Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ike and Mom

My sisters and I (plus kids) all went to Mom's house to take pictures with all the fall colored landscaping. Well, there's a swingset, sandbox, and slide so you can imagine what a three-year-old would rather do than take pictures. Oh, well.

Hay Ride

October Tradition

Every year we go to the same pumpkin patch, go on hay ride, and pet the farm animals. After we finish we go get huckleberry ice cream (what's the point of a tradition if it doesn't involve ice cream?) and shop the country store. When we get home we carve our pumpkins and roast the seeds. It's my favorite time of year!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Always on the go

It's been really hard to get Isaac to sit still for a picture so I snapped this one and that's about all he would tolerate. After all, three-year-olds have lots to do in a day and so many new things to try out. Here he is trying out stuffing stuff down his shirt . . .

Ike's Art

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Taste Tester

Isaac and I made a carrot cake this afternoon. He really liked doing the sprinkles and taste-testing the batter. Cooking is so much mroe fun when you have a little helper! Anyway, he was a complete mess afterwards so I carried him to the tub right afterwards where we scrubbed off frosting and sprinkles.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Week in Review

Well, the dish washer is loaded and the kitchen is clean and disinfected. The laundry machine is in motion and the pile of laundry the size of Pike's Peak has been conquered. Now I have a few minutes to write my thoughts before it's time to start dinner.

We have had a great week. Bill was able to get back to work after a week off. He was growing restless and really needed to be cleared to get back to work. Well, his finger has not quite healed and the stiches are still in place, but he is feeling a lot better. Isaac will be happy when the stitches are out. He's concerned that there are spiders in Daddy's finger.

Ike had his first doctor's appointment in . . . well, a long time. He was weighed and measured and found in the 95% on the charts. He really liked the doctor's office -- they have a great set of legos.

On Monday we found out that we are going to be parents to a baby girl this time around. She is due to arrive on February 18th and probably won't have a name for a while:)

And some other great news: my sister said she wants our boxer! She's not quite a year old so she's wild and crazy. With her gone things will settle down just a bit around here!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Yesterday Bill took Grandma and I antiquing. I didn't have anything in mind, but found this cute pink nightstand for our baby girl's room! I haven't been antiquing in so long and forgot how much I loved it! I also found three vintage train pictures for Ike's room and some sturdy vintage linen pillowcases. Oh how I love to hunt for treasures!