Home depot day

 - by eric

The kids made mini football goal posts at home depot a couple weeks ago. As you can see, Emmett takes his painting very seriously.

not giving up yet

 - by jessica

I still intend to keep this thing going.  All evidence to the contrary. I will probably just put up a mass picture overload post pretty soon to get us all caught up. We are alive and life is crazy. We are getting our house all packed up so we can move into Mama and Papa Farmer’s house for a few weeks.  Then into our new house!

In other news, I am starting another blog.  The new blog is mostly for me because I am finding that I am having a hard time remembering all the day to day stuff that is going on in our lives right now.  So I needed a place where I could record everyday, from my phone, all the things that the kids do that make me smile.  I really don’t want to forget all these things, so Notes on All the Glamor is born. Please don’t feel obligated to follow. I’m not planning on linking it up to our Farmer Family News blog or anything because the goal is to post everyday and that could get a little old.  :) But you are more than welcome to read and comment if you have nothing better to do.

Anyway, that is my quick update. Like I said, I am planning on having a major picture update soon. I just need to get my act together. Hopefully before we move, but I definitely will not make any promises.  It’s kind of a mad house around here.

birthday madness

 - by jessica

For our family, the first two weeks of October are one continual birthday celebration! This year (just in our immediate family) we had Logan and Emmett’s birthdays, lunch with daddy at Red Robin, a combined birthday party for them, Madeline stating on solids, a visit from Grandma Sharon, a train ride and a couple of different pumpkin patch trips (with a cider pressing in there somewhere too.).  Everyone took the craziness in stride and it has been an October to remember!

Logan’s birthday

Logan and Emmett’s birthday party

Madeline starts eating solids!

Emmett’s birthday

Pumpkin patches with Grandma Sharon

And the train ride on Mt.Rainier Scenic Railroad

Yeesh! What a wild and crazy October! And there is more to come! We also had family pictures taken, which I will share when they become available. And then, don’t forget all the halloween excitement that is yet to come! Wow, what a month!

Emmett hits the big 3!

 - by jessica

Better late than never but, I tell you, we have had a WILD couple of weeks! Here is Emmett’s birthday interview. Enjoy

How old are you? 3 years old!

What makes you happy? Playing with Becca and Natalie and my friends!

What is your favorite animal? um…a COW!

What is your favorite thing to eat? Logan…no, chickens…no, toast!

What is your favorite thing to do? make tracks for my train

What is your favorite TV show? Wild Kratts

What are you really good at? cleaning up my toys

What is your favorite movie? Chicken Run

What is your favorite color? Red

What is your favorite song? Popcorn Popping

Who is your best friend? Logan

What do you and your Mom do together? tickle!

What do you and your Dad do together? Daddy gives me piggy-back rides and horsey rides

What is your favorite sport? basketball

Where is your favorite place to go? the park

What is your favorite book? 5 little ducks say quack quack quack

What do you want to be when you grow up? a fighter-fighter (that’s firefighter in Emmett speak)

Emmett is such an awesome kid! He makes us laugh all the time and I can’t believe that he is getting so big!

5 and one to grow on

 - by jessica

Today is Logan’s 5th birthday! I want to try to keep better track of where each of my kids are and what they are like on their birthdays by having them answer a few questions every year. We will see how long that lasts. :)

How old are you? 5 years old!

What makes you happy? Playing at grandma’s house

What is your favorite animal? A pig. That’s a farm animal.

What is your favorite thing to eat? I love to eat spaghetti for dinner.

What is your favorite thing to do? Jumping on the trampoline at Grandma’s house.

What is your favorite TV show? The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That

What are you really good at? I am good at reading.

What is your favorite movie? Chicken Run

What is your favorite color? Blue and Red and Black

What is your favorite song? Popcorn Popping and Follow the Prophet

Who is your best friend? Emmett and Payton

What do you and your Mom do together? pick fruits and vegetables that are ready to eat. (I swear that is what he really said!)

What do you and your Dad do together? Play Chutes and Ladders

What is your favorite sport? playing football, at grandma’s house, in the front yard.

Where is your favorite place to go? Kids Castle

What is your favorite book? Green Eggs and Ham

What do you want to be when you grow up? A dragon killer, a missionary, and a pom pom maker.

 

I sure love this boy! He is the coolest kid I know.

(I found the birthday questionnaire at www.leeloublogs.blogspot.com)

Island Park — Round 2

 - by jessica

So we went BACK to Island Park for a week with Eric’s family this time. Can you tell how much we like going there? We did some wake boarding, tubing, roasting marshmallows in the fire, visiting the fish (and birds) at Big Springs, having a lovely time with family, and eating way too much delicious food.

a few random things

 - by jessica

Most of our summer has been spent either traveling or lazing around the house. Personally, I am still a little scared to go out in public alone with a newborn and two crazy boys. So we had a really low key summer. Here are some of our random moments. Mostly pictures of Madeline and her first smiles. :)

Madeline and her “skinny” jeans

Madeline loving her Bumbo chair

 

Miss Madeline modeling her swimming suits

 

 

Madeline’s Blessing

 - by jessica

We made a QUICK trip back from our Waite reunion so that we could be back to church on Sunday for Madeline’s blessing. What a great day with all our family and friends! Unfortunately, we were all tired and a little frazzled so we didn’t get any super pictures of miss Madeline in her dress. And the kids were climbing on trees. It was a crazy and memorable day!