Thursday, October 28, 2010


We had a blast this evening with the boys going trick-or-treat.  Shayden was totally pumped up to get candy from anyone and Quinton was just so sweet in his little costume.  I love our neighborhood this time of year with everyone out on their front porches and ready to greet the kids...Its like one large block party.  Enjoy the pics from our evening.
(Eli, thank you for sharing your giraffe costume with Shayden)

Family Shot

Our little Giraffe

and our little pea pod

Monday, October 25, 2010

Demolition Day

A section of High Street near our home is being demolished to make room for improvements and I thought Shayden would enjoy a close up look.  So today for lunch I packed us a picnic and we parked across the street for a demolition lunch special.  His face was priceless and I was shocked he was actually able to consume any food at all.  Had my camera battery not worn out this blog post would have been filled with pics.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Carving Time

One of my favorite aspects about the month of October (besides the birth of Shayden of course) is the pumpkin carving leading up to Halloween.  Last year Chris got Shayden totally involved in this tradition and he absolutely LOVES every aspect of it.  Here is a snapshot of the two of them carving pumpkins last year and this year...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Fun on the Farm 2010

Each year my fabulous Uncle Jim and Aunt Rose host "Fall Fun on the Farm" at their property out in Amish country.  I look forward to it every year!  This year Shayden was enamored with the tractor and it took much bribing with food and treats to get him to even leave it for dinner time.  While much of the family couldn't attend this year John, Rachel, Eli, Norah, Papa and my gang had a blast taking in the scenery, hayride, homemade donuts over the fire and getting to catch up with our relatives.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Laughter is good for the soul

Setting: breakfast in the kitchen, Shayden is in his highchair, Quinton is in the bouncy seat and Chris and I are sitting on the bench - Chris' arm is around me.

Shayden:  Hey, what are you doing?

Chris: Were cuddling?

Shayden: No thank you.

Chris: Why not buddy.

(Shayden pauses for thought)
Shayden: I'm eating!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thank you

We want to give a big "THANK YOU" to our friends the Wannemacher's for coming to see us this past weekend...we had a blast getting to hang out with them over the Columbus Day weekend and more importantly getting to catch up with Sam, their adorable little boy.
Shayden and Quinton were pumped to have another guy to hang out with and we had a great time packing in the activities.  Here are some fun pics from the weekend.

Breakfast Buddies

Bath time

Brushing the goats at the zoo

Monday, October 04, 2010

Big Week

We have a big week ahead and I am looking forward to it and yet dreading it at the same time.  Shayden turns 2 this week, Oct. 8th.  Quinton turns 3 months, Oct. 7th.  And one our closest friends, the Wannemacher's, are coming into town for the weekend!!!  It is going to be a week to remember and I am sure busy with lots and lots of activities.  Get ready for some pics and posts.

Back to work...much to prepare for

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Shayden turns 2

Shayden celebrated his 2nd birthday today construction style.  All the family and a few close friends gathered to join us in a fun afternoon full of good food, a bulldozer pinata and a real life excavator - courtesy of Grandpa, which might make him the coolest one ever!
Shayden has been sick all week which made the party tough to pull off, we had to reschedule it once, but he pulled through and we officially kicked off his week of celebration.  Thank you to all our family and friends who joined us today and were super flexible with all the adjustments we made.