Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ravine Romp

We had a fun little excursion this past weekend and a walk down memory lane for Chris.  There is a ravine near his childhood home where he would play and he has been talking about taking the kids to go stomping in the little creek and search for salamanders and such.  Well we decided to do it this past weekend and boy did we have an adventure.

For one the little creek was a major creek as we had a lot of rain fall recently - which meant we were still definitely doing it (you know once you go to all the work to get 3 little ones ready for something like this you don't back down unless you absolutely have to) but we needed to be a bit more strategic in our path.  We managed to wind down the sides of the ravine for a ways and then forged across at a passable spot - thanks to Uncle Scott who pretty much carried Shayden, Quinton and then assisted Sutton and me.  

The kids had a blast and it was a great memory.  I had a slew of awesome pictures except when I uploaded them I realized I had the setting wrong and the majority were blurry and just plain stunk.  Total Bummer!

Here is what did turn out...

Take note how wet Uncle Scott is...he was awesome!  Here he had just helped the boys cross and is dumping water out of there boots.

We can't wait to go back and do it again.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sutton Update

After glancing at our blog today I realized I haven't posted much on our little lady and how much she is growing and changing right now.

Accomplishments at the moment...10 months

Pulling up on everything and everyone.
Can stand for a few seconds without help but she doesn't know it yet.
Pointing and Screaming at things she wants, baby sign language used when she feels like it.
Saying "Da Da", "Ma Ma", "Teddy" and "Deer".
8 teeth are now present and accounted for.
Sleeping through the night = 12 hours.
Napping like a champ.
Hair is growing, although more in the back than the top.
Can climb a flight of stairs unassisted, coming down is an act of death defying proportions.
She has a deep love of "teddy" and "panda" and will squeal with delight upon seeing them.
Oh, and we are madly in love...she has her hold on us all.

A few pics from this month