Sunday, October 30, 2011

Parker's Baptism

On Saturday, October 29, our nephew and cousin Parker was baptized at home by our long time family friend Terrie Rae. My cousin Andrea is Parker's godmother. It was a very special day celebrating one of our favorite little people in the whole world!

Parker LOVED dipping his hands in the water.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Star Student

The last week in October, Maya was the Star Student in her first grade classroom. This meant she got to do several special jobs, have family members come to class, make and present a poster about herself, and be the celebrated person for the week.

Here's the poster Maya and I created for her special week:

The Star Student and her poster.

And here's a close up of the poster.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October Adventures

We had a fun month of October, complete with a visit from Grandma, two trips to the pumpkin patch, and other autumn adventures at home.

Maya and Sam LOVED their week with Grandma while mom was gone.

Sammy had fun exploring at the pumpkin patch.

Maya picks out her pumpkin.

And Parker's not sure WHAT to think about all the dirt and orange circles.

Maya, Sam and Dad make October crowns together.

Another trip to the pumpkin patch--We also did a fun corn maze.

Parker gives a sweet smile.



Bapa and Marmie joined us for pumpkin gathering.

Parker seemed to really like the small pumpkins.

Parker and Sam get a ride in the wheelbarrow from Bapa.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Camano Island

We spent a lovely Friday overnight on Camano Island a few weekends back. The weather was perfect and the beach was magical. What a blessing to be together and enjoy the bounty of Autumn in the Pacific Northwest. Here are a few shots from our time together.

Parker & Maya walking to the beach

Sam and Aaron collected a bunch of rocks

Amy and Dad


The adorable Smith family (with my very cute nephew)

Parker signs "more" for another handful of blackberries
There's no hiding hands that have been picking blackberries

Summer's bounty--made two batches of jam and two cobblers with this load of berries

An evening soak in the hot tub