December 29, 2007

Leo's First Christmas

Oh my, what a wonderful Christmas we had! Santa visited our little house on Chester Street and left a wonderful present for Leo and even filled his stocking! Leo must have been a good boy because he received a very cool fire truck toy, which he has truely enjoyed playing with.

Out of his stocking he pulling a brand new sippy cup, a couple of pacifiers, some puffs and a new book. After Christmas morning at home, we went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house (Anspach). Leo couldn't believe his eyes when he saw all of the presents under the tree! Santa has been to Sheryl Court also. He even had another stocking filled to the brim. Grandpa had stuffed his stocking with a Baby Einstein box set. It is awesome and Leo has really enjoyed it. He also loved his very first Lowe's gift card which was stuffed in his stocking as well. I think Jeremy will have to help him spend that one. After a heartfelt Christmas morning goodbye at Grandma and Grandpa's, we headed out to Jeremy's Aunt Deb's house.

Leo rolling around on the floor with Grandpa...
as usual!!!

We had a wonderful Turkey dinner with all of the fixings at Deb's house. We always enjoy visiting with Deb, she is wonderful. We then came back to our house with Heather, Dave, Ella, Zak, Grandma Kathy and Uncle Adam. What do you know...our tree was once again floating on a sea of presents. We are so fortunate. I am going to post some of our Christmas pictures for all of you to enjoy, and then perhaps a special treat at the end of this post. Hmmmm...what did I get for Christmas?????

Leo and his younger cousin (by 5 1/2 weeks)


Leo loves his new bouncy Zebra!

Goodbye, adult home.

Leo loves his cousin Ella Rose.

I have a new toy. My husband got me the coolest little device for Christmas. It is called a flip video and it is a mini video camera. It has a USB right on it, so I can just plug it into my computer. Jeremy got it for me so I can post video on Leo's blog. He knows how much fun I have with this little hobby of mine. So, I am going to post my first two videos. I didn't get too many Christmas videos, like opening presents. I was too busy with our big video camera! I will post more later.

Silly Leo during breakfast

I hope you all also had a wonderful Christmas! Round two will be coming next weekend for us when Doug, Michelle and the girls come to Plymouth! Unfortunately they were unable to come last weekend because of the snowstorm. We can't wait!

Until next time,

Jenny and Leo

December 10, 2007

PARTY time!

We had a fun weekend celebrating Lucy's 1st Birthday on Saturday! Leo and Lucy are best friends and a
re exactly 3 months apart in age. Rachell and I have had so much fun being mothers together, and before that sharing our pregnancies.

Birthday Princess!

I don't think Leo (or Jeremy) appreciated the "Birthday Princess" hat.
They didn't think it was quite funny as everyone else did. He, he...

Have a great day!

Jenny and Leo

December 8, 2007

Santa Claus!

Leo got all bundled up to go see Santa! Every year Santa comes to downtown Plymouth and visits with the kids a few weeks before Christmas. It is such a fun event, we go every year. The high school choir sings Christmas carols and the downtown is alway decorated with lots of lights. Everyone always has a wonderful time at this event. We met up with Grandpa and a few other friends on the very, very chilly night. Leo was hilarious in his winter coat. We had so many layers that there was no way he could put his arms down any further than they are in that picture. So funny!

Leo was trying to keep Jeremy warm.

After Santa pulled up and the carolers were finished we were surprised with a nice fireworks display!

Leo didn't react at all to Santa. He was just like, "Eh, someone else is holding me now". Santa did say that he knew Leo had been good this year though.

We even got to see Mrs. Claus!

Leo and Lucy enjoyed seeing Santa together!

Leo was so happy to see his buddy Vaughn!

I hope everyone is getting into the Holiday spirit just like we are at the Sickmiller House!
Have a wonderful, wonderful week!

Jenny and Leo

November 25, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My parents and Jeremy's family came over to our house. This was our third year hosting Thanksgiving and we love it.
Leo had a wonderful time visiting with his cousins, Ella and Zak.
Here are a few pictures of our fun day.
I hope everyone else had a wonderful Turkey Day!

It started snowing on Thanksgiving and we had to take Leo outside! I swear if my Grandma were alive she would have choked on her peppermint. Don't worry Grams,
we just stepped right outside my front door.

What's up?

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgivings as much as we did!


Jenny and Leo

November 6, 2007

Cousins are cool!

Leo got to hang out with his cousins last weekend, Grace, Paige and Ella. They live in Miamisburg, Ohio and came for a visit. Unfortunately, Jeremy and I were not able to spend too much time with them because we went to the Bears game in Chicago and watched them lose. Grandma and Grandpa watched Leo for us so he was able to spend some time not only with his cousins, but with Uncle Doug and Aunt Michelle also.

Following are just a few cute photos taken from the visit. We are looking forward already to seeing them at Christmas!

Have a wonderful week!

Jenny and Leo

October 29, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone! As you can tell, Leo is a tiger for Halloween this year. He looks adorable, of course, and we are looking forward to Trick-or-Treating on Wednesday. We will hit a couple special houses, but Leo doesn't get to eat all his candy by himself this year!
Here are a couple of pictures we snapped this weekend. I'm sure we will have more with Leo in his costume on Wednesday!


Leo's Aunt Nichole visited us from Florida this weekend!
She is trying to pursuade Leo to come and visit her. We would love
to go and visit with Uncle Brette and Aunt Dawn too!
Nichole had not seen Leo since he was just 4 weeks old, so she was amazed at how he has grown!
He loved her from the first minute he met her and she loves him too!

We hope everyone is doing well and hope to talk soon!
Love, Jenny and Leo

October 21, 2007

Happy Fall!

We had a fun weekend! Saturday we just hung out around the house during the day. In the evening our friends from Purdue, Max and Kelly Katz came for a visit. It was great to see them and I loved showing off Leo. They are expecting a baby on Memorial Day, 08! We are so happy for them!

After going out for a yummy breakfast with Max and Kelly, our plan on Sunday was to go to the Pumpkin Patch. Someone recommended a place which is near our house. I thought it sounded great, and it was just down the road! We get there and it is not a "pumpkin patch". It more more like a "pumpkin driveway". I was bummed for a minute, but quickly got over it. They had some fantastic looking pumpkins and some lovely corn stalks to hang on our light post, so I was happy. I didn't necessarily get the pictures of Leo in a big pumpkin field, but there is always next year. I have a feeling he wasn't too disappointed.

Until next time!
Love, Jenny and Leo