Thursday, October 30, 2008


This week in honor of Halloween we carved a pumpkin and made a scarecrow. The scarecrow keeps scaring everyone...including Kara.

I am especially proud of this activity. We used our 5 senses to explore a pumpin, the inside of a pumpkin, and a jack-o-lantern.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Tonight Kara and I carved our pumpkins. It is a family tradition, regardless of the fact that we don't have any kids yet! Molly tried to carry off Kara's lid, but we stopped her...barely. Then we had to fight her off a few times because she wanted to eat the pumpkin innards and the seeds. Somehow Pseudo did manage to get some of the pumpkin and a seed. He ended up with pumpkin guts on his forehead. It can be a challenge to carve pumpkins with three dogs, just wait until there is a little one too! Everyone be safe Trick-or-Treating.

Kara used an apple corer to make "Boo"

and I made "Magoo"

(I'll have to get a better picture of this one!)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Poll's not a political poll. We just want to know if anybody looks at our blog on a regular basis. If you are a frequent flier...please let us know. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gabe and Hayden

Gabe is 4 years-old already and Hayden is 4 months old. Being at Gabe's birthday was great...we hadn't seen him in 10 months!! That is way too long to go without seeing him. Anyway, here are some pictures of his birthday and his baby sister.

This is Gabe's "mean" face while he was playing with Grandma Kate.

Turtle Power!

Hayden in her Bumbo chair getting ready for the party.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Last weekend we went to Lincoln for Gabe's birthday party. We also met his little sister Hayden for the first time. We had a blast! Check out the picture below to see just how happy everyone was to be together!

At the end of the day, Gabe's mommy asked him what the best part of his day was and he said it was blowing up balloons with Kara. (Of course, we didn't just blow them up...we let them go and they flew all over the house!) How sweet to be the best part of a little kid's day! :)

P.S. - We just got back from a drive in the mountains AND we saw a MOOSE! The pictures of the moose aren't very good, he was too far away and in the shade....but we got some other good pics. Check back because I'm sure Jen will be posting some pics. soon.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Things are busy here. Jen was in Breckenridge last weekend for a conference, this weekend we are going to Lincoln for Gabe's 4th birthday, and next weekend is Kara's birthday. Plus, Kara had parent teacher conferences this week and Jen is trying to finish two chapters of her dissertation by the 17th (Kara's B-Day)!!!

We hope everyone is doing well...and we will try to get better at keeping everyone updated. Hope everyone is enjoying Fall, it might snow in Laramie this weekend.