Devyn and Auntie Erin in town surrounding the festivities (Uncle Cory turned the big 30).

Addie after eating her cake. Thanks Brittani for taking pictures for us and sending them to me. I love this picture of Addie's face!

We celebrated Addie's birthday at Cousin Dean's house. Addie new exactly what to do with her presents this year.

Blowing out the candles with help from Cara.

I can't believe how fast the time goes... can't believe how much I love my Ethan & my Addie.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sundays with Grandma

2 months since my last post ~ how does time go by so fast?

Ethan often spends Sundays with Grandma (and Grandpa)... I'm usually sleeping because I worked the night before and Ron spends the day hanging out with Addie (and watching sports). I know Ethan loves his special time with G & G. He usually comes home in one of Uncle Zach's shirts from when Z-Wag was little & he always comes home with a smile on his face.

Addie is so much fun ~ she is learning new words every day, loves to be outside and pick flowers for Mommy, enjoys watching The Jungle Book movie while driving around in Daddy's truck, loves to color in her high chair (and all over the floor in marker the other day - so happy they were washable)... Look at this cute face!

Have a great week ~ I'm off to Las Vegas for a Neonatal-Perinatal Conference tomorrow...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ron's Photos...

Ron got a new phone last month and he must have uploaded all of his pictures from his old phone because I came across a bunch of new pics on our computer today. I tend to take photos when the kids are dressed up, hair done or doing something special. Ron tends to take more everyday photos and they were fun to look at. Here are a few highlights...

Addie and Dean (yes, Ron spends a lot of time with these two munchkins)


and how inappropriate for a 6-year-old to be wearing this shirt!!! Oh well ~ it's true.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


We went on our first family vacation to Disneyland the first week of December and had an amazing time ~ I have been trying to get Ron to go to Disneyland on a family vacation for a long time and he has not been very interested.

The first day we met Aunt Sally, Uncle Will, Reese and Ryan...

Great photo on the Matterhorn ride...

Addie's favorite thing about Disneyland may have been the balloons (she also liked the Pixar parade).

and sleeping...

Ethan loved getting autographs... he also loved Soaring over California and his face lit up when we were walking down main street and it starting snowing.

he also liked pole dancing...

Auntie Devyn met us on day two... here is a family photo :-)

Our very large group from left to right... Canavesios, Sims, Stabiles, Eddie & Yvette, Tars & Eleccions...

Everyone had a good time (although I wouldn't it call it a "relaxing" vacation)... as we were driving home, Ron even asked if we could go again next year ~ success!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Favorite Holiday Photos

Here are some 2010 Christmas favorites... this year was especially wonderful because I was off work for Christmas and Ethan was home with us!

Picking out our Christmas tree...

Addison the night before Christmas...

Ethan wrote several lists for Santa this year... this list included a wii, xbox 360 and playstation... however on Christmas Day he did say his favorite present was his new "skinny jeans", Tony Hawk shirt and Vans... my stylish little guy. Ethan was not sure if he was on the nice list the night before Christmas, he said "I better make cookies for Santa just in case..."

Peaceful house in the wee hours of Christmas morning...

Family Photo at Mom and Dad's house...

Love this photo of me with my Grandparents...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wagner Family Fun

This Christmas the whole Wagner Family was together for the holidays (except for Zach ~ serving a mission in Texas). Here are a couple photos.

Addie and Cousin Cara

Addie's first time bowling

Addie and Grandma on our day trip to San Francisco (brrrr...)

Some of the family at Pier 39

Hoping to post some photos from Christmas soon... Happy New Year!