Monday, October 13, 2008

Photos from Early Fall Fun

I'm trying something new. So, we'll see how it works. I know a lot of you would like to see more pictures than I usually put on the blog. So, for those of you out there who like to see LOTS of pics of the kids, this post is for you. If not, check back later for a more "traditional" post.

This past weekend Joshua got to experience what might be the highlight of his life so far. As are most little boys at this age, he's really enamored by truck. Big trucks, little truck, garbage trucks, semi-truck, fire trucks, etc. So, when one of the local fire departments held an open house this weekend for Fire Prevention Week, we knew we needed to go. Well, not only did they let you look at the trucks, sit on the trucks, and give out plastic fire helmets, they also were giving fire truck RIDES! I was so proud of Joshua, he said he wanted to take a ride even after he saw the long line and he made it. It took over 45 minutes of standing in line waiting his turn, but he was as patient as any two-year-old can be, even though it pressed into what would normally be naptime. The looks on his face while we were riding indicated that it was worth the wait as well. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall is Here!

Fall is here!

On the top is our front-yard tree, and below it is our neighbor's maple tree. The colors are just gorgeous, and we have had a week of fabulous weather. We are certainly enjoying this time of year, and making the most of it! We've been apple picking a number of times, and we go on walks almost every day. Plus, the farmer's market has been a fun experience this time of year, and we are still enjoying all of the fresh local produce.

For me, these couple weeks of the year have got to be my favorite. Wonderful weather, everything is changing. The heat of summer is behind us, and we can look forward to the winter activities soon (but not too soon). We all love getting fresh apple cider and making fresh donuts to go with it.

We all hope that everyone is getting a chance to enjoy this time of year as well!

Happy Birthday Liz

Happy Birthday Liz!

Today is Liz's 26th birthday, and the 5th one that she and I have celebrated together.

Joshua and Lydia and I are very happy to be able to celebrate another year with her.

On Friday I came home from work early (with the flowers you see above) to spend some time with her, and then we went out to dinner at a nice Italian place downtown while we left the kiddos at a friends house (This was all a surprise to Liz).

Then this morning I made a birthday cake with Joshua (Birthdays are not complete without a cake and candles), and we'll be having it later today once it cools and we can decorate it.

We all love you Liz (Mommy)!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A day in our life, as seen by a two-year old

Joshua loves to take pictures. He'd love it if we let him use our nicer camera--but he knows we have rules about that. He always reminds me that "Gigi lets me take pictures" but that "only Mommy and Daddy touch ours."(DSLR) He does on occasion get to use our point-and-shoot that we use for take-along, event type picture taking and he enjoys it to no end. He'd probably take pictures all day, every-day if we let him. Perhaps he has a career in photography in his future...or as you see in the pictures, maybe not! :)

I love how focused he is when he's taking pictures!

He's gotten a lot better at keeping the lens free of fingers, but sometimes in still creeps in.

Heads are optional, as you can see. :)