Saturday, October 31, 2009

Giddy Up, Cowboy!

Last night I took Anders to our church's Fall Festival celebration, "Wild West". Joel already had plans with a former student (now in college at CU), so I went with our good friends, Jason & Krista & their little one, Abbey. Although both Anders & Abbey were really too small to do any of the activities, it was still fun to see friends there and to know we have a great event to go to in future years! They even had open fire pits with S'mores! Yum!

Waiting for our friends to arrive!
Even Haiku had a costume!

Snow in October

This week we had an early season snow storm here in Denver. At our house, we had between 14 and 16 inches. Our school district was closed on both Wednesday & Thursday and it was awesome to have Joel at home for two days!

Yesterday it warmed back up again and today it's pretty nice out--and the snow is quickly disappearing!

We currently have no gutters on our house because
we are getting new ones to go along with our new roof!
No gutters=HUGE Icicles!

This picture really shows how much snow we got! And this isn't even all of it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Poetry Reading

Monday night was a big event for us--Joel's first official poetry reading at Barnes & Noble. The high school where he works had an event at our local store where a percentage of the profits purchased on Monday went to the library. Every year they have students and teachers "perform" in the cafe during the event.

This year Joel volunteered to read some of his poetry. There were about 25 people there--teachers, friends, and family. He did a great job reading some of his work from his master's thesis project and people seemed to really enjoy it.

I hope we have many more events like this--which would mean some of his poetry was published!

Pumpkin Patch

Last Friday we went to a Pumpkin Patch up in Boulder with a few friends (all 4 kids were born within 5 weeks of each other!). It ended up being a great day--the weather was awesome. We were there for about an hour and the kids had fun. Anders is just on the brink of being a 100% walker, but isn't quite there yet. So, he crawled around in the dirt. Oh yes, we did get a couple of pumpkins, too.

(He really, honestly thought he could lift this pumpkin.)
The scary thing? He was almost right.

Walking, walking...

Trying to get a picture with 4 toddlers when there is so much to look at is impossible.
This is what we got!

Anders with his buddy, Ryan

Anders with Elijah and Acadia

And a couple of pumpkin pictures.

Thursday, October 08, 2009


We've been as busy as ever...and Anders is on the go with us. Here are few pictures from the last few weeks...

My handsome Little Man. He looks good in brown. :)

Where's Anders?
(Our friends gave Anders this great bucket of blocks for his birthday.
It's hard to tell which he likes more--the bucket or the blocks!)

There he is!

Stacking blocks! About 2 or 3 high is about all we can do right now.
This morning I was watching him stack the blocks
and every time he turned to pick up another block,
his other hand would inadvertently knock over his stack.
So, needless to say, 2 high was all he got this morning!

You can see how tall Anders is getting!
(And how dirty the front of my dishwasher is!)

A co-worker got this outfit for Anders last year.
I remember thinking "He'll never fit this!" and, here it is, a year later.
The sweatshirt is already too small!

Hiding in cabinets...
(and you can see he pulled the drawer above it open, too!)