31 October 2011

October 31, 2011

The first Halloween, for this Party of Four, 
that our ninja and Spiderman 
viewed it as a sport,
sprinting from house to house.

30 October 2011

October 30, 2011

Pfew, pumpkins carved with 8 hours to spare.

29 October 2011

October 29, 2011

Photo booths, awkward and fun
all at the same time.

28 October 2011

October 28, 2011


Both the calendar and Gibson's sock are telling us that it is 
time for soccer to come to an end.

27 October 2011

26 October 2011

October 26, 2011


Gibson is taking it all in in art class and teaching us
that if you add swirls and mix colors it makes your picture look real.

25 October 2011

October 25, 2011


Now it's Elliott's turn in the kitchen.

24 October 2011

October 24, 2011


The pantry was organized.

23 October 2011

October 23, 2011

I somehow convinced Gibson to help me with dinner and I think he liked it.

22 October 2011

October 22, 2011

Grandma teaching us her secret cookie recipe.

21 October 2011

October 21, 2011

The Chicago skyline in our masking tape city.

20 October 2011

October 20, 2011

Lack of freezer space can drive you to do just about anything.

19 October 2011

October 19, 2011

The Klein girls first attempt at applesauce was a success.

18 October 2011

October 18, 2011

An elated Elliott on his long awaited field trip.

17 October 2011

October 17, 2011

Look who earned his 5 mile club necklace!

16 October 2011

October 16, 2011

Steve and I were stopped dead in our Sunday morning routine 
by the sound of hysterical belly laughing.
What we found: Two boys trying {or not  trying} to catapult their mini skateboard
over a sink full of water.

15 October 2011

October 15, 2011

Blogger makes me want to scream.
Extra spaces and crazy HTML are absolutely maddening.

14 October 2011

October 14, 2011

Family Date Night: Griffin's season opener!
{and, just when I think I am getting good at picking out the people who will take a good picture, this one happened}

13 October 2011

October 13, 2011

My nightstand tells the tale of last night quite accurately.

12 October 2011

October 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Bumpa!

11 October 2011

October 11, 2011

Elliott came up dressed for Pre-School declaring proudly,
I'm dressed for three teams. My socks are the Detroit Tigers,
my  shorts are Ohio State and my shirt is Michgan State.
 

10 October 2011

October 10, 2011

Someone found the perfect spot to store his sword.

09 October 2011

October 9, 2011

Happy 86th Birthday Great Grandpa!

08 October 2011

October 8, 2011

With inherited fishing nets, the boys explored the "pond" out back.

07 October 2011

06 October 2011

October 6, 2011

Two boys, who shall remain nameless, found one of their Christmas presents, 
and it looks like they love them.

05 October 2011

October 5, 2011

What have I gotten myself into?

04 October 2011

October 4, 2011

After encouragement from my beaver friends, I am turning over a 
new leaf and archiving everything in my inbox.
It's freeing, I say, freeing!

03 October 2011

October 3, 2011

We officially have a 4 1/2 year old!

02 October 2011

October 2, 2011

Kayaking during a salmon run?
Who knew we were in for such a fun and
fascinating morning?
Our trip was filled with literally,
hundreds of salmon darting amongst us.

01 October 2011

October 1, 2011

Steve and I took a mini road trip to cross #26 off the list.