Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I did not get any pictures of Thanksgiving, as I hosted my parents, Matt's parents, Katy and Jesse, Mary, and the Peless' here for dinner. The kids and I made a hand turkey for each person to designate their place at the table. The feast, as Carson likes to call it, was good! On Friday I did early morning shopping with my friend Rhonda and then we headed to Anchorage to share a two room hotel suite with Grandma and Grandpa Howard. Matt went to the Shootout and I took the kids swimming at the hotel pool. Staying at a hotel with a baby is difficult! When we got home on Sunday, we put up the tree.
In case you can't tell by the photo this is an enormous (the picture doesn't do it justice) brown bear on our deck licking our grill. Matt and I had a special up close encounter with one of God's special animal creations this fall. I think what drew him in was Matt's deep fryer full of grease sitting on that ledge in the photo. I guess that was a bad idea to leave that there. I just hate having food fried in the house, it really stinks! Well, we won't be doing any deep frying any time soon. That fryer was totaled. I was literally nose to nose with this bear, with our bedroom window between us.
Friday, November 9, 2007
So we finally got our lawn planted and it's awesome! And we were able to buy an awesome playset from our friend who sadly moved to Texas. We surprised the kids by setting it up over Labor Day weekend while Hallie and I were visiting Katy in Juneau and the other two were staying with grandparents. It has been a lot of fun. I can't wait until next summer.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Do you see Mom smiling in all the pictures? I found the secret to a happy, stress-free 3 year old's birthday. Get the cake from Safeway and have the party at the park! Thank you, Jaime, for suggesting something that should have been so obvious! Now why didn't I think to have Carson and Hallie in the summer? (This party took place at the end of August.) It was quite windy and we could not get the candles lit. I had to ask Tana to pretend she was blowing out her candles after the song. She did it without thinking twice! (Matt and I looked at each other and said that would never fly with Carson. :)
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
|Summer So Far|
Scroll down to read about our summer so far in chronological order. Then click on the picture above to see a few more pictures of the kids.
On the Fourth of July we enjoyed our small town parade and then came home for a nap. It started out dreary and overcast, but then the sun came out for most of the parade. We finished off the day with an indoor BBQ at Fischers as the weather decided to finish off the day with rain.
She is growing up too fast! She is delightful.
Monday, June 4, 2007
We went roller skating with the Sunday school department yesterday and had a lot of fun. It was good to do something all together. I wish I had grabbed the camera from Matt so you could see him on skates. What a stallion...now I remember why I married him. :)
|Mud Play With Neighbors|
There's just no point in telling your kids not to add water to dirt. Mud happens to be one of the more enjoyable things in life for a kid. I know from experience. I did ask them not to squirt the hose into this tub, which already had water left over from our lawn smoothing apperatus. I also asked them not to put dirt into the tub. I think I knew these instructions were futile as I was giving them. It took one to start it, and I won't say which one. :) Be sure to click on the picture to view the slideshow.
Monday, May 7, 2007
I had a hankerin' for pizza. It was drive to Papa Murphys or try our hand at making our own. I was very worried, because I had given up trying to work with yeast dough since a failed attempt in Tyonek. We gave it a shot though and it turned out beautiful! Our first ever homemade pizza -- crust and sauce -- was delicious. Click on the picture above to see the results. :)
|Montana's Grass Skirt|
Okay, so I wasn't prepared for this aspect of parenting. The part where my child has a few very impractical pieces of clothing that she wants to wear everyday, everywhere. Besides this lovely pink grass skirt, she discovered the Little Mermaid nightgown (very frilly) that she got for Christmas from Uncle Dave and Aunt Andrea (thanks, guys). I insist that she wears pants under the "Mermaid dress" when we go out because it is just a bit too short. Somehow I haven't taken any pics of her in the mermaid, but enjoy her Hawaiian dance moves by clicking on the picture above and playing the slideshow.
|Hallie's First Food|
When Hallie turned 4 months she got her first taste of rice cereal. She didn't really care about it. Since then she has tried applesauce and prunes (since she rarely ever poops anymore), but doesn't really eat it when I offer. She had her 4 month well-child check and is a healthy 14 pounds and 26.5 inches, 81st percentile for length and 50th percentile for weight. Despite her constant, smelly gas, she is happy most of the time and has the best smile!
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