Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Aidan sees the RV for the first time Monday evening. VERY exciting!
Aidan is ready to hit the road early Tuesday morning:
Lauren's ready, too:
We stopped for lunch (to go) at Si Casa Flores, our favorite restaurant in Grants Pass, OR: And then they watched a movie...which they did for much of the trip, mainly repeated viewings of Mary Poppins. We also watched some of our home movies:
We arrived Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning, Aidan showed cousins Zack and Jaycob where he slept in the RV (above the driver's seat):
Bubble game on Thanksgiving:
A gaggle of boys roasting marshmallows:
Fashionable girl (with her new kitty from Build-A-Bear):
On Friday, we celebrated our niece Elise's 13th birthday:
Aidan needed a little quiet time in the RV:
More cousins came to visit and we walked through the orchards to the river and back:
Aidan and Lauren loved Grandma and Papa's dog and called her "Favorite Dog":
Tristan, Teo and Tate picked oranges to take home:
We left Saturday morning and powered through the drive (we wanted to spend the night at our friends' in Grants Pass). Aidan needed a nap: Lauren, too:When they woke up, they watched another movie and I caught them holding hands:
Before we left Grants Pass this morning, all the kids wanted to pose in the RV with their stuffed animals:
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Anyway, it was another beautiful day and a great time was had by all. This time we actually found our way out of the corn maze (as opposed to the emergency exit we took last year) by using Nick's super-secret method of making only right turns. Impressive, no?
The Moo Train was just as popular with Aidan this year. He laughed just about the whole time on each trip:
Look at this beautiful girl. How can we ever tell her no? I seriously shake my head daily about how cute she is. She is SO clingy right now, though! "Mama, mama, mama, hold you, hold you, hold you!" (She still says "hold you" instead of "hold me." Again, very cute.)
Poor Ryan pushed a pile of lazy, kettle corn-snarfing kids through the pot-holey corn maze:
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Lauren and Max check out our neighbors' row of pumpkins.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Aidan and I made Halloween shirts using iron-on transfers; super fun and easy!
Miss Lauren has been taking tantrum throwing to new extremes lately. She is getting several teeth and seems to be struggling with her independence. She yells "right now" at us a lot, even in her sleep in the middle of the night..."Mama, RIGHT NOW!"Anyway, here is one of her in a sweet mood, with Daddy:
And here is one mid-tantrum (I think this one was about me putting a stop to the snackfast that had been going on all afternoon):
Our friend Madeline came over on Thursday afternoon, and we all raked and swept leaves:
Then we made a huge leaf pile for all the kids to dive into: