Monday, September 29, 2014

Pumpkin Patch!

We went to the pumpkin patch this weekend!  The weather was beautiful - even a bit warm, but the weather can turn on a dime here so off to the patch!

First, the boys fed the goats & donkeys.

That is as good as it gets for a happy family photo.
Slide time.

We like coming to this patch because it has several games & playgrounds.
Rope him, cowboy!!!
Got it!
Ryker-kun wants to play.

Someone is getting really good at stairs.

On the train.
Climb, climb, climb.

Big slides!
Picking out pumpkins.  We didn't make it to the actual patch.  After two hours of playing, someone was really getting grumpy so we opted for picking out pumpkins at the exit.
One last photo before we go.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Remembering Cozy

This is a tough post to write.  Heaven gained an Angel on Monday afternoon, as our long-time friend and babysitter, Cozy passed away.  I have known Cozy for over 12 years and watched her grow up and start her own childcare business.

She was truly gifted with children and watched our kids for us when we needed her services.  She was too young to leave us, at the young age of 24.  She suffered an aortic aneurysm on Sunday night and although we thought they had caught it in time, she passed away from complications.   Neil and I attended her services this morning.

Fly with the Angels Cozy & say hi to my Mom.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend at the Gage Center

Yea.... this is terrifying.  Ryker is quite the climber.  He went up this ladder most of the afternoon.

And this is the reward.... a huge slide.

Niko opted for the foam pit.  One of the staff members threw kids into the foam pit and they loved it.
In the tunnel.
Ryker-kun joined in on the foam pit fun.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Terrible Twos

This is what every night looks like lately in my world.  I am trying to cook, Ryker-kun wants to be held.  (Did I mention he is 32 pounds?!??!?!  My back!!!!)  

Sigh....  So we have been eating a lot of crockpot meals/sandwiches.  I get about 5-10 minutes of prep/cook time before we meltdown.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Park Time!

The weather here has been beautiful sooo.... Penguin Park, here we come!

They have installed some new play structures like this alligator.

But they still have Ryker's kitty cat.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tooth Fairy

Yup.... super late in posting these.  Niko lost his first tooth Friday, August 29.  The Tooth Fairy had to reroute her prior plans to visit Niko a Tia Maria's house!  Niko got 5 gold coins for his tooth.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Double Birthday Party!!!

Ryker's Brobee cake.
Niko's Ghostbusters cake.
We had the party at Bump City - one of Niko's favorite places.  Her is Louis testing out the trampoline floors!
Seth and Erin on the trampoline floors.
Ryker LOVED the foam pit.
He needed a bit of help getting out of the pit.
Niko swinging from the rope swings into the pit.  This was easily the hit of the party.   All of the kids loved the foam pit.
Ryker and Abuela.
Evan about to swing (you can see Will in the background.)
In heaven. 
Will in the pit!
Happy kiddos!
Birthday cake time!
Blow out the candles!
Party guests!
Judy & Gary Bacon - thanks for coming!
Friends and family!