Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Somehow, we have ended up with 8 pumpkins this year. We are going to decorate some, carve a few and do something with the others. Last night, we took to carving the first one. It is a double-sided pumpkin. The first side is the cubs logo and the other side is a face that Nathan drew. It turned out really well.

Here are the pictures from start to completion. Enjoy. (I'll post more pictures when we do the other pumpkins)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Updating Wes' Wish List

With Wes' party being on Saturday, he will begin to get some of his presents early (2 weeks before his actual birthday). We thought we would edit the original post with a PURCHASED next to any item he gets or someone tells us he is getting. This way, you will know what he has gotten, so we don't start getting 10 hoodies :)

So, if you happen to disregard everything we say about not getting Wes a birthday present and get him one please let us know if it is on his list. Thanks. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall pictures

Here is a picture of our beautiful little lady. We have discovered that Moriah greatly enjoys being outside, so we took advantage of the weather the other night and headed out to fly some kites.

A classic picture of Wes! It was taken during our one day trip to St. Louis. We were able to enjoy a picnic at the Arch.

Our family was able to go to an outdoor concert this past weekend. Here's a shot of Moriah flashing Aunt Kim a great smile :)

We went to a local pumpkin festival-- who knew there were so many carnival games you could play with pumpkins!

During our day in St. Louis we went to the Science Museum. There is a bridge there that allows you to look down and see the highway traffic below.

Although our packing to one day move has slowed down considerably (you really can't pack everything), here is a picture of Nathan playing in a piece of packed up furniture. When we moved to IL, he could stand inside the shelf.

Aunt Kim was able to pay us a visit this past weekend. And we used to think it was hard to get one kid to look at the camera!

This is by far one of my (Amy) favorite pictures of Moriah.

Well, that is a few of the highlights of the last few weeks. Hope you all are doing well, too!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Wes' Wish List

With Wes' birthday coming up at the end of the month, we thought you might like to see what he is into right now. To make it a little easier, we took pictures for you to see (of most of the stuff). Here are the pictures and links to the items online (in no particular order)...

Easy Score Soccer Set. PURCHASED We saw this at Wal-Mart, but I'm sure Target or other stores should carry it too.

Wes has really started to get into soccer and we think this would be a great way to help encourage him with it.

There are a couple KidConnection sets at Wal-Mart that Wes (and Nathan) likes. This is one of them. The other is the offbrand lincoln logs. This wouldn't be Wes' first pick, but it is something he would enjoy playing with.

There is no link to a website for this, sorry.

Good Night, Gorilla. PURCHASED. Wes just found this book the other day and read it multiple times. We got it from the library, too. Seems to be one he'll enjoy for a bit.

Here is a link to the book on Amazon, and you can find it at just about any local bookstore.

Wes is not ready for this particular book, but he loves doing activity books. Ones for pre-kindergarten would be more up his alley.

PURCHASED. We saw this hoodie at Wal-Mart and Wes liked it. He loves Handy Manny and doesn't have a hoodie like this.

Again, I couldn't find any online link, except for some ebay auctions.

PURCHASED Wes really wants one of these dual racetracks (not necessarily a Cars one, but one like this).

Here is the Cars spiral racetrack at WM. Or cheaper at Fisher Price's website.

Wes really likes this Hummer with canoe. (We think part of it is because its red)

You can see more about it at the Bass Pro Shops website.

Wes loves to play dress up and wants this policeman dress up set.

Here is one you can get at Toys R Us. Or some I found on Amazon.

He is really liking Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and My Friends Tigger and Pooh.

Here are some examples of Tigger & Pooh & Mickey Mouse Clubhouse movies at Best Buy.

Here is the rescue copter PURCHASED on Amazon (a little more than what it is at Wal-Mart).

He really wants a new Monster Jam Truck. Here are two fun ones I saw at the store.

Here is a the Monster Jam website.

We hope this gives you a look into what Wes is into at this moment. As I have typed this post, I have been hesitant to publish it. I am hesitant because I don't want any of you to think Wes NEEDS any of these things, he doesn't. If he does not get any of these items, he will be just fine. We do not want any of you to get him anything, but we also know that there is no way to stop some of you. :)

**edit** Make sure to let us know if you get something from this list, so that we can mark it PURCHASED so that others who see the list will know. Thanks.