Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fall, the State Fair, and Thanksgiving ... Oh my!


I should have posted most of these pictures a long time ago. But, I didn't. So I'm posting them now. Better late than never, right? We've had a fabulous fall with beautiful weather. Seriously, it got into the 70's the week of Thanksgiving. You can't ask for nicer weather. I know that many of you that read this blog spent Thanksgiving amid snow and blizzards. It's okay to be jealous. We spend a lot of time outside. The boys love to go and "help" Ken with the yard work. One day, it ended with jumping in the leaves.

Tyler loves to give kiss and to blow kisses. It is very sweet and very cute. We were so happy to catch him mid - kiss.

We were excited when we found out that Ken was going to be able to take a day off and attend the State Fair with us. Tyler loves animals and gets so excited every time he sees them on TV and we couldn't wait to show him the real cows. Of course they scared the pants off him and he buried his head in my shoulder until we walked away. We still had fun though, even if we didn't take many pictures. We are too cheap for fair food, so we settled for hamburgers and shakes from Cook Out later that day. Abraham feeling right at home with the turkeys.

I can almost hear Tyler speaking to us in his special grunt language, making sure we all realize there are dinosaurs.

The prize pumpkins are always one of my favorite things to see.

Abraham was very proud of his eraser that he won by spinning a wheel at one of the booths.

For Thanksgiving my sister Charlotte and her family drove from Connecticut. We hadn't seen them since we drove to their house last year! We had a lot of fun with our full house and Abraham thoroughly enjoyed his cousins. Sadly, these 3 pictures were all we got from the whole trip. I don't know how I let that happen. And honestly, they are the most random pictures ever. We did a lot of fun things, you'll just have to trust me on that.


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

Friday, November 12, 2010



When did my baby grow up??

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Abraham


For Abraham's birthday we decided to go to the Department of Transportation museum. It was AWESOME! We practically had the place to ourselves and the kids were able to run and explore. They have lots of old cars and train cars. There are several you can climb on and through. We also took a ride on the turntable, right after we saw it in use for a real train engine. We will definately be making a trip back there!

Doesn't he look handsome??

All the old cars were awesome, but Abe loved the "race car slugbug"

Look at that smile!!!!!

Ken and I were there, we just weren't in many of the pictures. The man who ran the turntable thought it was great that Abraham loved cars and trains so much. He gave him a little Race Car movie for a birthday gift. The boys watched it on the way home and apparantly it was very enthralling.Abraham requested the "pizza shop" (aka CiCi's pizza) for dinner, so we met the Boyers there. Then we came back to our house for presents and cake. Abe loved all gifts and spent a half a second looking at each one before he was ready to move on to the next one. He wanted a dump truck cake. He's asked for one for months now. I'd made him a dump truck cake for his first birthday and didn't feel like repeating, so he got a very simple cake this year. Ken did draw a dump truck on it with frosting, so everyone was happy!It is obvious that even though it was simple, it tasted good and everyone loved it!Happy Birthday sweet Hammer! We love you so much and are so glad that you came to our family. You make us laugh and are such a sweet boy.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween


Every year I say I'm going to start sewing our Halloween costumes early. One of these years I'm going to do it, unfortunately it wasn't this year. We did get them finished though and enjoyed our evening. Although our costumes didn't take a prize (as a member of the bishopric, Ken was a judge) our trunk won 3rd place. Really who can compete with the Scooby gang pulling up i a decked out Mystery Machine? Abraham was determined that he was going to be a knight for Halloween and was satisfied with an Arabian (k)Night (we had the song Arabian Nights from Aladdin blaring at our trunk). He had a sword and people were giving him candy, what more does a 3 year old want? Shout out thanks to Marjorie, Lindsey, and Tami for their help with sewing advice and watching my kids so we could pull it all off! I hope your Halloween was as wonderfully spooky as ours!!

Yes, Ken even made a sword for Tyler.

Abraham has recently been introduced to Scooby Doo and LOVES it! He was totally excited to see the "gang" there and asked me to take his picture with them. The next day "Scooby" was called to be his new nursery leader. He was THRILLED.