Sunday, November 27, 2011

Toothless Joe

On Friday the 18th while Joseph was at school he lost his first tooth. I was so happy and relieved when he got in the car and told me it had just fallen out while he was drinking from his water bottle. They sent him to the nurse's office and she gave him a little box to put his tooth in, he was showing it off to everyone. When he got home from school Grandpa and Nana were waiting for us and Joseph jumped out of the car and ran to show them his missing tooth. His tooth had been loose for quite some time but he wouldn't let any of us look at it because he was afraid we would just pull it and it would bleed. At times I was tempted to because he wouldn't eat certain foods since it hurt and he would avoid brushing that tooth, but in the end my patience was rewarded as was his. When we asked him how much he thought the tooth fairy should bring and he thought a million dollars was fair.

Showing off

Can you see my tooth behind the box???

Grandpa and Nana's Visit

The week before Thanksgiving Grandpa and Nana came from a visit. We were so excited to see them and had a wonderful time with them. Grandpa and Nana arrived on Friday afternoon and as soon as we pulled into the driveway from picking Joseph up he jumped from the truck to go show Grandpa and Nana his missing tooth. That night we laid low and watched Mary Poppins and had a yummy dinner. Then on Saturday the boys went shooting, bowling, played games and had a camera war, while us ladies went and shopped till we dropped. We started at Aspen Grove, Ikea and then on to Park Meadows, it was so much fun and we all found some good deals on really cute things. On Sunday we went to our old ward for a missionary homecoming and then back to our home ward for some more uplifting lesson's, following church we had Andi and Brad over for dinner and games. It was wonderful getting to catch up and the boys had fun playing Candy Land with Nana. We were sad to have Grandpa and Nana leave on Monday because the weekend just went to fast, but we will see them soon. We love you guys so much!!

Joseph and Nana watching Mary Poppins

I can fly like Peter Pan

Trying to be like Grandpa


Joseph with Grandpa and Nana

Three generations of amazing men.

Showing off his karate skills.

It's all about Love

Ben and I have some very dear friends who are hoping to adopt. They are such an awesome couple and I know that once they are blessed with a sweet child they will be incredible parents. We are so lucky to know them and Joseph's life has been blessed by having them be a part of it. If you know of anyone looking to place a child, please have them check out this wonderful couple.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Family Pics 2011

We had our family pictures taken at Wheeler Farms this year. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Littleton Farm and Museum

Yesterday I had the privilege of going with Joseph and his class on their field trip to the Littleton Farm and Museum. It was a little funny going for a field trip since I used to take Joseph here for playgroup, but this time he took a little more time to look at things and listen since he was with his friends. The kids had a wonderful time exploring all the buildings and watching the blacksmith. The blacksmith let all the kids check the metal he was working on to see if it was hot and then he gave them coal to take back to school and see what was inside. It was a little windy and chilly but at least it wasn't snowing. I am so grateful that I am able to do these fun things with Joseph.

Joseph, Max, Tommy and Hayden

Max, Joseph, Emily and KayLee

Watching the Blacksmith making a nail.

Watching for fish and naming the ducks. They wanted to take them home.

Joseph and classmates gobbling at the Turkeys.

Emily and Joseph trying very hard to see what was making noise, but they never found out.

Joseph and friends getting out some excess energy. I lost track of how many times they ran through this maze.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snow Day Fun!!

The other day Joseph had his first snow day from school since BFA is technically in a Douglas County school and they have lots of snow days. While most kids are thrilled to have a day off of school he was so upset. He loves going to school and learning new things, I hope that love for learning continues. As the snow tapered off I was able to talk him into going outside to play and break in his new boots, yes he already outgrew the ones he had last year. He had a wonderful time playing with his pups and and throwing snowballs at mom. When he came inside I had a nice warm cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows waiting for him and he was just over the moon about that.

Trying to get mom!

SCORE!! I just barely had the door open and he hit me square on, that little turkey.

Being goofy

Enough with the camera mom, I just want to play.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Halloween

We had such a fun time celebrating Halloween this year. On Friday Joseph's school had a costume parade and a Harvest Festival. I wasn't able to get any pictures of the ninja at school because every time I pulled out my camera he went into stealth mode. :) The school had so many fun things to do at the festival like hay rides, face painting, pizza, cake walk, carnival games, etc...

Then on Monday night we went over to the church for our ward's Trunk 'R Treat with Sam, Nat, Brad and Maddie. The kids had so much fun getting candy and before it was over their buckets were overflowing. On our way home we stopped by a friend's house to see their yard and it was impressive!!( Sorry I didn't get any pics of it.) They had fog, dry ice, jumping spiders, mummies, a cemetary, etc.. and handing out candy was the Joker.

My Ninja!!
Joseph with his classmates at the Harvest Festival