Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Cade showing off to Grandma and Grandpa his silly smile. He truely thinks he is smiling and puts on this forced, scrunched up face and just grins at whomever he is communicating with. It's pretty funny! Auntie Katie must have given him few lessons in the pre-existance!:)
Brinly's Favorite part of Thanksgiving:
This picture doesn't quite show the reality of how favorite this was! Brinly was constantly asking Lyndsey and, "what's that girl's name again?", Kendall to play dolls with her. Oh, it was so much fun!! Kendall and Lyndsey were such troopers playing along with her whenever. She hasn't forgotten!
James, that is definately an interesting view!
What is that?
The first victim, James. He was very willing to let Shane practice on him. What a great sport!
Black friday, we spent the morning at Tamra's house doing various things. Our main purpose was to help her with the leaves in her yard.
As you can see, Brinly enjoyed the event. She kept asking where the big comb was...meaning the rake. Cute little mind, so very logical.
That evening we had a great time making true blue gingerbread houses at Jay's house. It was a great time. Jay was busy making frosting for the rest of us decorating. Thanks to all her hard work, we enjoyed making a huge mess of sugar and candy.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, though it was VERY loud. We never thought that we might need ear plugs, but the kids were really struggling with it (Brinly didn't like the noise at all and Cade would cry out of pure fear). So, we found a vendor that wasn't sold out, and paid $1/ set of ear plugs. Here is Cade sporting his while in awe of the airplanes....who he was talking b/c he was SURE that those noisy contraptions were making that noise to communicate to him! It was so cute.
Grandpa and Cade..having a good time!
Brinly and Daddy inside some large carrier...huge, eh!
Although our Brinly is adorable in this picture...this is something I would never want to mix. Such innocence in a machine of war (though it is also the means of peace at times as well...just thought there is a bit of irony here).
As we sat on the flight line, we watched the famous Thunderbirds demonstrate their skills in formation flying. It was really pretty amazing to watch, and even more amazing as my Dad explained how such moves physically effected the human body (like flying upside down...he said he hated doing that b/c it literally hurts).
Sunday, November 4, 2007
We enjoyed a fun tour of the Hoover Dam on Saturday with Kathy (Shane's sister and fam), Scott, and Jaydon. It was really interesting, and the view was great! They are building a new freeway that goes OVER the dam, so there isn't so much traffic ON the actual dam. You can see the construction if you look closely. Anyway, it was quite interesting to learn how we are able to live comfortably in this desert environment. Thank Heaven's for so many people's sacrafices so that our little family could enjoy eletricity of every kind, and plenty of drinking water! We are so blessed.My cute hubby and son smiling on the Dam!
Shane, Scott, Kathy, and kids in a tunnel 50 stories underground next to the dam. Pretty neat.
Brinly and Shane generating electricity for the comupterized household.
Cade really enjoyed the tour, as you can see:)
Brinly and cousin Jaydon enjoyed the tour inbetween naps in the stroller:) Building memories...
Brinly, Cade and Shane enjoying the spooking little maze at the shopping area. What a cute Daddy!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Cade is on the verge of crawling. He gets up on all fours, and can move his arms and legs, but not together. He has yet to get that coordination under control. It's pretty cute though to see him try so hard to get something out of reach. He tries SO hard! He is determined, but he just isn't quite physically able to yet. He also is starting to gab, moreso when he is eating than any other time (like it is just so satisfying to have food in his mouth, that he has to express it verbally....pretty cute). And he is doing the "raspberries" ALL the time...drooling like crazy. Cute though.
Brinly went to the first day of her pre-preschool class on Friday. SHe thoroughly loved. In fact, when I dropped her off, she didn't even look back or say good bye!:) She just soaks in every minute. It's only once a week, but that's all we can do for now. We've been having a few potty accidents this week, not sure what the deal is. I think she just gets too busy and then has to go so bad, she can't hold it. Darn.
Anyway, doing well. It's finally starting to cool off just enough to make things barable at night. It is actually ok to go out for a walk in the evening. During the days it is only in the low 100's vs. 116. We've heard that this is the hottest and longest summer(lingering temps) Las Vegas has had ...we made it just in time! Lucky us.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
This week Brinly stopped asking me when we were going home. She is beginning to realize, this is our new home. She has asked when can we go play with Matilida or when can we go swimming with Matilida...but other than that she is adjusting well.
Cade is rolling over and becoming a little cranky with his aggravating teeth. The bottom right one has broken through, while the left one is still making it's way. Poor guy. But he is still a smiley little guy!
As for Shane, he is into his program neck deep. It is going well. First exam is Friday! He's nervous to say the least.
We miss Harrisonburg!