Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We let Sam and Jacob take our Thanksgiving pictures this year which may have been a mistake. But here is the best of what we got out of them.
We had Alan's cousin Liz and her husband JD and their little girl Cami who is about a month younger than Nathan come visit. Also, we had my uncle Tracy from Dallas come down too. We are so blessed to have such great family living close enough to come visit.
Nathan, Cami, and Sam with his head cut off.
JD, Me, and Alan getting stuff cleaned up after dinner
Hanging out with the kids in the playroom, Alans feet, Cami, Liz, Jacobs back and JD's legs.

We forgot to take a picture with the Egberts but I remembered at the last minute to take one of the boys with Tracy. This made me realize that next time I think I will be taking control of picture taking and we can try letting the kids take pictures when they get a little older.
Thanks Tracy and the Egberts for visiting we had a blast!


So we finally took the kids camping a couple of weekends ago, we met up with our friend Jason in a campsite in Somerville, TX. It was on a little beach and because of the drought this year the lake was significantly smaller than normal, but this allowed us to find some pretty neat Clam shells. The boys made a collection of shells and brought one home to keep.

For some reason we did not get any pictures of us with our new ginormous tent that we had to buy for our growing family. The boys loved every minute of their experience, from skipping rocks to making s'mores, they love camping.

Cute Nathan

So, I was feeling kind of guilty that Nathan has not gotten any professional pictures for a while, I did do professional pictures of Sam and Jacob when they were his age. Anyway, I decided he needed to have a special post all about him and his almost 18 month old self. He is such a special boy. So sweet and loves his big brothers. He likes to put on other peoples shoes, wrestle with daddy and the boys, sing, dance, read, tease his brothers and roll around the ground with a big smile on his face. He can say a couple of words, like Dad, Mom, Jakie, (he has a word for Sam but it sounds like "that"), dog, tree, ball etc.
We love our Nathan!


The boys were so excited for Halloween this year, they dressed as Robin Hoods and Nathan was a karate kid. Here they are waiting to go out trick or treating.
We had fun celebrating Halloween by decorating pumpkins and having a Halloween party with our friends Hallie and Jason, unfortunately we did not get any pictures of the party because the battery on the camera died, but we had fun bobbing for apples, and eating donuts on a string.

Soon after Halloween was the boys 50th day of school so they got to dress up like they were from the 50's, they wore white t-shirts and rolled up jeans and slicked back their hair.Later the next week they wanted to dress as cowboys and so I had these shirts for them to wear and they passed around their one cowboy hat so they each got a turn to wear it.