Ben Celebrates Eight

November 17th, 2008 by matt

Ben turns eight tomorrow, so in celebration we had a special dinner with cake and a few presents at Grandma and Grandpa’s house yesterday.  Ben was impressed with his candles.

Happy Birthday!

Max’s First Birthday

November 11th, 2008 by matt

Maxwell turned one!  We threw a little celebration with both Grandmas and Grandpas, Nat, Ekan, Andy and Amy.  Presents were opened and cake was consumed.  Here is Max enjoying his cupcake and getting quite messy.

Thanks to all who came to particiapte in the celebration.


November 5th, 2008 by matt

While we were visiting Western Wisconsin, we ventured over to the Gilleses for Halloween.  We did some trick or treating at the UW River Falls dorms and surrounding neighborhood.  Grace was a princess, Ben was a Knight and Gabe was a Dragon.

Max and Claire stayed home with Gabe and Claire’s grandparents.  Here is another shot of the beautiful princess!

Fall at Marsh Miller Lake

November 5th, 2008 by matt

The kids had a couple of days off of school, so we took the opportunity to spend some time at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.  Everyone had a great time!  The weather was incredibly beautiful, so we spent a lot of time outside.

The popular activity for the weekend was riding the new ATV.  Here you can see Ben getting ready for another spin with Grandpa.

We are all thankful for the good time and can’t wait to visit again.