Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fall Back!

My computer started to crash the end of October, so I have a bunch of things that never got blogged about due to being unable to download my pictures. Warning: there are many pic's in this post, but it was my easiest way to recap some of the things our family did/experienced this fall. Some pic's will get their own post later, like Austin's 3rd birthday and a special surprise we got in November!

 Our Learn and Play group has been having so much fun! I have such a great group of kids and they have such a neat little bond. Oh, how I can't wait to get back out in the yard with them!!

 Our good friends, the Hoskinson's, had a couple sleep-overs with us. They were in between homes and it made a perfect excuse to watch movies, hang out, and lay low together a couple times!

 Our family took a little Minneapolis weekend trip. Big boys went to the Vikings game and Austin and me went to the zoo! It was a beautiful day up there and we loved it!

 This was too funny to not post.... I don't even remember why they had time-out now, but it was the first time they all three had to go together. How cute are they, seriously? :)

 Sleep-overs! Mason came for a sleep-over and a couple play dates. These two have too much fun together!

 Of course, leaf pick up in our yard every year is an experience! We get mountains of leaves and have lots of fun playing in them!!

 The boys started sharing a room this fall on their own and then they started sleeping together too! All on their own. They have two twin beds in their room, but choose to snuggle their nights together smashed in one! So precious....I wonder how long it will last?

 Carving pumpkins! We carved sweet pumpkins and made home-made pumpkin pies and pumpkin bread this year. SOOOO yummy and so easy! It makes your house smell amazing too :)

 With school starting we got back in the habit of our breakfast devotions. I enjoy this time each morning and it is so neat to see scripture begin to become recognizable for our children.

 A surprise in early November for us! Not that we weren't trying, but we'd just lost a baby in October and just a few weeks later found out we were pregnant again! I am so blessed to say we are well into our 2nd trimester! Obviously, more posts to come on this joyful experience! (I was too embarrassed to put all 5 tests in this pic, as I just wasn't sure they were accurate!! :)

 Winter activities began in November! Our dining room table pretty much becomes an art station once cold temps hit!

 My friend Kris and I conquered Black Friday shopping this year. We were home by the time the kids woke up and splurged on a fave of theirs... Casey's donuts!

 Austin has found a special interest in Jaxon's old pirate toys. Such a sweet feeling pulling out Jaxon's old toys for the next kid. Jaxon will even play with him a bit for old time sake :)

 Cousins Birthday party! On the Brody side we have so many kids, so we combine birthday's by season's. Here is Austin with his fall./early winter birthday cousins! Jayda, Macy, Austin, Amber

 Of course, our annual Christmas tree hunt with our good friends, the Reisetter's. It was cold this year! I think we cut one of my most favorite trees this year!!

 We always go outside for the first real snow! This year was no different!

 And my least favorite... flu season. We started December 18th and went many rounds through about 2 weeks ago. Ugh! No thanks!!!

 Austin turned THREE! He is going to be 4 next year and that seems SO OLD! My baby is such a big boy! He had a fun party with family and his daycare friends and of course his chosen train cake!

 We added a pet to our household.... Darby, the fish...also Austin's birthday gift from us. He loved it!

And....Jaxon lost his 3rd tooth! He was pretty proud...yanked it out himself, again.

Lots of fun and special moments we don't want to forget. While the big things stick out, the little things make daily living a beautiful rhythm of life.


jamie said...

jess congrats girlfriend- had no idea!

Kris Hoskinson said...

love the pic of the three in time out:) yah for baby news:)

aeb said...

Yay!! Congrats!! Such exciting news!!

Karen and Brett said...

Congratulations Jess!! We are so excited for your family to add another little one!!! Hope you are feeling good!!

Maribeth said...

I love your posts, Jess, and can't wait to meet yet another beautiful Hansen kiddo! Congratulations, Friend!

Jenna Grover said...

congratulations jess - such an exciting time, baby #3 - wahoo! hope all is well!

karav said...

JEEEEEESSSSSS HOORAY!!!!!! Congratulations! Much dancing and cheering over here! We're gonna need to talk - I've got some work to do:)