Thursday, October 23, 2008

Days seem to last Forever, but Years seem to go by in a Blink

I was doing my daycare duties the other day and there was this lovely lady named Norma in the nursery room that I was working in and she said something that was truly poignant. I don't think these were her exact words, but it was very close to it.

Days seem to last forever, but years seem to go by in a blink of an eye.

This statement is so true. Just the other day, I was anxdiously awaiting the arrival of Kevin so I could literally leave the house and be by myself. It was just one of those long days. It was early release and Will was having potty training problems of the very wet kind - like multiple times.

So, I thought I would just share these 2 pictures with you. I can't believe that Hunter is closing on 9 and Nate and Will are so close to being 3.

This is Hunter - not exactly sure what age he is in this picture, but still very much a baby.

And here are Nate and Will

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The pumpkin patch

I'm late in sharing, but not too late. We decided to go to a pumpkin patch south of us because it is so casual. There is a lovely farm east of us that is a lot of fun with animals, a hayride, maze, etc. but we opted for the self service patch. We ended up going to Frazier Farms down in Burlington and they had tons of pumpkins and lots of great photo opportunities. I just wish our little ones and big one were more willing to pose :) Anyway, here are some photos.

I have a picture of all 3 together, but its being cut off by blogger so I'll have to work on that one.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another Hair Cut

Today we went and saw Tammy. Hunter has seen Tammy his whole life intermittently when we can and Tammy did the Nate and Will's first "official" real haircut. The boys have been elsewhere but this visit was their best.

Nate was awesome and got right up, sat down, made faces in the mirror and was good to go. Will on the other hand struggled the 1st half, but settled down towards the end.

Here are the before and after pictures. Nate is 1st. I have to admit though, I like their long hair.

And Will

And before you even ask, think, or wonder... they are still in their pajamas. I like to bathe them after haircuts so I didn't see any good reason why they should get dressed and then get hair all over themselves and then get redressed. So there (lol)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Halloween from the past Part 2

Here we go friends... This was the sequence of events for trying to get a nice picture.

This is Will

This is Nate

Last year's costumes :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nate and Will's 1st Halloween - blast from the past

So, I (thanks to Kevin) have finally figured out how to get pictures from Smugmug (photo holding/sharing website) onto my blog and am enjoying sharing older photos of the family. I don't like to double post so I put some on my craft blog and didn't want to repeat them here, but since Halloween is right around the corner and I need some incentive to get going on this year's costumes I thought I would share some photos of the twins' first Halloween. Argghh... I'm being such a procrastinator too.

Its so nice when they are little because I get to choose what to make and what they wear, although Hunter has always been easy so I guess I'm just making a statement. Anyway, 2 years ago was Nate and Will's 1st Halloween and I decided they would be very cute as mice and I was right on! Hunter was also very cute as Robin Hood for I think the 4th year.

Its so sad... I don't know who is who... I am pretty sure that Will is on the right.

And since we are talking 1st's, here is a picture of Hunter on his 1st Halloween as a Lion. This costume was a lot of fun to make.

He was only 10 months old so he wasn't eating candy, but he did need some token pieces in his basket.


Monday, October 6, 2008

A little story

Not much is really going on here. I have a cute little story about Will though. Kevin is in Seattle for a couple of nights and the boys had been put to bed last night. I was downstairs and I heard one of the boys get up. I figured it was Will and sure enough it was. He met me at the back door and needed to go potty. No problem, he went and then right back to bed. I went back downstairs and a couple of hours later, I heard one of them up again. Again, I figured it was Will and yup, right again. This time though he was looking for both his brothers. Now don't forget that Nate was sleeping at the end of the bed and Hunter was in his room, but Will kept saying that he wanted Hunter for some reason. Well, I got him back to his own room, but he was insistent that he sleep right next to Nate, not their usual one at one end and the other at the other. It was cute, but that is my Will... He is my more needy one.

I'll try to get some sort of picture up at some point today. Maybe one of our dreary weather.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

San Diego - The Zoo

So here are some zoo pictures. It was a great zoo and we had a lot of fun. I also want to say that these photos were taken by Kevin (hubby) who is a fabulous photographer.

I love this photo of myself and no I wasn't one of the zoo attractions. I want to use this one for my avatars, I just have to figure out how to get switched over.

Ok, I guess I'm being a bit full of myself since this anotehr picutre of me (haha). Its also with Nate. We took a ride on one of thsoe double stacker buses and got a neat overview of the entire zoo. It was hot though.

I'm not goign to show you all the animals since I'm sure most of you have been to a zoo or 2 at least, but I don want to share a few of the best pictures. San Diego Zoo is known for their Panda exhibit and these pandas were the cutest ever.

And is this not the cutest ever, ever???

And I just like the look of this one.

And the polar bear. I love the underwater shots.

And I love this shot (minus the bone, but the bear's gotta eat!)

And here is my last picture of the tram. Hope you enjoyed them. The tram was fun to ride, but still gave me the shakes, being so high up. That 's Mira, Emylee, Bryson and Nate (I think).