Thursday, December 4, 2014

Halloween through Thanksgiving

Riley took some great family photos. Can you believe we got one with nobody moving?

The most beautiful wife ever?
We spent a week in Cancun at an all-inclusive resort. Here we are laying on the beach.
And here we are laying by the pool. (Pina coladas not pictured)

Romantic dinner on the beach
We came back home to snow

Isaac and Papa at Thanksgiving

The traditional Thanksgiving post-meal walk
A very Frozen family: Elsa, Anna, and Olaf
His first time trick-or-treating

Violet making a "leaf kabob"

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A few updates

Our new front porch area looks great (thanks Nate and Mike)

Violet invented a new snack: ants on a leaf. It's cheerios on a pickle, I can't say that she actually tried it.

Cooking scrambled eggs for breakfast by herself

Driving brother around

Isaac and Daddy with matchy outfits

Isaac not feeling that Olaf costume at the Halloween party

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Birthday, Isaac Atlas!

 My baby boy is 1!  Ok, so that was last month.  But we celebrated him like crazy.  He is a constant source of joy, love, snuggles, enthusiasm, loud screaming, grunting to get what he wants, smiles, and general enthusiasm for life. Here are some of my favorite pictures of my favorite little dude!

We sang him happy birthday at our bbq and gave him a cupcake.  I was surprised that he didn't really go for it!  I always thought that tradition was kind of silly, but we tried it anyway.

Big sis always ready to help

pretty underwhelmed with the whole experience

signing "all done"

Love these pajamas on my sweet boy

So big!  He can stand and walk by himself, but he chooses to crawl since he is so fast!

I could just eat this little face.

Official birthday chair picture!

Sweet boy with lots of teeth

Big hugs for Elmo

Sometimes you like the birthday chair...

and sometimes you don't

This wild man has wild hair to match

Getting ready to go down the slide by himself

really excited to see daddy!

snuggles with a sweaty mom


Kiss those lips all day long. Just all day.

Happy birthday, Isaac man!  Oh how we love you!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Summer wrap-up

Summer feels so far away.  While I'm glad to be in a new season of schedules, preschool, BSF, and other stuff, I already miss it.  Here's the rest of our summer adventures I didn't get around to posting until now.  Looking at these makes me feel nostalgic, can you believe that? In no particular order, here we go.

V making chocolate dipped pretzels for our bbq dessert contest
Smiles galore for an Aunt Riley visit

Our love for our neighborhood pool cannot be measured

In action!

cute kids

This kid-sized trampoline has been fun

So much bike riding makes for a very confident biker - she can ride her bike to the park and back without much help now!
sweet sweet snuggles from the sweetest boy

Some permanent art on my dermis, as my sister would say.

Ready for the triathlon!

And...done!  Yay!
Violet proudly helping "on stage" at a local art festival