Sunday, September 30, 2007

Park Play

Carriage Ride

Out enjoying the wonderful fall weather, we went for a walk on the nature trails with the kids in their "little carriage."

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Yard Work

Michael had a little team work in tackling the reseeding of the yard this fall. The kids had a lot of fun playing in the dirt with their daddy.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Turtle Tune Up

Dominic is getting very clever these days. We found him in the kitchen with a screwdriver working on his turtle. I guess he knows that it "should" have batteries in it....we just didn't put them in. Looks like he is working on a remedy to the situation.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Reconnecting with Mama

After picking me up from the airport the kids and I had the joy of spending a very relaxing day reconnecting. We played games, read books and had a fun afternoon at the park. It was so great to be able to get my fill of hugs and kisses. Dominic spent the whole morning on my lap...I think he really missed me. I had a wonderful time but it is so good to be home with my little family again.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Creating memories

What to you get when you have two 30 year old women & you take away their husbands and their children? =two really goofy women who think they are 23 again! We had a great time, taking walks, biking, thrifting, and laughing about the joys of motherhood. Lots of great memories made in three short days.

Visit to see the Ashby's in Maryland

My first big trip away from my family! I had to opportunity to stay with Gina and finally meet little Kaede. Andy was gone on a trip for the first two we had a lot of good quality girl time. Kaede is adorable, of course, he had a blast climbing all over my suitcase every morning after he woke up.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

She's leaving on a jet plane....

I went to the airport and saw my mama leave on a plane that looked just like this one. I sure do miss her.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Who says Carnivals are for kids?

The kids had a blast being driven around to all the carnival rides by Jeremy, their personal chauffeur of fun.

It's never too cold for candy!

The kids bear the cold weather for the joy of eating candy at the Riverfest parade. Although Jude looks a little skeptic and isn't so sure that candy is really coming.

Little cowgirl

Isabella is a natural on the range

Friday, September 14, 2007 our boy!

You would think that with all those girls around someone would be saving Dominic from the surprise tiger attack! (Luckily he was able to tame the beast before our fun evening with the Gilmore family was over.)

Ride 'em Tiger

Dominic taming the beast--that tiger will think twice before he attacks Dominic again.

Hanging out....making faces...having fun

A friend from the 'old Carbondale days' stopped in to see his favorite 4-year-old and to meet Dominic for the first time. Needless to say the kids adored Michael. We were grateful to be part of his travel plans.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Capturing the essence

100% Isabella charm

Deep in Thought

Dominic pondering life's biggest question: how can I get mom to give me more crackers?

Grandparent's Day at the Zoo

Taking a boat ride at the zoo with Grandma Mary & Papa Dave

Double date

Mary & Dominic, Jude & Isabella happily posing during their double date at the zoo. (parental supervision was provided by both families)

Hungry Deer

Dominic kept laughing so hard while trying to feed the deer that he dropped most of the food

Around and around

Grandma taking the kids on the carousel at the zoo--both kids were all smiles as it went around

Friday, September 7, 2007

Marker madness

Dominic how many times do we have to tell you that markers are not for eating??

Monday, September 3, 2007

Mommy & Me time

Isabella and her mommy went on an adventure without any boys. We had a ball! Here is a picture of her lounging after a hard afternoon of eating candy and ice cream.

Out on the open road...mmm sidewalk

For Labor Day we took the kids to the park for some biking adventures. Dominic road 1/2 mile all by himself..quite the champ

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Happy Birthday Smores

In honor of Daddy's 28th birthday we had a bonfire and had homemade smores. This was the first smore for both kids.