Saturday, November 26, 2011


Norris and I feel so blessed that we have wonderful family here and also Egyptian family here to celebrate Thanksgiving together.  As Norris says I always say I want to do something "small and easy" and when it comes to the event it never is small or easy! 

 Jovee was helping me out looking at all the recipes....
She got a little too excited and got stuck under the chair!

My first pumpikn pies.  I do not like the normal crust so I did a graham cracker crust.  But we can't find graham cracker so I used Digestive Cookies!!  Yum!

And of course we had to have Spinach Artichoke Dip


 Karen and I made a turkey from my Cheese Ball!!!!!

Some of the food that we had....oh it was soooooo good!!!!

 Norris gave an awesome speech from George Washington about what Thanksgiving was all about!  It was a very neat speech and it was a great to start off the night! 


Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25, 2011


Our new favorite game to play around the house is chase the bottle.  Jovee does not like her toys of course....she would much rather have the water bottles!!!  Now that she is becoming more mobile the game is more fun...  We can make her chase the bottle and we get enjoyment out of it and so does she!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Norris make the claim that if Jovee cannot say "Halloween" then we do not need to get her a costume!  I agreed with him this year because she really has no idea what is going on.  Plus there is no place to go Trick or Treating here so it is all a moot point anyway!  So since Norris did not want to buy anything I looked around the house and decided that Jovee should be a Bethel student!  We had the hat lying around and it seemed like a fun idea!  So here is Jovee as a Bethel Student!

 This is Jovee's "Security Blanket"

                                 She just finished her finals!


Friday, November 11, 2011

For the Courliss and Corradi Girls!

The other day when Norris and I were on our date I came across an amazing deal!  20 Hair bows for about $5!!!!!!  AMAZING!  I just looked at Norris and he knew it was over!  We bought them Jovee has hairbows for every color dress, shirt, pants, any outfit you can imagine.

 This dress is from Grandma Courliss...                                                             Jovee loves it!

                                                 And these are all her new hairbows!!!!

As you can see she loves them!  And so does her mommy!!!  It was tough to get Norris to buy them but when we heard that they were like $5 he was much more lenient....and I also heard him say that he does think she looks very cute in them!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All About Grandpa!

This video is for Grandpa Ham from Jovee!!!!!!!


Jovee loves all of her toys....whether they are small, big, soft, hard, or not intended to be toys she loves them all the same.   

 I love the look that she gets on her face of complete concentration!  She is such a cutie. 

I also find it quite amusing when she decides that she is going to eat a toy.  She does not hold back, she will try to stick as much of the toy in her mouth as she can!!!!!

 She also likes to talk to her toys.  I always wonder what she is saying and what goes on in her mind but I guess I will never know!


Monday, November 7, 2011

working out with mama

The other day Norris got a video of Jovee working out her leg muscles with mama!!!!!  Yes the video has been slice and diced so that you do not need to endure the sight of me working out :-)

Friday, November 4, 2011

It is here....

Well she is crawling.  It is finally official!  It happened the other day when Jovee got so excited to see cousin Eden on skype she crawled to her!!!!  Sorry about the excitement that comes from me in the video!  I did not know Norris was recording and I go a little nuts-o!!!  Oh well I guess that is what mothers do!  And yes I do understand she does not crawl that far but even today she was making more progress! 

Raspberries from daddy.....

Jovee is becoming such a little girl.  She screams anytime she gets a little excited and I feel like I am watching a mini me!
She loves her daddy so much.   She is making up for the 2 months she missed with her daddy!
I don't know what you call it a blueberry, strawberry or raspberry but Jovee loves it!  She is at the fun age where she can interact with us.  She knows when we are playing peek-a-boo and the "I'm gonna get you" game!  It is making life around the house very fun!