Saturday, October 31, 2009


We had a fantastic Halloween and the boys looked fiercely adorable in their pirate costumes. Mom made the vests, pants, and sashes with creative direction from Tessa. The challenging part was getting all the pieces on all the boys at the same time, so you'll have to use your imagination to put the ensemble together from the various pictures here. They did wear the completed outfits for the actual trick-or-treating, but of course I left my camera in the car. I hope I never forget how much fun that was. They tromped up to each house excitedly and chimed 'Trick or treat' so sweetly. Evan was saying it by the end of the night like such a big boy. Then tay day, he would say as each handful of sugar went into the bucket. It was better than I had ever imagined.
Don't worry, that is a clean diaper on the floor behind him.
Kirk models the earring and sword .

Ethan is not actually posing as a pirate, he is trying to whack Evan. Looks good, though.

Evan gets stitches (unrelated to above).

The hat.

A happy, sugared-up boy.

The only picture I managed to get of them both in their Halloween shirts, even though Ethan proclaimed that he was going to wear his forevah. (He only made it 3 solid days and nights.)

So there you have it!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Autumn? What autumn?!

The perfect snow day begins with Belgian waffles. Extra powdered sugar, of course.
Followed by desert:A Lightbulb Moment: Relatively clean faces, picturesque scenery...let's take a photo for the Christmas cards! I'll get them ordered early and just sit back and relax in December... wow I am supermom!OK, maybe not. We can still sit back and relax, though.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Tooth Hurts

So, recently, because I am a big naive idiot, I mentioned to a friend that Evan hadn't bitten anyone in quite a while and maybe he had outgrown that lovely stage.

You can see where this is going, right?

No permanent damage, though.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The boys and I spent a few days at my parents' home last week on a working vacation:

Gathering eggs
Feeding the horses

Helping Grandpa Eggert fix the combine