Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2 Hot Dogs with Mustard and Ketchup

We LOVE dressing up! 
Had so fun tonight at Trunk or Treat with church friends!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Shaving Cream Fun

Cookie Sheets + Shaving Cream + 2 kids = LOADS of fun.

Getting a little carried away - I have no idea how he got so much in his hair.

Clayton has learned his initials (C and H) and the letter O. He loves writing them over and over.   

I made the "A" for Addy.  She knows what it is and that her names starts with that letter. But for now she can only draw an "O".  :-)

Clayton called me to come look and proudly said: "I made a map of the WHOLE world!"  

I really don't know why we haven't done this fun activity sooner. The kids LOVED it! :-)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Disciplined Life

One day, my life will be in order... Until then, I'll read about how I can try to get it there.  :-)  I love following Money Saving Mom and all her tips and tricks on saving money. Haven't read this one yet, but for only 99 cents for the e-book, I certainly plan to.

the Deuel Family

Family pictures are so fun to do - especially with Fall colors.  And good friends make it even more fun!  
We always love getting together with Matt, Erika, and Hannah.  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

the Vernon family

We had so much fun this last weekend with Dana and Phil and their 3 boys.  Even though Dana is my sister, we had 3 people this weekend ask if Phil was Aaron's brother! :-)
So glad we were able to get a few photos!

Baby Jackson

Jackson Vernon at 6 months old. As Clayton said, "I've never seen a finer fellow." 





Friday, October 12, 2012

Clayton's 4th Birthday!

His basketball cake.

A trip to the zoo.

So glad Aaron took off to celebrate Clayton's special day.

His own pet fish, Gill, for his birthday. So happy!

Watching it for hours.

Monday, October 08, 2012

The Burley Bunch

One of my absolutely favorite things to photograph is FAMILY! I love taking family pictures. Kids grow, families change, but history is recorded forever.
And, it's always so nice to take some pictures of my own family. I took these for my sister, Jana, and her sweet family last weekend in MO. 
When I was posting these, Clayton asked, "Can they come live at our house?"  :-)




Friday, October 05, 2012

September in Review

I love September - it's the start of Fall.  So many good things happened this month - here's a picture review of what we've been up to.

Our family at Aaron's Grandmother's funeral (Grandma Young). This was the first funeral for my kids to attend. They had lots of questions, but took it well.

Brothers - and the only two grandsons she had (there were 4 granddaughters).

Clayton and Addyson called her "GG" for Great-Grandma. 

Addyson loves her Uncle Cameron!

We love going to the zoo and the kids are always excited to choose their animal on the carousal.

We love the manatee exhibit and thought it was quite amazing that they eat 100 heads of lettuce a day!  When Clayton saw the white stuff on the manatee's tail he said, "He must of gotten into the marshmallows."  :-)

Clayton loves turtles...

...he was excited that he got to pet a REAL one. Addy preferred staying in the stroller and watching.

But, she did get her courage up to pet this thing - can't remember what it is.

This is usually what happens on the way home from a zoo trip. :-)

We have the best kids program at church - this was a fun outing to Recreations Outlet.

Addy loved standing in this swing. 

We also enjoyed eating outside one more time before cooler weather comes. Addy thought it was a little bright and got her hat and shades to help. :-)

And the big news of September is that Addy is potty trained! Hooray! She was more than happy to choose an umbrella for her celebration gift. :-)

Happy people...

...and more really happy people!

Another highlight this month was the Mother-Son Date Knight at Chic-Fil-A. Fun times!

Addy also got a new bed and we put the Care Bear quilt on it that my grandmother made for me when I was a little girl. She LOVES it and keeps thanking me for her pretty bed!

A last-minute trip to MO to see family and go to the Black Walnut Festival.  We went every year growing up and I hadn't been back since I was a senior in high school.  Such a delight!!

Two kids that LOVE face painting. I never let them do it at the zoo (since it cost an arm and a leg), but here it was only $1 - hooray!!

Addy loved her flower.

The cousins after church on Sunday morning.

We celebrated Aaron's 36th birthday while in MO.

Before we left, Grandpa gave the kids a tractor ride - this was one of their highlights of the trip!