September 18, 2012

Fall Colors

We had a fun hike tonight up city creek again. This time we saw three moose and a coyote (behind the moose on the right) while driving to the trail. Cool!

 
 Gigantic 39 week belly! : )
 
 LOVE the fall colors


 

Summer fun at ELC

Carter had such a fun summer at daycare. I love ELC so much because they are constantly taking the kids outside to play, hike, ride bikes, and not to mention bus rides to field trips. Woo hoo!

Carter's teacher Brenda and the kids starting the red hill trail hike. Give us a smile Carter!



They made it to the top!
Bike rodeo day
Riding the bus to the zoo with Colin.

September 14, 2012

Summer and Fall pics

Summer and now into fall. Picture overload.

Eastern Idaho State Fair Time
 Laila
 Decided the other night while picking up a few things at that store that I wouldn't take the baby home in cream or yellow so I got these just in case it's a girl. 50/50 chance.
 Carter riding bikes with Dad

 Last night we took a beautiful fall hike in the upper city creek area. We saw a moose that was pretty cool looking (had a beard), two boa snakes, and two deer. I only got pics of the snakes.
 
 


 Carter and I went to Challis on 9-1-12 to see the Plummer fam and scored big time at Buster Lake. There were little froggies everywhere and the youngest boys were super excited to catch them!



 Seesters : ) 9-2-2012
 Mom and Laila
 Hudson (Brett's nephew) and Carter were so cute playing together!
 These are the kind of texts I receive at work some days from papa and nana telling me what a great day Carter is having. So thankful for my in-laws!
 
 
Neighborhood fun! Brooklyn pulling Noah, Peyton, and Carter in the "parade" they said they were having one night.
 
 First visit to burger king so he had to wear the crown!
 Gibson Jack hike with Dad
 Fun hike with Caden, Jake, and all the Mom's. Carter still remembers and mentions that he hiked with these fun kids whenever we are in that area. Love it!
 
 Love this kid with all my heart.
 Carter helping Papa and Nana with some cleanup in the backyard earlier this year.
 
 One of my favorite pics Papa sent me of Carter.


September 8, 2012

Pre-school

Carter had a fun summer at daycare two days a week. He got to go on his first field trip to our local zoo. What a perfect field trip for him. His teacher said he Loved it!

Carter is such a shy guy. Here is the sweetest photo of him playing with one of the other shyest kids in his class, Nancy. Ahhh.

Here is the big kid riding the elevator upstairs to his new pre-school class on his first day. He loves it!


September 7, 2012

Chicago

First ride on the "El" train. Headed to Wrigley Field.


First Cubs game. He could clearly care less.


 Hi there Tom!
 Headed back to the train to go to our hotel. He was so excited to leave.
My Aunt Carrie, Uncle Chris, cousins Kevin and Lauren, and Kevin's girlfriend Cassie, were kind enough to meet us at Navy Pier for a quick visit. Here is Aunt C making burping noises trying to get a smile out of Carter. Love it!
Carter and Lauren
 
 
 The Young's and Montgomery's. Thanks for driving into the city to meet up with us for a few short hours!

My step mom Lisa and Dad hosted the family reunion for Lisa's family this year. They are such a fun and amazing group - one big Polish family! They try and have the reunion every two years in a different city. I've been attending since I was a young girl. I've been to Rome, NY several times, Denver, CO, and two years ago was my first visit to San Diego, CA for the reunion.
Handsome guys. Above: Jason and my little brother Jackson. Below: little brother Tom.
Above: My sweet, pretty, little sis Celia, and Dad and Lisa
 
Carter was a hit with all the "kids" - both big and little
 Lisa's sweet Mom on the right, Virginia
We had to visit the Kohl's children museum with Grandpa John since he worked on it with his masterful carpentry skills years ago.








Chicago Field Museum

Jason and Carter walking up the stairs
Swimming in Lake Michigan at the boat. He finally got in and had a blast!
 
 
It was SOOOOO nice flying to Chicago with Jason this time. Ten times easier than just Carter and I. Although, Carter and I did have to fly home by ourselves since Jason has a newer job and left a few days before us.

Orange juice. Or, is it espresso?
 A Ben & Jerry's smoothie for our morning flight home. What a lucky kid!

View from our room

View from our room

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Preserve of Monteverde & Santa Elena Reserve

Preserve of Monteverde  & Santa Elena Reserve

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Howler monkeys

Howler monkeys

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting