Friday, October 17, 2008

Loving Fall Continued

Loving Fall!

There are some mornings when you love being a mom, and now that we are adjusting to our new life style (aka: me not working all the time and Duane gone a lot so I am officially a mom 24/7) We are having more of those mornings. A few mornings ago Steven woke up and rushed into my room with a huge smile and two thumbs up in the air saying "Give me two thumbs up mom!" "Why?" "Because I get to go to Bookers house today and I get to go to school!" When I asked, "where did you learn to do that" he replied "I just made it up" Then he stated "I'm going to be super fast!" and proceeded to get ready for school 20 minutes earlier then usual without me having to nag once! At the same time I could hear Andrew jabbering away in his crib, laughing and playing after a good nights sleep. You wonder why they can't do that every morning!While Steven is playing outside with his friend, my mean mom traps me inside!!

A little Halloween Preview (including the long begged for and talked about batman costume) Steven's line when he first put it on was "Nobody will know who I am because I have a mask, I'll have to tell them that I'm Steven with a batman costume on!"

We went to another fun fall pumpkin farm with some friends that put our last one to shame. The kids could have spent all day there and practically did! Here are a few fun pictures.

The Banana tractor train

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Fun

There are lots of pick-your-own pumpkin farms here, and we finally made it out to one of them! Steven's favorite parts were the tractor hay ride and the little playground area with a dried corn sandbox and a huge plastic pipe that made up a slide.

We tried to get a good picture of the two of them but Andrew wouldn't stop looking and playing with the pumpkin, so this is the best we got!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Growing up

Lately Andrew has been growing up so fast, I thought I better hurry and take some pictures! He took his first few steps this last week, but still prefers the crawling:)

This is were his mother traps him during the day. With his brother always adding new toys, Andrew is usually pretty entertained.

Right before my first real haircut.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I had to show a picture of our huge flowers growing in our backyard-Thanks to Duane (I usually forget to water and usually end up killing things)

My first day of Preschool-I LOVE IT!!!!
We went to a waterslide park down by Cincinnati and Steven had a lot of fun-he kept going on the same ride over and over-He was so excited that these are the best pictures I could get because he wouldn't stand still for me!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Summer Fun

Steven had fun fishing with his playgroup friends. Although he only got his worm eaten a couple of times, some of his friends did catch some fish.
Here he is on his new scooter (which he likes a lot better then his bike for some reason). The handle bar goes up, so Duane and I took it for a little spin as well:)

look at that smile!

Food in my mouth?

Why should I eat my food when it is so much more fun to play with it?
I think we may be coming to the end of just gobbling down the green beans!

If my brother is getting his picture taken, that means I need mine taken too!! (or at least squeeze into the background)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hocking Hills

Duane had a week off so we were able to do a few things we have been wanting to do. We were finally able to make it down to Hocking Hills and it turned out to be a really nice day (especially in the shade!)
Steven had fun in the water until a couple of dogs got in and then he tried bolting out of the water so fast that he kept falling down and got soaked. Once he knew the dogs couldn't get him he thought it was pretty funny.
Steven is supposed to be showing how strong he is by holding up this tree
I don't know if you can see it, but for some reason a butterfly kept flying around Steven, he was pretty excited.

On the move!

I meant to post these a couple of weeks ago but didn't get a chance to until now. Andrew has been on the move crawling everywhere and pulling himself up. He is determined and has a quick grab so we keep having to move things out of reach higher and higher! Steven is having a lot of fun with him crawling (until Andrew touches one of his toys of course) and loves to be the boss and keep him safe by copying me and saying "no, no Andrew" or pulling him back by his legs to keep him away from something.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Birthday #4! Tribute to Steven

Just me smiling in my fat days:)
Birthday #1
Birthday #2

Here is the big 4 year old-I can't believe how fast time has flown by! We realized Steven was only 3 months old when we moved from Seattle and Duane went back to school! My new bike (it reminds me of the days of Julie's "New Moves"!)
For some reason I wanted a dog cake-so here is the best my mom could do!