Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving and Leo's Baptism

So I may not be in lots of these photos - ohh the burden of having a cute little brother. Nonetheless we had a wild and fun trip to Ohio - lots of time spent hanging out with Cooper, Julia, and Aunt Nik - nik. And let's not forget hanging out with my Uncle Bill...he loves the little man...
And I loved watching videos with Julia...
This is my mommy's high school friend Mr. BJ with his adorable daughter, Madison, there are more pics of her to come...
Big Mama loves to cook and I love to taste...we make one hell of a team...
Here is Mr. BJ's beautiful wife, my Aunt Cindy...she is one happy lady!
Did I mention I like tasting Big Mama's cooking...
We even made the trip to Ryland Lake to visit the Morley's house - not that you can tell I made it there from this picture...I sense a theme...Leo being hugged and snuggled and me...
Watching all the love....
Boy, that little boy is clean....
Great grandma Irvin - she loves Leo..
And Grandpa is a funny man...
Ohhh Aunt Kari, I don't hate you, I just love to cry...
Oh look, a photo with me in it...must be a fluke!!!!

After a really fun turkeyday, we celebrated Leo's baptism. Here is Leo chilling with Madison...

Deacon Conrad, my parents, Leo's godmothers (his grandmas too!), and me!!!
The grandmas - even the great grandma!
Enjoying the beautiful day...by the way, I was baptized with another little boy...named Theo...so fun (he is in the video below).

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The blessing from Leo's baptism



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Eden...our little dancer

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fall Fun

We spent our first snowy Friday at Discovery Days at the Longmont Museum. We were supposed to paint flowers or butterflies on our faces...
but I am really into abstract art. Pretty impressive considering I did it all myself.

My friend, Maddie, also appreciates the aesthetics of abstract art. A little Incredible Hulk meets Salvador Dali.
Big Mama sent Leo and I bunny costumes. The idea is that we dress up together - but I am wearing his bunny costume here - so sorry Leo!
Speaking of Leo - he sure does like to sleep.
Frances, our neighbor, and I looking for some late fall bounty in the garden. The cauliflower just bloomed but it is not as good to eat raw as the peas were. The peas never even made it out of the garden.

The whole family went to a fall festival at a local farm. There were animals, corn mazes, pumpkin patches...but the best part was...
The barrels pulled behind a tractor. That's me with Papa in the last car. The tractor driver did donuts and launched us over a hill...it was awesome.
My first pony ride...the pony's name is Cupcake and now every one of my toys is named Cupcake.
This is Malia, she is often misstaked for my twin and here she is trying to steal my brother. Whenever Malia comes over she spends the majority of her time holding Leo or asking to hold Leo or watching Leo. Lucky for Malia, her parents are going to give her a baby brother soon and then she will realize how truly boring they are!
Leo, the fireman - although do fireman sit around with their tongues out...
Sometimes I just break into song...la la la.
Getting artsy with Papa - my first self portrait with the camera.
Another stunning photo taken my yours truly!