Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Madison - 9 weeks

Aaron and Ryan as "robots" - we made them out of our many boxes that we have around :)

Aaron and Ryan try out the french horn

 Ryan tries out french horn for the first time

Aaron tries out french horn for the first time. I was super impressed that they both can get sound! Daddy was proud!

Melissa and Derek's Wedding - October 16, 2010

 Hanging out at Grandpa Jim and Grandma Kit's hotel waiting for the reception. Ryan was supposed to nap...ha!
 Aaron was a big goof, but a cute one!
 Grandma Melodi wrestled Ryan to get him ready to go
 GQ Aaron
 Nancy (Derek's mom), Grandpa Jim and Ryan
 First dance
Father Daughter Dance
Mother Son Dance
 Are we done yet?
 Aunt Julie and Aaron
 Ryan dances with Aunt Melissa
The fam dancing...I look pretty scary...ha!
 Grandpa Jim and Grandma Kit...the happy parent's of the bride
 Ryan and Daddy dance
 A big family dinner the day after the wedding. We took advantage of all of the space we have at our rental. What fun!
The groom's cake!  The boys wanted a piece so bad at the wedding. Thanks guys for sending it with the family! The boys were super excited!

Aaron has learned how to swing himself! - October 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Aaron's first bus ride

 Aaron was so excited to get on the bus. He still loves riding the bus.
Such a big boy made to look so small getting on the bus!

Ryan at the bus stop

September 10, 2010 - Aaron's first day of kindergarten

 I dropped off Aaron and picked him up on this first day. He cried all the way home because he wanted to ride the bus. He has riden the bus ever since. :)
Shadow Lake Elementary

Matt's first football game at Tahoma Sr. High

 The kids made Matt a cape for his first game, which he happily wore.

 The boys and Madison at the game

Yep, Madison slept through it

Our temporary new home in Maple Valley

Our amazing rental...thanks to some connections in Matt's new school district we are renting this huge 5,000 sqft house on nearly 7 acres! The big catch is that it to is on the market and has been for nearly a year and could sell at anytime. Agh.

 One of my favorite features is this big deck off the main floor of the house. The deck is fully enclosed, so I don't have to worry so much about elk, deer, bear, bob cat, cougar and coyotes (all of which have been seen on the property).

The boys love the scares me, but so far so good.
There is also a play house...a little over grown and the spiders like it.
After a good sweep out...the boys played in it.
Love this picture. Looks like Ry is calling everyone in for dinner while Aaron lounges on the porch.
The first three weeks at the house we let the dogs roam the property. They LOVED it...that came to a quick end when I had to drive miles away to pickup Squires. No more romping, sadly. The lady who had found Squires warned me of all of the dangerous wild life that roams our backyard (coyotes, bear, bob cat and cougar) and suggested that we don't let our animals roam.

Part of our rental agreement is that we maintain the grounds, all 7 acres. It took us 6 hours on the riding lawn mower the first mow. Matt now has it down to 5 hours.
Yep, that elk is in our backyard. I counted 6 points on his rack! Geesh! We have had a great time watching the elk in the yard. We had had up to six at a time.
Taking a drink out of a Home Depot bucket. Ha, ha.
Mom and baby
The boys love watching them.