Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

aiden's first camping experience

Aiden went hiking with his Dad and his Uncle Caleb on his first real overnight camping trip. We hiked to the Buzzard's Roost overlook on Signal Knob outside of Front Royal, Virginia. The weather was mild and perfect. Aiden took great interest in collecting sticks and feeding them into the campfire late into the night. We cooked steaks and sweet potatoes over the fire, and Aiden ate an adult-sized portion. That night Aiden and Dad slept in a tent, Caleb slept in a hammock. Aiden took a while to settle down but then was very comfortable in a sleeping bag and slept through the night. The next morning we cooked eggs, which Aiden also devoured. We hiked to the Fort Valley overlook after taking down camp. On the way we found wild grape vines, with small but delicious grapes. Aiden declared that they were "much better than grapes from the store", and that "we should always get these wild grapes". We saw two gray lizards and tried to catch them on the hike back down, but they were too clever.

our artist

Aiden's master piece...

Aiden has suddenly become an amazing artist. He draws ( and no exaggeration here) like 20 to 25 pictures a day. Each illustration is in full color and has exceptional detail. Each masterpiece is better than the last and I am just amazed at his progress.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

halloween crafts

Very proud of his Halloween crafts.... the kid's got talent!

patiently waiting

For Aiden to finish his class....

...and I'm doing all I can to entertain her.

....I'm running out of ideas.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ready for their annual pictures

umbrella ella ella eh eh eh

Sky's first favorite pop song - Umbrella by Rihanna. We listen to this song in the car on the way home from school, to the grocery store, everywhere....she always requests this song when she gets in my car. And she knows the words too!

Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be a friend
Took an oath I'ma stick it out till the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
Ella ella eh eh eh
Under my umbrella
Ella ella eh eh eh
Under my umbrella
Ella ella eh eh eh
Under my umbrella
Ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh