Monday, November 17, 2008

Calvin's 18 Month Photos

Calvin fell off the kitchen counter and it looks as though he may be losing his front two teeth. So, we thought we better get some photos done - funny, he didn't smile or show his teeth in any. Everytime Deb got near him with the camera he would give his shy expressions. Oh well, we did try!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treating with Julianne, Jon and Jack

Julianne, Jon and Jack came up from Vegas to celebrate. We ate with the Hewett's and Marsden's and then we all went Trick or Treating - It was a fun night! While we were out trick or treating, Julia and Jack started crying when they heard the loud fireworks that started going off a block over. Hmmm. . . . I wonder who was lighting them??


Calvin is our little monkey - literally - he climbs and swings from everything so we thought the costume was fitting!
Julia was our little witch - this was the first year she truly caught the Halloween spirit and went trick or treating (she refused all previous years).

Kate was a cute little pirate! We were in charge of the class party this year - whew! Glad that's done -

Abby came up with the half girl/half boy costume idea. So, we went to DI and found a couple of outfits to cut and sew. It turned out pretty funny.

Jacob is way too cool to trick or treat with the fam anymore. He was a ghost bank robber. He and his buds bragged 10 lbs each of loot they got that night.

The Hankin's Annual Pumpkin Carving Party

Oct 30th - The Hankins host the annual neighborhood pumpkin carving party. They empty their garage and then we carve, eat and then judge - it always ends up being a great time!

Kate and Abby's Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Staheli Farm Corn Maze

For FHE this week we took the family and our nieces, Gabby and Trina, and went to the corn maze. We played on the swings and checked out the animals. By the time we took the ride over to the maze, it was dark, cold and windy. It was pretty eerie to wander through the corn field with the wind blowing in the dark. A few of the younger kids got pretty scared. But, we made it to the bell, gave it a good ring, and found our way out. We then warmed up with some hot chocolate and headed home.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Our First Posting . . .

Yes, we have finally succumbed to blogging. I knew this day would probably someday come - I was just resistant. But, seeing as everyone is doing it and believing that it is probably the best way to keep my parents in England current on the family - I finally did it. Now . . . to find the time to actually post . . .