Monday, September 22, 2008

catching up with some older photos

Oh boy, we need to catch up on some older photos. The big news from the last week...besides the girls starting to walk...is that we bought a new toy. I mean, we bought ourselves our Christmas present. We finally made the plunge and bought a digital SLR...the Nikon D90. It is a FANTASTIC camera!!! In the first week, we've taken 200 pictures or so and they are amazing. Before I can start sharing all those wonderful pictures of the girls, I need to catch up from the last month with our point and shoot. Too many good pictures and fun times not to share.

So the weather is rapidly getting colder. We are knee deep into fall up here which includes high temperatures around 50 degrees and lows in the 30s. So that means a little more preparation has to go into our afternoon walks. Here's one of the outfits Lisa put together for our afternoon stroll.


Another big accomplishment lately is their ever-expanding vocabulary. Well, not so much words but sign language. Lisa has been keeping track of how many words they know...it's currently at 17. This is the sign for moose. She's holding a picture of a moose in her right hand and showing us at the same time.
Another new favorite trick...opening the cabinet doors and pulling all the pots and pans out. This went on for several weeks until we finally had to put locks on these doors too. This was supposed to be the one cabinet that we left open but it got to be too much of a hassle. They wanted to be in there nonstop and we couldn't store breakable stuff. We still open it up every now and then for them of course.
This was a funny story. Out of nowhere, Alyssa wanted to get in the basket with all the books. She worked very hard to get all the books out so she could climb in there and sit. Actually...she got in there and started pushing. It was too funny. She sat there with a book and grunted. The picture is Lisa demonstrating the sign for book.
Alaska State Fair. We went with a few of our friends to the Alaska State Fair the last week in August. The weather was pretty good and we all had a good time. The players:

Alyssa and Katy Sam
Cindy (Sam's better half)
Tom
Everyone enjoying funnel cake. MMMMMmmm, state fair funnel cake.
Sam petting the goat.....
...then smelling his fingers.
random chickens
large cabbage
Back to the car to stretch our legs before the hour drive home.


We get into our pjs and what do we want to do?...POTS AND PANS!!!!
One of our favorite pics of me and the girls
More pots and pans on game day.


And some more random cute pics


Wow. There are so many more pics I have to share. I will try to put some more on tomorrow. I have to get to the D90 pictures...you won't believe!!!!

2 comments:

Honey said...

....and now for the next edition of "how to use a new camera"! We are all waiting to see more and more pictures of the Brown Beauties!
Who knew....funnel cake in Alaska!Now you can say you truly have it all....including the next VP of the USA!!
Mom

josh said...

can't wait to see the new D90 pics! we just got the D80 a few weeks ago, and i'm LOVING it!

i had my first sunday at my new church last week, and i was talking to the media guy. turns out he does web design for a living. guess which site he designed? dci.org ... and he marched in phantom regiment in 97, i think. i thought about you.