Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas in NM

We joined Ryan's parents in NM for Christmas again this year. We had a great time, espcially considering it was 60 degrees where we were, and blizzard like back home. Sean had a blast as usual.

Riding Peaches, the pony
Saying "Hi" to Santa riding by on the town's fire engine
The little town we stay in lines luminaries all along the main street and all over the Church - it is very beautiful, yet hard to capture with a camera. Here is the Nativity scene at the church you can see a few luminaries at the base of the photo.
Laughing with Daddy and the horses
And finally . . . the guitar Sean got as a Christmas gift. He is officially obsessed with guitars - it is so fun to watch him play and dance.Hope you all had a great holiday season and are enjoying the new year!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Thanksgiving break :: Day Three

Day three was a full day - the boys played and played, Abbi watched, and the rest of us enjoyed the scenery.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thanksgiving break :: Day Two

It is kind of a shame, but I actually did not take many photos on Thanksgiving Day - no pictures of the food, no pictures of the family that day . . . what was I thinking? Mary made an amazing dinner as always, and we were blessed to have my sister and her family join us at the ranch this year. Kristi also brought with her some wonderful additions to the meal. Here are a few pictures of the scenery at the ranch from that day.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving break :: Day One

We had an amazing time in Montana for Thanksgiving break - we took a lot of pictures so I will split it up into a few posts; here is day one on the Ranch:

Sean getting used the cold weather, and his mittens (notice the next few pics, they did not stay on long)

Watching Grandpa break horses
Hanging out with Grandma

My brother, Tim, came out with us - here he is helping out with chores

Sorry dad, seat's taken.
A good compromise
A few deer
Sean playing with some toys at Grandma's house - he is pointing to the shark. He loves sharks, and bees. Weird?

Isn't this really what blocks are for?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Did you know

That there is already Christmas music being played regularly on the radio stations?!?!!?! I mean I love Christmas, but seriously?

Monday, November 10, 2008

10 on 10 :: November

Dropping Sean off at Nana's house for the day - waving to her through the window

In-service day at school today, no students, plenty of work.

Making copies

A little breather in between meetings

Back at it . . . .
A few hours later . . . back to pick up Sean

The moon

Sean loves busses, and was thrilled to see this one parked outside our house when we got home

Play time

Playing with the flashlight

Thursday, November 06, 2008

18 months

Sean turned 18 months on Nov. 1st Wow! Really? Ryan and I have been saying all along that we wish we could just stop Sean where he is cause this stage is so awesome. And that still rings true at 18 months. He is learning so much, making so many connections, saying new words every day. It really does blow my mind. So he is our little man, and we love him and all his personality more than words can say!

Here are a couple pictures trying to get Sean to smile at the camera:

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Sean & Great Grandma

We had a fun family weekend - a Halloween baby, a birthday celebration, and great grandma in town.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Hoppy Halloween

sorry, couldn't resist the cheesy title.

So apparently, this is what Sean does when I ask him to smile . . . great.