Thursday, December 13, 2012

Older pictures, but it's been a while

I've heard some (ahem) feedback that we haven't been the best blog updaters.  That may be true, so here are some recent pictures that we have that you may find interesting:

That's Francine holding a slug.  Yes, a slug.  She doesn't seem that mortified - big surprise. 

 This is Francine playing with something VERY messy at school.  I don't know for sure what that is, but it looks like it shouldn't come home.


Here's a picture that Walt drew.  The Big Question asked at school was something that grows in the jungle and something that lives in the jungle.  On the left is a palm tree complete with fronds and coconuts.  On the right is a gorilla, and he signed it as well.

Sorry for not having more, but things have been pretty busy around here.

Saturday, November 24, 2012




We had some extra fun at G-ma and Papa's house today.  We had originally planned on leaving this afternoon, but decided to stay an extra day.  These are pictures of the kids playing in a leaf pile with their uncle Troy.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lost tooth.


Walt lost his first tooth this afternoon. Here is the aftermath...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

after rejecting the first and 10 more tries...

This was Francine's first school picture.  We hated to do re-takes but honestly the first one was horrible....  She  is so cute though, but it was awful. :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Great Weekend

Saturday the tempertures reached into the 80s so we decided to head out West to our favorite park.  (sara also suggested it so she could go shopping at Von Maur) The kids love to play together and I think that the tire swing was the highlight of the time at the park. 


After park and shopping we met up with the Kendalls for a yummy lunch.  Nanny and Poppie stayed with us last night so the kids loved seeing them and sharing all about our fun day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Zoo Morning

The kids were off school today for teachers' Professional Development, so I took the day off.  We spent the morning at the zoo.  It was a bit chilly, and many of the animals had been moved indoors for the winter, but we did get to see a few, and also were able to ride the carousel 3 times.



Saturday, November 3, 2012

Blue Angel Jet

Walt and dad went to the Science Center today.  A new piece that they have is an F-18 from the Blue Angels.  Here's Walt:


Monday, October 29, 2012

Dress up/Early Halloween Fun

Francine (and Walt) loves to dress up. Tonight she saw her Halloween costume sitting out (dumb me for not putting in a bag) and she HAD to wear it, which would be fine if we didn't have a messy dinner and she wore it through dinner (I know that one is on me as a parent).


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Anyway, she also loves to spin and spin, so here is a little of Francine the Pirate, and the end  is walt trying to scare her.  (which he loves to do)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sleepy Francine

I'm not saying that Francine put herself to bed, but I will say that she took her own initiative in selecting her sleepwear after we closed her door....


Pumpkins 2012

Bob was not too interested in carving the pumpkins, but they turned out great. Walt requested a bat which bob hand drew, and Francine wanted a Happy Pumpkin. 
So tonight we lit them on our newly painted enterance.  (we just had all of the trim around our windows and in our enterance painted, wow what a difference it makes!)
Making roasted pumpkin seeds tomorrow. 

The kids can't wait to go to Gavin and Zoe's for Halloween!