Saturday, October 25, 2008

My little loves...

Hooray! I actually have an hour to spare this evening due to a photo session that got rained out! So, I am able to post a few pics. :-)

This fall has been SO beautiful! The weather has been just perfect. With Makenzie in school all day...I've been able to spend some more time with just Amara & Madden. :-) These two are so funny, together. It's amazing to see the dynamics difference between Amara & Madden vs. Makenzie & Madden. With Makenzie...it's all business...totally controlled play...dead on. She's the boss. With Amara, Madden is an incredibly silly little soul & these two just giggle & giggle! I love it! Something that I have been so happy about is our decision not to send Madden to preschool this year. Even though, I know he'd probably have fun at school & he's smart as a whip...we talked about how he just turned 3 in June & the fact that Madden & Amara could have some time to connect & bond! Best decision we've ever made. Period. They are having so much fun & Amara & Madden really are bonding. I love it! My favorite part of the day is when I hear these little voices going back & forth & I walk into the living room & they are nestled up on the chair reading books together. :-) I am glad that these two are enjoying their days together!

In the midst of enjoying our days together...we had a favorite hang out this fall...up at Canal Park in Duluth. For those of you who do not live in WI...Canal Park is located in Duluth, MN (right over the bridge from Superior, WI) and it is known for the yearly event...The Grandma's Marathon (check it out runners!!!) and it is a hot spot in Duluth, with awesome shops, great restaurants, movie theatres, the aquarium, imax theatre, bayfront music, the DECC entertainment center & a boardwalk that goes along the shoreline of Lake Superior. It's beautiful! One of my favorite places to go as a child!!! We would watch the big huge ships come in & out of the bay, watch the ariel lift bridge go up & down, chase & feed the seguls & just walk along the lake, throw rocks & enjoy the beautiful scenery. :-) During one of our visits to Canal Park...I brought my camera along to take some pictures of Amara & Madden. I love them!!! Enjoy!

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Is this kid photogenic or what??? He just LOVES to work the camera!!! haha.
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One of my most favorite pictures of Amara for sure!!!
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Best of friends!!!
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One of the big ships that went through the Ariel Lift Bridge...it is so awesome to watch these huge ships come through & go back out!
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Amara's 2nd Birthday

I can hardly believe Amara is 2! These past 2 years have gone by so fast! Of course, her birthday occured when my main camera was not working...but at least I got some pics! :-)

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Amara & her daddy. :-)
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Showing off a bit...reminding everyone that she IS the youngest!
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Amara & her auntie Shannon...gosh...she loves her aunties!!! It's so stinkin' cute!!!
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Gift time!!!
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Silly Makenzie...
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Amara LOVES her new food & her new tea set!
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Bren & Noah...
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The BEST present EVER!!! Amara is actually doing pretty good on the potty...but has it a bit backwards...she's dry all night long & asks to go on the potty in the morning? Go figure! That's usually the hardest part! We're proud of her!!!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY GIRL!!!
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Bayfield Apple Festival

The Bayfield Apple Festival has always been one of my FAVORITE fall activities! It was so awesome to go again this year & be able to have my kids & Tim experience it! Although...with the little ones...it makes for a really long day! We had awesome food, saw some great vendors & really enjoyed making the trip with my whole family! It was rather difficult to navigate all 15 of us through the very large crowd! But it was fun!!!

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The kids loved seeing the life flight helicopter from the hospital...
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My sis & mom...
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My sister Amy...
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Madden & Carson...buddies!!!
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Bayfield is along the Lake...it is so pretty!
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All of my mom's grandkids...together in one place! They loved looking at all the boats!
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Madelyn & Amara
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Apples...yummy!!!
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Makenzie was so excited to spend some of her money she had saved on this ridiculously, cheaply made cat. I said no...but Tim wanted to teach her a lesson about buying things for pure desire...even when she was warned that it could break, rip, tear...bottom line...it was cheaply made!
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Lesson learned...the stupid cat's collar/walking thing ripped off after about a 1/2 hour. What a piece of junk...but maybe she'll listen to us from now on!
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Madden was having fun with Tim as he was swinging him all over the place...I tried to catch it...but my camera was put away...but I got the last one...sort of.
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My mom & Kenzie.
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We all stuck around a little longer than my other two sisters...so we took some pics as we were leaving...
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Yummy Apple Cider...
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My beautiful mom!!!
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Handsome little man...
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The other handsome man...seriously...he was doing this along the path. We all thought it was funny...but some passerby-ers were looking at us strangely...:-)
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What a fun trip!!!