Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paxton & Calista's Birthday Party

Last night we had Paxton(5 years old) and Calista's(6 years old) birthday party down at Roger and Bonnie's barn. Their birthday's are two days apart so it worked out great to combine the parties.
Paxton's Scooby-Doo cake
Calista's cake
Calista with her cake
Paxton with his cake
Ready to open presents
The boys
Calista opening her presents

Waiting patiently

My own camera!!
R.C. Catapult
Tetherball Set
Lincoln Logs
Grampie gave Dean, Sarah and Natalie the last afghan that Grammie made.
Singing Happy Birthday
Blowing out the candles
Shaelyn finally gave in and fell asleep
Paxton taking a crack at the pinata

The mad scramble for the coveted candy!!

Thanks everybody for all the great gifts and for coming to the party!!!

Paxton's Birthday at School

Thursday Johanna brought cake and ice cream into school for Paxton's birthday.
Singing Happy Birthday
Eating cake and ice cream
Birthday Boy

Monday, September 22, 2008

Braden's Birthday

Last night we were at Kevin and Jody's to celebrate Braden's 6th Birthday.
Happy Birthday Braden!!!
Birthday cake with dirt bikes
The Birthday Boy!!
Singing Happy Birthday
Ready to open presents

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fall Clean-up

Yesterday afternoon Paxton helped me clean up the mess the crows made on the lawn. Apparently they felt the need to look for grubs in the lawn and tore a nice patch of it all to pieces. Today we went down to Mom and Dad's and helped Dad take down a tree that was dead and hauled it away. Then we went and got some Mums for the front porches. Paxton had to help clean off the porch at the mudroom.
Putting the rakes, shovels and brooms away
That was hard work!!
Picking up leaves
Sweeping off the porch
Shaelyn enjoying the nice Fall weather

Video of Paxton entertaining Shaelyn

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Girl's Night Out

During the school year, we ladies have one night a month that we get together either at someone's house or a restaurant, while the guys have kid duty. This month, we went to Heather's for a delicious dinner set up by the pool. As the evening cooled down, we moved closer to the fire pit for dessert and conversation. Lots of fun!

The table all set!

At one end of the table.

And the other.

By the fire!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Open House at Chappell Tractor

Today was the Open House down at Chappell Tractor. The weather was great and lots of people came to enjoy all the activities. The had a couple of bounce houses for the kids along with face painting and a petting zoo. The also had helicpoter rides and hay rides. There was also food and ice cream. Lots of fun!!
Bounce Houses and Petting Zoo
People eating and waiting to eat
Lots of people
Helicopter taking off

Helicopter Landing

Monday, September 8, 2008

First Day of School

Today was Paxton's first day of Kindergarten. He was excited to start school.
Paxton went up to see Ellie and Ava off on their bus this morning.
Have a good day Ellie and Ava!!
Ready to go to school
Holding Shaelyn before heading off to school
The three kindergarteners - Braden, Brody & Paxton
Ready to learn...
And play
Paxton with his teacher, Ms. Harbold

Weekend Up North

Friday afternoon we headed up to Pittsburg, NH with Mom and Dad for the weekend. Uncle Roger and Aunt Bonnie were up there also with Nancy and Gordon. We had a great relaxing weekend. Paxton went with Uncle Roger on the fourwheeler while Dad and I followed behind them in the Jeep. We headed home on Sunday afternoon. It was nice to be back up there again after such a long time.
Friday afternoon view - a little hazy
I like it up here
Saturday morning view - clear
Playing with Play-Doh
Paxton helping Grampa do some mowing
Taking a break to roll down the hill
Deep thinking. NOT!!
Shaelyn having fun in her bouncy seat
With Daddy
With Mommy
Up in the loft
Sunday morning
Shaelyn trying to stand up
Paxton in the back of Uncle Roger's Army Jeep
Lots of fun Jeeping
Our driver
Standing by where the water comes out of the Dam on Lake Francis