Sunday, January 29, 2012

Christmas 2011

Here are some pictures from Christmas Eve (making cookies) and Christmas Day.

Silver Dollar City

For the second year in a row we decided to make the trip down to Branson, Missouri to go see the lights at Silver Dollar City.  We always have a good time seeing all the decorations, enjoying seeing them make the homemade products and riding on some rides.  We also decided to go again since we don't know if we will ever make it back up this way again.  We were there right before Christmas - the 22nd and 23rd of December.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pillsbury Crossing

We decided on the spur of the moment to try to go out and find Pillsbury Crossing - this is an area where we have heard that many people go to have pictures taken.  Even though it was the 18th of December we decided to give it a try.  We had a great time hiking (a very small hike), throwing rocks into the water and all the boys had fun crossing the river.  All of them ended up with wet feet - smart mommy not to cross the water :)  We are going to have to go back in the spring - I think that with all the green on the trees it will be beautiful.

Luke's 6th Birthday

We had a nice friends and family party for Luke this year at Gymnastics Plus - the kids all had a great time playing and eating cake.  These are some pictures from our house with just family opening presents and getting a yummy cupcake!

Vegas Baby, Vegas

Here are some more pictures from our Vegas trip in November of 2011.  They were on the big camera - the previous picture were from the small camera and Mike's phone.

 Downtown Las Vegas during the music and light show
 Alex and Luke with their Great Aunt Rosie and Uncle Steve

 Climbing to the top
At the top

Halloween 2011

Pictures of the boys from Halloween.   We went trick-or-treating three times this year and dressed up for a party!  I think we were all ready to be done with the costumes but the time Halloween actually got here.

This has got to be on of my all time favorite costume pictures of the boys!  It is taken at the Sunset Zoo here in Manhattan.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mike and Luke - Two peas in a pod

I love these pictures of Mike and Luke!

Konza Prairie

The same day we played Frisbee Golf we also went on a hike in the Konza Prairie - it was a beautiful day in Kansas for the end of October.  So warm in fact that the boys insisted on taking off their shirts and folding up their pants!

 Showing off the acorn that he found and held onto.  Most of them the boys were throwing to see how far they would go.