Sunday, November 25, 2007

Post Thanksgiving

We had a nice Thanksgiving. It snowed just enough to make everything pretty and not enough to be too problematic. Nanny and Poppy were here and did all of the baking with the kids while I was at school on Tuesday and Wednesday... it was fantastic! The turkey was pretty and we even remembered to get kale for presentation (per Meadow's request). We had dessert over at Lenae & Scott's and we all had fun watching River run around like a crazy man.

We went to the tree lighting on Friday and froze our buns off! The lights are really beautiful, but I swear it gets colder every year we go.

Mike bought a new camera so I'm just installing the software now. I haven't really played around with it yet to see what it can do, but I'll try more soon. Although maybe not until closer to Christmas since the semester is wrapping up and I'm pretty busy - we'll see...

On the domestic front, we found a magic (I swear) spot removal product. The ingredients aren't listed and I don't know what exactly is in it - but it works! We had a few grease spots that I had just resigned myself to living with until we replace the carpet - and they're gone. It's called Folex. Here's a link:

Here are a couple of snapshots that we took this week.

River is checking out the new camera box. He's got a thing for boxes.
Meadow was moving and the camera shot her and everything else looks like it was moving - weird. She's got curlers in her hair.
Hunter objects to having normal pictures taken, although he does seem almost amused.
Off to study before the Bronco game!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Broken camera

Well, the camera broke this weekend. Downside, no new pictures. Upside, I am going to post a couple that are in the computer already - they're just not new.

Not much new really. I wish I could remember a funny story to share. It seems like Meadow has been saying things lately where Mike and I look at each other amazed at her vocabulary. This, of course, is where I should provide an example. Apparently I have used all of my short term memory for school and have lost the details of the cute kid story. Bummer.

Nanny and Poppy are coming for Thanksgiving and we are all excited! They're coming in right when we're supposed to get some snow so we may have a white turkey day...

I promised the kids we'd start putting up Christmas stuff this weekend so we're cleaning today and should get to decorating tomorrow. Mike put up some of the Christmas lights on the house this week since the weather was so nice.

Here's Meadow with her kitar. That's what she calls it. Unfortunately it's in need of repair since she discovered that it's not as strong a bridge as she had hoped. Still, I like to think she'll appreciate this picture when she's a rock star some day.

He was trying to grab the camera and I thought it was funny. He has so many teeth!
This was taken last winter when he only had two teeth, but it's one of my favorite pictures. He's stylin' in his Elway jersey.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I've got a huge exam tomorrow so I've been studying most of the weekend. We're all healthy, with the exception of Lola - she's got an ear infection this week.

Gonna cut it short, I need to study. I did get one picture that catches the mood of the house this weekend.....

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Another busy week. River has a terrible ear infection and after two rounds of antibiotics he had a series of shots (6!!!) this week to hopefully get rid of it. I feel like we live at the pediatrician's office.

Parent teacher conferences were this week. Hunter is going through a testing boundaries stage. Ugh. Meadow is doing well and has a much better attitude about school.

Tough week to be a Rockies and Broncos fan. The game today was rough.

I've got some pictures I shot this weekend.

Hunter, with a smile. I actually caught him laughing!
She's just so much fun...

She volunteered to wash the table and chairs.
Apparently didn't want proof on camera.
So I'm working on dinner for later and I hear River in the back. I assume he's just emptying the cabinet again. I turned around to find this instead. (The garbage can is on top of the stove because River thinks it's ever so much fun to empty it.)

Caught in the act!
This is what happens when you raid your big brother and sister's Halloween candy and are discovered.

Have a great week!