October 2012

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First things first…. costumes.

Luca what do you wan……. BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!!

ok how about baby sister…. She’s alien….. she goes OoOOoOOoOOoOOoooo

Costumes check. Time to wind down and go to a concert with daddy… time for You Who PDX!!

Aight Luca we need a pumpkin.  It needs scary eyes, a pointy nose, wiry atenna, and lots of teeth

note: Kitty did not necessarily appreciate the use of her decorative mini pumpkin

Time to party at Dad’s work

How many licks to the center of a tootsie pop? …. apparently it’s still 3

Ready to go

To infinity and beyond… Buzz say that… no no dada … Buzz say that… you no say that.

some candy…

and some more…

and a little more

and time to head home

All pau

Happy Halloween Everyone

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Pumpkin Patch!

It was a cold and rainy visit to the pumpkin patch this year, but we decided to brave the elements anyway. After all, what’s a bit of rain to a family of Oregonians?

Powering up
Flying through the pumpkin patch with Grammie and Pop PopMore flyingBundled babyJust a little peek from inside my warm cocoonThis way GrammieAnd this one, and this one…This one looks pretty goodYup, I’ll take it!Family photoTwo silliesFun with the grandparentsAfter a serious (and muddy!) downpour of rain, we were rewarded with a beautiful rainbow

King of the mountainHey this looks like funGoing upOn top of the worldSupernatural toddlerSaying Yelling “Cheeeeese!”

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Bird Feeders

Every weekend Chris and Luca go outside to mow the lawn and fill up the bird feeders.

First, the bird house

Inspecting the seeds All done!Getting a lift from DaddyGot it!Steady…Keeping an eye on thingsGoing in for a closer lookFinal inspectionLet’s go!One more boost
Silly boysBaby love

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First Bath

Autumn had her first bath today!

Big brother Luca helps out Clean baby Happy baby

Baby bath robe

Fuzzy head

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Tami, Toby and Isaiah came by for a visit today!

Cooking up some treats for the grown ups Dump trucks!

Cutie Isaiah

Our beautiful families posing for a photo Our beautiful families in their natural states


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It’s been a great two weeks since baby Autumn joined our family. We’ve had lots of visits from family members and we’re enjoying this sweet newborn time. It has been such a great experience going through pregnancy, birth, and welcoming a new baby the second time around. Having been through this once before, we are not only more relaxed but also much more conscious about really appreciating every moment. We know how fast time passes and how quickly kids grow. I read somewhere recently that parenthood is a mixture of both happiness and sorrow – happiness with all the growth and new accomplishments that you witness your children making, and at the same time sadness for the younger stages that are forever gone. How true!

Here are some snapshots from our household over the past two weeks.

Meeting Auntie Kimmy and Uncle Kyan
Meeting Grammie

A rare quiet moment from Luca

Luca gives Grammie a temporary tattoo (I believe it was a flaming motorcycle!)

Daddy love

Meeting Grandma and Grandpa

Meeting Uncle Travis

Nap time with Mama

And Daddy

Getting to know big brother 

This is how Luca likes to eat his apple slices lately

More nap time

First outing to the park

Play time with Mama and camera

Visit from Auntie Barbie and Uncle Justin

To infinity and beyond!

Oh Buzz Lightyear, how I love you so

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