Thursday, October 27, 2011

Flying high

Nathan's fall break fell on Auna's birthday this year so we packed our bags, caught a plane and surprised our favorite 16 year old cousin/niece. Brandon was super excited because this was his first time on a plane. He loved everything about flying, the turbulence, visiting the pilots in the cockpit, and the snacks with apple juice. So much fun for the little man. Nathan was excited that our layover was in Washington DC. We flew over the pentagon and Arlington cemetery. And we saw the presidential helicopter fly by. Totally awesome according the Nathan.
The boys actually had no idea we were headed to see Rick and Auna. They finally figured it out once the saw Rick waiting for us when we landed. They were beyond excited.
While we were out there we got to see Auna play soccer, had an amazing birthday cookout, and hung out. It was nice and relaxing. The boys hated to leave their Auna and uncle Rick but we finally made it home. No matter how long we visit with family it never seems like enough time.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Picking pumpkins

It's pumpkin picking time! We love picking out our pumpkins for the front porch. It's always so much fun inspecting every single pumpkin to find just the right one. And every year it's such a hard decision. Should we get a green one, white one, red one or orange one? Should we get one that has bumps all over it or a smooth one? And I always get asked why we can't get the 500lb pumpkin that cost more that our house payment.

They finally decided to choose the coolest two pumpkins ever. We hauled them home, posed for pictures and proudly displayed them on the front porch for everyone to see.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Colors

We love our tree in our front yard. It seems like every day in the fall the colors change. Just last week it was completely green. This week it is green, yellow, orange and red. In a few days it will be completely orange. And then a few days after that we'll be raking up the leaves and jumping in.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Big day

Today Brandon and I had lunch with Nathan at school. Brandon packed his own Thomas the Train lunch box full of yummy food, asked me every 5 minutes if it was time to go, brushed his hair twice and literally vibrated with excitement.

We ate, talked, and giggled as Nathan pointed out all his friends. The boys got a lot of compliments on their healthy lunches as the other moms asked their kids why they don't eat broccoli and bell peppers for lunch too.

Once we were done Nathan went off to learn and play. Brandon and I came home to learn and play too. He learned how to tie his shoes today. ''Now'' he said ''I'm a big boy like bubba!''

Sunday, October 2, 2011


It's October. That means Halloween is just around the corner. And that means the house if full of wild imagination. Thoughts of costumes and candy are front and center.

I tried to talk the kids into being Popeye and Brutus or Alfalfa and Spanky but they wouldn't do it. I don't understand why they don't think my ideas are as awesome as I think they are! Geez.