Sunday, November 29, 2009

Stuffed with food & love!

We spent Thanksgiving with Stephan's side of the family. My sister & brother in law had the whole lot of us over to their home in Spokane. We had a wonderful time, with lots of laughs (partly due to a black light), food, & drinks. We have so much to be thankful for!
Thanks Vic & Aim for hosting!
Caden, Delaney, Hudson & Ravenna
All the kids on Thanksgiving

This a very important picture as it is Ravenna & her cousin Delaney just before Ravenna's first sleep over. Delaney invited her & I thought for sure Ravenna wasn't going to go for it (since she ends up in our bed sometime every night). To my surprise she was soooo excited & I never got a call to come & pick her up during the middle of the night. She had hot cocoa for breakfast, got to play in Hannah's "princess castle" bed tent, and play and play with her sweet cousin "Laney Jo"!

Here is another important picture as it is Hudson with Caden, just before his big sleep over. He too got asked to spend the night & the smile on his face shows his response. I think they ended up falling asleep about midnight & now Hudson thinks this is the way it should always be when we come to Spokane. "Caden & I should always sleep over when we come to Spokane." Stephan & I will have to work on that one.

So just like that my little monkeys, get a little older!

We also got to spend time with my god daughter Delaney. She is growing so fast, talking more & more & is a sweet, funny, little child. Ravenna & Hudson love to walk with her, each holding one of her hands. It's very cute!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Guess where we're going?

My parents are taking us to the most "magical" place on earth. The kids don't know & my mom created a puzzle for them to figure it out. They wake up & run to open a little bag with a new puzzle piece every day & when it's all put together, we read them a letter expaining the surprise. They are convinced it's Mickey Mouse, a castle & some balloons.....but haven't put it all together yet. My mom has made this so fun, but the real fun will come when we get there!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Our "chicken little" & "Tigr" our tiger
Somehow Halloween turned into a 3 day holiday. They had dress up at their pre-school & a parade on Thursday, on Friday downtown Whitefish had "trick or treat street". All the stores hand out candy to the little ones from 2-5pm. Then on Saturday (actual Halloween) we went to the mall & then trick or treating for a few blocks in Whitefish. The kids had fun, and I worry they will now expect this 3 day extravaganza next year. The only down fall of this fun time is all the left over candy that is finding a home in my tummy! BE GONE HALLOWEEN CANDY!

OB's team played for the state boys soccer championship on Saturday. They lost to Billings, but he had an awesome season to add to his phenomenal track record as a coach. The kids had fun with their cousins Cash & Zoey.

Daddy & his girl
OB & Zoey

I must compliment Old Navy on their costumes. These were on my kids for 3 days straight. They kept them warm, you can layer underneath them, and I've washed them 3 times....they still look great. The biggest bonus was they were on sale for $17.99 when I got them. I wonder how long I can get away with my kids thinking Old Navy is the only place to get a costume....maybe one more year.
Getting tuckered out.

On a mission for more candy. When he got home he laid all his candy out & grouped the matching ones together then counted them over & over.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Surprise visitors!

My parents surprised us with a visit after their Canada trip.
Stephan, my dad & the monkeys carved pumpkins at the Great Northern Brewery.

Some of the finished pumpkins.

One of their favorite things...reading with grandma.