Sunday, October 26, 2008

favorite moment | disneyland

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Okay, so some moments are as simple and everyday as a remark made in the car or an expression on someone's face and others are the moments that make memories that will last forever. We took our boys to Disneyland for the first time last week and it was truly magical. I am not the schmaltzy type. I usually don't like things that most people like. I admit it. I am a snob. But there truly is something otherworldly about Disneyland. It is like a right of passage for little kids--and parents too, apparently. I think the pictures speak for themselves.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

pumpkin time

In anticipation of the Halloween bash, we worked this weekend getting the house decorated. Although we got about 8 great pumpkins from our garden this year, we decided to take a trip up to Apple Hill for some more pumpkins, indian corn and, of course, apples. It was a great day, although Matt and I were pooped from our late night at the reunion (more on that, later).

Apparently, searching for the perfect pumpkin for their room was altogether too taxing for the boys!

But a little pony ridin' perked them back up. It was Owen's first time!

Monday, October 6, 2008

food for thought | can the government get it right?

This has to fall under the "WTF?" category.

You know, it's hard enough to teach your kids right from wrong and it's even harder when the government can't seem to figure out how to follow the rules--I guess those laws were only "suggestions". Well, I have a suggestion, let's get risky and try following the rules and see where that gets us, shall we? Maybe not into $700 billion pickles? And I don't know about you, but I kind of like it when the agency that decides if the food I eat and the medicine my kids take is safe exhibits a little integrity.

favorite moment | clouds

"What do you think clouds feel like?" a little voice said from the back seat. Jackson and I were on our way to soccer pictures Saturday afternoon when he asked this. We were just sitting at a stop light listening to the soothing sounds of "KidStuff" on the radio. He can be really loud and crazy in the car but more and more I find that he is quiet and contemplative--especially when it is just the two of us. His question really brought back into focus for me that, although he is a very sharp boy and can sometimes say and do things that are well beyond his six years, he is just a little kid still experiencing the world through a filter of wonder and innocence.