Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fun time this fall

We have had a busy month so far let me try to catch you all up!
Caden has been doing so good at school and growing up so much. It is amazing how many words and little sentences that he knows now. Its funny to think that we were worried that he couldn't say too much. I liked this pic of the indoor of Caden's fave places to play.

playing outside with the corn kernels and construction toys

Caden and Sammie checking out the toys in the catalog

playing out in the garage

Caden loves the lawn mower

Sam loved playing in the leaves, especially when her brother would jump on the pile!

first go at "pig tails", a little crooked but so cute

Monday, November 8, 2010

A frog, a bee and a Buzz

Buzz Lightyear, a bumblebee, and a frog
(notice how embarassed Nia looks)

Caden had so much fun helping with the pumpkin seeds.
And only half of them ended up on the floor!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall fun!

Happy 1st Bday, Samantha!
Hard to believe that our little girl has turned one! Unreal really. It is amazing how much she has changed our lives (I am sure Caden would agree). Sam is a very curious and fun-loving girl. I love that she finds joy in the littlest cute. We love you Samantha!
(I have pics from her bday and will post soon)
our little diva
All dressed up for Aunt Jen's baby shower
she loved going through the bag of tissue paper
Caden loves to pour the sand onto the picnic table...not one of my favorite things.
Too bad winter is coming because Sam has been really excited about the sandbox lately.

The Overfield Fall Festival was so much fun for the kids! They had a great time playing. All Caden wanted to do was to play in the huge sand box. He didn't care that there was a treasure hunt in the sand box...just wanted the backhoe and dumptruck and he was set to go in the sand box. Such a funny kid.
Our friend, Ben and his son Owen
Sammie loved riding the horse, Caden thought he might try but then found out he did not want to get on that horse!

mini bounce house

Samantha sitting in the fire truck! Bonus - seeing her sit there was all the motivation that her big brother needed to see! ha

Reading to the kids before bed one night. It is fun when they can just sit and listen to the book and cuddle up together. They have really begun to like our routine at nighttime of reading together in Sammie's room in the rocker.
Caden at the school (Overfield) sandbox, his favorite place to be when we go outside

Picasso painting at school

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Weekend trip to Columbus

Sammie will be one tomorrow, but I am running behind schedule with my pictures. Stay tuned for new pics of our cute little one yr old! Hard to believe that the year has gone so fast!

These pics are out of order, but hey what can you do! At the beginning of October we took the kids on a weekend trip to Columbus for my cousin Anthony's wedding. They had a great time seeing their cousins and some of mine too! The kids and I first started at the Columbus zoo (awesome!), then visited some friends and fed their alpacas, then we met up with Mark and my family at the hotel for dinner and that was just on friday. On Sat the kids swam at the hotel pool, stayed up late watching Toy Story 3 (which isn't as kid friendly as the other two), had a babysitter, and then had delicious ice cream on sunday and also played at the mall playground! We packed a lot into that weekend! Our kids had a great time despite the fact that Samantha was a little under the weather. Not sure what she had, but she has been teething and had a low fever, and then a rash when we got home...(maybe roseola).
Papa Joe holding the sick Sam and Caden chowing down on ice cream in Dublin
Jeni's ice cream is the best!!!
On the way to get ice cream!
Gigi, Cade and Aunt Jen
swimming at the hotel
kids swimming with papa Joe
(samantha was feeling a little under the weather, if you cannot tell)

Eating at the hotel with my cousins Theresa and JuliAnn
Pajama party at the hotel watching Toy Story 3
Visiting my college friends Karen, Lane and their baby Wolf (born on Mark's bday 3/30)
Sam and Lane playing with the pots/pans set
pic with us and the kids
feeding the alpacas
Sammie checking out the alpacas
Bats at the zoo
Sammie along for the ride
Caden was all about the polar bear statues...