Sunday, July 18, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
One of the most exciting parts of Aunt Aubrey's visit was that she brought the smaller of her two dogs for a road trip companion. The boys are DYING for a dog. I told them we couldn't have one until we have a backyard (i.e. the next house, which should be bigger and we should be done with crawling babies). So, they were ecstatic to have a dog for a week. I felt bad for Aubrey - her dog Sam was definitely the star of every day. To this day every dog is "Sammy" to Luke and Nathan is convinced that Sam is the perfect dog. These three boys definitely wore Sam out with all their loving!
I love the happy look Carter has in this picture, though it makes him look so old. It gives me a glipse of him as a goofy teenager.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Here's what the outside of the yert looks like:
And an inside view with the boys looking comfy:
The boys being boys - getting their energy out with a boy wrestle!
A view from inside the dune buggy:
The last day of the trip ended up in Eugene. Dad of course had researched fun parks they could play at and get energy out at until the grand finale - watching "How to Train a Dragon" at the theater. The boys don't get to see movies in the theater often (come on - 3 kids ages 6 and under? Not the best use of money - we do better at home!), so this was a treat and it was especially great to have such a good "boy" movie out after the baby was born. They loved it!
Here's a picture holding up their movie tickets, anxiously awaiting:
I can't thank Matt enough for all his hard work in planning and executing this amazing boys weekend. I hope the boys will remember in some small way how much their dad loves being with them, wants to be around them, and wants to make memories for them. It's never easy, but always worth it.
And, I will end with a picture of another little guy who is worth every sleepless moment and hour tied down nursing - precious Graham:More to come, hopefully sooner, versus later!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Then, minutes later, the goofy smile we love him for!
The track ball action begins!
After our picnic and sports, we headed off down the trail into the woods to enjoy the nature. The boys had a fun time trying out the simple pleasures such as stick races and Nathan got a kick out of this natural seat.
In the midst of the woods is a pretty (though probably manmade) duck pond, with the occasional otter spotting. No otters were seen this trip, but we loved this duck that looked like someone painted it.
The boys looking handsome in front of the beautiful spring blossoms!
The boys were determined to wade in the water. So, we let them try and then laughed at their squeals that somehow this snow run-off wasn't very warm!
Nathan's GQ pose infront of the duck pond
It was a perfect family day. Beyond that I guess you could say I am "nesting", though in my mind it's totally practical to be cleaning and organizing - I don't want someone coming over to my house in the middle of the night if I make a mid-night run to the hospital and be met with a dirty house! Plus, the more that is clean now, the more I know I will be able to relax and enjoy our baby.