Tuesday, December 31, 2013

We Wish All Your Christmasses Were Merry...

...and that you have a Happy New Year!

"Nice, I was hoping for a smart phone."

"We like books!"

New track pieces incorporated onto the table set-up.

"Cousin Lucy!"

"Presents are fun and require complete concentration."
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fun in the Snow!

Here's a quick video.  I'm sure you all will find it riveting.  :-)  More pics in Picasa.

Carter pulling Noah Around the Yard.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas is Coming!

We've had a busy, fun month since last we blogged.  Some tree decorating pictures are below.  However, if you follow the new Picasa link, you will also find other fun events and activities as well as plain ol' everyday pics.  Maybe we'll blog again before the new year, however, just in case: We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Topping the Christmas tree!

The first Christmas tree decoration!

A little help from Mom!

"I like our tree this year!"

A little help from Dad!

Carter and Noah and our Christmas tree!
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  The boys are in bed and asleep, but we're still open for business -- for another twenty minutes or so, anyway.  122 trick-or-treaters at last count.  The frequency of doorbell chimes has really tapered off, so I doubt we'll get too many, if any, more for the night.  Fun pics below!

From left: Noah, Pumpkin Jack, and Carter. 

Pumpkin Jack, Lightning McQueen, Elmo, and Casper all ready to go.

Tigers and Bears and Pumpkins, oh my!

Almost time for trick-or-treating!

A couple more cute pumpkins!
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall Fun!

We have a had a busy but fun fall, so far!  We've had family and friends come visit, we celebrated Carter's fourth birthday, and have had lots of fun in between, including a fun trip to Apple Hill today.  Here are some pics below.

A fun dinner out at Macaroni Grill for Carter's birthday party. Mom, Dad and grandma Leah ate there the night before Carter was born, and we've just had it be a tradition birthday spot ever since-haha :)

Enjoying birthday cupcakes after being sung to.

Trying out his new Lightning McQueen bike!

Fun at the park!

Carter and Aunt Marnie in their styling hoodies (sidenote:  I do attempt to keep my house picked up more than this, but everything gets dumped out about 20 minutes upon being cleaned up.  Sigh.  But I do try...sometimes :)

"I love Apple Hill!"

Noah had picked out his pumpkin.

So fun!

Cute scarecrows.

It took some cajoling to get Carter off of this vehicle :)  We finally convinced him to get off with the prospect of apple cider.

What a day!
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Carter is Four! (Almost)

Most cooperative they've been for a posed picture in a long time.

A hike through an early snow in the mountains.

"Can I sleep with Hank tonight?"

"It's good to be the king."  (Cake at the end of a fun b-day party).

Just a cute Noah pic!
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Monday, September 2, 2013

A Week's Worth of Fun!

Wow!  Two blogs in a little over a week!  You should be impressed.  :-)  As you can see from the pictures below and the updated Picasa link, we've had a lot of fun in the last week (parks, pools, and hiking).

Fun in the park!

More fun in the park (be careful Carter)!

A fun hike with Addy (they dubbed that stick they're holding an "elephant").

Carter and Addy having fun with their hats.

Carter: Smiling; Mom: Smiling; Dad: Smiling; Noah: Smiling;
Hank: Where's my treat?
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Adventures in Camping

We went camping this last weekend and it was mostly fun.  If you've ever camped with a one year old and a three year old, you will understand the "mostly."  We'll do bigger trips as Carter and Noah get older, but, for now, one night at a close campground is quite enough fun for us.

"You're right, pine cones do taste better fresh."

"This camp chair is just the right size for kicking back."

"We are mesmerized."

"It's sure fun getting dirty!"

"Mom, look what I found!  Will you make them!"
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First day of preschool!

Today was Carter's first day of preschool!  He was a little hesitant at first, but once they got in line like a "choo choo train" to go into the classroom, he was ready to go :)  He had a good first day of preschool and it must have been a busy day, because he took a good two hour nap today!  Noah did, too :)  When I asked what his favorite part of the morning was, he said "snack" :) 
Here are a few pictures from the past few days.

Carter ready for his first morning of preschool.  All decked out with his monkey backpack and new dinosaur water bottle!

Buddies on a hike on Saturday.

A trip to the beach on Sunday.

Fun times in the sand.

Noah thinks he's ready for "school" too :)
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