Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun with Nana and Grandpa!

Our family made a trip up to Spokane for the weekend as Matt was officiating the wedding ceremony of our friends Molly and Jim. We are blessed to have Matt's parents, Vonnie and Duane, there in Spokane! Nana Vonnie cleared her schedule in order to babysit the boys during the times when Matt and I were busy with the wedding.
To say we had a wonderful time would be an understatement! The boys were thrilled to stay with Nana and Grandpa, and we were so thankful for the help, and the visit! Nana had LOTS of great ideas on how to have fun with the boys! It included reading lots of stories, playing at the park, making cookies AND visiting the local fire station where a REAL Fireman showed the boys the big trucks! The fire fighter was such a good sport! He let the boys climb in and out of the truck, turned the lights on, lowered the ladder, showed them their hats and coats, showed us where the fire fighters sleep, and pretty much put the boys in awe! It was such a great idea, and the boys are still talking about it! It was funny, at first, they were pretty shy, especially Jonah, but after a bit, they warmed right up and had a great time!
Nana and Grandpa, thank you so much for all your help! Thank you for the wonderful visit... We look forward to coming up and staying with you again soon!

Caleb loved story time with Nana.
Caleb in the jump seat in the back of the cab of the HUGE fire truck!
All the gages lit up!
Jonah trying on the fire mans hat!
The tires and hub caps are huge! Big enough to make some very silly faces!
Noah the Fire Fighter!
Nana and the twins!
I should note that Jonah only went up into the truck when Nana promised to go with him!
Trying to pull the truck. The Fireman insisted that they must have moved it just a bit.
Jonah and Nana

A stop at the park. It was supposed to rain this day, but it held off long enough for us to have some fun outside.
My Boys.
On the wild slide!
We found a lady bug at the park...
Making cookies with Nana.
We had such a GREAT time!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Silly Faces

During Grammys visit, she captured these GREAT Silly Face pictures of our goofy boys!

Noah, Caleb and Jonah



Grammy and Ronpa made a trip out to Lewiston to come with us to the annual Nez Perce County Fair! It is one of the years big highlights for our boys, and you can imagine their glee that Grammy and Ronpa came out for it! Actually, our first year here, Grammy and Ronpa took Caleb out for his first fair adventure, just the three of them... Caleb still remembers it, and was thrilled to go on many of the same rides with Grammy!

This "kiddy coaster" looks harmless, but if you are over 4ft. tall, it REALLY tosses you around! Grammy was bruised and sore for days after this ride! I have to admit, it banged me around a bit, too. But we were laughing hysterically the whole time... Mostly because we were shocked that such a little ride could whip us so much!
Great shot of the hair, Ronpa! I thought this was priceless!
Caleb just went down a SUPER big slide! I was very proud, and so was he!!! I LOVE that Grammy caught our high-five in the air!
Jonah, Noah and Ronpa waiting their turn! ;o)
Noah is THRILLED that he is tall enough!!!
Riding the Race Cars.
We were in line with a little girl that Caleb has in his kindergarten class! Samara insisted on the front, and Caleb was just happy to ride with his friend! They were too cute!

Is it our turn, yet?

Jonah and Grammy getting a close up with the horses.

Matt, Grammy and the Twins checking out the geese.
And, of course, we HAD to get ice cream! Cookie dough is the new favorite with the boys!
More rides!
Grammy and her boys riding the "Silly Bears"!
We finished the day with a delightful ride on the Ferris Wheel... Daddy and Caleb rode together, and I was sitting with Noah and Jonah... Grammy and Ronpa were just ahead of us.
We had the BEST time together! It was a wonderful day, full of wonderful memories!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Consequence of Motherhood #57

While stopped at a light after picking the twins up from pre-school and heading home, the lady next to me gets my attention... I roll down my window...

Lady: Are you lost?

Me: ???


Matt: Hey, Christine... Jonah took out all the cash from your purse.