Tuesday, November 30, 2010

You know you've had alot of babies when

you start measuring time by which baby you were pregnant with or which baby you just had.

I found myself doing this several times over the past few weeks and just had to chuckle at myself.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving, 2010

We had 20 people over for Thanksgiving this year. This is the adults table. By this time, the kids table was empty because they were all outside running around.
This was Emma's first Thanksgiving.
She wasn't impressed.

Visit with Aunt Pat

My mom's sister Pat came for a visit at the beginning of the week. We were all so excited to see her! We took her to Dauset Trails and it turned out to be a beautiful day and perfect weather. The leaves were all still so pretty and we all had a great time. We started out with a picnic lunch by the lake.
Emma enjoyed it, even though she only had a bottle!
Ben on the long bridge over the lake.
Checking out the turtles and fish.
Anna and Ellie. Poor Ellie had a terrible ear infection, but hardly complained. She's a trooper.

An owl, Ben's favorite.
Paul got very close to this huge buffalo for a picture.

Aunt Pat and Ben checking out the chickens.

What is it about little boys and rocks? They both wanted to load their pockets up and take them home.
He also wanted to throw them at his brother!
A nice pic, except for uncooperative Ben who was missing his nap at this point.

Father and Daughters
After Dauset Trails we headed to Indian Springs State Park.
The kids couldn't wait to get walk in this cold, cold water.

Of course you know what happened. It took Sam less than a minute to slip in and it took Ben even less time than that before he was soaked.
But they had such a great time.
And it was such a beautiful day.

Thankfully we found a pair of pants for Sam in the car, but none for Ben, so he rode home wrapped in a towel. We stopped at Dairy Queen, so he ate his ice cream in a towel, but he didn't care one bit!
It was a great day.

N N Nest

Sam's letter of the week was N, so we made chocolate nests.
They were delicious! (And so easy)
And so messy!
And did not last long at all!

An Autumn Walk

Last week, the leaves were so beautiful around where we live so I decided to take my camera on my daily afternoon walk. Of course, this little girl was the best view on the entire walk.
Beautiful colors this year.
But none compare to the blueness of her eyes!
Lake Wildwood

So cute and so tired by the time we got home.
The next day, Ben and I decided to walk down to the lake for some more Autumn beauty. The lake was so still, it was almost like a mirror, reflecting the colorful trees.

Another beautiful view! Although this one is quite dirty from eating chocolate cookies.

My walking buddy!