Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dad is the coolest

 When Emmie prays she usually will say... Thank you for daddy being the coolest and mommy being the prettiest.  I'm pretty sure it is confirmed that Brenden is the coolest. 

Fall leaves

It seems like all the leaves fell off the trees in about a day.  The kids had a good time playing in them for about 5 minutes while Brenden mowed them all up. 

Poor Pete, the target of a leaf bomb.

This kid has amazing upper body strength and I think he looks like Brenden in this picture.

Happy Fall!

Halloween 2012

Halloween might be my favorite holiday.  I have always loved dressing up.  I think it started with my grandma Clawson's dress up chest.  Then as I got older I would spend my babysitting money on costumes... and to this day they sit in my parent's garage.  So, if you ever need a costume, stop by my mom and dad's!

This year for Halloween we decided to go as Micky, Minne, Mary Poppins and Bert.  Thanks to my mom for the kid's costumes! Thanks to Brenden for playing along.  We actually found it funny that everything Brenden is wearing came from his closet.  The only thing we added was the scarf and chimney sweep!

Kearney is great during the month of October.  All the shops open up the last Thursday of the month and you can Trick or Treat downtown!  Here is "the gang".  I just wish you could see their costumes better.  They were adorable.  

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Birthday Boy

 My entire family came out for Pete's birthday party (with the exception of my bro-in-law Rusty).  We had a camp themed party at a small little lodge at Cottonmill Park.  It was perfect.  We had a bug hunt, went fishing and enjoyed some chili and cornbread.  It was fun having all of our loved ones (family and friends) there.

Thanks to everyone who came!  We loved having you there!

On a side note, if you decide to make s'mores cupcakes, watch them carefully on broil.  We almost burned our house down due to 24 flaming cupcake mallows!


We had a great time at UNK's homecoming parade this year.  I like living in a small town like Kearney because when they have a parade the whole town shows up.  They even throw candy from the floats!  Both Emmie and Pete were much better at running out for the candy.    It was fun lining the street with our friends and neighbors.


This was officially the last fun activity of summer.  Our good friends Leah and Chris invited us out on their boat for one last boating hurrah.  It was fun to be on the lake with the lovely fall leaves as our background. 

 The kids had a blast but I know what you are wondering... did Pete jump in? Well, he did but with the help of Brenden.  He lasted about 30 seconds and then jumped right back in the boat.  The water was cold!

Brenden still has his wake boarding moves!  Apparently it is like riding a bike.  The only thing different this time was how sore he was after.  I guess 15 years really makes a difference.

We had a blast!  Thank you Chris, Leah, Kate and Becca for showing us a  good time!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Peter

Today is Peter, Pete, Petester, Bubs, Bubba, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Em I mean Peter, Buddy, lil boy's birthday! Pete loves to sing.  In fact, he sang happy birthday to himself this morning.  We are celebrating on Monday with all of my family rolls into town and when Brenden gets home from Denver. 

 Day 1

6 months

1 year

18 months

2 years

Pete's favorites: 
Thomas the Train
Jake and the Neverland Pirates
Singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Playing hide and seek
Wearing his Puma shoes
Drinking warm milk 
Jumping off of anything 3 feet or higher
Climbing on the kitchen counter
Playing with his favorite person in the world...Emmie