Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A Fairly Nice Day in October (the 19th)

There are so many reasons to love October. One being that you can put on a hat & coat & still enjoy the outdoors. Norah enjoyed toddling around...Jeff surprised me with his "skills" and had been putting up all the siding by himself on our 3-season room.Noah runs around in pure excitement that there are leaves to play with.Norah tries her hand with a shovel.Noah uses his leaf blower (side note: I LOVE this toy, it's too cute!)Noah can often be found on his swingset...sometimes he goes on his belly & says he's a super-hero. Also, ...too cute.And again, my handy-dandy husband.Kiddos playing in the leaves. Noah loved being buried in the leaves, even more so this year than last.

So thankful that we have this swingset & that the kiddos love it. I love fall... Oh fall, where have you gone - today there is an ugly rain-sleet mix upon us :(

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Bedtime Stories

One of my favorite things is reading to my children. There's something extra special about cuddling up with them before bed & reading a story.

More, please?

She may be a peanut, but those eyes & her little "More" voice is too precious & gets us everytime.

October 15th, 2009 (Thursday)

Aunt Joan & Uncle Don are off on their honeymoon & missing the FIRST SNOW that we had back here in the 'Ville. Noah was so excited to see it snow that he insisted on going outside. SO, off we went in the backyard before getting ready for bed.

Aunt Joan is Married!!

Back on October 10th I had the honor to shoot my Aunt Joan's wedding. Aunt Joan is such a special person to me, and I've been praying for her wedding for sometime. It was so neat to see my grandpa walk her down the isle...and that grandma made her beautiful dress...and that she married Don. I've been waiting to call him Uncle Don for about 3 years now. Welcome to the family, Uncle Don. We love you both so much! All my aunts & uncles on my mom's side AND Grandpa & Grandma. This is one of my favorite pictures!

And Yes, We Went Trick or Treating, Too

It's been SO long since I've posted, now time to play catch-up. Norah enjoyed playing with Noah's Buzzlightyear wings & was eager to help.Noah - getting ready!He was the cutest little Buzz!Noah didn't always hold this still...he often was jumping off the furniture, saying he was flying... and yelling out, "To infinity & beyond!" ...very cute, not so good for the furniture though.I drew the "Buzz chin" on Noah & he had to check it out.Norah's turn to get ready.She kept meowing like a kitty - TOO cute!I'm ready to go, Mom.The kids LOVED trick-or-treating this year. We just go to the neighbors, then my brother & sister-in-law, Kelly & Steve's (friends from church), then my aunts & uncles & grandparents...a 3-hour outing & Noah just had so much fun. He kept saying, "Where to next, I need to get more candy!"