Sunday, November 28, 2010

Scott's Birthday!

If it's Thanksgiving, Scott's birthday can't be far behind! We celebrated twice...Friday night before his parents left:

And today, his actual birthday. He got french toast in bed:

And cake and presents after dinner (think he's excited?):

Make a wish:

Someone likes icing:

Opening Ryan's special present:

A book, he created all on his own:

The "Me and my Dad" book, chronicling some of his favorite things to do with dad:

Happy Birthday, sweetheart!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


The day started out very special, as Grandad taught Ryan to make eggs!

Carefully testing to see if the pan is hot enough:

Some acrobatic tricks were performed...circus:


and on the dolly:

And let's not forget the turkey! Scott's in charge of that with Ryan assisting:

Then, Ryan and Aunt Katy went to work on dissecting the turkey's parts:

The feast and the family were both good. We all tunred in to turkeys:

Baby turkey:


And, Casey (who did not get any turkey):

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Feast

I got to go in for Ryan's class's Thanksgiving celebration today. The students dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans and enjoyed turkey and all the trimmings (although the rolls seemed to be the most popular thing).

After the meal, they sat together and sang some holiday songs for the parents:

And we got some full class shots:

Ryan with his buddies Jacob and Max:

Monday, November 22, 2010

One more Soccer post (for now)

We attended Ryan's soccer dinner tonight at Steive B's. His favorite restaurant and a trophy...could he be any happier?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cleaning her Closet

I spent the morning going through Jillian's clothes.

She spent the morning playing with her babies and hanging out in this box.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


My friend Carrie and I have been biking together almost every Sunday since summer. She's been doing a lot of biking on her own, I have jogged in the past, and we both thought that if we really wanted to get motivated, we needed to enter a race.

We ran a 5k October 2, she ran another, then we ran one together again today.

I use the term together rather loosely since she kicks my a$$! She is down to 25 something while I cannot get below 32. And I am the one who's been jogging for years (although not super-consistently). I am very proud of her, though. She's thinking about running a half marathon in December. She's a bada$$!

Anyway, at least it's some motivation. And at least I can still beat her mountain biking (so far!). :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

More Jillian

Somebody's becoming a bit more independent and opinionated as she turns 20 months!

She wants to dress herself (even if she doesn't know how things go):

She wants her brother's chair (she does look comfy, though):

Saturday, November 06, 2010

River Kings!

Another hockey season is upon us. We went tonight with Matt & Barb.

It was Jillian's first game and she was very excited!

We also brought the cowbells tonight whihc proved to be a lot of fun!

Last Soccer Game

It was a cold morning and we were on the only field in the shade! The kids warmed up in their hats and gloves:

Always one to support the team, Jillian wore a hat and gloves, too!

Later in the game, he played goalie, and after that, he scored the last goal of the game!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Little Troll

Ryan put his Captain Hook wig on Jillian and she seemed to like it! Scott says she looks like a little troll!