Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Wonderful Coeur d' Alene!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Carter: "Dad, buy some bananas"

Me: "No, you buy some bananas!"
Carter: "I can't buy bananas, I'm too little!"

There is never a dull moment with these kids! I love it!!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

It was another successful Halloween tonight. This year has been the best in many ways. Every other year Alexis has been terrified of all the Halloween decorations and Carter was too young to really understand what was going on. This year, Alexis enjoyed all the decorations and Carter enjoyed it almost as much. Its priceless to see their joy and excitement in such simple things. Just about everyday this week, Carter kept asking me if it was Halloween and if he could wear his costume. He was thrilled to be a transformer. Alexis asked me months ago if she could be Tinkerbell this year.

This first pic was a couple nights ago at a Halloween carnival that their daycare put on. Here are the kids playing a modified version of musical chairs. Carter actually won the first round and got a cupcake that he scarfed down. Each of the rooms had a different activity. There was a big turnout and it was a lot of fun.

Here is another of Carter at their Halloween carnival just sitting and eating candy

Carter, the Transformer

Alexis as Tinkerbell

Thanks Mike and Kaye for the Halloween package! The kids loved it! They can't get enough of that card. When Alexis first saw it with the music playing she laughed and said, "Silly skeleton!" It was classic.

Trip to Provo last weekend

Last weekend we made a quick trip up to Provo. We left Friday after I got off work and came home Sunday morning. ESPN's College Gameday came to Provo for the first time to highlight the game between BYU and TCU. Saturday morning, Mike Ratelle and I got up at 5:30am and went down to where they were set up to air the show. We waited in line for over an hour and then we were got in pretty close to everything. The show went from 8am-10am. It was a lot of fun.

As for the BYU game, it was very sad. It was fun going though. I sat next to one of the guys I work with and another that I used to work with just a few months ago. It was a fun trip and it was good to spend time with friends.

For all you Boise State fans :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

A fabulous Friday night

I took the kids to the park and for a little walk around town this evening. It couldn't have been more perfect. It was a wonderful 78 degrees outside and the kids had a blast. We were laughing and smiling all evening. I absolutely love these kids! Here are some pics...

With poses like this I think I need to start getting worried...


Carter was so happy!

I found a little spot where I could set the camera and have the self timer take a pic

As we got in the car to head home Alexis said, "Dad....this was a fun, fun day!" Just a couple minutes before we got home, Alexis's favorite song came on the radio (Alicia Keys- No One) and she got all excited and said, "I knew this song would come on!"

We got home and had some ice cream and then the kids headed off to bed. As I said goodnight to Alexis she said, "Dad, you are handsome and cute. I am cute and gorgeous and fun. You are fun too!"

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A bunch of pics

Alexis, on a walk in August and Carter trying to lift something

I love this pic of Alexis!

Carter running around. I can see a football player in him!

Look at this kid!

Kids playing at a friend's house while we watched the BYU vs. Tulane football game

Alexis working on her first ever homework assignment

She is such a poser!

Last weekend I had to go into the office for a few minutes to do a couple things. Here are the kids at my desk drawing pictures. Carter loves wearing sunglasses!

A view inside my office

Alexis at the park today holding some leaves she collected

Carter today at the park