Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween was fun here in Idaho. The kids went trick or treating on Saturday night (even though it fell on Sunday). We only came across one house that had a sign on their door saying that they were not handing out candy because it was not actually Halloween-- we thought it was funny.

This year Hannah was a fairy, Eli was a pirate, and Jonas was Tigger. Jonas enjoyed making Tigger noises and Hannah spent half of the night reaching back and flapping her wings.

We found a good deal on pumpkins so everyone got to carve a big pumpkin.

Eli's preschool went to a pumpkin patch for a field trip. They rode on a train, did a hay maze, and got to choose a little pumpkin to take home.

Jonas got to go on the field trip too. He had fun tagging along with Eli.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Eli's Birthday (October 2)

Eli turned 5 in October. He had lots of cousins and family there to wish him a happy day and year. Eli, we love you sooooooooo much (even though it has taken me 3 months to blog about your birthday)!

I think he is making a wish in the picture above.

He was having some difficulty aiming his blows, so dad stepped in to assist him. HAHAHA... it was really funny.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Catching Up

I have not posted in so long, and the longer I put it off, the more daunting it seems (as life, and post-worthy events, keep happening).... So, hopefully this will get caught up in the next few days. I'll blog while Brady plays the Wii!

Here are three posts combined into one:

We decided to go camping as a family for our last summer event. It was a lot of fun. We went up to Heise. We made it easy and ate hot dogs, chips, soda and s'mores before bed.

Jonas had his first s'more and loved it. We knew he would!

Eli's a pro. He and Hannah showed Jonas the ropes.

Brady and I slept on an air mattress. We laid down in between the kids while they fell asleep, then moved so that we could sleep too.

All of the kids had so much fun.

The pool by the campsite didn't open until ten, so we went on a nice drive and nature walk together.

Jonas LOVED the hot mineral pool. Here are the boys just soaking it in.

After camping, it was time for school to start. Hannah started the second grade and Eli is doing preschool again this year (he missed the cutoff by a month). Here they are in some new school clothes that they picked out.

Here's Hannah on the first day of second grade. It rained on her first day last year too! She decided to show school spirit and wear her Edgemont t-shirt on the first day.

This is a picture of Eli and his preschool teacher Miss Karla. Hannah went to her school a few years ago. Eli is excited to be going too.

We celebrated my birthday at the end of September. The kids and Brady made it a special day. Brady surprised me and came home early from work. Then he sent me on my way to a mandatory shopping spree while he watched the kids.

The festivities continued when I returned home to my favorite cookies, a cute birthday banner and more presents. Brady also took me out to eat while his mom watched our kids. It was a great day!