Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nona time!

At the beginning of October, my mom- Nona (that's not her name, but its Italian for Grandma, and that's what she's is called) my brother Eric, and our family friend Chaz, came to help me for almost a whole week!
it was awesome!
Nona got to take the 3 older kids on special "dates". Mason loved hers so much, she wanted to keep going on them. Helps when you get a toy and a treat, and have someone who will listen to you prattle on and on and on and on....
Mason loves to talk.
All 3 of my happy helpers, worked so hard while they were here, whipping our yard into shape, helping me change where my homeschooling room was (yes, it was just done in September, but I needed it to be somewhere else) and other little projects that I just never have time for.
The kids had a wonderful time with their Nona, and Uncle Eric and Chaz. And are waiting for them to come back.
Mason had such a wonderful time she tried to get in their car and go home with them.
but we kept her here!
Thank you so much for all of your help mom, we miss you!

Eric and Campbell wrestling

Mason apparently telling them how to wrestle.

Mason flat out refused to take a posed picture with Nona.

she was out of there!

Now, Henry is quite the ham, and takes great pictures.

such a sweetie!

love this picture!

hard to believe that Eric and Wilder are closer in age then myself and Eric.

Nona and her newest grandbaby.

can you see the small red glow?

Nope, i still don't want a picture, thanks.

and off for more wrestling!

We love you Nona and Uncle Eric- and next time Chaz, i need some pictures of you and the kids!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

playing catch up

in attempts to be more organized with my pictures, i have a strange system for marking which shots to blog with. and then i can never remember if i have posted them, or if i haven't.... so if i have, my apologies- but i'm trying to catch myself up here!
so enjoy, some random pictures of the kids from september!

little momma

giving kisses to wilder is one of henry's favorite things to do.

snuggling together with books.

too cute.

learning on the ipad..... really, we've loaded with educational aps.
and one stupid slingshot game.

Friday, October 15, 2010

fairytale land.

wow, so almost a month ago (is that even possible?) we took the kids on an outing to fairytale land (and then i got to go on my favorite outing- IKEA!). we had been once before, when i was newly pregnant with henry, and had uncle steven and aunt ashley in tow, and sadly it was one of the hottest days in august. campbell had fun, but didn't really know what was going on.
but now the kids love to watch superwhy on pbs (or for us, on our instant play from netflix) so i thought that they would have a bit more fun this time around. and luckly for us, we only had to pay for sam and myself and campbell.
so we headed out, early (for us) and had a wonderful time!
no fear going down the big slide.

i think she wanted to bring this home with her.

more slides.

this girl will seriously do anything.

henry didn't go on all the slides, but he did have fun wandering about.
but here's a smaller slide that he liked.
with daddy's "help"
no seriously, he liked it.
and there is our little boss. she was telling all the other boys proper playground behavior, and instructing everyone on what to do.

all the different themed slides were quite the hit with campbell, although after these pictures were taken he did briefly disappear from us, there is just so many great things to see at fairytale land and he started to wander off.... he was quickly found.
ahhh, trains, always a favorite.

owl's treehouse. there was a group of kindergarten boys racing down this slide, and mason wasn't worried one bit, as the group ran up towards the stairs mason was at their heels "hey boys, do you want to go down the slide with me?"
she's trouble i tell you.
i love baby-wearing.
climbing on the block of cheese.
this cracks me up.
and this warms my heart.
breaking some rules.
so snuggily.
all tuckered out, and ready for lunch.
if you haven't been to fairy-tale land, i think you should go. we had a lot of fun, and will probably try to make it down at least one more time before the summer is over. and yes, i can say summer in the middle of october, as it is still fairly warm here.