Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our Life: November Week 2

November 2011
11.6 - 11.12
This is the dinner that Em made for us while I was making enchiladas.
She was really sad when we told her we had to pick it up before we could eat our real dinner.
She asked me to take a photo of it.  No problem honey :)
(A girl after my own heart.)

Noah tried to sneak a chip. . .
Not yet, buddy.

Wait... I think we put the wrong kid in the exersaucer...

See his red cheek?  That's because he's getting 8 teeth right now.
In other Noah news... 
Look who's learning to crawl!!!

Look out world, here comes Noah!

Smile for Mama!

...or pull your sister's hair...

The normal mess on my desk at the elementary school.

Thursday was a big day for Pete...

he hired a couple sound engineers & a bunch of fellow professional musicians...

...and recorded some of his marching band music.
We are SO excited to hear the results... I came by to bring lunch for everyone and they sounded A.MA.ZING!

Music clips coming soon to his NEW Innovative Marching website!
(He also hired a new website designer--exciting times!)
The site's not quite ready, but it's up and running.
Check it out at:

See you next week! 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Our Life: November Week 1

October-November 2011
10.30 - 11.5

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but it's still fun to see the kids all dressed up! 

Noah, Emily, Josie, Ella & Millie

(...and some of the grown ups too!)

 Thanks Stellingwerfs for hosting us all tonight, and for letting us borrow your cute little cow costume!

(Jamie made the costume Noah's wearing a couple years ago for her son, Hendrick, who is the fireman in the above photo that rescued his little kitty cat sister!)
 After the Halloween party we came home and went trick-or-treating in our neighborhood.
We have the best neighbors!  :)
Emily & Ava
(We spent most of the evening with Ava's little brother who was dressed as Buzz Lightyear, so Em started saying she was Jessie.)  :) 

Saturday morning we went for a walk to look at the leaves.
(Yes, for those of you in the midwest, we do have some deciduous trees in California too.)

Happy November!

Our Life: October Week 4

October 2011
10.23 - 10.29

Look who's 7 months old! 
He is on the move, and didn't want to sit still while I took his photo! 
Our happy boy. 
Always curious...  :) 
Daddy's little girl fell asleep during her book. 

It's pumpkin carving time! 
 I used pumpkin carving tools--other than a kitchen knife--for the first time, and was pleased with the results. 
 We went to a pumpkin carving party Saturday night and Tracey & Bryan's and I made the "WELCOME" pumpkin.
Sunday night we carved the cat/bat thing thing at home.  (I think it's a little weird, but it was Emily's pumpkin, Emily's choice & she was excited to help me with it.)

October Week 3

October 2011
Week Three
10.16 - 10.22

Playtime at home after church with the kidlets :)

Monday was Em's actual birthday.

She took cupcakes to preschool and wore her new cupcake shirt.

She got to choose dinner--anything or anywhere she wanted.
She chose Chik-Fil-A :)

After dinner we came home for dessert & birthday presents. 
 Happy birthday darling!!  
You are SO treasured & loved.