Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Are We in For Trouble?

The kids had a funny interaction today I thought I would share.  It was right after breakfast and all three kids are playing together. Actually, Hannah and Ethan were playing and Nathanael was climbing all over them.  Hannah came running excitedly over to me and yelled that Nathanael was saying a real word.  He says a few words; muma, dada, good and a few others.

I asked Hannah what he said she very excitedly said "Doom".  I thought I might have heard wrong but she said he really did say doom.  Obviously, he was just jabbering on in baby talk and said a real word and this really excited Hannah.  I smiled and and wondered what I might have in store with my eleven month son is saying doomed.  Perhaps I'm doomed.

Not five minuted later Ethan yells angrily, "Nathanael is a menace!".  Hannah yells back, "you don't even know what that word means".  So I poked my head in to see if Nathanel was actually doing something to bother Ethan and to find out if Ethan did or didn't know what menace means.  Turns out he does and in his words it means "to be really really bad".  What Nathanael was doing to be a menace was touching tree ornaments. :D

So in the space of five minutes I'm considering the ramifications of my menacing baby and how I may be doomed!

But how menacing could this baby be?

Wordless Wednesday: Eggnog

Friday, December 12, 2014

O Christmas Tree

Decorating the Tree

Earlier this week we finally got our tree up and it looks so lovely in the corner between the playpen and the couch.  It`s not my favorite layout but the only alternative was to get rid of the playpen that I use daily.

Hannah and Ethan wanted to wear leftover Christmas Cracker crowns to decorate.  They amuse me.  Nathanael (happily) watched from the gallery.

Which ever ornament she is currently touching is her favorite.

Star on top finishes the tree off.

Merry Christmas 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Wedding and Weekends

 Last weekend Andrew officiated a wedding for a wonderful couple from our church and Ethan got to be the ring bear.  To top it off Andrew's parents were out for a visit.  It was a full but great weekend.

I can't same much about this photo except that I love these to handsome guys very much.

Ethan was so excited to be the ring bear (and looked so cute doing it).  He was grumpy the day of the wedding and he told me during the vows that he was sad Canaan and Melody were getting married.  With a little prodding he told me he thought getting married meant that Canaan wouldn't talk to him anymore.

Squeezing a smile out.

Meanwhile back at the house there was lots of playing in the snow,

cuddles with Grandma,

game playing,

and hanging out.

Nathanael even tried to hitch a ride home.

Friday, October 17, 2014


With many of us sick this past week I nearly forgot to post a pictures of this years Thanksgiving Tree.

Hannah and Ethan cut out their hand prints (Hannah cut hers and I cut Ethan's hands out) from different colored fall paper and glued them on to the tree trunk arm.  

Then I helped them write different things they were thankful for on the palms of the hands.  On the fingers they wrote more specific things for which they are thankful.  For example they both said they were thankful for their home and then wrote the things about our home in each finger.

They also made a turkey craft to decorate my Grandmother's hospital window for Thansgiving.

2 of my turkeys.

Finished project with Ethan's on the left and Hannah's on the right.

Pumpkin Patch 2014

This past Monday we went to Pumpkin Patch.  I wasn't sure if we were actually going to make it because rain was suppose to fall all morning.  Thankfully we woke up to dark grey heavy clouds that would hold off until later in the afternoon.

The Laity Pumpkin Patch (my favorite) has a very cute indoor petty zoo which Hannah and Ethan love.  My mom and my sister Amanda joined us and Nathanael got his own personal chauffeurs. 

They have animals (goats, sheep, rabbits etc) and birds.  Like the one above that I know nothing about but looks really neat.

We were there!

Hanging out with Gama while looking at goats.

Professional tracker driver.

Hannah makes me smile.

and the cutest pumpkin award goes to.....

Wagon riding!

It's crazy short.

Nathanael was trying so hard to pull off his hat.

I may have told them they could get what ever they could carry.

Turns out Hannah can carry quite a bit.

Jokes on you Mama!

I can carry quite a few too.  In the end we chose one pumkin.

Part way through our morning the Rios family joined us and they were off to scour the fields for the perfect pumpkin.

Our "official" pumpkin patch picture.

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