Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Carving '08 - by Brad

We carved pumpkins yesterday afternoon. Elliott and Wesley designed their own carving design. Elliott drew a picture of his first, and Wesley just showed me what he wanted with his own face. They still don't like getting their hands dirty, but I made them scoop out a little of the pumpkin guts.

Spencer just enjoyed watching everything... he didn't want to get near the pumpkin guts either...







Here is the end product (Wesley's pumpkin is sticking out it's tongue)...



UPDATED: As Jen requested... this was Wesley showing us the face he wanted...



This is unrelated... I just really liked this picture Lindsey took of Spencer...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Motorcycle Ride - by Linz

Yesterday my dad and I went for a motorcycle ride up to Leavenworth. My dad has been trying to get me to go on this motorcycle ride for quite a while. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous especially because it involved highway speeds. Whenever I see people cruising along on their motorcycle at 65mph, all I can think is "Danger! Danger!" It seems so crazy to drive really fast with nothing between you and the pavement. On the other hand, I was really excited to get to spend some time with my dad.

So off we went! Within about 5 minutes, I felt totally comfortable and actually quite safe. I was surprised to find that I really like motorcycle riding. It's so relaxing. At one point we drove past an orchard and I could smell the pears on the trees...so cool! (We also drove by a pumpkin patch with a petting zoo...not so cool!)









Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hats - by Linz

I looked at the thermometer this morning and it read 32 degrees! Time to dig out the winter clothes. I used to have them all sorted by size, but these days it's a dig in and wear what fits sort of deal.


We have a great collection of winter hats. Some were knitted by Grandma, some were just too cute to pass up and some have been given to us by cousins who have outgrown them. We have a plethora of cute hats and still my boys lean toward this one goofy black hat. Elliott wanted to wear it to preschool every day last year, Wes quickly grabbed it out of the box this year and apparently it is the only hat that Spencer will keep on his head. I tried every cute hat that we own and each time Spencer took it right off and threw it.

Then as I was making lunch, I turned to see this...

Spencer happily wearing the single most dorky hat we own!

On another note, this is what you get when you ask Spencer to smile for the camera!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Catching Up - by Brad

It seems like we have been very busy lately. So here's a post to prove we are still alive...

On Saturday I took the boys to a park while Lindsey was waiting for someone to pick up some curtains she sold on Craigslist. I took a couple disc's for some disc golf and the kids and I played several "holes". There was another guy playing the course who saw me with the three boys and told me that they were going to be good since they were getting such an early start. I thought to myself, "I don't think there is as much money in disc golf as pro golf, but we will take any athleticism we can get."

I am not sure what Spencer is doing...



We played disc golf for a little while until we ran into the Joneses. At the playground there is a weird slide that has no sides and Ella was giving a good demonstration of how to go down the slide successfully...



Spencer climbs everywhere...



This is random, but a few days ago I turned around and saw Spencer sitting on his Radio Flyer fire truck looking at a book. I tried to get a picture but he looked up at the last minute...



Lindsey's parents came by on their motorcycle... which is Spencer's favorite thing to talk about...



Wesley must like it too - he just sat on it for quite a while...



Saturday, October 04, 2008

Embarrassing? - by Brad

The other day, Lindsey was trying to get the boys to sing "Good News"... a song they sang at AWANA. She had the camera out to video and she asked Elliott to sing for her. He hesitantly said he didn't want to. Lindsey then offered a bribe of a lollipop, and Elliott replied, "okay, but do you promise not to put it on the blog?"

Lindsey ended up agreeing and Elliott sang, but to honor the promise we can't blog the video.

This got me thinking. Our 6 year old already understands that everyone can see what we post on our blog and he must be getting shy about what he wants people to see. Are we going to cause trauma in his junior high years when his friends can access his family's blog and see all the funny things he said and did?

Before he enters junior high, we might have to be a little more sensitive and remove some of the old stuff and archive it offline.

But for now, it won't stop us from posting embarrassing things about our kids... like these pictures we posted back in March 2007.