Saturday, September 25, 2010

last days of summer

tanna driving the kiddos around the farm

Colton just chilling in the back of the tractor

Cousin Bella and Colton

Carson and our nephew Evan, all smiles

it was such a beautiful day here in Central Oregon. We had a family BBQ planned out at carson's grandparents who live in madras. they have a nice piece of property with plenty of room for the kids to run. we had a great time with all of the family.
Here are a few pictures of Colton and his cousins. I love them all so much. We are so blessed to have such amazing kids.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

not so hungry

Ever since I can remember Colton has not been a "good eater" its always been a struggle with him to eat healthy and also to get to eat his dinner. well, now since he is older and understands more we are trying many different ways to get him to eat. I don't expect him to clean his plate, just to eat maybe half of it, or at least try it. We have tried everything, i mean everything....tried bribing him with sweets, tried having him help me pick out whats for dinner, tried having him help me cook all of it, tried not telling/showing him whats for dinner, tried letting him get down and eat when he is hungry... the list goes on. So last night i decided he was not to leave the table until he eat his food, well after a while i came into check on him and this is how i found him. needless to say, he didnt eat much, i woke him up, told him to eat and he still wouldnt so he went to bed at 7...lets hope tonight goes better than last night.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Portland Zoo

A few weeks ago, I won tickets to the Portland Zoo off of one of the radio stations, unfortunately, they expired the first of October so I had to use them this month, and since Carson is bow hunting pretty much every weekend, he was not able to go. so I took Colton, my brother Thomas, cousins Maddi and Jeremiah, and we were able to meet up with our other cousins Mel, her husband Aaron and their 4 kiddos. we all had such a good time, even if the weather was a bit cool. The kids all had such a good time at every animal exhibit and they also had a dinosaur exhibit that the boys just loved. I would have to say that the monkey in the picture was so funny; Chad had a bag of sunflower seeds and that monkey was determined to get the seeds from Chad, he kept following the bag and next thing we knew he was up on the fence reaching out and screaming and demanding for the seeds. (ok, so maybe we tossed a few in the cage for him) the kids thought it was great. I had so much fun watching Colton play with his cousins and get so excited to see each animal. I really wish we lived closer so they could all play together more often.