Saturday, November 21, 2009

Halloween Fun - lots of pics

Halloween was a ton of fun this year! Gabriel had a festival at school and for Halloween night we enjoyed spending time with friends and family trick-or-treating!

Edward and I with Gabriel. We were both able to help out with his carnival. Thanks Grandpa for watching Kiera for us!

Fishing with his "girlfriend" Hannah

Trying to unlock the door at Mommy's station

Ball and bucket something or other station

Golfing at Daddy's station - Daniel couldn't be there the day of, but he did manage to make the putt-putt golf station! Good job, Daniel!

Gabriel and Kiera with their pumpkins the next day. They really had fun just walking around and pretending they were balls. Thank goodness they were never destroyed!

Attemptimg to get a picture on Halloween before trick-or-treating. It didn't really happen.

Our little dalmation. When given the choice, she chose to be a "dog-dog".

Our superhero Robin. When asked what he wanted to be leading up to Halloween, he kept saying wrapping paper. However we went to buy their costumes and he decided he wanted to be a superhero. He still enjoys putting his costume on!

Going trick or treating

Kiera caught on quickly!

Kiera with her Godparents!

Kami and Tommy took the easy way out! They had fun in the wagon.

Makayla, the duck, also caught on quickly and enjoyed the evening. Too cute!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


WE always make time for Disneyland when visiting California, and fall break was no exception.

Disneyland Fall 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Meeting Maddox and Seeing Edward's Nino and Nina

Meeting Maddox precious! Isn't he adorable?The Hache and Marcheson Families (I seriously love this picture because Edward and I have been waiting to meet Maddox and see Bryant and Shannon for so long!!!)
Edward with his Nino and Nina
Edward and Gabriel saying goodbye to Nina
Kiera and I enjoying the fire after everyone had left. We had a great day catching up with everyone. It really was special.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sushi and Pillow Fun

In an attempt to catch up with the blog, I am combining a few things we did over Fall Break.

Edward and his mom took the week of my fall break off in October, so we headed west to CA for almost a whole week. It was a difficult week, but we did have some fun, too!Kiera works on eating her california roll with a chopstick.

Gabriel taking a stab at it as well. He really enjoys eating with chopsticks just like his daddy and grandpa. (Yes Gabriel has really bad scratches on his face from a fall on the sidewalk. Thank goodness he healed nicely and we only look by bad parents through pictures and not in person any more!)

Gabriel took a picture of Edward and I. (By the way all of the pictures happened for pure entertainment, the wait and food took forever so we were trying to keep the kids happy!)
Kiera and GrandpaGabriel and Grandma

Sometimes I wonder how my children end up with bruises, scratches, and who know's what else. Then, I look at the folloing pictures and I realize. Maybe it isn't normal to do outlandish things with your children that may not always be the wisest or safest.

Here Gabriel is being pushed along the wood floor on a pillow by his dad to his grandpa. Okay, pretty fun.

Then, Kiera wants in on it. Okay, we can handle that.

Then they want in on it together. Not the best idea I have ever heard. This one, by the way, did not turn out so well. However, both children had fun and there were no major injuries, this time.

Friday, November 06, 2009

80's Birthday Party

Don, Tommy, Jen, Leia, Katie, Anessa, Me, and Edward posing for pictures
A while back Edward and I were invited to an 80's themed birthday prty for our friend Anessa. She really went all out and we really had a great time dressing up and eating 80's candy! Edward and Don both really liked that part. Anessa insisted that everyone dress up and even bought back up items at the Salvation Army in case people showed without their 80's gear. I will let the pictures tell the story.

Leia getting ready will all of her hairspray

Leia and Steve

Edward and I

The girls posing

Don and Tommy enjoying a red rope (disclaimer - no babies were hurt in the eating of the red rope)

Auntie and Tommy

Happy (belated) Birthday, Anessa!