Sunday, November 27, 2011

Garrett steals the show

Today was the last day of church directory portraits. Garrett and Laura, as usual came out between services to visit, mostly to visit Danna, but also to say hello to me.  As you can see, Garrett stole the show!

photo cards

Adam has been wanting to try to print some photo cards with his work on them.  Our first try was with Shutterfly.
5x7 Folded Card
View the entire collection of cards.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bako, etc

On Sunday we took an epic drive to Bakersfield.  Epic? Why yes, it took us over 4 hours to make the quick 2 hour drive.  Lots of traffic, some rain, and a sign indicating a 60 min delay on the grapevine.  No snow, just lots and lots of people.
However, once we arrived in Bako, we were pleased to spend 24 hours with our friends, the Halversons.  Their son is a mere 2 months younger than Garrett.  Garrett was very enamored with all of Bryce's toys.  He also slept better there than ever before.  He slept in til 9:15.  Wowza!
On Monday we went to Murray Family Farm.  We toured the farm, which included a giant jumping pillow...

some pumpkins...
Garrett was a little concerned about the wristband

duck races...

and a corn pit...

We also picked some apples and avocados.  The apples were pretty slim pickings, but we managed.

The boys seemed to enjoy being pulled around in the wagon. 

We had a great time, except for the 7+ hours we spent in the car.  So much for avoiding the Thansgiving mayhem on the freeways.

Friday, November 4, 2011


We had a pretty serious Santa Ana wind storm on Wednesday.  That meant on Thursday our yard was littered with leaves and branches.  Yesterday Garrett discovered the sticks.  And was smitten and wildly entertained.  Yes, I do have a little boy. 

Lesson learned for next time... do not request that he show you the stick.  He will throw it at you.  My mistake.