Sunday, November 21, 2010


Last weekend, these WWII airplanes flew over our house, not just once but several times. It was hilarious to watch the boys running back and forth between the back yard and the front yard, via the house, to watch them for as long as possible. It made for a nice airshow, right in our own backyard...well worth the price of admission!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Historical Places

The boys and I visited an archaeological site that is close to where we live. It is an old railroad water reservoir dam, built in 1874. It's believed to be the only one left in the United States. Water would have been pumped to a tower close to the railway so that steam locomotives could refill. We enjoyed exploring this historical spot!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pumpkins and Costumes

For Halloween, Joshua wanted to be an explorer. But he didn't want to wear a hat and he didn't want to carry his net. We ended up with a lizard on his shirt and a snake and binoculars around his neck. Micah wanted to be a puppy, just like his stuffed puppy. I made a decent attempt at making a costume, but couldn't quite get the ears right. He did have a little blue tail on the back that was adorable. :) Regardless, he was cute. (Don't worry...they didn't go trick or treating barefoot.) The night before, we carved our pumpkin. Neil cut it open, the boys and I scooped out the insides, and then we all worked together to come up with the face. The boys wanted a goofy, scary face. Do you think we succeeded??