Thursday, October 29, 2009

Out of the mouth of babes...

Elijah: {undiscernable, loud talking while standing on top of his toy box, looking out the window}

Momma: "Elijah, go get your pants so we can get ready to go."

E: "Momma, I'm talking to God!"

M: "Oh. Well, hurry and finish talking to God."

E: "Almighty God...{other words} me. Amen."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dear Elijah is really working on loving his sweet sister. She loves him back an incredible amount! Her face totally lights up (almost) every time she sees him. Elijah started helping Mr. Moose take naps all around the house. He likes to put a blanket down, turn off the light, and make "Old" cozy.
Sometimes Mr. Moose gets to sleep in Haven's crib, which is a real treat.
I should probably take this as a sign that Haven has outgrown the bouncy seat, but I haven't.

For a brief interlude from our own family's darling photos {wink, wink}, look at this awesome picture of Laura, Baby Luke, and Matt.To see more of this great photography visit Kelli Trontell's blog and see more of Luke's fabulous pictures here. We love this family!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One Sunday at the Park

Boy was that fun!

Little Gangsta

This little guy would LOVE to be the boss!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wilson County Fair

Grammie & Grampa took the whole family to the fair this year. Elijah was so excited to see the donkeys, goats, chickens (even one hatching!), other fowl, flying pigs, and more donkeys. The fair was also fun~:-) Grampa dressed appropriately for the occasion.

Grammie & Elijah watched this ridiculous children's comedian. Elijah was NOT impressed.
Haven loved it! "Lights! Lights! Lights!!!"
As you can see, Luke is clearly living up to his title of "big cousin" these days.
Three generations:

This wasn't even a ride but it was really fun for Elijah!
This ride was not so much fun for Elijah. Eric's thoughts: "Please help me not to throw up. Please help Elijah not to freak out. I really hope I don't throw up!"
An up-close look at the famous racing pigs.
The absolute highlight of the fair was this petting zoo near the back. At first we couldn't find it and Elijah started crying. Thankfully, some bystander heard his sad little cry and pointed us in the right direction. Elijah LOVED this. He loved it SO MUCH that I bought him a second bag of carrots ($1) without hesitation. That is the kind of generosity I show to my kids.
In the petting zoo we saw a kangaroo, camels, more goats!, llamas, porcupines, and a host of other animals. We'll be visiting this place first and frequently at any subsequent fair visits.
Despite Eric's ridiculous drive time to the fair and Grampa turning in early, we had a great time. Thanks for a fun night out Grammie & Grampa!

Family Photos

Yep, it's going to be hard to get a good one...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Picnic of Birthdays

Family birthday parties are the best and, thankfully, we get lots of practice celebrating together! This picnic party was for Grammie and Grampa.