Monday, October 31, 2011

"Nomi the Gnome"

Since Naomi gets called "Nomi" and "Noms" so much, I figured a Gnome costume would be pretty perfect- especially since she likes wearing dresses, hats and boots anyway. She also loved that I put some make up on her (one of her favorite past times is sneaking into my bathroom and getting into my make up). We sure love this little girl- even though she keeps us on our toes!

The boys

Dekker was not in the mood to take pictures when I took Josh and Naomi's- so his was taken when he got back from trick-or-treating. They both had masks, but I figured for pictures I wanted to see their faces.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween is coming...

For FHE on Monday we did our carving pumpkins activity. (Naomi picks out all her outfits these days). And we got invited to an adult only Halloween party in the neighborhood- where costumes were mandatory. We tried to pull off Mary Poppins and Burt, the chimney sweep! The boys are very excited to wear the costumes, and I think I've put a cute one together for Naomi, so those will be coming soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

20 weeks, and it's a BOY!

Here's a quick shot that I had Jake take this morning before leaving for the ultra sound.

We were all hoping for a girl, except for Dekker. My guess was a boy though. I hadn't felt very sick with this one, I haven't gained as much weight as I did with Naomi, especially through the hips. Plus, with Naomi, sweets actually made me feel more sick- with this one that wasn't a problem. And, well, I guess just Mother's intuition. So I wasn't too surprised. It really wasn't what Jake was expecting though. He thought for sure he was getting another girl. He says he's still happy- and that it just makes him love Naomi all the more. Of course, the best news of all was that the baby looks healthy! My placenta is a little low, but anterior, and so expected to move up. They'll do a follow up ultra sound at 29 weeks just to make sure.

I can't believe I'm half way already!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

We caught LOTS of fish!

The boys were in HEAVEN. Jake got in some good fly fishing, and the boys found the magic lour that brought them some great fish as well. (We let them all go) Josh became addicted. He cast, caught, and brought one in all by himself. I thin Jake said their total was at 15!

UEA Anual trip

This summer we never really got in a trip that was just our family. The kids had Thursday and Friday off this week (UEA break), and we knew we wanted to use it to get in a family trip. With our recent move we didn't really have the funds to go far or "go big". I miraculously found the perfect little cabin on its own fishing pond not too far away. We left at noon on Thursday, and stayed two nights. It was perfect! We loved it so much that we decided it will be our anual tradition.

We had fun roasting marshmallows around the fire, cooking in the dutch oven, taking out the kayaks, exploring, and of course, FISHING!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Yeah, Dex knows where the REAL action on the field is! LOL!


How could this not work? Oh, and if we were keeping score, we went undefeated!

Soccer Mom

Not the most flattering picture of me- but wanted to show that I was there. And yes Naomi is ALWAYS sneaking her way into my purse.

Soccer is over for now

As a tribute to all the fun we had- I'm posting some pics that my dad took the weekend he was out here visiting.