Zoo lights

Tonight we ventured out to see the zoo lights since it didn't rain today and wow was it packed. Ethan really liked the "tar tar" and the monkey's, which are always his favorites.


Happy Turkey Day!!

This morning Ethan and I have been getting ready for tomorrows dinner while listening/dancing to Christmas music. Ethan helped me with the dessert (rice krispy treats with M's and chocolate cream pie) and he had so much fun stiring up the mixture as well as eating it off his hands. We have invited our friend Chiyo to join us for Thanksgiving and are looking forward to having a nice, relaxing day together. I don't think Jeff and I have ever been home for Thanksgiving, as we usually go home every other Christmas instead (24 days until we leave), but we do prepare quite a dinner of our own with all the trimmings and we went to RedBox early this morning to get our movie selections.

We hope everyone has a wonderful, safe holiday weekend!!


Well it has been a couple of weeks since I have posted anything, apparently we haven't done much. It has been raining on-and-off for many days, of which I am already tired of and it is just getting started. I really miss Utah rain and the smell of rain (you know what I mean if you live or have lived there)...there is no smell with Oregon rain. With all the rain we are doing a lot of playing indoors with movies, DVR catch up and lots of toy cleanup, but Ethan is excited about starting his second swim class with Peyton on the 1st of December.

Ethan has really become quite a talker, (HA-who would have guessed that) although we can only understand about half of what he is saying. I know he gets that skills from me, as well as his talking with his hands. Some things he says are quite cute though, such as he calls a train a "tar-tar"and it says "too-too" and "hi kawer" for Hi Copper.

I have been working for the past several weeks at getting us ready for Christmas and I am almost done, YAY!. This year we are going home to Hurricane so there is a lot to get bought, wrapped, packed and taken care of with us leaving one month from today. We are always excited about seeing both our families as well as catching up with old friends.


Happy Halloween

Last night we took Ethan to the Lloyd Center Mall to Trick-or-Treat. He was so excited about wearing his Shrek costume. He wasn't sure what to do with his candy bucket Grandma Hadley gave him but he really like to end result. We didn't even buy any candy to hand out this year so no left overs for mommy sweet tooth.