Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
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Monday, November 26, 2007
As we all know, the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. Last year the outlets and some other stores in Lancaster decided to open at midnight to begin the shopping early. My mom and my Aunt took part last year and had a blast! Not wanting to miss out on the fun, I decided to give it try this year. I was a little apprenhensive at first because I am usually a pretty early to bed type girl. About half way through I decided.......THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!!
Yes, it was cold and yes there were tons of people but it was so much fun hanging out with my mom and my aunt! It was definitely girl bonding time for the three of us. I am happy to say that we did come away with some pretty awesome deals and I was able to put a dent in my Christmas shopping.
By the time we arrived back at my parent's house about 12:30 the next day, I have to admit that I was pretty beat! But that will not stop me from going out again next year! We have invited my brother's girlfriend to join us and we are looking forward to another great time together!
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
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Monday, November 5, 2007
This year was I think the first time that trick or treating with the kids was actually enjoyable! They are both older now and they actually enjoy the event instead of it just being mom and dad dragging them out!
We went back to our old neighborhood to trick or treat because the houses are close together and they have sidewalks. Plus we know that our old neighbors give out good candy! It was nice to see people again and the kids really had a good time!
These are the moments that I want to hold onto because I can see already that they are going to go by way to quickly!!
Posted by The Wiles at 2:07 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Today was Ethan's halloween party at school. They also got to dress up and go trick or treating at the high school! He told me this morning that he was sure that his costume was going to be the best! When I picked him up after school, he told me that he had an awesome day at school and that his favorite part of the day was trick or treating!
As you notice his costume is a tad tight and the weather here has changed and gotten cooler. When I was getting him dressed this morning, I put an undershirt and pj pants on him and gave him specific instructions not to take his costume off at school! Needless to say, I learned a mom lesson today when I got to school and he was in his pj pants and undershirt! I shouldn't have said anything and he probably would have kept his costume on!!!!
The title of my blog comes from the original transformers cartoon that was on with Jon and I were little. It is so crazy how this stuff becomes popular again after twenty some years! Thanks to Nan (Jon's mom), Ethan has his own vintage transformers to play with that use to belong to his daddy!
Happy Halloween everyone! I will post our trick or treating pictures after tonight, so stay tuned!
Posted by The Wiles at 10:59 AM
Monday, October 29, 2007
It's Supergirl!!! Today was Emma's Halloween party at preschool. They got to dress up in their costumes and go trick or treating in the highschool. I think that it is awesome for the school to do this with the kids, although it does mean alot more unwanted Halloween candy!!! But that is what this is all about right?
Emma was very proud to be supergirl today and I think that she looks too stinkin' cute! I told Jon that today was a moment with her that I want to freeze in time forever. It is so exciting to see her getting to do and experience the same things that Ethan already has. It is also a little sad at the same time because it means that our baby is growing up!
Stay tuned for further adventures with Supergirl!!!
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Monday, October 22, 2007
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Today Ethan headed back to preschool for his final year! He has really missed his friends over the summer and has been looking forward to going back. He had his open house last week and he would have started that day if they would have let him!
He will have the same teacher this year, Mrs. Miller, and quite a few of the high school teachers are back as well. Ethan is also glad that his friends Daniel and Xander will be joining him again this year. Mrs. Miller has already told the boys that they will need to be her special helpers this year to help the newer students in the class. Ethan loves to be in charge, look out new kids!!!
We will keep you posted on all of Ethan's preschool adventures! Next year we head to kindergarten!
Posted by The Wiles at 5:41 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17th, was a big day in the Wile household. Emma had her first day of school today!!! She was very excited to go, although she was a little concerned about the fact that I would be leaving her there. Ethan reassured her that Mommy always comes back to pick us up!!!
When we first got there, Emma checked in and put her stuff in her cubby. She left pink blanket and Froggy-Froggy there which I thought was a very positive sign! (For those of you who don't know, Emma doesn't do much without pink!!!) Then she went over to a toy that she had discovered at open house and began to play. She was very careful not to let me out of her sight! She got very frustrated with her new toy and things weren't looking good for me to leave. Emma loves rubber stamps and thankfully one of the art projects for the morning was making your name with rubber stamps. Mommy steered her over in that direction and was able to get her involved with that and get a quick kiss good bye!
