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Frigid November

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by | 0 comments

DSC_1460These past few weeks have been cold! Brr. We haven’t been out hiking much. Instead we’ve been cuddling up inside. Building with blocks and baking. I think it rained non-stop for 3 days. The water-holds at our church were overflowing and we just haven’t seen it rain like that here. DSC_1442 DSC_1405DSC_1407

But it has given me ample opportunity to practice photography and building with blocks and legos. DSC_1350 DSC_1345 DSC_1383 DSC_13862014-11-13 16.45.32

Anna practiced taking photos too and starring in YouTube instructional videos. Check out her new channel here: Anna Allred.

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Isaac is in a fun stage to take pictures of since he can hold himself up but isn’t moving so much that every picture is blurry. I know that stage is coming soon so here are some of him sitting and playing like a good little boy!DSC_1248 DSC_1238 DSC_1209 DSC_1357 DSC_1362

I adore their sibling love. Cuddles on the floor, snuggles in bed, cruising together in the grocery store. Isaac watches and is entertained by everything Anna does and Anna eats up the attention and is constantly around him and protecting him.DSC_1288DSC_1266 2014-11-17 12.21.52 2014-11-17 12.15.56

Annnnnd, the Ramos family came into town to celebrate Parker’s 1st birthday. We were so grateful to be a part of their festivities. Anna and Ella were inseparable at the arcade/pizza place. And Jacob was such a good role model: helping them get free candy from the everyone wins machine, finding tickets, and coaching them in the toddler sized air hockey. I got schooled by Daniel and Valerie’s 6-foot-million-inches step-brother at basketball. And we all had the most colorful tongues after devouring the cowboy themed cupcakes. I always love seeing our friends! And I’m feeling pretty lucky to be living in their family’s current home state. 2014-11-15 13.31.53 2014-11-15 15.02.24

Now onto the Thanksgiving part of the month! Isaac is already prepping for the festivities: he loves sitting at the table, nibbling on food, and will readily fall asleep at the table. Okay, he only did it once but it seems perfect in time for the holiday.DSC_14152014-10-030 DSC_1309



This guy cannot get enough of exploring. He will hustle his little self across the room, belly scooting/army crawling as fast as he can, if he spots something new and interesting. Cords, stickers, bean bags, cars. Scoot scoot. He plays and explores alone a lot these days and is always seeking the new. He loves this cooking advertisement, he flips and rips and even carries pieces of the pages around the room as he moves. He’s engaging in the boy version of crafting, Jacob says. Yep, destruction equals crafting at almost 8 months old. 2014-11-05 11.05.092014-11-13 16.44.012014-11-13 16.45.32

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