Sunday, March 28, 2010

What's Going On

So, the last couple weeks have been pretty busy at our house. This last week was Carson's spring break so we decided to try and get out and do something fun. There's a really cool waterfall that you drive by on the way to Portland so we decided to go there and check it out.

View From the Bottom


Daneen & Carson at the Bridge


Carson in the Roots

So we decided it would be fun to hike all the way to the top of the waterfall. We thought "It's just 1.1 miles, how hard could it be?". So we all started off, the four of us and Grandma Kennedy. Well, after we got up the trail a ways we got to the sign "Switchback 1 of 11". Not sure what we were thinking but we kept on going. Not sure which switchback it was, but Grandma said she had had enough and started back down. The four of us kept on and made it to the top, after quite a few breaks.


Us at the Top!

We were all pretty dang sore, at least me, Daneen, and Carson. Sydney enjoyed the whole ride from her stroller. And of course, to top that off, Carson started coughing and has been coughing since. So the rest of the spring break was spent at home playing video games (we just got Wii Sports Resort and it Rocks!). So it wasn't that bad of a spring beak for Carson.

The week before last, Daneen's sister Darlene and her son Zach came to visit. Daneen had a great time with Darlene and Carson loved having his cousin here to play with.

My sister Celeste was in Oregon that same week so against my own good judgment I decided to take Carson, Sydney, and Zach on an overnight trip to Portland to meet up with Celeste and Rebekah and spend the day with them. We met up at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It was pretty cool. The kids liked it. I think I would have liked it too if I didn't have Sydney to chase down the whole time...

Carson & Zach

Syd Hard at It

The Drive Home

We made it there and back all in one piece. All of the kids still have all of their appendages and we had no accidents so it was a successful trip. And Daneen and Darlene were able to have some time alone with their mom so that was good.

Fun With Aunt Darlene

The Boys

So yeah, we've had a fun couple of weeks. Back to the grind this week. And what blog post would be complete without Sydney getting down! She has incorporated instruments into her dancing (Grandpa Gerber will like this!).




Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sydney Shakin' It

Here's a quick video of our little Sydney gettin' her groove thing on...


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Let's Try This Again

Hopefully this youtube video will work for anyone who wasn't able to watch Carson riding his bike.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I Am The Greatest Bike Riding Teacher!

Okay, maybe not the greatest but after MLK Day I think I'm pretty good. We had really nice weather on Monday and Carson has been on me to take the training wheels off his little bike since Christmas so he can learn to ride on his little bike and then ride his new bike. Well, I finally got around to it and I'm not even kidding, in less than 45 minutes the kid was riding around the cul-de-sac like he had been riding a bike for years! Needless to say I was one proud papa and I'm pretty sure that Daneen got a tear in her eye. Our "little" Carson is growing up!

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I'm just glad there were no freak accidents when Carson learned to ride his bike, like there was for me. My older sisters tried teaching me how to ride a bike when I was around Seven. The only thing I learned from them was how painful a broken arm can be when it get's ran over by a ten speed....

Anyway, here are a couple more pics of the munchkins.

Carson & I went bowling on MLK Day too, just the two of us. It was pretty fun. You know your out of shape/getting old when you get sore after bowling...

Here's Daneen's latest masterpiece. That puzzle was a beast. Can you see the piece that our dog chewed up??? I'll give you a hint, it's in a balloon.

And of course, here's a random silly picture of Sydney. She is obsessed with the plastic storage bins. She puts all kinds of junk in it and then she climbs in it and just lays and sits there. Weird.

All you teeth freaks will appreciate that picture :)

Paul


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

Here are a few pic's from Christmas and what not.


So the Carson finally lost his first tooth...well his mom yanked it out of his mouth. He was so excited to finally lose one.

Christmas morning

gotta love it

He finally got his "real" Harry Potter wand and glasses.

Syd with her new cell phone.

Daneen made an AWESOME Christmas Dinner!!

Training our singstar

Bye GiGi & Grandpa...

Fun in the snow

Our snowman the dog mistook for a fire hydrant...

Cute kids

Cutie

Hope you enjoyed.

-paul