Sunday, October 31, 2010

Have A Happy Halloween, You Must!

Well, Dan won out this year on the Halloween costume debate!  Actually, it was more of a compromise, because he wanted Greyson to be something from Halo.  But, I draw the line when I don't know what the heck it is.  :)  I do think Greyson makes a pretty stinkin' cute Yoda.  :)  I realized that I made the ears like 2 or 3 times bigger than they really should have been, and I was going to change them, but then I just kinda fell in love with how amazingly cartoon-y they look on him.  

On Friday we went out to a pumpkin patch after the Halloween parade at my school.  Here are some shots we took like 30 seconds to get before Greyson was too annoyed by the straw.  We will be carving our pumpkin this afternoon, so stay tuned for some funny shots of that.  :)


Sunday, October 24, 2010


The week of fall break was emotionally draining and fairly stressful for me due to a tragedy at work, but I got through it and took Greyson home to visit the family!  We were there for 5 days and had a great time.  Greyson wasn't shy at all and just jumped right in to being at Grandma and Grandpa's house.  He slept great, although Aunt Amy (his roomie for the week) didn't!  :)  We spent a lot of time visiting family in the area and hanging out at home.  On Saturday we went to the coast and visited Uncle Jim and Aunt Wilda while they were camping.  Although a bit on the chilly side, the day was beautiful and it was so nice to see the ocean again!  This was Greyson's first real trip to the beach.  He loved the sand and the seaweed, but wasn't to excited about the cold waves.  We will have to try again when the weather is warmer.  :)  As usual, I wasn't too great at taking a lot of photos of us just hanging out.  I really need to get better at that!  Here are some shots that I did get, mostly of the beach day.

This is Greyson at my Grandma & Grandpa Hartman's house (mom's side) riding the same tractor we used to play on as kids.  :)

Hanging out with Uncle Jim by the campfire

 I love being up on Grandpa's shoulders!

 NO WAY am I touching that water!!

Thanks for such a great week, we had a wonderful time!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


We just got back from a whirlwind trip to CA for a fun family visit, but until I upload and sift through those photos, I am posting this sweet girl's mug instead!

Since before birth, Greyson and Brielle have had a special relationship:  their parents have arranged (and have been planning) their inevitable marriage!  But, our hopes aside, these two are great buddies.  One day, a couple of weeks ago, we took advantage of a cool afternoon and played at the park!  We love you, Elle!

This is their Abercrombie-"I'm-way-too-awesome-to-smile" shot (hence the b/w)

Silly girl!

Also, just a brief update on The Boy.  He has been learning and growing so much lately!  He is talking almost constantly, and we are always trying to figure out what he's saying.  He can appropriately say mama, dada, dog, milk, duck, bath, ball, uh-oh and probably a couple others I'm forgetting right now.  He also says "na" for food, "ba" for drink, "da" for outside, and stands at the glass door calling "daaa da, daaaa da" which we interpret to mean "Java."  We are so proud of all the new things he is learning!