Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Season Events

We went down to Astoria for Thanksgiving and had a great time visiting with family and friends.  Jake’s twin cousins, Whitney and Kennedy are getting so big – they will be 2 in February!  Maggie and Jerrod are doing well, they are living at the house in the country and Jerrod has been hard at work fixing it up.  Maggie is going to back school to get her transfer degree.  Chris is doing well, he is close to becoming a long shoreman, so we will be seeing more of him while he works the Ports in Tacoma and Seattle.  He will be traveling to New Zealand next year as well.

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We took Jake to a Santa Breakfast again this year, he had a great time, LOVES Santa!  He will go right up to him and say hi and asks for a “foo-foo” (choo-choo).  Above Jake and I are in line to get breakfast, below is a picture of Mrs. Claus passing out candy canes.  There were several craft stations for the kids, face painting, dance floor and pictures with Santa (I need to scan in his Santa pictures soon).  

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This is Jake’s 3rd year of picking out a Christmas tree, the last 2 years it has been snowing but this year it was just COLD!  We had a great time and had a wonderful visit from my best friend, Aunt Melissa.

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Jake’s face when he came downstairs after his nap and the tree was decorated.  He continues to call it “the pretty” every time we turn on the tree lights.





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At Snowflake Lane in Bellevue with the Kilborn Family

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Some of our holiday crafts!

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Making sugar cookies with mom, he was such a great helper!

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Decorating the cookies with sprinkles

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Lots of sprinkles = Lots of love!

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Mmmm… I did a good job!  Santa will be happy.

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We took a 3 day trip down to Eugene, Oregon to visit family and friends.  Jacob did AWESOME, he of course loved all the attention but we had such a great time at everyone’s home for the holidays. Thank you, I wish we had more time to see people and to see you all longer.  Above is a picture of a “foo-foo” by Great-Grandma Abby for Jacob. 

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Giving Abby some hugs and kisses.  Jake LOVES both of his glow in the dark etcha-sketches, he plays with them all the time!  And we turn on the animal nightlight each evening, he has so much fun watching all the animals go by.   Thank you Eugene Family!



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Jake loves his bouncy ball, his cool car and ambulance and cuddles with his homemade blanket from Great-Grandma Jane each morning.  Thank you CG family!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Another little Connaway…

As most of you know through phone calls or word of mouth, we are expecting a little baby Connaway!!  I am just over 5 weeks pregnant or so, I will have a Dating Ultrasound this month to figure out my due date.  We couldn’t be happier, Jacob will be a fantastic big brother and we look forward to meeting our new little bundle of joy in late July or early August.  Thank you all for you continued support, we have the best family and friends! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Halloween

We went to a few Halloween parties during the month of October for Jacob.  One was at our friend Sarah’s house, she has a boy Jake’s age, Joey and a baby girl Stella.  The kids had a great time running around in their costumes and doing some craft projects!

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We had another party with the mom’s group I am a part of, it was a lot of fun for the kids.  Lots of food, games and cool prizes.  Jake was a lion for this party (but didn’t want to wear the hat of course).

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Jake and Landon jumping around to the music



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Jake holding Katherine’s hand, they just stood there like this for 15 min.



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One of the many faces he made from the POP ROCKS, but he actually asked for more after this!

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We went to Albertson’s for some trick or treating.  They had a great haunted house for the kids (which Dracula scared Jacob), we decorated a few cupcakes in the bakery and got candy from all the departments.

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Nate’s finished pumpkin

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Jake’s Halloween Basket from Grandma

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Getting ready to go Trick or Treating!

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Nate bought Jake this hat and mitten set for winter

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