Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nate's Birthday part 2

we made dirt cake sundaes with mud (pudding), cement (cream), {gummy}worms and grubs, pebbles (mini M&Ms), gravel (sprinkles) and {pop}rocks

Nate got so many cars and Cars stuff.  He loved it!!

I gave him the piece that he dribbled on while blowing out the candles.  He turned it down in favour of chocolate.  haha

Had to include this cute photo of Loretta.  She's 11 months old this week.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Nate's birthday part 1

 Nate on Saturday after he saw the lollies for his birthday party.  

 Uncle Jason was here for the weekend and Nicole came over to help with party prep.  So we celebrated a bit on Saturday night and opened a few presents, some from us and some from Grammy and Papa.

 new Mater toy

 baseball and mitt from Grammy and Papa

 new pants and shirt from Grammy and Papa.  He wore them to church on Sunday but alas no picture.

Catie and Emma enjoyed his new books.  Here they are reading his new Nate the Great book.  Emma read his other book "Goodnight goodnight Construction Site" to him before bed. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Nate is 3!!

Happy Birthday, Nate the Great!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


After posting all these photos of the older 4 kids I thought I'd post a few of Naomi.  =)


If Grandma is in town she comes over every Thursday afternoon and picks up the 4 oldest kids.  She keeps them until bedtime then brings them home and puts them to bed.  (Josh and I go to the Young Marrieds' Bible Study on Thursday nights.)  She always has fun stuff planned for them and they get dessert every week!! haha.  A week ago they went for a big walk on the beach.  It got so late that they had fish and chips for dinner at the marina.  I love that she spends time with them and I love that she takes great photos so I get to share it too. 

Friday, August 24, 2012


More fun in the Bunya Mountains

Thursday, August 23, 2012

September 2009/August 2012

~Bunya Mountains, QLD
*all photos by Grandma

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Nate & Daddy

 Uncle Jason helping Nate on the climbing wall.  Nate loved it and got held up several times.  Thankfully this was as high as he wanted.  =)

 Daddy helping Nate

Daddy on the climbing wall.  The kids were cheering for him when he reached the top


Emma was the first of the girls to go on the flying fox.  You can tell in the first picture that she wasn't too sure of the whole idea.  But she jumped off and LOVED it.