Monday, November 12, 2012


We went over to Boise to see the great grandparent over Labor Day.  It was so great to get to spend time with them by ourselves.  The kids loved getting to see Cookie Grandma and Balloon Grandma.
Nelly looks a lot like my Grandma McArthur.  Not all of the time but their are definitely times that both Brandon and I say she looks just like Esther which is fitting because Nelly has Grandma's middle name, Jane. 
All of the kids with Cookie Grandma 
Owen and Norah trying the Viking hats on at Balloon Grandma's (aka Grandma Torfin) 
Grandma T and Nelly 
The kids had a blast playing with Grandpa Torfin and the Balloons.  He was so good with the kids.  They loved it 
Balloon Grandparents and the kids 
Another one of Grandma Mc and Nelly 
All of the kids with the McArthur's.  

We loved spending time with both sets of grandparents.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's official!

His name is on the door!

Look out!

Nelly can crawl!!!!  I didn't think she ever would because she has been so content to just sit, look, and smile.  But she finally figured it out and she loves her new found freedom.

Bath time! 
Loving the swings 
Happy girl

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

1st day of school

Owen started 1st grade at Gate City this year.  He was really excited to go to the same school that dad went to.
Norah started preschool at Mrs. Sherri's.  She was very excited to go to school too.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy has made several visits to our house recently.  6 times to be exact.  The dentist pulled 2 of Owen's teeth out, 1 fell out while he was sleeping and he woke up sucking on it. While we were swimming at Ross Park Owen got hit in the face with an inner tube and his tooth pooped out in the lazy river. Owen was very concerned that the tooth fairy wasn't going to come because his tooth was somewhere in the lazy river.  We decided to write a note.  This is what he came up with all by himself.

The toothless boy.  There are a lot more missing now. But some of his big teeth are coming in.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


We went with some of our friends to Lagoon this summer.  The kids had a blast.  Owen was big enough to ride most of the big rides and Norah had fun riding the kiddie rides.
Nelly was a trooper and had fun just sitting there in the stroller. 
Norah loved the carousel 
Owen like the Wild Mouse ride the best but I couldn't get any pictures of him on the "cool" rides 
Norah on the helicopter 
Waiting in line... 

Owen liked the bumper cars but Norah couldn't figure out how to make them go straight so she just went in circles the whole time. 
Brandon, Owen, and Norah on the chair lift. 
Nelly riding the the carousel

Water Polo

We watched a lot of Olympics at our house this summer.  I went outside one day and found the kids playing water polo...