Sunday, December 14, 2008

Someone ordered Snow

Here's whats on tap for the next few days, wonder if it will be around again for Christmas. The Canady's are from Texas, where it snows once a millenia

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tree Day!

The weather was great today (read No rain!), so we decided to head out to the country and find ourselves a tree to put in the house. We ended up at a local tree farm (same place we got our pumpkins) and proceeded with the long and arduous journey of finding the perfect Christmas tree. The farm also had some added attractions for the kids for a family affair. Well we are just about ready for the Canady Family visit. Nana, Papa, Great Grandma and Great Aunt Shirley will be visiting this year for Christmas. Hope they like the tree!

"Hmm, which way do I go here, jeez these hay mazes are so confusing!"

Tyler attempting to set a new land speed record for sliding down a corrugated plastic pipe.

Just hanging out looking for the perfect tree
(that likely wont fit in our house and my husband has to carry)
This is the one? Doesnt look that big....Ryan can cut this down and carry it, and set it up no problem....

The cutting of the tree!

Hmm this didnt look that big when it was in the ground...pushing 8' with this one!
Good thing we have vaulted ceilings!

We decided to convert to LED lights this year and that included the ones for the tree, we like'em.

Here is the tree all decorated and ready for presents (that all depends on the boys and the naughty and nice list)

Time for another update, trying to stay on top of things around here with the holidays is definitely easier said than done. Anyhow, Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday we decided to get out of the house and go to the Evergreen Aviation Museum for some history. This is the musuem that houses the Spruce Goose (the ginormous wooden airplane that Howard Hughes built, think that movie the Aviator was about this).

Here is Tyler manning the guns of a bomber, I still think he has a ways to go before he can handle this one.
Liam checking out what its like to be in the driver's seat in the interactive learning section of the musuem

This is a Ford Tri Motor (commonly called the "Tin Goose"). It was both a passenger and mail carrier.

This is the famous "Spruce Goose" (our buddy Joe standing there at the bottom), I couldn't even get a picture of the whole thing its so big.
Here's Ty checking out what its like to fly the airplane. This was another interactive unit in the education section.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Truck Finally!

Well its not really new, but its new to me. Anyways wasn't planning on this till later next year, but an opportunity came up and I decided to get it. Its a 2005 Dodge Quad Cab 2500 (gotta pull a trailer, no its not diesel, could not afford that), but it has a lot more room for us and the kids than my old dakota did.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas on Wisteria Place!!!

Yes! That is correct, we have our Christmas Lights up already. Well almost up....there was a slight miscalculation and we needed to buy more lights.

So why do we have our lights up so early....??
We couldn't just let our neighbors be the only ones to have their lights up!!!
To those keeping score, our neighbor's technically won. They put the lights up real quick and turned them on, while Ryan was still putting ours up. But, by the time Ryan is done with our yard we are going to have more lights than them. I think the rest of the neighborhood thinks that we are all nuts, but what do we care?!

Landon turns 2!!

Ryan's friend from work Sara, invited us to her son's 2nd Birthday party. It was a John Deere party and there was a house full of kids, all under the age of 8. Somehow there was no alcohol served at the party and we all survived. Liam and Tyler had so much fun!!
Gracie is so cute!! Ryan kept trying to trade her for Liam, but somehow it just wasn't working!

Tyler stuffing his face with cake!

Liam wasn't so sure when I started to hold Gracie!! He got a little jealous.

There is the birthday boy!!!!

More Soccer Class!!

Ryan took our new camera to soccer class and figured out how to use the "action shot" feature and viola 130 pictures later, here are a few of the good ones!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Package from Latimer Point

The other day a package from Latimer Point showed up!! It contained all the wonderful Latimer Point items that one will need for the next beach season. The boys were especially happy to discover the beach balls. I have to say: Great- Grandma is very smart, you can tell she raised a bunch of kids herself....there was one ball with Tyler's name on it and one with Liam's name on it!!

Halloween Night!!

Ok, I know I am pretty far behind on my blog, but I am trying to catch up. Here are the pics from Halloween night!!! Our pumpkins are lit!

Liam got tired of walking, so good thing we took the wagon along!!

Tyler and Liam knew exactly what to do when we got to each house, they would walk right up and Tyler would ring the doorbell and they would stand their waiting for candy.

We took the neighbor's with us and Tyler had so much fun running from house to house!

Liam was able to grab a piece of candy, of course, I would not open it for him, so he just sucked and sucked on the wrapper until he would able to tear the wrapper and get some candy out. That kid was so happy!