Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gator riding

So it is the time of year when Eli is old enough and starts playing in the Gator. So when Luke was at preschool the other day Graham was driving it, but was going very slowly. so Eli got to go for a ride. He did pretty good, but didn't quite get the concept of holding on. at least he didn't fall out like Graham did on his first ride.!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

5 k

Joe and a friend, Marty, decided to run in a 5k race. It was this morning. So the wives and the boys headed to the race course to cheer them on. Luckily Marty's house isn't that far away and we could walk. We cheered on the running guys who finished under 30 minutes. Neither of them are runners, but they did a great job. We then enjoyed a brunch at their house afterwards. The first photo is of Joe running, he is the second runner. And the second photo, is of Marty he is the guy closets to Graham.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The cat

So today we came home and found a cat outside. Well actually Peanut had the cat cornered in the garage.

So Luke took to the kitten immediately and they have been best buds, or at least Luke thinks so. but the kitten has been purring and letting Luke hold him and play with him all afternoon. They were inseparable.

so we may have a new pet in the house. it has been called sleepy, sweet pea, scout, and thor, not sure if any will stick.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Aunt Erin's Visit

We all enjoyed having Aunt Erin visit with us for 2 weeks. She watched the boys while I was at work, and enjoyed it but I am pretty certain was happy to hand them back over to me each and every day. She played all sorts of games with them and created new ones. They went on hikes and were on adventures on the pirate ship, or Noah's Ark, or outer space with Eli the "alien" who would come and attack. We had friends and family over and went to church. We even went to the zoo and were one of only like 20 people there and enjoyed seeing the tigers and polar bears out and playful. We will miss Erin as she heads back to PNG for another year to do what God has called her to do.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bed changes

Well due to recent instances involved our little climbing child. We have moved the beds around. We had been trying to get Graham into his big boy bed, and have had success but seemed to resort back to his crib if need be. But we have been doing good this past week. So I watched Eli on the monitor today being upset about being in bed and was trying to get his leg up. He wasn't anywhere close to climbing out, but I would rather have him fall 2 feet that 4 feet. So we took the crib out of Graham's room and moved it into Eli's room, as it low sitting. Then we took down Eli's crib. We have the older 2 in 2 twin beds across from each other. Hopefully they are each enjoying their new beds!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Luke started preschool this year. He is going to the Montessori school here in town. They have 12 kids and he loves it. This is his first day of school taking in his special box. Since that time he has gotten the job of feeding the fish, he told me to sang the alphabet song to Lulu, he wants to wash dishes as his next job, is learning about the letter "b", and has some Good Morning Song he keeps trying to sing to us. He is enjoying his time for sure. Our little boy is growing up.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Visiting with Friends

With Erin being here, we invited our friends, Bob and Meghan McMichael out for a time of food, and smores, and fun. The kids are all very close in age and we had a great time together. They especially enjoyed the rocket launching and the smores.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Welcome home Sign

My sister returned for 2 weeks, and the boys made a sign for her. We covered the table with paper and let them go crazy with paints. I even got Eli's handprint into the action. The boys loved the painting and Aunt Erin enjoyed the sign.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Super Hero boys

We have recently gotten into being super hero's and fighting the bad guys. Here we have pirate/turtle graham, and turtle head/super luke who bravely got all the bad guys in a 5 mile radius.