Saturday, October 27, 2007

Trunk Or Treat

Archer and his friend Brandon. Yes, that is the same costume he wore last year. He about had a panic attack when I suggested we buy the same costume just in a bigger size.


Della Belle as a French Pink Poodle.

Dad and Della


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Family Pictures

We finally had "real" family pictures taken at the beginning of this month. The last time we did this was November of 2004 when Archer was 1o months old. Yeah, it has been awhile. Amelia (Brady) Lyon was the photographer and she did a fantastic job. I have known Amy since high school and she has know Chad for even longer. She has been so accommodating through all of our drama and has worked around our schedule. We cancelled no less than 3 times as we took our kids to Dr.'s appointments and other fun things along those lines! She was so great working with us, especially Archer who either made funny faces or lifted up his shirt in most of the pictures (who wouldn't want to put a bare chested 3-year-old on their Christmas card?).In spite of her being extremely pregnant (she is due in about a week) Amelia was on the ground trying to get the best angle. Take a look at her photo blog to see some of the pictures from our session.

Monday, October 15, 2007

6 Years

Last Friday was our 6th anniversary and we spent it at the temple. I can't believe it has been 6 years already! I had no idea how hard it would be and I had no idea how wonderful it could be.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Picking Apples

We went to pick apples and it didn't go as I had hoped. The apples we picked were $2.50 per lb. The apples at Henry's Market were $1 per lb. and those were already picked! It was $13 a person to press your own cider! Oh well. It was a beautiful day and we were able to spend time with our cousins and Nana Calder. I guess that is what is important.


Dad supervising the use of the picking stick


Jack prepared to strike at any time.


Della wondering what in the world is going on.


Got one!

Friday, October 05, 2007

The kids.

Della hanging out in her new high chair.

So tired.


September window.


Remember these? You put the beads on the form and then iron them and they melt together.




October's window. I made a black widow and Chad made pumpkin and skeleton head out of the ironing beads. Click on the picture for a closer look.