Saturday, November 17, 2007

Playing in the leaves!!!!

Jared has been in the yard most of the morning getting up all the leaves in our yard - you could hardly see our grass, driveway or sidewalk!!! I have been inside trying to get things ready for when we leave tomorrow and I thought that the boys were out working - they were but they were playing too - what little boy can resist a pile of leaves!!!

My new favorite picture of Adley
Love the hair!!!
Playing in the leaves!!!
My boys!!!
Just thought I would throw in a picture of the boys b-day cake. It is 2 light sabers.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy Belated Birthday to Aidan!!!

Okay, so I am a couple of days late wishing Aidan a happy birthday and making a post all about him. First off - I can't believe I have a 5 year old already!!! Next thing I know he will be in the 6th grade, then high school, then on a mission. . . Ugh I can't even think about it - as much as I am excited to see him grow up - there is just something neat about having them little. I guess the good thing is that as he grows older he will be more independent and I will be a little bit more free. For example, Aidan can take a shower all by himself now - now I only have to worry about bathing 2 kids instead of 3. Nice!!!
Okay on to the pictures. . .

Leaving the hospital
Around 3mos6mosAidan's first Birthday!! Summer 2004 - 18mos
Summer 2005 - 2 1/2
Summer 2006 - 3 1/2
October 2007

So that's my big kiddo!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Adley is now 3!!!!

Happy Birthday to Adley!!! Adley turned 3 yesterday. I can't believe he is already 3. I have been looking at pictures of when I brought him home from the hospital and it doesn't seem like it was that long ago.
Well to celebrate Adley I am going to post pictures of him in the last 3 years - from birth to now.

Adley's first outfit - getting ready to leave the hospital
Adley and his big brother Aidan - Adley is 1 day old
Adley - 6mos
Adley 11mos
Adley's 1st birthday
Adley 18mos
20mosHelping daddy mow the grass - 22mosAdley turns 2 - making Rice Krispie TreatsHolding his new baby brother -Almost 2 1/2yrs
Adley - August 2007
Adley's 3rd birthday
Opening presents

Here is a video of Adley the morning of his birthday!!

We feel so blessed to have Adley in our family. I love to get the hugs and kisses he so willingly gives and I love the great big smile that comes across his face many times a day. We love you Adley!!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

October festivities

Okay here we go - I am going to try and sum up everything that we have done in the last 2 weeks in one blog entry.
Carving Pumpkins and Making cookies: We spent one night about a week before Halloween carving our pumpkins and making yummy cookies - thanks to the kit that my mom sent the boys. The boys had a great time. Here are a few pictures.

Carving with Daddy's help

Aidan's FieldTrip - So we ended up not missing out on Aidan's field trip after all. They ended up canceling the trip the day Aidan was sick due to rain so we were able to go the following Friday. It was very nice of the school to let Adley come as well. We went to an apple orchard and learned about different kinds of apples, took a wagon ride, walked through a corn maze and picked out pumpkins. It was fun to see Aidan interacting with the kids at this school.
Aidan and his friends
Aidan and Adley picking out their pumpkins
Aidan and one of his 'girlfriends'

Halloween - So for Halloween we had some interesting characters running through our house. Aidan was a Power Ranger, Adley was Spiderman and Eli was a jester. We went to our church for the trunk or treat. We participated in the annual chili cook-off again since last year we won first place. This year we didn't win but Jared's sister did - so we at least kept it in the family. The boys participated in the cake walk and then quickly trick-or-treated at the trunks because it was quite cold. Here are the boys dressed up.

Random Pictures - I have also included some other pictures - Enjoy!!!
This is how I found Eli one morning - standing up in his crib. He is now pulling up on everything. I am afraid he will be walking soon. Also he is getting in his two front teeth and has been a little grouchy.

Adley holding Miss Lily
Eli eating Cheerios