Curtis, Natalie, Reuben & Kaylie

Monday, November 20, 2006

Tank fish!!!

We were given a fish tank, so we stocked it full of fish, plants and 3 crabs. Reuben didn't really seem to notice it, but Natalie loves it! Every morning she runs over to it and says, "good morning tank fish!" She likes sitting beside the tank and watching the fish.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Fun with shoes!!

This has been a very busy month! The first week I traveled to and from NH with a group of teens.Curtis and I were speaking at 2 different missions conferences, my family came up and I had my wisdom teeth pulled! That is why we haven't updated our blog. Hopefully we will have more time to update.

Slides and swings.

The kids love walking down down to the Park. It is so fun to watch how excited they get. I would say the swings are their favorite.

Fall is here!

The leaves are falling off the trees and the weather has cooled down. The kids are enjoying going on bike rides and playing in the leaves. Reuben can keep up with Natalie now, he has bigger hands and feet then her AND he weighs more too! People ask me all the time if they are twins, to me Reuben still looks like such a baby. But I guess at a quick glance ( and without hearing Natalie talk) they could look like twins.

To NH and back again.

The first week in October Natalie and I took a trip to NH. We were bringing some teens from our youth group to check out NTBI in Jackson MI. From NH the teens traveled with my dad and another group out to Jackson. Natalie and I got to stay in NH and visit with family. Natalie enjoyed spending time with her cousins, and playing with Auntie Laurie :)

Friday, September 29, 2006

Budding musician.

Natalie is fascinated by musical instruments, here she is "helping" daddy play the guitar :)

Family bike trip!

We took the kids on a little bike trip last weekend. They both enjoyed the ride, but they were really glad to get out when we stopped for lunch :)

Here is a good shot of Reuben. He has finally decided to walk! Now he is every where and can keep up with Natalie :)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Apple picking!!

It's that time of the year again, we had fun taking Natalie and Reuben apple picking. Since Reuben has decided to start walking, we have been doing a lot more outside before it gets to cold.

Both Reuben and Natalie enjoyed picking apples and eating them :)

Natalie picked her first apple :)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fun in the yard.

It is starting to get cold again, so we have to take advantage of the warm days while we have them!

Natalie decided to try eating dirt while we weren't looking. She is such a little goof sometimes :)

Reuben's being the man helping out, and trying to use the shovel. "It's kinda hard to shovel when you can't even walk yet!"

New hair cut :)

It was about time for Reuben to get his hair cut again. We decided to use the clippers on it this time, I don't think it turned out too bad! He looks quite handsome :)

Youth group camping trip.

We took our youth group camping on an island in the ocean. It was great! We had lots of fun playing capture the flag and making smores :) The main complaint was the mosquitoes, they were so thick that we had a hard time eating without getting a mouthful of them (YUCK!) The tropical storm held off until we had the last boat load of kids on the main land!

Curtis was the cook, being close to the smoke helped a little with the mosquitoes.

It's Black Berry season!

I have been picking black berries like crazy! 16 liters in total, most of which I have turned into jam. Curtis decided to make a black berry pie before all the berries were turned into jam! It was really good.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Big helpers!

Natalie and Reuben really enjoy helping and being a part of things. Here are some pictures of them picking up the grass clippings. They had a lot of fun doing it.

We have been teaching Natalie how to pick lettuce, She loves picking things in the Garden.

Summer fun.

Reuben and Natalie had fun playing with their cousins. It's always fun getting wet and muddy!

Here is Natalie learning how to peal corn, she was so excited about it :)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Family pictures!

Since this would probably be the last time that the whole family would be together, we decided to have a picture day. This probably won't happen again for at least 4 years.

All the girls.

Just the boys, Reuben says "enough pictures for one day"!

The Kane's

The Everson's

The Jackson's

Grampa and Gramma with all the grandkids!

Jackson family photo summer 2006. Click on the pictures to make them larger.