these (somewhat blurry, and sort of awful) snapshots are all from a weekend trip to Idaho.
blissfully playing with toys at Gma and Gpa Nelson's.
laughing hysterically and cousin Devan.
foam pit at mommy's old gymnastics stomping grounds.
lessons on the guitar.
naptime with daddy.
I failed on the picture front, but if you read between the photos, you'll see that we spent a lote of time playing with cousins, cooking delicious food (thanksgiving & thai), and just being together. Idaho is laid back. and it's always nice to mix it up for a change :)
a mini photo catastrophe shoot with the littles from the hood.
we live in such a fun neighborhood! these girls are so great :)
Turner and his litte buddy Sebastian (they are only 1 month apart!) are so cute together. Sebastian, was quite intrigued with Turner's hair..and Turner couldn't be happier having all sorts of attention.
Camden had his little heart set on being Dash, so I decided we'd make it a family affair!
Home made costumes are harder than they seem... this may be the one and only year I attempt to make our own. Although I think Camden's excitement and gratitude may have been enough motivation to take on more endeavors in the future :)
Halloween night was a whirlwind of events.
We met at the farm for Laura Lee to open her mission call (Paris, France!), then trick-or-treating, followed by chili and treats with friends.
How that went by so fast, I'll never know. I remember our first night together in the hospital, with daddy sleeping just feet away, I held you, and wondered what your little personality would be like.
Now I know you are the most energetic, talkative, sweetest little boy.
You are so smart! sometimes a little too smart...
You are a lover. Hugs and kisses all the time. I sure hope you never get sick of me asking for kisses! You also adore your baby brother, and it melts me to see you run into his room after naptime to see if he is awake.
or when you help sing "take me out to the ballgame" when he cries.
You love to sing and dance--your current favorites are gangnam style, t swift (yes, you call her that), the boy song (neon trees) and the man song (mulan).
You are so incredibly friendly. You make friends everywhere we go.
that could possibly be because you say the funniest things. I am always laughing at your hilarity. You also have quite the imagination. I love to sit across the room and watch you play with your toys...I've noticed you sing them songs and sometimes put them in time out, then carefully explain they are in time out because they weren't being nice.
You are a little mischievous...when I am frustrated with you, you immediately call me out. "your not mad, mommy! you're a good guy, not a bad guy!"
you are a sweet talker, and a deal maker. You often propose a plan, and then ask to shake on it. You are a boy after your own daddy's heart...a sports lover.
and I am perfectly ok with that.
dear boy, you are wonderful. you make me so much happier than I ever imagined possible.
I am so lucky to be your mama.
love doesn't even begin to cover it.
but that's all I can think of... I love you, little man.