Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Getting in the Christmas Spirit!

Christmas time is here!  We've been busy getting ready for Christmas & Owen is loving every minute of it.
We went to the Holiday fest in downtown South Lyon where he saw Santa and met Thunder the reindeer.
He was a little afraid of Santa, but definitely not scared of Thunder (not surprising for our little animal lover!)

We went to a local farm and picked out our Christmas tree.  It was a pretty cold day, but we found a great one.  Owen really enjoyed putting all his ornaments on the tree, if you see our tree you'll know where Owen's are.  He put them all in a small 2-foot area, it didn't make sense to him to spread them out!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Addition

Since our new house has an extra bedroom . . . we thought we'd fill it!

Baby Zischke #2 is due June 8th, 2010!!

We are all very excited about the new addition to our family.  I'm glad to be past the 1st trimester sickness and have been feeling pretty good for the last several weeks.

Owen understands a little, though I'm sure he has no idea how much this will change our lives!
He has started calling the baby "Tasha" after one of the characters on The Backyardians, a current favorite cartoon.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thankful for . . .

. . . these adorable smiles!


We had a great Thanksgiving weekend! We started with a cousins sleepover on Wed. night, a yummy turkey dinner with the Nelson/Keller family on Thursday and Christmas shopping & decorating the last couple of days! Owen will really be sad tomorrow when Daddy has to go back to work :(

During my early morning bargain shopping on Friday I bought a new, smaller, fit-in-your pocket camera. This will hopefully help me take more pictures in the next several months. The blog posts have been scarce lately because I seriously didn't take any pictures between Halloween & Thanksgiving!! Our nicer camera is great but a little bulky to just have on hand to capture the silly, every day things.

Tune in next week for a really exciting new post!

Monday, November 2, 2009


We had a fun Halloween this year! Owen really got into the trick-or-treating and came home with tons of candy!

Trick-or-treating at Grammy & Papa's house in the afternoon


Group shot of the cousins before going out
Cookie monster, a bumble bee and Elmo

Nice faces!! That's Owen's "super cheese" face.

He couldn't resist wearing Ashleigh's costume for a little bit later on.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pumpkin Painting & Carving

Owen & Daddy carving a pumpkin. Owen was grossed out by the pumpkin guts. He washed his hands 3 times and lost interest before it was done.

We let Owen paint the little pumpkin he had picked out. This activity was more up his alley.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Check Out My Hat!

Owen is a fan of dress-up!
We had a book from the library this week called "Chicks & Salsa." In it the farm animals have a fiesta & the cow wears a sombrero. Owen was thrilled when I actually found one in a box with old Halloween stuff. He honestly wouldn't take it off the whole morning.

Owen's New Playroom

I wanted to post pictures of Owen's playroom in our new house. We decided to use the formal dining room area for our toy room! Owen really likes it and depends much of his day here. He gets really excited to show off his toys when friends come over.
(the walls are all the same color, not sure why the back wall looks different in the picture)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Enjoy these photos from our camping adventure at Pokagon State Park in Indiana.
Owen had a great time. He loved being outdoors all day and even slept well in the tent.

After the first 20 minutes I realized that Owen would just be dirty all weekend, so I stopped chasing him with the wipes and just enjoyed the weekend!

Owen's ready to get on the road

Owen helping to stack the firewood

Looking like he's up to no good

Owen & Noah were best buddies for the weekend.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Raspberry Picking

We went to the local cider mill last Friday to pick raspberries. Owen had a blast! His picking technique was "one in the box, three in my mouth"! Since you pay by the pound, I tried to pay a little extra explaining that my son ate quite a few. However the lady wouldn't take my money and instead just laughed and said "that's how kids enjoy the experience!"

Of course we had to visit with the goat for a little bit!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Yard Work

Owen doing "man" things outside with Dad!

Anything Dad can do, I can do better!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Owen's Painting Project

Last weekend we painted a few rooms in the new house before moving in. Owen really wanted to paint like everyone else, so we gave him the very important job of painting behind the washer and dryer. He was so proud of his work that I felt bad when the washer & dryer showed up.

On the Move!

Hello everyone,
We're back! We officially moved into our new house this weekend and we've got internet again . . . so let the blogging begin. Just a few pictures of the new house and the mountain of boxes we find ourselves in right now.

Owen's been doing great with the move, he's sleeping pretty good at the new house and loves all the space to run.

Owen's new playroom is somewhere under all the boxes!