Monday, November 30, 2015

Our fall days

So many good times outside this fall. The weather was lovely.

Christian loves to shoot baskets...I love watching his expressive personality.


Jonah and Daddy

This tree in our backyard looks so clean, crisp and fall like in the late afternoon.

 Kansas sunsets, you are among my favorite.

Apple Cider Donuts....they smelled delicious...and tasted oh so yummy.

My two kitchen helpers are often willing to climb up and get involved!


Great Grandpa John (90 years old) rode his bike over to check out Noah's new bike.

We use the tree house swings quite often.
Noah took it to a new level, bringing his pillow...while wearing his cape. Brining nap time to the swing set.

We go on walks when we can, rarely do we go TOO far with Noah on his balance bike..but he's getting better at it!

And some days, I hook them up to the bike and we go on a bike ride. On this day, I had biked into town to the post office..and they both fell asleep on the way back...so I kept going. They stayed sleeping for at least 20 minutes after I stopped at home. It was the sweetest.

Morning's can start out pretty lazy...
they both like to see Christian get on the bus, if they are awake,




 Jonah is so fond of his biggest brother..it is so cute. And Christian is usually gracious to give him the hugs and kisses that he wants. Christian actually asked to hold him..which isn't usually the case..I said, "good luck, he's not much for sitting still anymore!!"
But as it turns out, he loved every second (well, for at least several seconds anyway!).


Christian was studying "Tom Turkey" at school, and he had the idea to ask Grandpa for some old ties to use for Tom Turkey's Tail!

Bear.
We refer to Jonah as this...and for several reasons. He is kinda a teddy bear, he makes the growling sound very well, and on occasion we just need a different name to call him :)

 Lots and lots and lots of coloring goes on in our house. 
Noah gets pretty particular about his pictures, and NEEDS to fill them with color!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving [Hershberger family]

We didn't attempt to go to more than one Thanksgiving gathering...so the day after Grandpa and Grandma H, and Sam came over to our house. 
They brought pizza and played games. It was still very cold and icy out, so we stayed inside.


 Playing Suspend



We hadn't seen Sam for quite some time..so we attempted a picture with all three boys.

 Thankful for a good time together....we had fun eating and playing!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day


 My heart is thankful.
We have these three beautiful boys...and I am so grateful and blessed to have a wonderful husband/Daddy...thankful for sure.



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We went to Mom and Dad's to celebrate Thanksgiving. Brent/Alyssa's family, Mitch, and the Moyo family also joined us. It a very delicious meal...Mitch made a smoked turkey this year.

Noah was showing Ron the magnet toys....



We went around the table saying something we are 'thankful' for.
Noah took Grandma's hand to hold. And on his turn he said, "I'm thankful for water."
Melt my heart.


After the meal and dishes were taken care of....it was time to start setting up for Christmas. 
Their house turns into all things CHRISTMAS! Mitch was not quick enough to get up and help...so he became decorated with the stuff that needed put away.

It was really cold. Freezing rain, just very wintery. That evening, Ben, being the good chicken farmer he is...went out in the dark to set them up with a heater. I'm certain they are thankful for him too!


So thankful. Family, health, home, food, water, safety, jobs, love, faith...so thankful.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pure joy

It was a beautiful afternoon...so we spent some time outdoors.
I raked a 'few' leaves with some help from Noah while Christian was at school. 
He was SO excited when he came home, to jump and play in them!

They played in them for quite some time. 
Squeals, laughter, running, jumping, throwing leaves up in the air, and many many smiles.
Hearts full of joy.






Jonah observed for the most part...he loves to watch his brothers.

We let him down for a bit and he had his first real encounter with Stella, without anyone holding him.
She didn't get close enough to find out just how grabby his little hands are (which is probably a good thing for both of them).

Oh they just loved it!







A fall favorite for sure.