Monday, February 14, 2011


Can you believe our little boy is FOUR? I still can't...

Blake turned four on Friday, here are a few pictures of the celebrations that took place at our house over the weekend!

Blake had a 'construction' themed party with his friends on Friday. Complete with hardhats and tool belts. So much fun!

Blake was so excited about this game. Only one of those caution tapes was attached to a trap door that let the candy fall to the ground. Out of ALL 18 pieces of tape, guess who picked the right tape on the very first turn... yes, the birthday boy!

Grandma and Grandpa Farwell and Grandma and Grandpa Glace got Blake this GeoTrax airplane. It's up in his room... with dead batteries. :) He has enjoyed it so much, but I think we need to invest in some rechargeables!

Happy Birthday Blake! We love you so much. You continue to amaze us everyday with your inquisitive spirit. You are such a smart little guy... I love that you can read books to ME everyday before naps! You are such a joy in our lives Blake and I am so thankful God gave us the gift of you 4 years ago!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

the most wonderful time...

Christmas music playing, cookies baking, kids laughing... it is the most wonderful time of the year.

Here are a few December pictures thus far. So much going on and so much to be thankful for.

The first snow of the year and the kids were SO excited! There wasn't too much on the ground but Nolan and I shoveled a pile for them to play and jump in. There's plenty of snow on the ground now and chances for more tonight... Nolan is already planning on taking them out to play when he gets home from work tonight.

Christmas in Eldora with Grandma and Grandpa Glace. The girl cousins... Brenna, Hannah and Ellie.

Don't forget about the boys! Zach, Blake, Boaz and Cainan. (2 more cousin's to add to the mix in 2011!)

Christmas in Kansas with Grandma and Grandpa Farwell.

The Farwell cousins (minus Malia). Kenton, Addie, Nevaeh, Josie, Blake, Koralee, and Brenna. (2 more cousins to add to this mix as well in 2011!)

Christmas in Kansas with Great Grandma and Grandpa Anderson (my dad's side of the family). All of the great grandkids that could make it, along with Santa. No crying when Santa walks in at this house... the kids were thrilled!

Praising the Lord for the gift of His Son and wishing you and your family a very Merry Chirstmas!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

no girls allowed

Blake was content playing in the guest room this morning, Brenna was downstairs with me. The kids rarely play seperately so I asked Brenna why she wasn't playing with Blake, she replied "I can't!" So, up the stairs I go to see what Blake was up to... and sure enough, no girls allowed. :)

I found this sign hanging on the guest room door. He hadn't even asked for help with the spelling... pretty good for 3 years old!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This tough little girl had a bit of a collision yesterday... a collision with the side of the refrigerator.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

my favorite things

Monday, October 18, 2010

to the farm

Today we headed out to what we thought was a pumpkin farm. Not many pumpkins to be found, but a simple little farm open to the public during the fall. The kids and I were the only people there this afternoon and the farmer gave us quite the tour. We saw roosters, peacocks, fed the cows some squash, fed Wilber the pig some milk, walked through a corn maze, chased kittens, and dug around in a corn kernal sandbox.

The kids had a blast and it ended up being a very fun afternoon on the farm... but we had to stop at Home Depot on the way home to find some pumpkins! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

baby abby

Meet Baby Abby.

Baby Abby has become QUITE important in our home lately. Baby Abby goes everywhere with Miss Brenna.... to the store, to church, outside to play, all around the house.

Ever since we told Brenna that she was going to be a big sister, she took to this baby doll. It's fun to see her so excited about taking care of Abby (her name selection!). Abby even gets daily pushes on the swing.

Anyone remember Silly Buddy? Well, her former favorite frog has taken a back seat to Baby Abby.