Sunday, October 25, 2009

Yeah! Jeremy is home

Autumn is my favorite season. I get to pull out all of my cozy sweaters, and i just love the color in the trees. The crisp fall air that makes my nose cool and crunch of leaves beneath my feet make me so happy. There is nothing better than to play with the family on a cool fall day at the Finch Arboretum. And what makes it even more special is that we have been missing Jeremy for weeks now. It was nice to have him home for one day and not deal with the business. The boys raked up several piles of leaves to jump into and throw all over.
Lots of giggles, Carli especially enjoyed the leaf throwing.
I wish I had a video of that action.
Of course there was football involved.

And tree climbing...
more tree climbing...
and more tree climbing!
To end our wonderful family fall day we drove to Coeur d'Alene and had dessert at the dockside.
Yeah you know it. You love it. The way over sized desserts, yum!
Jer had the large Butterfinger dessert to himself (well Carli helped a little) and the boys had one to share. Me of course (being the lactose intolerant one) had huckleberry cobbler.
What a treat!
Happy Fall Everyone!

Greenbluff fun with Nana

Carli and Nana sat together while the boys and I did the corn maze up in Greenbluff. I am surprised that this picture turned out so well considering they were running around crazy, it was a little challenging to keep them together. We had to take turns deciding which way to go. We made it to the end ... eventually! What fun the boys had. I think their favorite part was the pirate ship you could climb on at the end.
This was the train ride, I absolutely think this is the cutest picture of Nana and Ave!

Oh yeah, i was there really!

Of course we had to get a pumpkin for each of the kids. I told Ave he could get any pumpkin he wanted but he had to be able to put it into the barrel. So he got this huge one in, and then like 5 minutes later he changed his mind, so i helped to get it out and he picked a different one, (about the same size) but because he put the first one in and he was SOOOOOOOOOOO tired, I helped with the second one.

This is Bo's selection, a little bit more modest in his selection!

They picked out a pumpkin for Carli together, with out any arguing either!
We ended the day with caramel apples, yum, then hurried home to prepare for Jake and Matts surprise party!
What a fun day we had and I am so glad Nana got to come with us and share in the fun!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What have we been up to?

Earlier this summer...
we took a vacation because Jeremy had a business meeting out of town.
It was so fun to tag along and get away from all the stress for a short while.
We got to see my sister and her new LITTLE baby boy Jack! So cute! I wish I had some pictures of our visit but Jeremy had the camera at his business meeting.
But here are some of the other highlights of our trip!
We always have to have a hike in there somewhere... My favorite part, smores on the beach at night! Yum

Jeremy skim boarding...

Oh no... what happened?

What a climb... but we did make it.

Silly bones...

My fire fighters...

After the climb up the tower.