Marteney Love
Our life as a family of 5!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Madison started her 1st day of preschool on September 14th. She is loving it.
We started the week before school with an orientation to check out the classroom and meet her teacher. Madison and Sydney settled right in.

 Madison's favorite place to play each day.

Her first day was so surreal. Hard to believe I have a kiddo in school. She looked so cute and grown up.

 Ready for the big day.
 Waiting to go in.

First ones in the door.
 So big.
 Each morning they have a question of the day to answer.
 Back at the rice table.

 4 buddies- Eli, Micah, Sydney, and Madison

Their first field trip and school pictures were both this week. So much fun.
Madison has been writing like crazy. She will spend hours with a pencil and note pad. She writes her name over and over. Her S was backwards then one day she did a whole page of just S and now it it correct. She loves to write and has me give her sheets with all of our family names to copy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

hair cuts and 16months

My good friend Tricia came over a few weeks back to give the kids haircuts. It is amazing how fast their hair grows.

Micah before

 Mason- before (already not happy)

And even sister got a new cut for school.
 Micah & Mason 16months

Monday, October 11, 2010

Labor Day Camping

We spent Labor Day weekend camping with family. It is has been our families tradition since I was little. I always look forward to this trip with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. This year was a bit smaller than normal but still lots of fun.  

My cousins 2 1/2 yr old Kennice was there which was an automatic play mate all weekend long for Madison.

 The boys had their first attempt at coloring. They loved it but we decided coloring was better done with binkies to avoid chewing.
 It was much easier than 4th of July with the boys as they were walking. YAY!  We spent lots of time walking around the camp grounds. They were a bit unstable still with the uneven ground.

 We had our play area as well this time but the boys were not to happy. This was one of the few moments they actually played in it.
 We spent lots of time watching everyone feed the squirrels peanuts. They would climb right up on you to get them. Madison even got brave enough to do it. She also fed the ducks at the lake from her hand until she got nibbled.
 Madison and cousin Meriah

Madison and Kennice had a great time riding on the scooters to the lake with my grandparents. Unfortunately we did not get a picture of it.
Here is the beautiful lake. If you look at the log in the middle their are tons of seagulls lined up. It was a beautiful weekend with freezing cold nights. Such fun memories were made.

Friday, October 08, 2010

6 Monkey Kids at the zoo

So a month has passed again since my last post. I am not going to even give any excuses this time. :) Instead since I cannot stand missing an event and being out of chronological order I am going to post the last of our summer September fun even though it is October.

The week before school started we made one last trip to the zoo with Tricia and her boys. Everyone in Portland had the same idea. We saw lots of the favorite animals but the best part of the day was getting to see a lion show right up close.

They squirted goat's milk into their mouths as a reward.

 Tired Babies

It was a fun day as always.

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