Friday, May 13, 2011
Monday, May 09, 2011
Below is evidence that one of the kids was sneaking drinks to Weston after bedtime. This is strictly forbidden as he is still working on making it through the night without accidents.
This next picture makes me wonder what it was that was in the cup....
Next, Britta documented the progress of her adult teeth replacing her baby teeth.
And finally, Britta captures Weston during a major railroad construction project. While clothing is optional, hard hats are required on the job site.
We got the kids together for a couple of pictures too:
Each of the girls wearing dresses in colors that suit them (ask Stephanie). Each was excited to receive a new dress for the occasion.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Avery liked to spend her outside time eating the snow. Don't worry. She knew to avoid the yellow snow.
Cars were stuck in the parking lot for several days. One of the benefits of Snowmageddon and Snowpocolypse was a coming together of neighbors to help shovel each other out.
Our neighbors built a snow slide and the kids slid down it like penguins.
Ben helped the girls build the rebel base on the ice planet Hoth. That's Star Wars for those of you not in the Star Wars know. The fort lasted for three days until the sun, I mean the galactic army destroyed it. The topmost picture shows Eden and Britta in a light saber duel.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This is Weston at 10 months old. This was about the time he decided he was old enough to sleep through the night. I think he wanted to make sure he had plenty of food reserves, just in case it was a REALLY long time until breakfast. He has always been smiley.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Last year, Stephanie, my younger brother Alan, and I took the kids to the temple on the 23rd of December. We enjoyed the lights, the nativity, and being close to the temple. We also caught a free handbell concert in the visitor center. I love handbell concerts at Christmas time. I think this was my second most favorite Christmas concert ever. My favorite had hand bells, a full orchestra, a choir, and "falling snow" (really a disco ball). We left that night in high spirits, deeply satisfied, and full of Christmas spirit.
If you are near DC, you should check this out. For more information on the DC temple lights and concerts, check out the website: http://dctemplelights.lds.org/
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Then we headed for Shenandoah National Park's famous Skyline Drive. This scenic highway is purportedly used for filming many of the car commercials where you see a car zipping around curves with great fall foliage in the background. We drove in about 20 miles hoping to see some brilliant colors, but the changing of leaves this year really didn't peaks until a couple of weeks later (around October 25th).
At the end of the day, we found a shady hiking path with no stink bugs, and we were able to convince the kids to get out of the car. We spend a good hour exploring the trail, looking a fuzzy caterpillars, moss, mis-shapen trees, and all sorts of things. Alan took several pictures, including one of our family:
While we were probably out a little to early to see the colors we had hoped for, the weather was beautiful, and we took away several fun memories ...and a few stink bugs that hid in the cracks of our car doors...