Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Writing Letters

Today we mastered A and started C.  He is so excited and proud of himself.  College scholarship offers are already pouring in:)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Kip turned one year old on October 28th (which, incidentally, is also one of her grandfathers' birthday).

She is an affectionate and joyful little girl who never sits still!

  She spends a lot of time trying to catch up with her brother, but hasn't tried walking on her own yet.  She makes up for it with speed crawling and climbing up on anything and everything (including step ladders).

 She is usually quiet, but has some strong opinions (especially when it comes to feeding herself) and prefers to be with someone over playing with toys.  She dances, says ball, hey, up, bed, mama, more, dada, cat, and meow, and sleeps through the night (finally!)

We had a little party for her and she enjoyed her cake and gifts.


We love you so much, Kip! Thanks for brightening our days and loving on us so well.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Several months ago, our car literally ground to a stop in front of our house after an errand run.  The frame was resting ON the front wheel.  Apparently, our directional arm disconnected, or something, and I'm so thankful that it happened when we were only traveling 2 miles an hour!

Anyway, bright and early the next morning, a tow truck showed up to take the car.  Gus was enthralled.  And if you look closely, you can see him riding away to the body shop in the truck.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hello Fall, Part 2

I suppose "Good-bye Fall" is more like it....

Our fall garden is in:

 We enjoyed a wonderful, crisp morning playdate at the Pumpkin Patch playground with our friends the Reardons.

 Lots of running,



and hanging around fun.

We also spent an afternoon picking out pumpkins, going for a hayride and playing in a giant corn kernal pile with our friends the Keans.

"Here comes the TRACTOR!!!"

Other favorite fall activities:

drinking "tea" on cooler mornings,

and exploring anything and everything with new cruising skills!

Happy Fall everybody:)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hello Fall, Part 1

We've been really making an effort this year to take advantage of the fall season.  It seems like it just slips by most years. We've had a great month or more of weekend outings in the perfect weather.  In fact, there are so many pictures I wanted to load that I ran out of "free storage" space on blogger and was instructed to purchase more, but I declined.  So, these fall pictures will have to be split up into a couple posts. 
Here's part 1: Apple Picking and Eating with friends