Saturday, November 17, 2007

For the nostalgic out there

To put a smile on your face!

Summer and River play

Some River and Zero time

Another late night bear encounter!

So, last night we had another baby bear on our porch and the following video is much better than the other. I DO have to apologize for some of the language. Gabe's here, what more can I say? Enjoy!

A better bear video

River likes to do drawings...

A new artistic technique he's trying out.

Its always best to stand on your work while you're drawing.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Our late night bear encounter...

So, last night I happened to look out the porch window and saw a baby bear eating sunflower seeds right next to me. I called Clayt over and he and I watched as we discovered a HUGE momma bear under our bird feeders with 4 babies with her! YES, FOUR! They were awesome! You can't see the video very well because of the lighting, but you can definitely make out the one on the porch-- at one point the momma stood on two legs and checked out the seeds on the railing, you can get a glimpse of her brown muzzle, if you look hard. There is also a baby nose that peeks throught the bottom left of the rails. They stuck around for a good 4-5 minutes before taking off. It was so amazingly neat to experience it all. And they were SO close! The momma wasn't more than 8 feet from us, maybe even more like 5. What a great experience. I knew they were around as each morning I found a different one of my 5 bird feeders torn down or smashed. They have been coming to our house every day for the last 4-5 days. I only have 2 feeders left- one of which I just fixed back up for use-- the birds didn't like not having any food available to them. So, now I guess we can add bears to the list of all we've been feeding out there!

Bears! Bears! Bears!

Summer's little helper song

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Yes, Clayton has reutrned after a month and a half! Both kids didn't let him out of their sight the entire day. And both were VERY demanding of his attention.


The finished product of our labors, a little worse for wear. The tall one is Riv's and the short one is Summer's own design.

River, Summer and Elizabeth play "fort"

Summer's School Halloween Party and Parade

So, Halloween morning, about 1/2 hour before it was time to leave for school, Summer informed me that she DIDN'T want to be Daphne afterall. I told her she was out of luck and struck a deal with her: she would be Daphne for trick-or-treating and we would create an outfit for school. So, she went to school as a pink fairy. She looked adorable and had a great time and ended up (not surprisingly) excited about being Daphne afterall.

This is Summer's table. She sits here with the same kids every day. The little girl in green is Desiree, I hear about her often as she is Summer's current favorite.

Video of Summer's Class Parade


Summer checks out what she got.
River just likes to play with his bucket.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Baby Halloween

Little Fred
Fred, bumblebee and lion

Little bee sharing her lollipop

The little lion who lost her mane


Fred and Velma
An excited Daphne
Shaggy and Fred
Here's the Scooby Doo gang altogether!
Daphne and Velma about to get some candy.
Little Angela bumblebee and her bee kepper mom, Steph.
Daphne and Princess Grace
Princess Jasmine and Daphne