Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sweet Friends!

Thank you Greg and Jen for letting your sweet boys hang out with us for the evening. We love you guys and are so thankful for you.

Monday, August 22, 2011

8 months!!!

I can't believe our littlest one is 8 months old!!!! His first year is flying by. Elijah is such a sweet boy and LOVES his brother and sister.

Where he is now:
started crawling
teeth #'s 5 and 6 are coming in
eczema is starting to get better
has pulled up a few times
eats avocado, beets and working on sweet potatoes (not his favorite)
enjoys swimming
plays spitting games with Hudson and Parker
loves to "talk" and be outside
still can't make it all the way thru church (but we are getting REALLY close)

I'm sure there is more that I am blanking on for now. Elijah, we love you and we are so blessed to have you in this family

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summertime at the Arboretum

WAS HOT!!!!!! Yesterday we to the arboretum with some friends. I *LOVE* this place, but man, it was steamy - so glad they have the water toads for the kids to play in. Here is the usual arboretum picture overload


In the last couple weeks Hudson has been asking a lot of questions about volcanoes. Now that I am not "working" I decided to it would be fun to do a short home school type lesson on volcanoes. Thanks to National Geographic for Kids, we watched a short video. We got out our supplies and set out to build our own volcano

The kids LOVED it (and so did I)! I'm so glad that I now have the time to do these types of things with the kids.....who knows what our next project will be?

Last week

siblings playing the piano
swinging and sliding
Rock Climbing

Sprayground with friends
holding his own bottle (sometimes). It doesn't help that he only has a bottle maybe once a day

movie night with friends



ps: don't mind the snot running down his face

Friday, August 5, 2011

embracing the heat...

Everyone knows that the heat has just been insane this week. I had seen this art project a several different times and was super excited to try it out. I'm happy to say that it did not disappoint. I think this is one of my favorite creations we have made (and it was EASY)

the beginning

and now we wait
almost done

and the finished product!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


We have had a blast swimming this summer! Hudson and Parker are much more comfortable in the water now. I'm hoping that by the end of next summer they will be swimming by themselves. Today we went to hang out with our friends the Mckays. The pool was perfect, the deep pool was 3 and 4 feet and then they also had a kids pool. I'm so glad that I finally got to take some pictures of them in the water.