Sunday, December 12, 2010

Porter will become a big brother!

Yes, it is official! Porter is going to become a big brother in late June! We had a 12 week ultrasound on Friday and the little bun in the oven is very active and moving all around! amazing at this early stage how much they are all ready fully developed! And we are not going to find out the sex of this one--think it will be fun to keep it a surprise to see the other side!! the family continues to grow!
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Christmas Decorating!

In addition to be warned about Santa this year with Porter, we were also warned about the xmas tree and decorations--heard everything from putting a gate around it to just not putting ornaments on. But, we decided to try it anyway and involve him in the process. He LOVED it! He helped string the lights, and put the ornaments (only minimal that we didn't care about breaking) to test it out. And, he hasn't touched it since but loves saying "xmas tree" as he walks into the room--another favorite is putting the ornament on the advent calendar each day-- he has the christmas spirit! so fun--

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Picture with Santa....

Well, everyone warned me that this was the year Porter would not be into Santa and that everyone has a picture of the kid screaming! I was skeptical, as Santa is Porter's new favorite obsession and he even gave him a high-five when we came in. but the second we sat him on Santa's lap, the screaming emerged! only to get him a bit more calm by giving him a candy cane.... ahh, the memories!

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Xmas Tree Hunting

Our second year xmas tree hunting with Porter-- Last year was difficult because it was VERY cold, but this year he and his little buddies got into it--even all dressed in snow gear galore! after the snowshoe hunt for the perfect tree--we found a great one! Porter's favorite part was singing "oh christmas tree" while drinking hot chocolate (a first) as dad cut down the tree! a fun picnic followed! a special tradition~

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Time~

Porter really got into carving his first pumpkin (actually just involved with the cleaning part) but sure was a big help and his favorite word that he kept repeating: MESS! smart kid!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day with Paul and Tamara

we got to visit there little paradise on Vashon today--they cooked an incredible lunch and we had fun walking the beach, enjoying the sun, and being together!
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fall is upon us!

getting ready for fall---dressed up my little fall pumpkin and got out the decorations~
of course, my two boys have matching seahawks jerseys, and they wear them every seahawk sunday together....
on the ferry to vashon this morning to visit Paul and Tamara! a fun day!
sticks, sticks, and more sticks!~
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

our little guy....

yes, this is the next generation.... already multi-tasking with the latest technology and gadgets! he loves it all, just like his dad!

our first time-out... the little stool in the corner is going to come in handy! no playing with the plug if mom says "no." does he look guilty??
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Bday!

Mom turns 31! Porter turns 16months! and he LOVES his carrot cake!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

AFH 2010

A whole host of pics from AFH 4! What a great weekend with all 12 Abo's!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Annual Whidbey Island Lawn Party!

Another year, another successful lawn party up at whidbey island. we were a bit worried about he 60 degree forcast but ended up clearing and being a beutiful day! mint julips (wow they were strong), great food, fun games and lots of kids this times of changed!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Wipigaki Lake House

we spent two weeks in August at our lake house "wipigaki" in August! Porter is at the best age right now--our little buddy exploring everything, talking more every day, and mimiking what we do! really into his dancing, eating of course (loves his corn on the cobb) and being naked! just gets better and better...

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wine Tasting

Of course (and because he is an experienced pro now) Porter loved the wine tasting tour--really got into "smelling" the wine!

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