Thursday, October 30, 2008

Starbucks through Sarah's eyes

This morning I went to Starbucks with Sarah and my friend Kristey. I gave Sarah my iphone to keep her entertained and she took some photos. Here is Starbucks through a 3 year olds eyes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere

The kids carved their pumpkins last night and are excited to show them off on the blog!!!!

Sarah's little pumpkin she designed with pumpkin cutters
Tyler with his "spooky ghost" pumpkin
Ryan spent a long time searching for a cougar or a football pattern for his pumpkin and finally gave up after a long search. He isn't happy with how his pumpkin turned out this year. I still think it is pretty cute!
Ryley and his "grim reaper" pumpkin
Tori with her "panda" pumpkin

Brandon with his Halo 3 pumpkin (you know, the game he wants that I won't allow him to have)

Sarah's "fairy bear"

Sarah went to Build-A-Bear today and picked out a Halloween costume for her teddy bear. She decided to have her be a fairy so she would match on Halloween!

Adios Plum Tree!!!

On Monday I asked the boys to remove the Plum tree in our back yard!!!



Ryan and Brandon working at it


Ryan was a trooper and worked until the job was complete!







Adios Plum Tree!!!



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Friday, October 24, 2008

Lunch with cousins!!!

On Thursday, Auntie Pam and cousins Malachi and Noah brought lunch for Ryley (and Sarah and I). We had a great visit and I of course had my "baby fix"!!!


Sweet baby Noah


Sarah holding Noah with his fancy Halloween hat!



The cousins having lunch together! Thanks for a great lunch Auntie Pam!

My mom and Sarah


While Ryley was having surgery on Monday, my Mom and Dad came up to help get the kids to school and watch Sarah. My Dad took this photo of my Mom and Sarah!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ryley is on the mend

Ryley is on the mend!!! His stomach settled today and his appetite came back! The codeine is keeping his pain manageable! Bless his heart, he didn't even complain when I used one of Tori's old comforters to keep him warm this afternoon!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ryley's day at Legacy Emmanuel Children's hospital

This morning before we left for the hospital
Showing off his surgical gown in his hospital room
Ryley and I playing Mario Sluggers in the children's waiting room
Ryley showing off his winning score!
Hanging out in the waiting room playing his PSP
Ryley and Matt in his room waiting for the nurse to bring his "loopy juice"
Matt told Ryley to show us "his guns"
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Ryley on his "loopy juice" in pre op
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More of Ryley on his "loopy juice"
Ryley in his hospital room after surgery
Ryley ready to go home.
We made it home and Ryley has been really nauseous and getting sick. It is going to be a long night for him.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Our second pumpkin patch trip of the season!

Every year we spend a day at Bauman Farms in Gervais, Oregon. This year we were thrilled to find that they added several new activities!

Tyler, Sarah and Tori as we entered Bauman Farms

The spider was our greeter!
Our first stop was the petting zoo. Tori above with the pigs.
Ryan with a pony
Tori with the goats


Sarah with a couple of calves. Later a large cow came up and tried to eat her hair. Apparently it resembles hay!
Ryan, Tori and Sarah with some baby goats.


Our next stop was a barn that uses these HUGE pipes as vibrating slides!

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The kids just fly down. Sarah's eyes were closed the whole way down.


Sarah in a huge sandbox filled with corn!

Sarah burying a toy pony in the corn.


The entry to the gift and produce shop!

Tons of tiny pumpkins!
Sarah loved them!
A huge selection of gourds!


One of the store shelves in the gift shop
Tyler, Ryan and Sarah testing out the log swing!
An umbrella like topiary of petunias!

A huge hay pirate ship that was two stories. The bottom is a little maze, then you go up stairs to the bow and to exit you slide down a huge pipe slide.
Each of the big bales of hay were 1000 pounds.


Another view of the Bauman Pearl Ship
The boys looking out from the bow!


Tina as Captain!
View of the Tee Pee and Wooden Fort and covered wagon from the top of the ship.


Sarah on the rubber horse swing!


Sarah as our little pumpkin!

Brandon, Tyler, Ryley, Tori and Ryan waiting in line to go on t he Ziplines!

Ryan was first
Tori in the upper left on the zipline (red jacket)
Ryley
Brandon
Tyler


The next stop was the 1200 square foot inflatable jumper.


Ryan, Tyler and Brandon attempting to run across it.


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The girls on the jumper


We had lunch in the garden gazebo


Then it was off to the hayride, Tyler and Ryan above.

Matt on the hayride!

They dropped us off at the corn maze. Little Sarah was having a blast running down the paths.
Tyler in the corn maze
Sarah
Brandon (got him to smile by telling him I wouldn't embarrass him when the girls he knew from school walked by)

Family photo!


Then it was off to the pumpkin patch (hay ride is in the background)

My little striped pumpkin


Ryan's choice


Tyler found some Indian corn
The kids with their pumpkins!
Our last stop was a helicopter ride for Ryley and I!

Ryley, a crew member and I waiting to board the helicopter.
Getting buckled
And we were off into the blue sky!

View from the helicopter. Far upper left is the corn maze,upper right is parking lot, middle left is the activities including the pirate ship, middle right is the gardens and lower section is the gift shop, apple cider warehouse, etc.

The corn maze..you can kind of make out it is a pirate ship.

The pumpkin patch from the air. If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can see all of the pumpkins!

Coming in for a landing!
Matt took this photo of the helicopter landing!
Almost to the ground safe and sound (notice there are no doors!!)
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Video Matt took of our little helicopter tour!


Our final stop of the day was Dutch Bros. drive through! Tyler with his fancy italian soda!