Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

Our family spent an extended Thanksgiving weekend at my parents home in Eldora. We enjoyed time with cousins, playing cards, many wonderful meals, fun with grandparents, and several competitive Wii games!

One morning Blake was looking out the window in my parent's dinning room and yelled, "neigh, neigh!" Nolan went over to see what he was talking about and there were several deer right outside their window. Blake thought they looked like horses and was very excited. He visited that window multiple times throughout the day to see if he could see another 'neigh.' =)

Unfortunately, I didn't get many pictures taken throughout the weekend but got a few of bath time at grandma and grandpa's house.

Brenna had a big milestone yesterday while we were still at my parent's house. She started sitting up on her own! She has been loving it and smiles so big like she is so proud of what she is doing.

She's getting so big!

Monday, November 24, 2008

race weekend

This past weekend my family got together for a fun weekend in Des Moines. My dad, sister Emily and I ran in the Living History Farms race. The race is North America's largest cross country race... meaning 7500 crazy people running 7 miles through 9 creek beds (freezing cold water), up muddy hills, over hay bails and sliding down steep slopes. We had a blast!! Check out some pictures of the race taken by the Des Moines Register here.

This is a picture of us at the hotel before the race... I wish I had an after picture all muddied up!

Saturday evening after the race I was 'trying' to rest on the couch- then the rest turned into hop on mommy. This picture really represents my life in a nutshell and I wouldn't trade it for anything!!!

Blake and Brenna have really started to play together. Blake loves making Brenna smile and giggle. I can't wait until Brenna is more mobile and can really play with her big brother. Here is a picture of Blake reading a farm book to Brenna. He was making pig and cow noises and Brenna thought it was pretty funny.

Monday, November 17, 2008

we love our grandparents

Nolan's parents came up to visit last weekend. We had such a great time- Blake has been asking about memaw and mempa all day today. On Saturday Blake and Brenna got to spend the evening with both Grandparents. Isn't it fun that Nolan's parents and my parents are best friends?!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

thinking Christmas

It's that time once again to start thinking about writing that Christmas letter and ordering those Christmas cards. I just wanted to let everyone know about Little Divas Designs.

Nolan's cousin is a stay at home mom and designs cards as a side business. She does such an amazing job! Be sure to visit to check out her Christmas designs.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

the game continues

We've had multiple videos on our blog of us playing this little game with both of our kids, but now the torch has been passed to Blake. The other evening we we just hanging out at home and Brenna was starting to get a little fussy. I asked Blake to see if he could make Brenna smile, and without any prompting this is what he did.

Monday, November 10, 2008

a fun visit

On Friday we had some very special guests at our house. My Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Sandi visited from Oklahoma. It was so great to see them, wish it would have been a longer visit.

Great Grandpa and Brenna

Thursday, November 6, 2008

the cutest thing...

Our friends Chip and Alicia came over for supper last night- we had such a great time catching up with each other. Even though we only live 40 minutes apart, we don't see each other nearly enough.

Blake and their daughter Elizabeth (10 months older than Blake) had a good time together. I have never seen Blake warm up so quickly to someone- they gave each other hugs all night long. How cute!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

blake the outdoors man

Blake loves spending time outside. We have been taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather before winter officially arrives. I heard there are chances of snow next Friday... yuck!

Blake helping Mommy rake leaves.

This afternoon Blake and I spent some quality time together hiking in the local nature reserve. Daddy and Brenna stayed home to watch the K-State football game. We had some great mommy/son time.

He spent a lot of time climbing on logs.