Monday, October 19, 2009

Fun at Gram's

Every Sunday, we go over to Dick and Rhonda's house for dinner. The boys call it "Gram's house." We are so blessed to have them live close and that we get a wonderfully home cooked meal every week. The boys love to jump on the trampoline, collect acorns, look for caterpillars and lizards, watch movies (with popcorn), play games, and of course get lots of fun treats from Gram.

Whitney (Ken's littlest sister--17) got hold of the camera and took 162 pictures of the kiddos. Here are about 60 of them.

Enjoy some of our moments at "Gram's house."

September 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Updates

She is already starting to pose for the camera--what a model!

She started sitting and clapping at about 6 1/2 months!

And is getting close to crawling!

But I still like to hold her alot!

So remember how we told you that Ken got poison ivy from taking family pictures. Here is a shot of what it looked like. This was before it got real bad and this was on several places of his body. Doesn't it look fun?

Carter had a hard time letting go of Mommy when dropping him off at his new preschool (mommy did too). So, I bribed him. If he didn't cry when I dropped him off, I would get him a McDonald's ice cream cone. He did it on the third day of preschool and now he really enjoys going and is learning a lot.

Yes, it is true after seven years of living here and planning on moving in less than a year we finally had someone come and do our landscaping. I should have taken a picture of before and after because then you would realize why I am thinking this is the best landscaping job around. I guess I appreciate it more because I waited so long to get it. I will definitely be looking for a house that already has a nice landscaped yard when we start house hunting.

We also got a new bedspread set since the kids destroyed the last one and we have new rules about children getting on our bed--like they don't!

Cameron had his birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese (despite his parents trying to get him to do it somewhere else--oh well, it is fairly inexpensive). He really enjoyed his cake as you can tell and he got lots of Pokemon toys from his friends.

Ken was the best man for his good friend Frank James' wedding. He got to wear a tux, be in charge of the rings (luckily he didn't lose them) and give the first speech/toast at their reception (with his glass of water).

It was a fun night and the first time we left all the children to go out since Bethany was born.

They had a traditional wedding cake, but Ken and I really liked this one they had made. Frank is from Canada and Erica is from the United States. It tasted really good too!