{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Ethan's nightly book, included a game of peek-a-boo. To which he very happily and clearly replied,
"I see you!".

Here he is reading today in the cape I made him:)

He loves it!

Runs around the house putting his arms up,
spinning, and saying, "Shhhhwashhhhh!"

Wish I could slow time, but for now,
I will do my best to capture it!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Swings, Slides, and Smiles... Oh My!

Over the past week the boys having been getting lots of enjoyment out of the play-set.

The night we put it up!
~Proud Daddy & Son~

~Swing, Ethan, Swing~

He loves coming out after we take Orion
to the bus stop for a little morning swing:)
Still can't keep him out of our
neighbors sandbox though!

His favorite part by far is the slide!

~Swing, Orion, Swing~

Orion's favorite part is the swing
and the wooden fort area!
He has already fashioned himself a pulley system in the tree.

~Mommy & the Boys~

~Playful Daddy~

~Boys Wrestle~
Ethan can hold his own!

Ethan also has a new love for the trampoline,
since it was moved to accommodate the play-set.

~Up & Down~

But when he is done, he is done!

It feels great to be getting so much use out of our backyard...
we ae loving it!!

Some Assembly Required

Last weekend we finally purchased our very own new/used wooden playset! Ken found one on Craigslist for only $100, all we had to do was take it apart and get it transported back here. Our wonderful friend Andrew T. happily helped Ken take it down, load it, and unload it. Thank you Andrew!!!!

Once in the backyard it was our responsibility... so... can we build it? Yeah!

~The Parts~

~The Man~

~The Help~
Orion's good friend, Andrew M,
came over to lend a hand:)

~Oh So Level~

~The Assembly~
And we surely did:) The boys are soaking it up!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Folk Fest '09

A couple of weekends ago, while Orion was off at Grandmother's hanging with cousin Connor:) Ken, me, and Ethan were able to attend the annual Richmond Folk Festival downtown! So many sights and sounds for Mr. Ethan to take in... his favorite... the music and the animals!

~The Music~

~The Dancing~

~The Animals~

The poor donkey... Ethan was trying to pick his nose... YUCK!
I try and tell him...
You can pick your nose...
 You can pick your friends...
 But you can't pick your friends nose!
Oh joy of toddler innocence:)

~The Sites, Sounds, and Tastes~

~The James~
~A Daddy and his Boy~

~A Mommy and her Boy~
Ken snapped these photos of us and I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!

~The Boy~

Lately, for some reason, I have been quite obsessed
about taking photos of the back of Ethan.

~Favorite Photo of the Day~

~Us Three~

~Homeward Bound~

The day was a blast... but I must say, it was quite odd
(to me) to just be a family of three!