Saturday, June 30, 2007

Quotes Sent To Me By A Friend

I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others.
I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.
I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

Friday, June 29, 2007

What Kind Of Friend Are You?

You Are a Good Friend Because You're Honest

Like it or not, your friends are going to hear the truth from you.
You know that the truth hurts, but living a life of lies is much worse.

So while you're definitely kind and supportive, you don't pull any punches with your friends.
Everyone knows where they stand with you. And what you like and dislike about them.

While some may be initially turned off by your honesty, your friends have come to consider it a virtue.
After all, in world of white lies and deceptive politeness, you can be counted on for honesty and integrity.

Your friends need you most when: They need good advice or an intelligent opinion

You really can't be friends with: Needy, emotional people

Your friendship quote: "True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance."

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Okay, One More....This is Personal

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?
Jane Nelson

Quote of the Day

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

Uh!!! Oh!!!!

Hmmmm......what is this interesting thing that daddy uses???

Got it!!

Now, what do I do with it?

Studying hard like mommy.

Hopefully not studying to be the "black sheep".

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Playing piano.

Sitting up!

He likes this new view.

He's been doing this for about a week or so.....getting up on all fours and balancing on one foot.....IMPRESSIVE!!!! He may have gotten the gymnast in me afterall.

Once again.

In motion.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Diaper Bag

I thought I'd play along with everyone with what our diaper bag contains. I have one diaper bag, a Storksak that we use that I bought for Dave. I have 4 diaper bags collecting dust in Anson's closet. It is the same bag Brad Pitt has, after all, if he can make it look get my point. Plus, it's very "non-foo-foo" and is actually really nice for other things as well. And, anyone who know me at all, knows my obsession with bags/purses/wallets. I could honestly buy a purse/bag every single day. I don't, of course, but I definately could.

We don't take Anson out that much. We have a great babysitter who stays with Anson at home 2-3 hours a week only if absolutely necessary. If we do, it's for very short trips to the store or to the park. We occassionally take him to Enon or Fairborn to see family and that's the longest he's out and about. So, when we do travel with him, this is what we have:

1) 5 Pampers Swaddlers Diapers
2) A bunch of wipes
3) A changing pad
4) Bibs
5) Motrin, Gas Relief,
6) Extra pants and shirt
7) Camera
8) Camera charger
9) Bottled water
10) Baby cereal
11) Baby food (fruit and veggies)
12) Measuring cup
13) Bottles
14) Socks
15) Bowls
16) Sunscreen
17) Spoons
18) Teething ring
19) Antibacterial wipes
20) Hand sanitizer
21) Books
22) CD's
23) Magic butt cream and A& D ointment
24) Jacket
25) Ocean Wonders travel toy - he loves that thing
26) Blanket
27) Plastic baggies
28.) Ice packs
29) My things: purse, cell, lip gloss, sunglasses, date book, coupons, pen, jacket, Dave's stuff, and hair tie.

We also always bring Anson's Jeep stroller , sun shade and booster seat everywhere. So, there it is.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Anson News

Just some news about Anson. We had him at the doctor this week and he weighs 17.7 lbs. As you can see in the pictures, he's on the move. Not bad for being 6 1/2 months (adjusted age). He's really 8 1/2 months, but this is what the doctor goes by. He's such a happy child. He takes naps like clockwork and has a rigid bedtime routine (thanks for the book, Jen). He's playing and starting to get into everything. I love watching him change and learn new things. He loves the dogs and smiles and laughs at them constantly. He has learned to click his tongue to call them! He loves being outside and going for walks. He likes to be read to in the morning after he has had breakfast and I've read that this is wonderful for development because they are well rested. Works for us! So, he's doing great and we are blessed.



Little Mover

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Our First Father's Day

Ian and Haden had so much fun playing in the sandbox and pool. We had just as much fun watching them!

We had a Father's Day cook out at Dave's sister's house in Enon. It was so great because my brother, his wife, their son and my mom all came. So, I got to see everyone at one place. That NEVER happens!!!!

Ian, Alex and Heather testing the water.

Grandma Bertram and Anson.

Kevin, Anson and my mom.

Haden playing in the sandbox. He had so much fun!

Kendra, Haden and Kevin. The look on Haden's face is priceless!

Casey's Wedding

The Bride. Isn't she lovely?

Flower Girl.

Flower shot. They flowers were beautiful.

The Junior Bridesmaids and Casey. To the right is her new mother in law.

Kevin, my brother and Adam, my cousin.

My brother and myself.

Adam and me.

My Aunt Pam (Casey's mother) and our Uncle Tony.

Uncle Tony and me.

Kevin, Pam and Adam.

Three of my favorite men in the world. My cousin Tony, Kevin and Adam.

Busy bees. Aren't they all so pretty?

Last minute flower check.

My wonderful friend and cousin, Jenni.

Grandma and Haden.



Heather, Dave and Anson.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Daddy Day!!!!!

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful father's in my family and those of you I know through work and friendships. I know so many wonderful dads and I'll try not to forget anyone!
David Bertram (of course!!!)
Norman Bertram
Kevin Barnett
Mark Edwards
Wil Walters
Jason Huffines
David Chard
Shane Smith
David Perry
Danny Williams
Tony Williams
Andy Campbell
Cedric Beagle
And, In loving memory:
Philip Barnett
Kenny Keith
Raymond Williams
Walter Bertram
Lanny Edwards

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Ian!!!!

Happy Birthday!!! We love you!

Aunt Beth and Anson.

Grandma Bertram......I'll let your imagination get the best of you on this one.


Anson with Grandpa.

Dave and Anson.

Mark, Norm, Dave and Anson.
Cake #1

Come on......get messy!!!!

I don't know about this, mom.

I'll wear this for half a second......

The Bertram Family.

Anson loved this balloon until he realized he couldn't get it in his mouth.

Grandma Bertram.

Ahhh, the food line.

Sam, Heather and Ian.

Aunt Bonnie, Andy and Kieren.

Opening gifts with some help from a friend.


Homemade cake from momma.