October 2008


Landon lights the candles for Ashton’s 8th birthday!

Make a wish buddy

Ashton and Ben 10

Our new friend Abbi

Getting ready for the zip line at Shawn’s cousin Robb’s house.

Ashton had to climb the tree all by himself. He was so brave.

Do you think he needs an adjustment?

Ashton and his friend Michael pass out birthday cookies at school.

The Ben 10 Omnitrix cake–yes I’m proud!

Our cute little apartment in Colorado Springs.

Lots of learning going on!

Our bedroom

1st day of school 2008 (Ashton-2nd grade, Landon-Kindergarten)

We enjoyed ice cream after the open house at school.

At home making a farris wheel–yea for a daddy who can build cool toys!

Lanny looking big

The “wall-o-toys”

boys’ room

Our new pet hippo…j/k…our first trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Two sets of brothers

Way up high at the zoo

At this zoo, it’s okay to feed the animals

Landon’s desk at open house

Before I forget

Quick story about Landon. About Easter time last year, Landon decided he wanted his shaggy hair to be cut like his daddy’s. So Shawn buzzed it and Landon has kept it very short since then. The other day, Shawn was trimming Landon’s hair. They called me into the bathroom to see the finished product. I made a big deal about it telling him he looked very handsome. His response was a little shocking. He stuck his lip out and about busted into tears. I asked him what was wrong and he said, “Daddy didn’t cut it right, he forgot to cut this part.” He said this while pointing above his forehead. He was talking about Shawn’s receding hairline and about the fact that his hair didn’t look EXACTLY like Shawn’s!! We did our silent parent laughing (as to not embarrass him). Our kids love us, imperfections and all! The scary thing…they want to be just like us, imperfections and all-talk about pressure.

(I promise, pictures are coming…we did buy an adapter for my camera memory thing and will be able to download them when I get some time off:)