Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

 She never wants to be anything less than a princess.  This years choice: 

 And we sure love this little guy but his costume couldn't be more fitting:
A little TURKEY!

At our Church's trunk or treat. 
(Olivia really did enjoy it more than she is letting on in the picture.)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weston turned one the other day! I can't believe that he is already one!! Time is going by so fast, and he is keeping me busy (along with his sister). He is such a joy in our lives and adds a spunky personality that we love and appreciate.  He loves to make others laugh and just about everywhere we go he has just about every woman swooning over him.  (He's starting early!) He loves playing with his sister and making messes.  Everyday he empties the toy cabinet completely out before he decides which toy he wants.  He brings a smile to my face and makes my heart melt.  We love you Weston!

Above:  Here he is in the morning, when he woke up to the streamers and balloons.  Enough to keep him busy for a while! 

Below: A quick family pic on his big day!

 G & G came over to celebrate with us.

He got some fun new toys and a great new hat for Winter.  Good pick Grandma!
And then it was the minute I am sure he was waiting for; CAKE! (actually a big cookie)

 He doesn't get sweets very often, so this really was a treat for him! 
Happy Birthday Wesman.  We love you!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Olivia's first day of School

 Olivia started pre-school this year. (in September) She is loving it.  She enjoys all of her teachers and comes home singing new songs all the time.
Here she is on her big first day.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Summer Days/G&G Wee/Dads birthday

During the Summer, we spent time, doing anything that would entertain the kids.  

 This day of entertainment (or at least 20 min) consisted of pulling out all of the plastic sacks that need to go to recycling. 

 Anything with a steering wheel, buys me time!
We would go anywhere and everywhere in our little community to keep them happy. 
Olivia loves waterfalls and trains! Its a good thing they are right next to each other... which also made for a fun family walk.

And sadly, our fields of green, turned to gold... however, still pretty... just not the green that I love during spring. 


And I don't know what we would do without parks.  We lived at the parks this summer.

Grandma and Grandpa Wee came up for a visit in August.  We went and spent a day 
up in Cour D' alene which is always a good time.

And we went on our fair share of bike rides also.  We have some great trials in our area.

Oh, and just before we headed over to the San Juan Islands, we spent a day in Seattle. This is the only photo i got before my camera battery died.

And all summer long, we were able to spend lots of time with cousins. Olivia has the best cousins. We love our family!

We also celebrated Dad's birthday.  He is the big 31 and working harder than ever. We are so blessed to have him as a father/husband. I count him as my one of my greatest blessings. 
Olivia picked out a special present just for him.  (Who wouldn't love a huge pair of sunglasses!)
 Lookin' good buddy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

McCall 2011

Another year in McCall.  We had a great time with family and spending time at the lake.  We did all of our McCall favorites.  We made Sandcastles......
Played in the water a little...
 Went on a hike.....


Weston didn't care for the water, it wasn't exactly warm.

 Played on the beach,  and spent time hanging out at the cabin.
 Went for rides on the boat, played a little water Wiffle ball, gave the paddle board a try...

Threw in some wake boarding and water skiing...

 And of course, it wouldn't be a Walker get together without a round of golf.  Another great year in McCall.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Not a very typical morning

Today started out like most of our other mornings, well at least one thing was normal about this morning.  Weston was stirring a little in his crib making some noise, but not ready to fully wake up.  (He does this every morning) He usually just wants us to put in the binki and he goes right back to sleep.  So Chris got up and went up stairs and put his bink in.  ---- And then this is where our everyday, normal morning turned out to be not so normal. ----  He came back down stairs and instead of getting back into bed for 30 min or so before he needed to get up, he went into the bathroom and grabbed his glasses and started putting on some clothes.. (no he wasn't naked, he was putting on clothes to go outside, again, it's just after 6:00 am) So I said, "what are you doing?" and he replied, "there is smoke coming from our back neighbors house." So I then jumped out of bed and looked out my blinds and fair enough, there was smoke, a lot of it, coming from our neighbors house. So I threw on some clothes,  grabbed my phone and went outside.  And to our surprise the curious smoke was this house on FIRE!
I took this photo with my phone right before the firefighters started spraying.
No one else was around or outside so we figured there was still people sleeping inside.  So Chris started banging on doors and was on the phone with the 911 dispatcher and I ran around to the back door and started yelling and lucky for me and those inside the house, their back door was unlocked, so I opened it and stepped in and started yelling "THERES AND FIRE! WAKE UP! GET OUT OF YOUR HOUSE!"  and luckily a colleged aged girl woke up and got her father and they got out of the house. Shortly after the fire trucks and fire fighters were there and in not time the fire was out.  I am happy to say, everyone is okay. So a big thanks to Weston for wanting his binki this morning, and a huge thank you to Chris for paying enough attention to notice that something wasn't right... otherwise, there may have been a more tragic ending. 
 Just a side note, we watched this side of the house go up in flames rather fast, I was surpised at how long it took for the smoke detectors to go off.  So check your smoke detectors and make sure your batteries are good.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

 While we were in Utah, we traveled over to Colorado for Chris' grandfathers funeral.  It was a great service and we were thankful we were able to be there to remember and celebrate Ole Starkey's life.
Here we are with Grandma Starkey at the funeral

Weston and Chris wearing Grandpas favorite hat.

On the way over to the funeral we made a pit stop in Aspen.  We had never been there, and since it was on the way, it made for a great place to stop and let the kids (okay, me too) get out and run around.
 We had a great time walking around and seeing the beauty of Aspen.  Olivia was not to excited to get next to this bear.  It was made out of nails. Pretty cool up close.

Then a few steps down the road we found her a bear.... just her size, that wasn't as scary looking.  Again, the bear was made out of nails.  She didn't look at him, but at least she touched his paw.
Aspen has good reason for it's name.  I don't think I have ever seen such a dense population of aspen trees so close together.  It was beautiful. (pictures really don't do it any justice)
And well, Olivia, Smiling is just too boring for her.  She manages to always do something other than smile for the camera!

 We also went up over independence pass. It was a gorgeous but winding drive. However it made for a fun little adventure.  We spent a lot of time in the car in the month of July, but saw some of the most beautiful places along the way.  This is one we can add to the list.