Saturday, November 28, 2009 for turkey so crispy & brown for turkey so crispy & brown for ham with it's sugary crown for apple pies that grandmother makes nuts & sweet little cakes for kinfolk who come to break bread for sauce made of cranberries red for gravy enjoy not the least for Indians at the first feast for voices of young & old for ice cream so yummy & cold for nonsense that makes the day bright for games we play until night
Nathan was in a school play last week right before Thanksgiving it was so sweet, he was a Pilgrim Minister and his famous line was "Praise the Lord" it was so cute here are some pics.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

what a wow of a day...

The boys with their daddy

they were so excited &

proud of him back on the ground,

safe & sound

Going up, up & awayToday, one day after celebrating ten years of marriage my husband still takes my breath away. This thanksgiving I am so thankful, thankful to him and thankful for him. I am thankful that he loves me the way he does, quirks and all. I am thankful for all that he does for me, he is our provider, protector and rock. I am thankful for all that he has given me, like his heart, a home, our children and countless moments in between. I am thankful that I get to share my life with such a generous, selfless, loving, caring, affectionate, intelligent and wonderful man. This has been one of the most difficult years our family has faced and it was so nice having someone to be with me through it all. Ten years later I am thankful that as much as I think I know him he still inspires me and surprises me. Check this out...

Friday, November 20, 2009

almost time...

TGIF...I'm so excited because the end of this week brings a brand new really fun week. Tomorrow I will celebrate my last twenty something birthday and Tuesday is our ten year wedding anniversary. I feel like one lucky and blessed woman lately. My children are healthy, happy and thriving and I think Isaac may finally be growing out of his difficult stage ( fingers...and toes crossed). I am married to my very best friend and can hardly believe it's been ten years, my how time flies when raising children. Have a wonderful weekend:)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Isaac's day...

So today Isaac had a dr. appt with our lovely pediatrician, I can't believe that she has been the kiddos doc for almost ten years, well then again I can't believe we've had children for almost ten years ago. It's hard for me to remember those days anymore they were so long ago. Isaac's appointment went wonderful he went from being on the small side to just a little above the small side, his eyes, nose, throat and ears are all great. He has never had an ear infection so he was able to skip one of the booster shots today Yipeee! He did however receive the regular seasonal flu shot as well as another hep shot, he is in the clear for a while at least, thank goodness. I really hope we can make it through the flu season without getting sick, wouldn't that be nice. The other kiddos are all doing great as well, school is going great progress cards came home and they are all doing wonderful. November is always such a jam packed month for us that I'm really happy that every thing else is going smooth. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods as well:)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Enjoying all the boys...

Yesterday was just so much fun, although nothing extraordinary happened it was just a really nice day. The boys didn't have school yesterday so we got to stay home and play all day, well all besides the hour Nathan had to visit the dentist. My kids have especially soft teeth so they are very cavity prone and that being said yesterday Nathan had all of his teeth sealed, hopefully this will keep the cavity creating bugs out. He thought it was very cool, because before sealing his teeth they had to fix one cavity, a serious one because it required numbing, so for about an hour after his appointment the left side of his face was asleep so he would try making all these funny faces, they were hysterical with half of his face not moving and add the missing two front teeth and it was laugh until your cheeks hurt kind of laugh.
Hope all is well in all of your households as well-Shiri

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I was so proud of my skull
pumpkin I just had to show you all

Stacey & Nicolas
getting all the seeds out
so they can carve

Nathan um I mean our
skeleton ninja

our glow in the dark skeleton

Super cool don't you think??

I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween, I know we sure did. This year my brother-in-law, his wife and my nephew came to spend Halloween with us. We had an amazing time. They drove in from California on Friday and the rest of the weekend was a whirlwind of activity. Saturday we did some running around, pizza and junk food. The rest of the day was filled with pumpkin carving, playing outside, eating pizza, trying to keep the kiddos out of the candy and finally costumes and up to Mt. Vernon for some trick or treating. I love going to that street to get our treats, almost every house on the street goes all out with their decorating, there are bizillions of kiddos running around and it's just so much fun.
Sunday we went up to Jerome to visit an old ghost town and old mine. The kids had a blast, it was the perfect place to take a bunch of curious boys to play. They jumped in and out of old cars and trucks, chased around some poor chickens they had a ball. Then we headed out to Sedona, it is always so beautiful there. The weather was absolutely gorgeous but the company was even better.
I am always so thankful to have family and friends over for a visit, I know with the economy the way it is and all traveling is sometimes put on the back burner. So thank you Jorge, Stacey & Carsyn for the visit, we had an amazing time with all of you, thank you for spending such precious time with us, we love you tons and hope to see you again soon.
Well it's now on to Thanksgiving, which hopefully will be better than my heart anticipates. I hope your households are filled to the brim with chocolates and blessings, Love- Shiri
I will have to post more pics later in the week I still have some great ones:)