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Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Time

Halloween is just a few days away. Here is Coseete getting her hands dirty

Isaac had to get in it as well. I am so glad most of it was out already.

So cute, they are holding hands for the photo...can you guess what we carved?

It is a Pirate Skull, it looks better in real life.

Ethan got anopther gift in the mail today so we had fun opening it. This is what he got.. a coat and a truck. Thanks Grandma Frost!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Working on the View and a Party

On Saturday Rob decided he wanted to see the beautiful view out our back yard through the kitchen window. So, we started a little project...

Here is Cosette helping to knock down the side of the awning. She is a hard worker.

Part one is complete...the side is OFF

After disconnecting the sides it obliged and fell. Disassembly was much easier on the ground.

The next part was much more difficult in that we had a spa under it so we had to disassemble it while it was still up on the air. Thank goodness for skill saws.

Here is Ethan getting into the action. He knew exactly what to do with the hammer.

Here is the finished product from the outside looking in. Obviously more sun which is not a bad thing.

This is now our view from the kitchen window as opposed to just being able to see the spa and our own grass. Now we can see all the way to the foothills.

We also chose to celebrate one of Ethans birthday party's on Sunday so here is his first cake. The smaller one is the one he gets to eat all by himslef and the bigger one is for everyone else. Great Job Emma.

All in All it was a very nice weekend.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Princess Cosette and Princess Isaac
Lean Mean Walking Machine
Coyote walking around our back gate Saturday morning.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ethan walking

Here is Ethan with the control of a master. He walks and almost runs now. What a boy!


October snow was deep today.

Cosette would love to play in the snow but we left her winter coat at Aunt Janets a few weeks ago. We stay inside with the fire going drinking hot chocolate and watching movies.

We still had green tomatos on the plants in the garden.

The winter storm hit us with vengence. Here are a few pictures of our new adventure. Emma had a book club to go to and took the van only to get around the corner and get stuck. Robert ran down to help her and after getting it unstuck in short order by spinning a cooking the van was facing down hill. Robert proceeded to drive down the hill only to discover he did not have control of the direction the van would drive. He was headed for a parked car on the side of the road when he chose to point the wheels in the direction of the owners front yard. Fortunately he missed the car, fire hydrant, mail box, and van in the driveway and landed right in the middle of the yard. Instead of stopping he continued ot drive through the yard and out the neighbors drive way. (Robert called them and confessed) He eventually got Emma to the book club with white knuckles and ghost white hair. He thought it would be a piece of cake to get back home and in the garage. He was sorely mistaken as it took him three tries to get it up the hill the last one was driving like a banchee all over the road only to get it stuck in the drive way (twice). Our tires are at the end of their warranty and are therefore BALD. We planned to get new tires soon but the snow hit us before we could blink.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Tuesday morning Ethan broke out with a rash from his diaper to his neck and down his arms to the fingertips. I cancelled my plans for the day and took him to the doctor. We couldn't figure out what it was, so I was told to give him Benadryl for the day and bring him back Wednesday. As I was leaving the doctor's office Wednesday, the doctor ran after me and as an afterthought we did a strep test. Ethan culture came back negative, but the doctor talked himself into treating Ethan for strep anyway. Things seem to be better today, the rash is not nearly as promenant.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Food Food Food

Here is a picture of Ian making pizza with a date. She thought it was the coolest that Ian could make pizza from scratch and modify his own recipe.

We had chinese food and Ian tried to convince Robert that he made it all from scratch. It was actually pretty good but he is not that good of a cook. This is Cosette eating fried crab legswith chop sticks.

Sunday morning we had cinnemon rolls. Cosette licked the dish and Isaac licked the counter top. It is obvious who the smarter one in this duo is.

Kid Wisdom

  • 6.9.15 (Sitting in Emma's office writing a string of abc's) Mom: You have to put a tail on the "u". S: You doesn't have a tail, Reesy has a tail.
  • 6.8.15 Isaac: You know, the grass-watering hose thing? Ethan: You mean sprinkler? Isaac: Yes, the sprinkler.
  • 4.1.15 S: I not sleepy {yawn}. Emma: You just yawned. S: What's "yawn" mean? Emma: That you're sleepy. S: I not sleepy!