Thursday, October 25, 2007

Let the Halloween festivities begin

Last night kicked of the week of Halloween activities. We went to a carnival at the church where you can see Jake went as a doctor thanks to the scrubs he got from his Grandma Elva. He had a fun time doing every thing from a cake walk to a fishing pond. You might even say he was hypnotized by the fun. Kate was a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing. The sugar rush took a while to wear off so Jake would go to sleep but he had a great time. Now off to the next carnival on Friday!

The many, or two, hats of Kate

She doesn't leave them on for long but she likes them while they are on.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The girl can eat

Those that have witnessed it know Kate is quite the eater. She has on many occasions out eaten her big bro Jake. Once she discovered our cereal cupboard it was only a matter of time before this would happen and we would have to move it. The thing that I find funniest about her is that with most other things once she has emptied something she is off to something else. If there is food, she sticks around to eat.

The video phone is here!

After much waiting and anticipation Bryan's video phone is finally here. Here he is testing it out. If you would like to see this handsome face while you chat with him, just let Bryan know and he will let you know how he can make it happen for you.

Oh the chapped lips

Jake went for a few weeks where no matter how much chap stick, Vaseline, or medicated ointment we used he would not stop licking his bottom lip hence the awesome chapped look. Isn't that just supposed to happen right before school pictures? He sure is cute in spite of it though.

Kate's in the closet

If it is quiet and it has been a while since you have seen Kate, the best place to look is in the closet. That is where we keep some of the kids toys. She loves to empty it, and as you can see, sometimes fill it back up with herself.

Just put your feet up, relax

Jake got some fun sports stuff from our friends Matt, Jessie, and Molly to decorate his room with. Here is Kate putting the bean bag to good use.

Halloween treats

Here are the kids enjoying the fun treats they got in the mail from Grandpa Dan and Grandma Gail. Jake got some Halloween gel-type window stickers and Kate got some new pajamas. Jake has moved his stickers from window to window countless times so neighbors from every angle have gotten to enjoy them. As a side note, the shirt he is wearing was Bryan's when Bryan was in preschool. He is also getting pretty good at the card games he got like go fish and slap jack. As Jake would say,"Nanks guys!"

Mt. McLoughlin

Several weeks back my dad and I hiked Mt. McLoughlin. It is nice for them to have a mountain named after us around here, even though it is a little off on the spelling. Anyway, the mountain got it's first snow the night before so it made for a little chilly but very pretty hike. We will definitely be doing it again sometime. Good times.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Drum roll please.....

After nearly ten long months of hard work, on Kate's part, the day has finally come. There were times when I thought it might never happen, but here we are. And now introducing, be it ever so tiny and not quite centered, Kate's ponytail!!!!