Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fall Walk

It's finally cool enough to go for nature walks. Buzz Lightyear had to come with Abel this time.

And Afton made good use out of her weekend thrift store find. I'm so glad she thinks it's fun to hunt treasures with me!

We found lots of leaves to use for home school projects. And just to admire.

Abel needed to get up close to nature.


Thanks for all the happy comments on my pregnancy. Patrick and Afton have been telling the world so I thought it was about time for me to share the news with friends who cannot see my growing behind and my tiny bump.

We're excited to have another surprise baby- meaning we won't be finding out the sex again. This a a great way to drive family members bonkers! And are very interested to see who/how this baby will look like, since Afton and Abel are opposites.

I feel super, a bit tired, but that could be because the kids are taking turns waking up at 3 am. Loving the boobs, the tiny kicks and my very reasonable weight gain this time around (5 lbs!!)

And no, Patrick, I'm not taking down the baby tracker.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Look to the right and you'll see what good excuse I have for not keeping my family blog more current.  

Friday, September 26, 2008

Abel, the sweetest thing

Abel is such a sweet boy. He is always ready to give a surprise squeeze. One of my favorites things he does is ask, "Mommy, are you happy?" or "Is Afton happy?" He is hardly demanding. Rather, he asks so sweetly if he can have a bite, a turn, or a movie to watch.
And his silly side is great. He isn't intentionally funny, but says really funny things all the time. It's just in his thought process. He'll look at me, thoughtfully, and say, "I don't like your hair." or something really random like, "Do you see my robot switch?"

Abe and I are doing a little preschool time each day. He loves doing the calendar, the computer and dancing time the best. And he loves telling people about the letter of the week. Abel is so great!


I'm not even sure who is still stopping by since I have done a lame job of updating this blog lately. I have a really good reason...but you'll have to stay tuned for an explanation. For now, here are some cute kids in jammies.

Abel was so silly when I took these pictures the other day. He gives these lick kisses when you are not looking. Gross but funny. He and Afton get in really good play grooves with their made up chasing and running around games. At night, they "whisper" back and forth until one of them drops. They really are best buds!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Weekend Update

I know, I know...the weekend was days ago. But ours was really fun so I'm still posting about it!

Afton had her first soccer game. She's great at stealing the ball and giving serious power kicks. She loves all the running!

Luckily, Patrick came home to help me with the 3 cousins staying with us over the weekend. We went on a hike, saw some deer and pulled our hair out.

And my favorite guy is in town for at least 2 weeks!!! Hooray!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The good pizza

we had the good pizza for dinner tonight. as in two medium's for $25. but the mozzarella is real and the crust unbelievable. and it's the only number i have memorized besides patrick's

why? my kitchen looked like this after a day and a night of cupcakes, giving a baby shower and teaching an enrichment class.

my favorite part of the day- pizza with my cuties. it was calm and easy and at home.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Daddy Journal: Saturday

Hi Daddy! Today I got to harvest the basil. It smelled soooo good!

Abe has been practicing his balloon blowing skills.

We had fun art time coloring with markers and I made two melty crayon hearts to take to church tomorrow.

Saturday's sure are a bummer without you here to build forts with...but Mom did a good job giving us fun things to do. I love you!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Daddy Journal: Wed & Th

Daddy, I didn't have school yesterday. This is how Abel and I started the morning. We laughed so hard chasing each other on the big bed!

And today I got my soccer shoes and stuff and Mommy let us take some allowance money and buy a toy. I got a Strawberry Shortcake girl with a scooter for only $2.00 (mommy loves used stores)

And Able got the really cool Buzz Lightyear! It makes noise and has rockets. And he even let me play with it!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

White Water Wife

Patrick says I'm lucky to have a husband after his weekend rafting trip with his Dad and brothers


A Great Weekend!

Patrick's trip got canceled last minute last week so he got to come down to Col. Springs with us!

We went to the Hot Air Balloon Classic, which is my favorite summer event.

The kids had all kinds of fun with their cousins (Afton and Carli)

And Grandpa got to come home with us for a few hours before his flight out.

Abel's favorite part was when his cousin Kaleb gave him this Buzz Lightyear toy. It hasn't left his hands for 5 days now.

Family Pictures

Obviously, I didn't get the message about silly faces!