Sunday, October 31, 2010

introducing Ian the pumpkin

The first time Ian saw this pumpkin costume he claimed it as his. As soon as I said "oh, Ian you are such a cute pumpkin, let's take a picture" he started walking to the back door. I opened it and he climbed up on the bench for his photo shoot. I think he catching on to the routine in this house:)

I love this boy!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

pumpkin carving

the kids with their carved pumpkins
Dad helped Paul create a really scary pumpkin (at least Paul thought so)

Anna the super pumpkin carver. This girl works hard from start to finish!

the big boys

Ian giving his pumpkin a kiss...he loved it that much:)
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Monday, October 25, 2010

the pumpkin patch

this year we found a cute little pumpkin patch in Brownsville. The farmer was so sweet, she let the kids feed her chickens, she had a bunch of little ride on toys, and had some apple cider. The older kids decided we should buy a farm so we can have chickens in our backyard...sounds like fun to me!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Balley Show

We had the Robison cousins here for a weekend. Anna was thrilled to have a couple more girls in the house. One of the days I was invited to a balley (ballet) show. This is what I found. They were all so cute. I think I could almost have 7 kids...ok, maybe not.
the boys turn

even Everett got into it (in his boxers)

nice form Maddie!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Kip and Melanie blessed their beautiful baby boy Brady over Labor day weekend. We got to go to Portland and enjoy a family weekend away. We headed out to Oaks Park (thanks for the recommendation Parri!), met Kasey's girl Ashley, met baby Brady, and swam in our hotel pool (very high on the cool things we did list...for the kids anyway). It was fun times and we're so happy for Kip & Mel and Kasey & Ashley.
Unfortunately we only got our giant camera out at Oaks Park or else we'd have some sweet pics of: the entire group outside of church on Sunday, some on the train into Portland, and defiantly a couple of us riding the 8 seater bikes. Those things were rad, until Chris turned too sharp and fast and Everett fell out, that wasn't so fun. was great to spend a weekend with family in such a fun place. Thanks for having us Thompsons! We'll be back to visit.
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one of our favorite family traditions

dad. anna. everett. ian. paul. (mom behind camera)

anna's so sweet, she doesn't like to eat blackberries but she picked a bag full for the rest of us.
Ian did wake up with a sweet smelling diaper that night, I guess we should have stopped him...
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I love having play days with these two boys. It's going to be fun watching them grow up together.
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