Sunday, October 25, 2009


We carved our pumpkins tonight for Halloween. The kids always love this time of year. Isaac has been wearing his costume off and on for a while now. He even took Mommy on a practice walk around the neighborhood (at 6 am). Tori helped Rebekah with Lumpy and I helped Isaac with Darth Vader.


Lumpy looks like an elephant even when he is lit up. On the other hand, Darth Vader is barely discernable either way.


Isaac couldn’t handle not dressing up and putting the pumpkins out immediately.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Isaac's Pillow Talk

"Rebekah, when you snore you sound like Darth Vader. And Mom, you sound like a pig snotting." Unfortunately... he is probably correct =)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quick update

Benjamin has 2 teeth now and is crawling. He is a gorilla crawler! I love how different they all are =)
Here are a couple of new family pictures! Thank you Kiley!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Isaac’s New Room

Isaac wanted a space room really bad so we finally allowed him to paint his new room like space. He moved to the room at the end of the hall and we went all out. Here are some pictures. He absolutely loves it.

Here is the solar system he painted himself. All nine planets in order and fairly color accurate (even down to the great red spot on Jupiter). Thank goodness for cheap “oops” paint at Home depot and lots of little left-over cans in the garage.


His closet has lots of stickers that glow in the dark also.


The white spots are glow in the dark paint.


Yes, we even painted the ceiling black and painted glow in the dark stars on it.


His name is over his window.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Isaac’s First Fish

P1060453Isaac had lot’s of plans for this week in which Daddy and he were both on vacation. Most important of all were camping and fishing. We were able to go fishing yesterday with Grandpa Karl and Isaac’s school buddy Justus. We went to Silverwood lake and to everyone’s delight, Isaac caught a small large mouth bass. He was so excited. It was the first fish he has ever caught.

Blessing in Disguise

Despite the high hopes this vacation has been slightly different then planned. The weekend started with Rebekah getting a cold. This caused some concern since our carpool family for going to school had two children hospitalized for possible swine flu and what turned into pneumonia. Next mommy got it and then Benjamin. Daddy is starting to get it so he is next. I really feel bad for Tori as today is her second day laid up in bed. I once read that a father should learn to be a parent and not a babysitter. Boy do I have a long way to go. So the blessing is that I am home to help take care of things. At least everyone is getting it this week and will be well for all the big plans next week.