Friday, October 28, 2011

First Snow!

Well, we got our first dusting of snow.  We were sitting on the couch late last night when we heard our neighbor call "It's snowing!"  Unbelievable.  I cannot believe it is winter already.

A little managed to stick to the ground and stay the night, and someone was mildly excited about it this morning.  He's been dying to wear his new coat, which I told him we would only wear once it started snowing.  So even before breakfast he went out exploring.  Immediately and instinctively picked up a little chunk of snow and threw it as hard as he could into the neighbor's yard.  All boy.  Fun times ahead. :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Little Spidery Craft

So I decided to post this because it was the practically the quickest and easiest craft we have ever done, and I think they're pretty cute, and Alan loves them.  So if you're looking for a boredom buster on these cold rainy days (at least here!) before Halloween, here you go!  We don't even usually do anything this industrious, but I figured you can't go wrong with old lids. :)  Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I am the 99%

Hi, my name is Baby James, and I'm in the 99(th) percent(ile)... for weight and head circumference that is.  My height is lagging behind and I'm only in the 94th percentile.  I'm quite content to occupy my mama's arms, and I don't really understand what corporate greed is.  You wish you had my life, right?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Matchy Match

We are so lucky that some very nice people buy our boys cute matching clothing so that I can take pictures like these...

And if you really want to see some cute pictures of our boys in matching clothes you should check out our family photos on these links:

Sometimes I turn around and look at my baby and swear I've seen that face before...

Can you tell who's who??

Like father, like son.
Like father, like son. (take 2)
And I just love James' face in this picture. We all wonder what that kid under the sheets is up to most of the time.  :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Conference Weekend

I have to say, this last weekend was super busy and super fun!  The main event of the weekend was General Conference. We feel so blessed to be able to listen to the words of Prophets and Apostles of God.  It was a very inspiring weekend and we came away spiritually strengthened and edified and resolved to be a little better.

While conference took up the majority of our weekend, we did a lot of kind of random, fun, local things as well.  
On Friday we went to Castle Island and had a lot of fun at the fort and playground.

It was right on the ocean and we saw tons of boats and airplanes.  Alan had a blast jumping off these "walls."

And here are mine boys.

Friday night, Scott and I went on a date to the philatelic museum. (aka stamps :)  

As fascinating as stamps are, this we would not have normally been our first choice for a date activity.  But they had a Harry Potter exhibit, so I dragged Scott along. :)

They had lots of official Harry Potter stamps from lots of different countries, as well as stamps of different elements from the books/movies.

Luckily everything was nicely labeled or I don't think I would have known whose wands were made from Yew, Hawthorn, and Elm. :)

And of course Friday finished with the most exciting BYU football game I've seen in a long time.

Saturday morning we went to a pancake breakfast with some friends and then went to MIT to look at their Great Glass Pumpkin Patch.  The pumpkins were amazing.  If I ever have a couple hundred dollars to drop, I might get one. :)
Sunday morning we walked at the North Bridge in Concord.  It was amazingly beautiful.  I didn't bring my camera as we didn't know we would be walking in such a cool place.  So maybe we'll have to go back. :)  All in all a very fun weekend!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Apple Picking

Here are some pics from our fun apple picking adventure!  We were all prepared for rain, but luckily just a pretty humid day instead.

Anne came along for a fun day and to help me with the kids :)

Sarah, Kristin, and Lucas joined us as well!

Luckily our playgroup booked a "school tour."  I think it was much more manageable with a bunch of kids to pick these small bags of apples, rather than bushels full.  Plus we got donuts and cider at the end.

Here we are listening to the apple picking instructions.  Some people are more interested in the dirt than the instructions, but oh well. 

And we're off to pick a some...

Got one!

And looking for more.
Mamma and James helped some too

Of course, eating the apples is the best thing of all, and when you eat them on a tractor in your fireman boots, it doesn't get much better than that.
Until you want to please please please feed the goats

A very fun fallish New England trip!