Tuesday, October 29, 2013

{Little Pumpkins! }

Our pumpkins are 11 months old!! Getting so big around here! We have had a busy October and we can hardly believe that it's almost November already.

The month was kicked off with a quick trip to the UP for Jared and I to see some color and have a short vacation without the kids since we haven't done that (or anything much for that matter) since they were born. It was a brisk trip as we stayed right on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais. From there we went sight seeing during our days. It was beautiful. We went to Jared's favorite spot (Pretty Lake) to see if we could catch any fish but alas we didn't stay too long as it was cold and I didn't have a very good pole. I did catch some leaves! I guess that's something.

Pretty Lake

But let's rewind a little...before we got to Pretty lake we went in search of the famed "Tank Lake" that I've heard so much about. Hmm. I'm beginning to think this lake doesn't exist. ;) So you don't just drive to these places on main street like you do under the bridge; you have to go on 2 tracks with your trucks and 4 wheel drive and maps and make sure you don't get totally lost. So we didn't get totally lost! We only got a little lost and ended up taking a slightly wrong turn on one of the 2 tracks and ended up at Pratt Lake instead of Tank but decided to get out of the truck to follow a path that looked like it might lead to something... Here's a few shots from that. :)
As you can see this goes no where. :) We were driving down this path until there was a tree we couldn't avoid so we stopped and got out to walk a bit. 

Beautiful color was worth getting lost! 
So after we got lost and then went to Pretty Lake to fish and then back to Grand Marais for the remainder of the trip, all in all, it was a good trip. We saw some beautiful color and enjoyed a nice long weekend kid free. I can't wait to bring the kids there though, they will just love it! Here are some shots from the sunset we caught on Lake Superior. This was taken along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore just south of Au Sable Lighthouse. It was stunning.

Scruffy and all mine! <3
So enough about that subject on to the babies! Who are turning out to be not so much babies anymore... :( They are 11 months old now and getting to be such big kids. They walk along everything and try to stand on their own but so far no one has done it yet without falling right away. Soon enough. Joline now has 3 teeth on bottom and 2 on top and Anders has 4 on top and 2 on bottom. They love food of all kinds. Both have successfully dropped the bedtime bottle! Yay! So we are just down to 3 small bottles before their meals and then they are learning to master the sippy cup with milk at meal times. Once they can hold their sippy cups better we will drop another bottle. They are growing so fast!

We went to pick out pumpkins on their 11 month b-day! :) It was pretty cold but they stayed warm and cozy.

Carving pumpkins with Papa & Nana Parcels' the next day. 

Not the best picture but it was the best of what we got! :) Jared's pumpkin didn't get carved yet.  :( Boo. 
In other news...

This past Sunday we finally got our latest cousin! Little Zuri Sophia Vanderson was born and Joline couldn't be happier to have another girl cousin to play with! So far The babies have not met their newest cousin so we will hopefully have pictures for you soon when that meeting occurs! I did get to see her and she is absolutely beautiful! Her mommy even had a pretty hair bow on her head and she was just as sweet as could be during our visit. Congratulations to Dan and Abby and Big brother Fitz!

Well that's all for now, we can't wait to share all of the happenings for their big first birthday coming up!! Happy November!

God Bless,

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