Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Birthday Feast

Me: "So Isaac, what would you like for your birthday dinner? Hotdogs, burgers, pizza?"
Isaac: "Sausages!"
Me: "Okaaaay. Would you like anything else with your sausages?"
Isaac: "Hmmm, maybe some ketchup. Yeah, sausages and ketchup sounds good."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fall... and winter too

Ack, the seasons have gotten ahead of me! This is what happens when winter decides to arrive mid-fall (and I go a month between updates!).

Jim and Bev from church took us out to some sand dunes hidden in amongst the rolling hills of South Dakota. Who know there were sand dunes in the mid-west?!? It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day -- particularly nice for the beginning of November!

Wade had sand EVERYWHERE after this little stunt! I think there was a miniature beach in the shower when we got home!

For the first time ever, we took the boys trick-or-treating. They were delighted to dress up (and are still enjoying it)...

and were even more delighted by the huge stash of candy they came home with (and are not still enjoying that... it is long gone).

We also enjoyed the lovely fall weather and a big pile of leaves at the park.

Ready... set...


And then a blizzard struck! Only a few days after being out in short sleeves, we were unable to get out the front or side doors of our house (thank goodness for a back door out the master bathroom!).

The snow was a good two feet deep on the deck, and drifted much higher in many places...

... like this one where the drift dwarfs Wade.

We attempted to take a family picture out in the lovely snow for Christmas cards, but alas the boys just weren't into smiling (except Luke -- good job buddy!). Maybe we'll use it anyway?