Emma's teacher's name is Mrs. Stauffer. Ethan had her for his first year of preschool and we are so glad that Emma has her too! When I got to school to pick Emma up, Mrs. Stauffer was quick to tell all of us anxious parents that there were NO tears today!!! Emma came running out to meet me and said that she had a really fun time! She especially liked the cupcakes that she had for snack and was very proud of the fact that she peeded there!!!!
She is looking forward to going back on Friday and hopefully things will go just as well. We are also hoping that Mommy will be a little more relaxed! (Maybe we can skip the Pepcid!!!)
Posted by The Wiles at 12:58 PM
Friday, September 14, 2007
Today was a big day for our little girl. We had her preschool open house today! She will be attending the same preschool where Ethan goes and she will have the same teacher that Ethan had his first year. We really liked Mrs. Stauffer and we are glad that Emma will have her as well. She is very excited about school and has been telling everyone that she is going. But she did get a little shy when we actually got there today! She did have a good time once she settled in and didn't want to go when it was over.
Her first official day is on Monday. Mommy is hoping for a tear free good bye for both of us!!! I will be sure to post all the details of her first day on Monday!
Posted by The Wiles at 1:33 PM
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Kids are great! This morning I was in the bathroom getting ready and Ethan came in to say good morning. As he was stretching, he passed gas. He looked at me and smiled and said "That was just exhaust Mommy". I couldn't help but laugh! Knowing Ethan and his love for all construction equipment makes this a funny moment that a mom doesn't want to forget!
Posted by The Wiles at 11:04 AM
Saturday, September 8, 2007
I need to apologize because I didn't quite keep up my blog the way that I intended to when I first created it! Alot has happed since my last post and I hope that you enjoy the picture slide show. Here are a few of the things that happed in our world this summer:
- Ethan graduated from preschool. They really go all out with cap, gown and diplomas. The kids look so cute! Ethan almost didn't make it due to an ear infection but he really wanted to be there even though he wasn't feeling well. The girl in the picture with him is his "girlfriend " from preschool. Her name is Abbey and she is all that he talked about!
- In July, Ethan turned five!!! It is so hard to believe that he is five already! I am not quite sure where the time went. We celebrated with a Cars birthday party with family and a few friends. He had a great time and he said that his presents where his favorite part!
- In July, we also had our vacation to Stone Harbor with Jon's family. We had great weather at the beach and the kids really enjoyed spending time with their cousin Benjamin. Ethan loved jumping the waves and Emma was much happier playing in the sand. Overall it was great because the kids were much happier at the beach this year!
- In August, we went to the zoo. This has become an annual tradition for our family and this year Jon's sister and her family and Jon's parents went along as well. This was part of the kids Christmas present to Nan and Pop Pop. We had a beautiful day and a great time although Emma asked to go home after about an hour!!!!
- In August, we also celebrated Emma's third birthday! We had a Go Diego Go birthday party. Diego and his cousin Dora are Emma's best friends right now! We had a great party and Emma enjoyed being the center of attention!
Overall, it was a great summer! Jon and I also celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary!!! We were able to go away over night to Baltimore which was a wonderful treat! Again, I have to say where has the time gone! We have accomplished alot over the last ten years and we look forward to seeing what the next ten hold!
Also, Emma is now potty trained!!!! Personally, this was the highlight of my summer! No more diapers!!!
With the coming of fall, I am hoping to keep with our blog on a more regular basis. Putting together the slide show for this entry, you realize how fast time moves and all that is happening in our lives. I wanted to be able to share all of that with all of you!
Jon, Becky, Ethan and Emma
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007
For those of you who don't know, Ethan and Emma love to be outside! After Christmas, winter gets to be a real drag for them and they can't wait for it to be over. Unfortunately, this year, spring was rather late in arriving and that made for two very unhappy kids! We are happy to say that the warm weather seems to be here to stay and the kids are loving it! I hope that the weather has gotten nice for all of you as well!
Posted by The Wiles at 1:02 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I am so excited to create this blog! When my sister-in-law, Kristin, started hers I have to admit that I was really jealous. She had this great way to share what was going in their lives with all of their family and friends. I wanted to be able to do this too!
I am still learning exactly how this all works, so please be patient! I am going to try to maintain this so that you can share in the events of our families lives from the big things to the small. I hope that you enjoy it and I look forwarding to reading your posts! Here are a few recent pictures of the kids.....
Thanks for visiting and we hope you come back soon!
Jon, Becky, Ethan & Emma
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