Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

















We celebrated Thanksgiving this year at Aunt Jackie's h
ouse. Lots of cousins were able to make it, and the house was packed. We ate great food, played games, and watched football. Aunt Jackie set the garage up for the kids, with toys, their own tv, and space heaters. They had a terrific time, and we didn't have to have them underfoot the whole time. They also played outside, climbing the tree and playing fetch with the dog. With healthy kids like these, who wouldn't be thankful?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Cabin Fever

After being locked in the house all day because of the weather, Payton had a serious dose of cabin fever. We put on his rain coat and boots and went out to splash in the puddles (before Mom pulled her hair out). Payton loves to find big puddles and splash, and he found a great one this time. Unfortunately, he dressed himself this morning, and he decided underwear wasn't going to be part of his outfit. See for yourself!

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Graduation!!!!



I finally completed my goal of earning my bachelor's degree. I graduated from George Fox University in June (they have a Boise center). I majored in "management and organizational leadership," which is a business degree. There is a lot that translates nicely into my current job in law enforcement. Now, I am contemplating going back for my master's degree after Payton is in school full-time.

GiGi's Birthday!!








We made a quick run over to the coast, to surprise GiGi on her 80th birthday. We stayed in a nice little cabin in Netarts, and went to the beach, even though it was raining. Try telling a 3-year-old he can't go to the beach because of the rain. We went to Fred Meyer, bought the boys raincoats and rain boots, and they had a ball.
At GiGi's party, Luke helped GiGi open her gifts. Payton helped by licking the frosting off her candles. I was so glad we were able to make it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ghosts of Halloweens' Past




Payton's prior Halloween costumes. Way too cute, wasn't he?


(The lil' pumpkin is Lukas at 10 weeks.) Bamm-Bamm is 18 months. Yoda is 2 1/2. Superman is 3 1/2 years old.
At 6 months, he was the little pig.