Friday, October 30, 2009

An adorable video

We had a blast is a video of the kids. I wish I could put it in slow motion (I'll work on that) Gordie's face is priceless!! And yes, Adelee does say, "we're going crazy!"

Monday, October 26, 2009


Laura being the center of a really cute sandwich!

Adelee on Chocolate and Gordie on Marshmallow

First wheelbarrow ride from daddy

We had a wonderful day at the farm (last weekend) with our friends Laura, Ben and baby Amelia. We got lost in a corn maze (never did find the center...but at least we found our way out! We shopped at the farmers market, rode ponies, climbed a hay stack, hung out with chickens, sat on a tractor, and picked out pumpkins! The pumpkin picking was alittle bit different than last year in Michigan (shorts not snowsuits!) We are very happy to have the Lappenga's with us here in Los Angeles!

ps- we had a wonderful Halloween Party on Sunday. I'll post photos soon. I'm too lazy to go hook the camera up right now, I want to go to sleep :)

Monday, October 19, 2009


We had a wonderful weekend in the mountains camping with Nel and Jen. It was Adelee and Gordie's first camping trip...and it was Nel's first time too!

The kids had a GREAT time playing in the dirt, climbing on fallen trees and big rocks, going in and out of the tents, and just being outside in the fresh air. Adelee was blown away at the stars and Gordie was so cute pointing up at the sky. We were all AMAZED at the star filled sky (I forgot what a night sky really looks like!)

On the way home, we stopped at a part of southern California that is all Apple and Cherry Orchards. We were sad the find out that the crop was bad this year because of a late frost...but the area was beautiful and the kids did get to play with some chickens and a pig. It is a place we will be back to next year in hopes of picking some apples!!!

Smores done with no campfire...too dry :(

The Ladies

The Guys



Oops missed him!

There, caught him...and what a smile!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gordie's 15 month stats

Well, Chuck brought Gordie to his 15 month check-up and reports are that he is doing great!

Turns out he had a HUGE growth spurt! Which I could have predicted as not only do his pants all look a bit too short for him, but he has been eating like crazy!!! I can't imagine what he will eat like when going through a growth spurt in his teenage years!

The stats:
Weight: 24 pounds 10 oz (50%)
Height: 33 1/4 inchis (75%) he was 25% at 12 months!
Head: 19 1/2 (90%) yep, he has a big head :)

The kids are having so much fun together and love each other so much!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

GO State!

We had to listen to the game on the radio/computer but it was worth it! Adelee knew just what to say! And Gordie...just being a boy...climbing on everything...oh and yes in tap shoes.