Tuesday, November 22, 2011

October 2011

October brought more warm weather and my birthday. I had a wonderful celebration with my parents. Matthew and my mom made a yummy dinner. The girls enjoyed the pumpkin patch and carving pumpkins. They got lots of candy but traded it in for money to a local dentist who gives the candy to our troops. We also had our first trip to the ER as Chesnie broke both the bones in her left wrist. Thankfully it wasn't too bad of a break and she is healing just fine.

She choose purple!
Picking out the color for her new cast
Finally home from the ER
A popsicle for the good patient
In the ER getting her splint put on.

The girls at a field trip to the fish hatchery
My wonderful birthday dinner
Mattie made me lots of bracelets and necklaces for my birthday
Daddy and Ches on the hunt
Searching for the perfect pumpkin
Ches found her big pumpkin
Mattie feeding a goat some straw
Ches riding a goat
Chesnie and her limp chicken
The petting zoo at the pumpkin patch
Mattie climbing the walls just like daddy used to when he was a kid
Ches climbing the walls
Look at that form
Don't need two arms for soccer
And she's off
Daddy eating the guts of the pumpkin
Mattie carving her own pumpkin
Yes, Ches picked a big enough pumpkin that she fit in
Daddy helping Ches carve since she had a broken arm
The girls carved kitties this year
The girls ready for trick or treating
My cute Snow White Mattie
My little Rapunzel Ches
Mattie sorting her candy
Chesnie and her loot

September 2011

We enjoyed our annual trip to visit our best friends in Oregon. We also had one last trip up to the cabin for the season. We planted our winter garden and enjoyed the beauty right here in Redding.

Picnic with friends in Oregon
Helping Tutu make home made ice cream
Our other two kids Caleb and Samaria
We picked lots of strawberries
First day of classes for the girls
We enjoyed another great trip to the cabin. It is such a great place to relax and unwind. Matthew has many childhood memories here and it is so neat to create more memories with the girls.
Playing games with Grandma and cousin Pat
They are leaning to play badmitton
Twirly girls
Ches climbed to the top
Mattie made it to the top
Smore's at the cabin
Chesnie found a salt lick
Matthew and his friend Kenny and a day of fishing in Hat Creek
We planted our winter garden on a sunny September day. The girls are great helpers and love to eat the fruits of their labor.
My Mattie girl
Mattie digging holes for the winter garden
Ches and daddy planting kale
Helping plant our lettuce
The girls and our winter garden
We had a dinner picnic at Whiskeytown
You can't tell but she is really hanging by her hair
Lifeguard girls
Hanging out on the lifeguard chair
Beautiful Whiskeytown