Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pumpkins for the boys

Their first hay ride and their first pumpkin patch experience. They also got to feed the goats. It was a fun time with the boys and my cousin, Karen, and her family (Patience, Jaren & Grace). We came home, grabbed lunch and then we're off to our second pumpkin patch with friends Becky, Hannah & Sarah. Then we all went to the park. At the park the kids got to play in a big pile of leaves (another first). Enjoy the pictures, they're adorable!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Luke is FOUR

My, they are growing up fast. For Luke's 4th birthday we filled the floor of his room with 45 orange balloons. He got up at 5 in the morning and came to our bedroom. He said, "There are balloons in my room." I told him it wasn't "up-time" yet and he needed to go back to bed (please). He explained that he couldn't get to the clock (because of the balloons) to see what time it was. (He didn't have his glasses on and can't see the clock without them.) For dinner we had a pizza party. Papa and Boom-Boom, Aunt Joy and Lolly came to help celebrate. We had a great time.

Bend with Grandpa & Grandma Van Orsow

The boys and I had the opportunity to go to Bend to stay with Grandpa & Grandma Van Orsow at the Inn at Seventh Mountain. The condo we were in was one of the nicest places I have stayed. The view from my window was gorgeous. While there, we made cupcakes for Luke's birthday, went boating, played in the outdoor hot tubs and pools and played miniature golf. We had a great time! When I asked the boys what they liked best, Zane said playing in the hot tubs and Luke said getting a birthday card from Grandpa and Grandma.

Sisters in Sisters

Cade and I, along with my sister, Joy, and my niece, Lolly, went to sisters to walk in the Sisters Stride into Autumn 10k. We stayed in a cabin at Clear Lake and the kids had a blast sleeping in beds next to each other. Right before they finally went to sleep, Lolly said "Cader". About a minute later, as though he needed to save up energy before answering, Cade said, "Olly"...then they were both asleep. It was very cute! The walk was great...absolutely beautiful! We took our time walking (we nearly finished last) and stopped for pictures, snacks and whatever else struck our fancy. It was so much fun I hope to make this an annual retreat.