Monday, January 26, 2015

Campbell Valley Regional Park

Last Monday, Andrew and I took the kids on a walk through Campbell Valley Regional Park.  It was sunny and dry so we jumped at the opportunity to do something outside even though it was cold.

Looking at the map.

It was chilly.

Climbing stumps.

Running through the grass.

My brown eyed boy.

Trying to get the chickadees to land on our hands.  The kids couldn't stand still enough but the little birds managed to tickle their fingers before flying off.

I can stand still enough.

These are absolutely my favorite birds.

Looking for fish and ducks.

Peeking out!

Watching the ducks swim under the bridge.

Squirrel

Me


We found this seed thing and had no idea what is was called.  Turns out it's Virgin's Bower.      

It was really soft. After that we had to move quickly in order to get to the van before the gate was closed.  The kids already want to go back.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Are We in For Trouble?

The kids had a funny interaction today I thought I would share.  It was right after breakfast and all three kids are playing together. Actually, Hannah and Ethan were playing and Nathanael was climbing all over them.  Hannah came running excitedly over to me and yelled that Nathanael was saying a real word.  He says a few words; muma, dada, good and a few others.


I asked Hannah what he said she very excitedly said "Doom".  I thought I might have heard wrong but she said he really did say doom.  Obviously, he was just jabbering on in baby talk and said a real word and this really excited Hannah.  I smiled and and wondered what I might have in store with my eleven month son is saying doomed.  Perhaps I'm doomed.

Not five minuted later Ethan yells angrily, "Nathanael is a menace!".  Hannah yells back, "you don't even know what that word means".  So I poked my head in to see if Nathanel was actually doing something to bother Ethan and to find out if Ethan did or didn't know what menace means.  Turns out he does and in his words it means "to be really really bad".  What Nathanael was doing to be a menace was touching tree ornaments. :D

So in the space of five minutes I'm considering the ramifications of my menacing baby and how I may be doomed!

But how menacing could this baby be?

Wordless Wednesday: Eggnog





Friday, December 12, 2014

O Christmas Tree

Decorating the Tree

Earlier this week we finally got our tree up and it looks so lovely in the corner between the playpen and the couch.  It`s not my favorite layout but the only alternative was to get rid of the playpen that I use daily.

Hannah and Ethan wanted to wear leftover Christmas Cracker crowns to decorate.  They amuse me.  Nathanael (happily) watched from the gallery.

Which ever ornament she is currently touching is her favorite.


Star on top finishes the tree off.

Merry Christmas 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Wedding and Weekends

 Last weekend Andrew officiated a wedding for a wonderful couple from our church and Ethan got to be the ring bear.  To top it off Andrew's parents were out for a visit.  It was a full but great weekend.

I can't same much about this photo except that I love these to handsome guys very much.

Ethan was so excited to be the ring bear (and looked so cute doing it).  He was grumpy the day of the wedding and he told me during the vows that he was sad Canaan and Melody were getting married.  With a little prodding he told me he thought getting married meant that Canaan wouldn't talk to him anymore.

Squeezing a smile out.


Meanwhile back at the house there was lots of playing in the snow,

cuddles with Grandma,

game playing,

and hanging out.

Nathanael even tried to hitch a ride home.

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