Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

The Condaps are here! Kyle and Jenny are getting married this weekend, so the whole family is here! (This is my new favorite picture of Kira...doesn't she look so old?!)

This morning we went to "Indian Boundary Park" with the Condaps.

We were all ready for Caleb to be an ice-cream sandwich for Halloween, but he wasn't too excited about putting on his costume. So we threw on a football shirt, gave him a football and he was a football player...he didn't even know he was wearing a costume! He was so cute...oh yeah, he just got a haircut too.

Jackson was a little pumpkin.
We went over to my Grandma and Grandpa's to show them the kids costumes.

Then we came back to Gramma's for some trick-or-treating.

Pumpkin, football player, sheep and elephant

After dinner we went to "trunk-or-treat" at Bethel. Uncle Kyle is here too...yeah!

tough guy!

Daddy and Caleb ended the night by the fire pit to stay warm. He didn't let go of the football all night!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Boo at the Zoo!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm

We took advantage of Erik's day off (and the gorgeous weather) and headed out to Barrington to get in the Halloween spirit! (those of you who know Erik, know that he is not a big fan of thanks for making it a great day!)

Caleb loved the little maze.

He also really enjoyed feeding the sheep.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I liked the light that was shining on Jackson as he played on the ground. By the way, he is getting way too big, way too fast. He had a 4 month appointment last week and weighs 16.5 pounds. He is totally rolling over, playing with all his toys, he just found his feet yesterday and can hold his head up like it is no big deal. He is one happy little guy and I am very thankful for that!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


We went to the Shedd with Linnea and Gwen. The kids had so much fun looking at the big fish tank...seriously the highlight of the trip. (I love how Gwen always points at things!) They also really enjoyed the dolphin show. Thanks for a fun morning!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Young Adult Retreat

This weekend we left the kids at home (Caleb stayed with the Stroms and Jackson stayed with the Mechers) and headed up to Covenant Harbor for a Young Adult retreat. We had a GREAT time. We missed the boys like crazy, but enjoyed the quality time we were able to spend with good friends.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesdays with the Rills

When our washing machine broke last week, I decided to take the laundry over to my parents house. We were a little bored there, so we headed over to the Rills. This week, we just brought the laundry to the Rills and have decided to stick with this weekly gathering! Caleb and Grayden had a great time playing with the marble works and Olivia was content to hold Jackson the entire time! See you on Wednesday!

Monday, October 15, 2007

We love the Zoo!

Yes, we go to the Zoo often. Caleb asks to go every single day, so when the weather is this beautiful, how can I resist? We go for the morning, have lunch and come home for naps.
For some reason he loves the Arabian Oryx.

Chillin' with all his buddies!

This one is for Auntie Brooke, thanks for the membership!

For the longest time Caleb would be scared of the big tractor in the Main Barn. Today he decided he wanted to check it out. So, he waited in line (so patiently while another little boy just ran up and cut in front of everyone...his parents didn't even care!) and drove the big tractor. He had so much fun and was very good about coming down so that other kids could have a turn. I guess he just needs to warm up to things like this.