The life and times of Jack, Owen and Ella Crossett

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Grandma and Grandpa are having some concrete work done which requires the use of a Bobcat. Jack and Owen are thrilled with the additional equipment to climb on!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First Day of School

Today was Jacks first official day of preschool. The day went extremely well and there were no tears shed. He was a bit nervous going there and actually told me he didn't want to go but the teacher was great at distracting them and taking them away from us quickly so the goodbyes weren't dragged out. Once he got home he told me all about his day (his favorite part was playing in the sand and they had a snack with apple juice) and told me he wanted to go back tomorrow! Here are a few pictures of the big guy with his backpack on before school!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Look of Fear

This is what it looks like to be afraid of a roller coaster.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Preschool Meet & Greet and Cedar Point

Friday afternoon we had Jacks preschool Meet & Greet. We went in to meet his teacher and try out some classroom activities with his other classmates. He did really well but was shy (which we expected). His first real day is on Tuesday! Here he is getting ready to leave on Friday.
Mommy and Jack in front of his school.
Jack standing in front of school.
Daddy and Jack in front of school.
Little kid, big school.
No shoe!
After preschool we headed down to Cedar Point for the weekend. We went with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Becky, Aunt Sarah, Uncle Paul, Aunt Theresa and Uncle John. Here is the view from our cabin on the water.
Owen enjoying the deck.
Aunt Becky and Jack.
Owen watching boats.
Where are all the cute pictures of the boys on the rides? Well, some lovely people decided our stroller and its contents looked mighty nice so they went ahead and took it. So we lost the stroller, our baby bag and all its contents, my camera and my cell phone. The pictures above I snapped with the other camera at the cabin but I have no pictures from in the park. I am a bit heartbroken over the lack of pictures and the lack of common decency but aside from that the trip was wonderful and we had a great time. We spent Friday and Saturday in the park riding all sorts of rides including Jacks first roller coaster (Junior Gemini). The boys loved everything except the Woodstock Express that Jack rode (and cried on!). It was wonderful to experience the park through their eyes where everything is new and exciting! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for a great trip and letting Mommy and Daddy ride some big rides while you spun in circles on the little rides until you were queasy!
Today we took the boys to the indoor water park at Castaway Bay just outside Cedar Point. It was another hit and the boys enjoyed the little water slides and the variety of pools they had to offer. Jack is already asking to go back! He wants more rides and swimming!!!
When we got home today there was a gift for Jack on the front porch from Aunt Sarah and "Uncle" CJ (it isn't official yet!). He was really excited to "cut" the food up! We will be spending a lot of time with this in their little kitchen! We also played the board game they sent but I couldn't play and take pictures so I will have to get some pictures next time when Neil is around! Thanks guys!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Busy Boys

The last two posts seem to have posted out of order so there is another new post under the post with the professional pictures. We have some new random stuff today. Here is Owen practicing to be a plumber.
Today we went to the apple orchard with Grandma and Aunt Theresa. Jack tried out the John Deere tricycles but he was too short to reach the pedals. Darn!
Owen is having some teething issues but he enjoyed all the little houses they had.
Jack got in on the action too!
Here they are climbing into the loft of this little house. This was the hit of the play area!
Watching the tractors drive by with bins of apples from the loft of the little house.
Owen flashing his grin.
Owen trying out some apples fresh from the tree.
Walking through the thick grass.
Happy hiker.
Jack posing by the apple trees.
After the orchard Owen went home with Grandma and I took Jack to meet Aunt Becky so he could pick out a new bike as a Birthday gift from Aunt Becky. Once we got home we set the boys free on their bikes. Here is Owen on his little car.
Jack trying out his new BIG bike.
The new bike looks huge but he made the switch with no problems. By the end of the night he was riding it like a pro!
Owen trying out Jacks old bike that is now Owens new bike!
Here is Jack riding his new bike for the first time after I got it properly assembled. He was doing even better later tonight! Thanks Aunt Becky! He LOVES it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Picture Day!

Today Grandma Lila and I took the boys to Portrait Innovations to get their pictures taken. The final product turned out really well. Here is a sampling for your enjoyment!!!