Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Waiting for their cousins to arrive at farm country
I loved these little chicks, so fluffy!
Doing the Cake walk-Oey, Jarom, Bella, Dax and London!
Waited in line for a good 20 minutes to get these wonderful balloons from the clown. Oey ended up popping Bella's by biting it.
We had Dax and London sleep over and walked to the Bakery in the morning. The girls picked out little cute doughnuts while the boys just wanted the biggest ones.
Then we walked to the farmers market with all 5 kids. This is my hotsytotsy honey.
This just so happens to be my birthday. We drove all day to Bend OR. Not the most fun thing in the world. But I saw a sign that said pumpkin milkshake and had to have one ( it ended up tasting too pumpkiny- I know, who would've thought). But the kids on the other hand had better luck. I gave them both a quarter, I was feeling generous - remember it was my birthday. And what do you know? They both get a orange gumball, which just so happens to be the lucky color to win ice cream cones.
The free ice cream tasted way better than my shake!
Another stop on the way. Matt and I were just cracking up over Oey and his awesome sweats (thank you Addie). It was an all too familiar look, the name Papa comes to mind.
Hurray- we finally made it.
Rowan, Jenny and Dana came to greet us first thing in the morning. Jenny had gotten Row and Bell matching shirts. We got to walk around beautiful Bend. It was the perfect fall day.
All the kiddos
Jenny and Dana took us out for a birthday lunch!! Dana surprised me with ice cream and a brownie plus one candle to blow out! Happy birthday to me!
We drove up pilot butte and played and took in all the views and some good ole fashion jumping around fun.
Matt's turn. Dana thought this was too dangerous!
Family picture in front of the sister mountains, too bad they looked washed out in the photo so you can't see them.
Again, my handsome husband with the wind blowing his curly hair.
Get ready, set ---
Jump! Was this one too dangerous too Dana?
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Last but not least! This is why I came to Bend for my B-day, was to see my sister in her first play in over a decade. SO worth it!! I was blown away and died from laughter. In the play she was the young other woman. I guess back in that day it was hot to have grandma hair. btw, she just found she will be in another play with a huge role- she gets to dance on a table!! It opens New Year's Eve. I'm going to try and make it there!!- Who's with ME!!?
Next day we went to visit my brother Rustin in Baker City, OR. Maya and Bella.
Here's their lovely family
Making Halloween cookies.
Bella made a million
And that's what Jarom made.
This is him delivering them to neighbors. They fell several times.
We ran out of counter and table space.
Matt took the kids to a 3D funhouse, I don't remember what I did.
Inside- oooo- aaaaaaaaaahhh, feel like I missed out!
This has been my form of exercise for the last couple weeks. We get so many leaves. And the kids always love to help.
It was really fun to see Oey try and walk around with his little short legs.
Matt's mom came to town and brought Joey and Emily. Always the best treat to have family in town! We feed the duckies. Everyday things that Nana never gets to do with the kids. So it made it really special. She also worked in Jarom's class one day.
oey and nannie
Nana loves to spoil the kids, and we love her all the more for it!! I went in the house for just a moment and came out just in time to see all of them chasing down the ice cream man. It was a great sight.
Joey and Matt, rocking away, the real star of it is Emily though. It is so fun to watch people who are good at this game.
Pumpkin carving party.
In order- Joey and Emily, Michelle and Bennett, and ours. We were really proud of it.
On Halloween we went to Matt's work to jump start our trick or treating. Oey didn't like his dad's new look at all. poor fella.
Link, our very own hero!!
Oey stealing candy. The kids don't mind. We all think he is the cutest thing ever and I'm starting to see we have created a spoiled baby, and it scares me- but it has stopped me. We will be in for it!
This is just like deja vu. Bella and Jarom had to be the same things as last year. We did update Bella's dress though. And now all three of them have worn the Bee!
I love trick or treating just as much as the kids. It's so fun!!
Nana came too.
Jarom, so pleased to get a magic tree house book from the used book store. Matt reads those books to the kids every night.
Running door to door.
Walking home! Hope you made it through the 2 hour blog. Love you all!!! xoxox