Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More outside fun

It's been such a warm November. It's hard to believe that tomorrow is December and winter's on it's way.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Baking with my Buddies

I am so lucky to be a party of an amazing MOMS Club. Our calendar is always filled with so many fun activities. We recently went to a "baking with my buddies" play date. Each kid had a bowl of ingredients and followed the directions to make cookies. It was so much fun! Ryder and his friend were too little so we tied them down to the chairs. They weren't too happy about it but Mason had a blast!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Ryder loves to climb on everything. It's not surprising for me to get something in another room and to find him standing a chair, table, the couch, etc. He will push one of the kid chairs to the end table and climb up onto the couch. He is crazy!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Our first baby | Coors

Since having the boys I haven't taken nearly as many pictures of Coors as I used to. We were outside playing one afternoon and the boys wanted nothing to do with the camera. What else is new. I still wanted to work on my skills and decided to turn my attention on Coors. She might be my new favorite subject! As long as I was holding a ball hostage she would look at me.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

winter storm Alfred

As I mentioned in some previous posts we had a big winter storm in October. Because the trees were still heavy with leaves the snow caused a large amount of damage. We were out of power for 8 whole days. Luckily we bought a generator before Irene so we were able to have heat & hot water. We had a couple lights and a working outlet in the kitchen. We had the fridge and extra freezer hooked up to it as well so we didn't lose any food. We used to toaster oven or grill to heat things up. It wasn't the most ideal situation but we were lucky we had a generator. We knew several people that had to leave their homes and stay with relatives or those that just stayed in their homes despite not having water or heat.

Here are some pictures from around our neighborhood several days after the storm. I still can't believe that all this was caused by snow. We have our share of snow in the winter but never damage like this.

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The kids didn't mind not having power. Ryder didn't know the difference and Mason got used to it after a day. If you remember he had to deal with it for 5 days in August and 3 days in June. "Oh no, we have no more power." is a part of his regular vocabulary now. The boys had a lot of fun playing inside with their trains.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Halloween was canceled

Due to the crazy winter storm Alfred that arrived the end of October our town, as well as a few others, postponed Halloween trick or treating due to safety issues. It was going to be the following weekend but things were still not safe. I'm glad my kids are young enough to not really know what they missed out on. However I am and I'm bummed I don't get to eat all their candy! We still had plenty of Halloween parties the week before where they got to wear their costumes.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

more of the little guy

I know focus is soft but I just love it anyway! Ryder is getting less cooperative and I had to hold him down with my feet to get this shot. Wait that sounded worse than it actually is. My feet were locked on either side of his body so he couldn't get up. I wasn't stepping on him!

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swinging fun at the park

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy boy

He just makes me smile all the time.

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