Monday, September 29, 2008

Autumn Fun

Here are more pictures of what has been happening in our life since I last blogged. Aunt Cathy came to visit and we were very excited to see her!! She spent one evening with us and we had a great time eating a good meal, playing outside on the trampoline, and going for a walk to get a coffee and some ice cream, we really miss her and Jackson is anxiously awaiting the day he can go on an airplane to see Aunt Cathy :)

I went to the spa last week for an appointment that lasted 2 3/4 hours - it was FANTASTIC - I think I should go every month - it was a well deserved break. LOVED IT !

We spent one weekend at our friends Jonathan and Karen's cottage and that was GREAT, it was sooo peaceful and relaxing to be in the outdoors in the beautiful autumn weather! The kids had fun exploring and going for walks outdoors and we had a great time watching movies and eating delicious food.

I also took care of my niece and nephew for one week while my sister was at a conference in Reno, so it was John and Nola + 5 ... we had a great time and it was a busy household but we had tons of fun, it was a bit quieter when they left and I was sad to see them go.

We are getting ready for Thanksgiving and then Halloween, Jackson gets sooo excited for Halloween, I can't wait for you all to see their Halloween costumes. Until then enjoy the pics and I will blog again soon.

Check out my digger sweater :) I love it - Mom thinks I'm so handsome !!!

Here are pics from Hudson and Oliver's room. I painted the letters and I think they look very nice on the wall.

Oliver's wall :)

My 3 musketeer's - they just love all hanging out together.

Here is Aunt Cathy with Jackson and Hudson, all 3 are suppose to be focused on reading the story but they all seem distracted.

Aunt Cathy and Hudson!!!! What great smiles.

Jackson, my niece Lauren, and my nephew Riker - they all look a bit worn out, they always woke up EARLY and played hard, then crashed in the afternoon.

Here we are at the cottage Hudson, Oliver, Jessie, Jackson, and Josiah - all great buds and Jessie will be well looked after with all these boys :)

John and Jackson enjoying the scenery.

Jackson loves fall just as much as I do, the colours and leaves were BEAUTIFUL!!!

More autumn fun!

Hudson and Oliver also enjoying the outdoors, I just love their hats I bought!!

I like this pic, Jackson is just too cute in this picture and Hudson and Oliver were happy to be out of their stroller :)

Oliver and Dad !

Hudson - he ate a handful of leaves after this picture, he wasn't too enthused by their taste.

Oliver just being his curious self.

Me and my boys :)

Another pic of our family!!!

Jackson in a wagon full of leaves.

They didn't stay in there for long.

Just enjoying a beautiful fall day!!

Me and my boys!! Queen of the house!!!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Family Fun

This is a picture of Pisew Falls. We went to Thompson, Manitoba for 1 week b/c John had to work there. These waterfalls are about 1 hour outside of Thompson and the are BEAUTIFUL. As we drove to Thompson, we saw the sign for the falls and decided to take a much needed break and stretch our legs. It was relaxing and very peaceful, I'm really glad we made the stop.

More pics of the falls

Jackson and Hudson with Dad. This pic is a bit dark, so I apologize.

This was the walkway leading to the falls, as you can see Jackson was having a blast.

Mom with Oliver and Jackson.

Me and my double troubles.

Oliver after bathtime, they LOVE the water.

Hudson after bath time.

Jackson bought this hammer for Oliver at the dollar store. Its funny b/c its bigger than him, but he loves it.

Posing for a pic to send to grandma and grandpa Herman. Hudson, Jackson and Oliver

Jackson was able to go to Toys R Us before we went to Thompson to choose a toy to bring with him on the trip. After alot of thought and going down the aisles many times he was satisfied with his monster John Deere Truck and Bucket John Deere Tractor.

GOOOOOD Morning Hudson

OHHHHH big stretches, gooood morning Oliver!!!

Here is Oliver with the XBOX controller, you can see that the play and charge kit is attatched. The other day I was in the kitchen and all the boys were in the living room. All of a sudden Jackson comes running in and says, Mom come quick,hurry, come and see what the brother is doing. Hurry!!!! - as I went into the living room, Oliver had the controller and was pulling the cord (these controllers are wireless, it was just charging, so for the most part there are never cords around.) Oliver was pulling the cord and had 1/2 the XBOX off the shelf. I carefully put everything back and put the cord away - jackson promptly scolded Oliver - "NO brother thats bad, very bad, no touching the XBOX" - I see that daddy has taught him well, I think we need to teach daddy to put those cords away, I take no responsibility when it comes to the XBOX - its all on John.

oooops you caught me mommy, but if Oliver gets the white controller, I want the black one!!!

Dad's teaching me early how to play all those fun XBOX games, so he can bring me to all those XBOX parties he loves sooo much - look out guys, the Bowering men are in training!!

Picture 1 : Oliver or Hudson???

Picture 2: Oliver or Hudson??

Picture 1: ITS ME OLIVER

Picture 2: Its me Hudson

Hudson and Oliver

Hudson and Oliver - I thought it was hard just getting one kid to focus but having them both look at the same time is a challenge and Oliver was much more interested in holding Hudson's hand, they like to do that lots!!!

Its me Oliver

Its Me Hudson

Jackson and Hudson



mommy took this picture for the lady's at daycare - it says "what happens at daycare, stays at daycare"

Hudson and Oliver - they are the best of friends always wanted to be together!!!