Friday, October 24, 2008

More Cousin Time...

My sister and her kids came over today and we took a walk to the park. It was such a gorgeous fall day! We had a blast.. all of us!

Cole(27mths) and Evelyn(22mths) held hand along the way.. OMGosh it was SO cute!

Throwing leaves was a highlight!

As was trying to cover themselves with leaves!

My beautiful niece Regan (4mths)

Evelyn sitting in one of her favorite spots in the park!

Cole pushing his sister on the way home. He is a good big brother!

Thanking God today for sunshine and family!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cousin Time

It has been so fun lately to watch Evelyn and her cousin Cole play together. They are only 41/2 months apart in age (Cole is older). They both get SO excited to see each other these days and will actually play together for good chunks of time, too, not just the usual parallel play. Yesterday my sister came over and Evelyn and Cole were playing peek-a-boo thru the a hole in the play structure outside. They were both laughing so hard.. it was SO sweet! The pics aren't the best.. they both are movers and shakers so it was hard to get anything good.. but you can get an idea!

I am so glad Evelyn has Cole for a cousin!! We love him and ALL of the cousins!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Great Pumpkin

As I have mentioned before, both Doug and I aren't really halloween people. However, we still love a trip to the pumpkin patch every fall. I am not sure why, but we didn't go last year. So this year we made certain to take Evelyn out on her first pumpkin adventure. It was a glorious day today, in many ways.. but especially when it came to the weather! So.. off we went!

Here's where we went. Right off Roy Rogers Road in Sherwood. I prefer Sauvie Island, but this was closer and just as fun!

Hi, mommy! Thanks for the chocolate!

Excited to see the baby goats!

She was SO excited about the hay ride... until we got on! BIG tears!

Then we saw the pumpkins, at it was all better!


Not sure what this is about... :)

She really did look for that perfect pumpkin.. and then found it!

She had SO much fun.. can you tell?

We stayed out there most of the afternoon just letting her run around the farm. Needless to say she went to bed really easy tonight! :)

Happy Fall!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

I am a happy girl!

I have blogged before about how Evelyn hasn't liked ANYTHING in her hair... for most of her life! I am not a real "girlie girl", but I have so wanted to be able to "play" with her hair from time to time and have her like it, not pitch a fit and just tolerate it like she usually does. Thankfully she has lately been keeping ribbons in her hair... that is HUGE! Then, today it happened:

Evelyn asked me to put "cips" (clips) in her hair this afternoon!

"Mommy, put 'kip' hair 'pitty'?" is what she specifically said. So I had her pick out barrettes (she wanted yellow), she brought me her comb and let me put them in. She stood in front of the mirror and was just beside herself with joy! It was so sweet! Then I asked if I could take some pictures, and she said yes! AMAZING!

I think I to work on my styling skills, but regardless....

I am a happy girl!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Thanks for the cute shirt, Jody! We aren't too big on Halloween at our house, but cute stuff like this is fun! Bring on pumpkin candles, pumpkin bread, and of course, pumpkin spice latte's! Summer, I will miss you, but....YAY for fall!