Monthly Archives: October 2011

Autumn Days

Fall is in full swing, the leaves are changing color, and the trees are brilliant shades of gold, orange, and fiery red. While enough leaves are still on the trees to make them look full and pretty, piles are accumulating on the ground, beckoning little kids to shuffle through and throw them about. There is fun to be had! Fall is such a pretty season, especially in the northwest, but I think even more so here in Snoqualmie. The colors of fall are striking in contrast to the blues and grays of the mountains and fog, and the lush greenery our region is known for. Yes, there is much rain to contend with, but it’s pretty even when it’s raining, and when it’s not, we get outside and enjoy all the northwest has to offer.

Kieron loves being outside! He’s learned the word “shoes” and will repeat it over and over when he wants to go out. When it’s raining, I say “I’m sorry babe, look, it’s raining, we can’t go outside right now.” But despite his usually mild manner, he can be quite stubborn. He will not take no for an answer. So sometimes I take him to the window, or even just outside the door, so he can feel that it is indeed raining. And when I bring him back in thinking this must be the proof he needs, he bursts into angry tears and makes his way into the coat closet where his shoes are kept. He goes inside, closes the door, and continues his pity party alone, poor little guy. Needless to say, I get him out as often as the weather and our schedule permit.

Avery is a busy boy between preschool, dance, and now swimming twice a week. He’s such a talkative, imaginative little guy, and is always cracking us up saying funny things. This past week he’s insisted on sleeping in his tent at the foot of his bed. Jonathan and I joke to each other that he’s “occupying” his room as part of the 99%. I can’t believe this is comfortable for him, but he seems to be getting a better night’s sleep down there.

I love pictures of toddlers checking out nature

Sharing the sandbox

At times they play quite sweetly

20 weeks

Brothers in coordinating PJ’s

Reading a story at bedtime (Kieron gets really antsy)

We peek in on the boys each night before heading to bed. This is what we found at the foot of Avery’s bed one night

And here’s our little Kieron sleeping

Jonathan got an iPad for his birthday, but it’s the little boys who get the most use out of it

My secret to getting veggies into a toddler who doesn’t eat veggies:

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Salmon Days & Remlinger Farm

We had an action-packed first weekend in October. That Saturday we went to the Salmon Days Festival in Issaquah. We had fun checking everything out and watching the salmon try to jump the fish ladder. At the end of the day, the boys got to try their first cotton candy, which they both loved.

The following day we met up with our friends/old neighbors, Jessica, Vasili, Lily, & Owen, at Remlinger Farm in Carnation. Avery and Lily enjoyed going on all the rides together. Before leaving, we treated Avery to his first candy apple. Avery saved some of the seeds and planted them in the back yard the next day. That’s when he informed me he was growing a candy apple tree!

Picking pumpkins

Jessica, Vasili, Owen, & Lily

Kieron loved playing peek-a-boo on the train

Snacking on kettle corn

The daddy’s and Kieron

Riding the train at the Salmon Days Festival (Avery appropriately picked the animal cage)

Go, salmon, go!

Tired festival-goer

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Grammy’s Visit

Grammy came out to visit at the end of September. As usual, we had lots of fun just spending time together and catching up. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my camera out until the last day, but here are a few pics of Grammy and the boys.

And here’s a random shot of some of the mischief little Kieron has gotten into as of late.

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Three Princes in the King’s Castle

We’re going to have one wild kingdom pretty soon here! We went in for the “big” ultrasound last Tuesday and discovered we’re expecting our third bouncing baby boy! It was a little bit of a surprise since this pregnancy has been different (harder than) the first two. And to be completely honest, the thought of having three boys, along with all that energy and testosterone, took a few days to used to. But now that the reality is setting in, we realize there is so much to look forward to about having a whole set of darling little animals gentlemen. For now we’re enjoying what’s left of the pregnancy and our time with just two boys, and are excited to meet our new little guy.

Here he his just shy of 17 weeks along

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