Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tons of Fall Fun

Hey, look at all the new posts! Some pictures of the fall fun we've been having...

Decorating sugar cookies with our neighbors Megan and Madeline. Aidan and Madeline were really big fans of the sprinkles and piled their cookies high! (While snacking on icing and sprinkles...yum!)

On Sunday, we went with our friends Felice, Nick, Henry and Max to a fun local place that has a pumpkin patch, corn maze, sandboxes of dried corn to dig around in, and best of all, a moo train, which is a tractor that pulls a line of buckets painted to look like cows. It was a hit all around.

Aidan and Henry on the first round of the moo train.

Then we all went, after Lauren was gesturing wildly toward it.
Felice and cutie pie Max.

Aidan and Henry in the slide. They are so cute together!

Aidan, Lauren and Henry play in a plastic pool full of corn. Max was off digging in the bigger sandbox.

Lauren and me at the corn maze place. I have new bangs! They are looking a little sparse in this picture but you get the idea.

Max, Aidan and Lauren in the wagon after Max & Henry picked out their pumpkins.

We went to our CSA farm last Sunday with our lovely friends the Willards to get our pumpkins. Muddy but fun. I roasted all the seeds and Aidan LOVES them! (Big news for my cute little picky eater.)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Then & Now: Spider Hat

When Aidan was four months old, my aunt Karen sent him this hat for his first Halloween. We got it out again this year for Lauren to wear, but Aidan has been trying it on again, too. Just look how much he has changed--it is so amazing!

And here is Miss Lauren enjoying the hat, too:

Friday, October 26, 2007

California Trip

Having a hard time keeping the blog updated these days! At the beginning of October, Lauren and I flew down to the Bay Area for my dear friend Shalene's wedding. It was hard to leave Aidan and Ryan at home, but they had a great time together and did cute things like bike rides, haircuts together, etc. I've known Shalene since elementary school and it was so wonderful to be able to see so many people I was best friends with growing up. There is absolutely nothing quite like spending time with old friends. We even got to stay with my best friends frcm college, Leslie and Sam (who started dating right when we got to college--13 years ago now, eeek--and have been married for 8 years) and meet their new baby and see their 4-year-old again. We had tons of fun getting a manicure and pedicure with the bridal party (Lauren sat on my lap), watching the rehearsal at the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden, driving around, getting stuck in traffic on the Bay Bridge, shopping at some awesome stores in Walnut Creek that we don't have here, and eating dinners and talking with Les and Sam.

Lauren and me with Les and sweet baby Maren

In Les and Sam's back yard before Lauren and I left for the wedding

Babies together! It was funny to have Lauren be the bigger kid...she is always the little one around here!

Getting our nails done at the salon, with Lauren on my lap. My beautiful friend Hilary, whom I lived with in Santa Cruz along with our friend Amy, is the one standing up. Hilary and Amy were the maids of honor in Shalene's wedding.

Cutie pie Lauren at the reception in Oakland

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Brother & Sister

Just a quick post for now with pictures of some of the cuteness that's been going on around here in between the squabbles over toy cars. I'll post soon with pictures from Lauren's and my eventful girls' trip to California last weekend. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the fall.

Napping together (I can't believe how huge Aidan looks in this picture!)

Snacking together

Walking together

It only makes us a teensy bit nervous when Aidan helps her walk

Playing together!