Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Halloween is almost upon us. And that means it's time to carve pumpkins. Emily decided her's needed to do a headstand, but she put the eyes, nose, and mouth in the right spots (assuming it is indeed doing a headstand).

I'm gonna have to slow down. You guys are going to start getting used to daily updates :).

Pumpkins make a pretty decent seat

For those that don't know, Emily is a tomato connoisseur. At least as long as they are grape tomatoes and in the box.

Putting the silver stripes on his costume.

Ewwww, slimy pumpkin.

Lid off...

Cleaning them out

Looking inside

Drawing on the face.

Punching a starting hole for the saw.

Pooh needed somewhere to sit while Eli played in the swing.

Guess that's enough for the evening, look for more tomorrow.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Catchup continuted

OK, this should get me caught up on pictures.

Emily is a big fan of the giant Pooh that Rachel gave Eli a few years ago. The thing is as big (or bigger) than she is.

If she can't talk someone into reading her a story (usually not a problem) she'll thumb through a book on her own.

Alicia and the kids hit the pumpkin patch. As usual they had a good time.

"I want that one"

Emily hauling her gourds around.

Alicia had gone inside to make dinner, Emily stood at the window saying "Mom, mom, mom".

Tinkertoys, the universal toy.

Ring around the rosie...

Emily was waving at a monkey

And here she's waving at some fish

Alicia made Eli some new dinosaur overalls.

Emily talked Paw-paw into reading her a book. Took lots of persuasion.

Eli talked Paw-paw's brother and his wife into helping him build a fort.

Sam modeling the top to Eli's Halloween costume. More pictures of that to come later.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Pictures, finally

I know, I know, I promised new pictures a month ago.

So here they are.

first, is there anything cuter than two kids playing together? OK, maybe playing in the street isn't best setting but you take what you can get.

Enjoying an ice-cream sandwich on a warm fall day. Alicia found these mini-sandwiches, Emily ate about 1/2 of hers and decided to swap it for some cheese.

Later she went for some grapes.

I think she was laughing a Whitney, not certain though.

Pig-tails and cheese, isn't she cute!

Eli's packed and ready to go for the trip to Oma and Opa's

Emily's making sure we don't forget her favorite books or bears.

On the way we stopped and visited with Ethan. He did very well sharing his toys. He even let Emily play with his balls, though he got rather protective about a few of them. All in all a good stop.

Ethan giving goodby hugs. Emily was more cooperative than Eli but....

Emily enjoyed the blowup punching bag

Deep in thought about a puzzle

Eli helped Oma clean out the fish pond.

Emily tried out the trike when Eli wasn't using it.

Emily found a crokay (sp?) ball. Glad she didn't drop it on her toe.

Eli and Opa constructing a lego plane.

Emily the center of attention.

She even let Ben hold her.