Love celebrating Hanukkah with my kids! They are loving the chocolate covered dreidals we made and the little gifts each night.
November 28, 2013
October 31, 2013
This year Ethan apparently is dressing up as “nothing”. He’s too cool for Halloween.
I managed to snap a few pictures of them in the front yard this evening.
Brooklyn leaned over and told him “Ethan it looks like you are trying to kill me”.
Such a typical big brother some times.
We carved our pumpkins too early this year and of course they rotted
So photo op next to the rotten pumpkin, why yes
Pumpkin patch fun with Papa! It was such a beautiful Fall day and so much fun!
Brooklyn was so excited to learn archery, she had been asking for awhile.
She told me that since she was going to be Susan from Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe
she must learn how.
ha ha and clearly I know no longer dress my kids and pick their outfits
the fluorescent green style going on… is all Ethan
October 30, 2013
October 29, 2013
October 14, 2013
October 8, 2013
Every year I live in Oregon there are new records for rainfall. This year it went to the month of September.
Crossing my fingers and hoping no other month beats any records for rainfall this year.
This past Saturday was beautiful, warm and full of sunshine and I soaked up every minute of it up.
We went out to the field across the street to discover the past weeks storm had blown down one of the apple trees Brooklyn loves.
She still managed to find 1 salvageable apple to eat and some dandelions to make some wishes with.
Ethan is doing so well in school and just got a new pair of roller blades that he is having fun with.
I realize with boys and men..they kind of get all consumed by an interest and it takes over for awhile.
Right now for Ethan that interest is Pokemon. Its like another world/language and man I don’t get it.
Soaking up the days with these kiddos as they just seem to go by all too quickly.
Loving all the pretty colors of Fall, extra time with my girl who works at the desk right besides me
and lots of hot cups of tea.
ha ha and I don’t even know how to work this new blog format..xanga has going on. No idea how to change font or do much else
Fall is here and it does not take much for me to be chilled to the bone. I Need the sunshine!
So Brooklyn started 2nd Grade at Public School and after two weeks of begging to be home schooled, her wish came true!
Trying to juggle homeschooling and working full time is fun times
I am such a firm believer in attachment parenting and know this was the right decision for her.
Love having my little cuddle bug home with me during the day and watching her learn.
She is such a joy and asks the best questions!
She is also doing Fall soccer and plays rain or shine but being it the NW most of their games are
played in torrential down pours. She does not mine one bit and I think actually prefers the rain over the sunshine.
This evening after soccer practice she was begging me to take her for a pedicure my girly girl!
Both Ethan and her are really into roller blading now and its fun to watch their progress.
Back to School!
We took a railroad trip along the Oregon coast, so pretty!
Summer Days, Family Bike rides, swimming and Dentist trips with 0 cavities, just the kind of dentist visits I like!
October 7, 2013
Love, love CA and spending time with my family. Each year I find it harder and harder to come back to Oregon.
Love the sunshine, beaches, time with my siblings, parents and watching the cousins laugh and play! Once again was too busy enjoying
the moments to pull out the big camera and just took lots of pictures with my cell phone.
I’ve got some buff brothers! It was fun watching them and comparing gymnastic skills as well.
Wow, it had been a long time since I did back flips. Ha ha but love to think it was me after all
who inspired my brothers to their crazy handstand/flip awesomeness they do everywhere
There are no words for the time I have with my sisters! They truly are my best friends and I love each of them to pieces!
I went with my dad to work at the hospital and got to chat with one of the ladies in HR while he was seeing patients.
Not too brag or anything but I think and know my dad is one amazing doctor!
I have learned so much from him!