Friday, October 31, 2014

Autumn in NY

I love Frank Sinatra music. And since we were actually there in the Fall I thought it would be a perfect title.
Douglas finally got done with some of his harder rotations in 3rd year, and we thought we'd take a little trip. Then we found out that he had the Friday off the weekend we were planning on going, so BONUS! 3 day weekend in NY. The original plan was to see Sleepy Hollow, where Washington Irving lived and is buried, and the setting for his famous story. We thought it was a great "Halloween-ish" activity to do. And with the extra day, and Sleepy Hollow being only 30 min from NYC we decided to show the boys the Statue of Liberty as well.

Ichabod running from the Headless Horseman with his last victim
Rip Van Winkle still asleep
Washington Irving's grave
We had a great time, even though it rained most of Friday. And the boys were pretty excited to see the statue in real life instead of just on their puzzle map. We didn't see the actual headless horseman, but we did see the grave yard he was suppose to rise from each night to find his head.
And as for Halloween? Well, we went Asian this year...
A ninja, Pikachu, takeout and chopsticks

Monday, September 22, 2014

Year in Reveiw

Hey sorry I've super slacked at posting on this the last year. But here's a bunch of pictures to catch you up a little.
Cutting down our own tree

Ice storm, Christmas, Dog sled ride

Field trip fun

Pre-school graduation
Trip to Quebec City

Hot air balloon festival

Day trip to Maine

Both kids start school

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Halloween 2013

After our ward party credit: Heather Dahle
Halloween was great this year! Fun parties, costumes and of course candy! Japheth this year chose to be Ginga from Bey Blade. For everyone who doesn't know what or who that is, it's a Japanese Anime` where spinning tops battle it out, Ginga is the main character.

What the character looks like for a comparison
Xander finally settled on being Wolverine. But not from the X-men, he says from Marvel Super Hero Squad. Makes since that he would say it that way since he's seen the one and not the other.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

School Boys

Today was the 1st day of school. For Japheth the 1st day of 1st grade, and for Xander the 1st day of pre-school. They were both SO excited! Xander felt like such a big boy going to school like his brother. He loved picking out his backpack, that lights up by the way, and then after picking it out said "Now we need a lunch box!" And when we got home he wanted me to put the lunch box on top of the fridge right away since that's where Japheth's is. We signed Xander up for a program through the YMCA, but his class is in one of the rooms in the elementary, so for two days they both go to the same school. Which I think helps Xander feel more brave about going. It also happens to be an all day pre-school, which is sad that they're both gone for 2 days, but nice that I drop both off and pick up at the same time and the same place. I think though that Xander and I both need it to be this way to ease us in for next year when he starts Kindergarten.
When I grow up I'm going to be Spiderman
Japheth has been talking about being a 1st grader since the last couple of weeks of Kindergarten. He was excited to get the teacher he wanted, and he has a few friends from his class last year in his class this year. He was excited to show Xander the ropes when we went to their open houses. He's also pretty proud of his newest development (besides being a 1st grader) his 1st tooth falling out. He shows everyone everywhere we go that he is missing a tooth!
When I grow up I'm going to be a Bey Blader OR a Doctor OR a Fight fighter (in that order) 
Neither really needed any clothes this year (well maybe a pair of pants or two for Japheth) but of course they needed a new shirt for the 1st day of school. They both had fun shopping and choosing out their very own shirt. And they were just as excited to lay them out the night before.
And one day I'll even get all the crazy fun stuff we've done this year up on this here blog. But today is not that day.