Friday, November 30, 2012

Carousel Rides Part 1

When in doubt, hit the mall for carousel rides...always a big note, Veda named her horse Lullaby and Adele named her dragon/sea monster Didi...I'm sure there is no resemblance to her Grandma...

The Green Hornet Strikes Again!

Shopping at Shiels was exciting for one person.  While hat shopping for Winston, Adele found one to her liking...and then proceeded to run around the store trying to scare all the other little kids (quite successfully I might add)....

Shop till you Drop

At least the parents were ready to drop...and be finished with toy purchasing for Christmas 2012.  As much as the kids would love a giant stuffed pony, its just not going to happen this year (unless the ponies can live in the back yard).  At a minimum, Costco Iowa City provided a couple good hours of entertainment...

Sayonara Cincinnati

Adios Cincinnati and P&G.  Tuesday was our last day in the 'Nati...we snapped this very 'posed', very cold picture as the last of our PODS units were packed up and ready to move out to Minneapolis, starting the next chapter of Laabs, Inc.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Bull

Glad we were able to celebrate with you today...

Love, Veda, Adele, Winston, Kathy and Todd

Thanksgiving at the Sayre House

Winston really enjoyed carving his first turkey...Veda called Uncle Ryan in Japan after dinner.  It was a fine feast, enjoyed by all.  Thanks Grandpa Bull!

Tin Foil Ball

Unwrapping a 5 lb tin foil ball...hours of entertainment for Adele.  Thanks Auntie Janice sharing your treasure...

Saturday Morning in Iowa City

First day we've had to really bundle up the kids to go outside and play...better get used to those hats and gloves...

Little Buck Hunters

"Dad, can we go shoot some deer" ~Veda @ The Airliner in Iowa City

Sunday, November 18, 2012


On her way out the door this morning to her friend Derek's birthday party, Veda said, "I sure hope they have an area for girls to twirl at the party".

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Winston Walks

First week living on two feet (and only 9 months old)...way to go Winston!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

It's election day and this is where our vote will go. To be clear... I believe in the right for marriage for everyone and I believe in a women's right to choose! Simply said - I support this campaign on most other issues and I think they are most pressing in our country right now.

Veda has been running around the house telling us she wants Broke Obama to win. Clearly influenced by someone at school;)?