Carrots

She had high hopes. Those hopes were dashed oh so quickly.

Ready!

Ready!

Uh...

Uh…

Eww!

Eww!

To be fair to carrots, oatmeal isn't a winner either.

To be fair to carrots, oatmeal isn’t a winner either.

Summer Fun

So much happened in July and August!

Hanging out with Daddy and Daniel Tiger

Hanging out with Daddy and Daniel Tiger

Helping Daddy count his money in Star Wars Monopoly... before Mommy won it all.

Helping Daddy count his money in Star Wars Monopoly… before Mommy won it all.

Ready for a summer garden party!

Ready for a summer garden party!

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We got a small backyard pool. Emma loved it!

We got a small backyard pool. Emma loved it!

Helping Daddy get the mail

Helping Daddy get the mail

I need a bigger face so I can smile more! More more more!

I need a bigger face so I can smile more! More more more!

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Kayaking with family! It was amazing (and very wet!) fun!

Kayaking with family! It was amazing (and very wet!) fun!

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Thunderclouds came and crashed the kayaking party, but not before we'd had all our fun!

Thunderclouds came and crashed the kayaking party, but not before we’d had all our fun!

4th of July Celebration!

There was much rejoicing! Many thanks to our excellent hosts Chrissy and Bret!

 

Party!

Party!

Daddy's watch was first on Emma's entertainment itinerary.

Daddy’s watch was first on Emma’s entertainment itinerary.

Kissy kissy!

Kissy kissy!

We don't feed her lemons, we promise.
We don’t feed her lemons, we promise.

Ewww! Boy kisses!

Ewww! Boy kisses!

Even Great Grandma got in on the popit action!

Even Great Grandma got in on the popit action!

The parachutes were awesome this year!

The parachutes were awesome this year!

Jason and Trevor enjoyed the fireworks

Jason and Trevor enjoyed the fireworks

Snacktime!

Snacktime!

Someone got a little sleepy...

Someone got a little sleepy…

 

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Sometimes the autofocus didn't quite choose wisely, but it's a cool effect.

Sometimes the autofocus didn’t quite choose wisely, but it’s a cool effect.

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The aerials were fantastic!

The aerials were fantastic!

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Emma’s Blessing

What a beautiful day! Thank you too all who shared it with us!

Isn't my dress just the prettiest? Thank you Grandma van der Horst!

Isn’t my dress just the prettiest? Thank you Grandma van der Horst!

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Smiling is my favourite!

Smiling is my favourite!

Cousin Marshall loves smiling too!

Cousin Marshall loves smiling too!

 

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Here Emma appears with her entertainment director and her head chef.

Here Emma appears with her entertainment director and her head chef.

No! Too much love! It smothers me!

No! Too much love! It smothers me!

All this adorableness is exhausting...

All this adorableness is exhausting…

 

Halloooooween

This year, we were the chef(s), the bun, and the oven. Punny, eh? The timer on the oven reads “78 Days Left.”

How could I pass up the pregnant-at-Halloween opportunity?

Our first Trunk or Treat was a great success. The ward had a great turnout, and we got several nice compliments on our costumes and decorations. The balloon pumpkins were super quick and easy to set up; the dry ice was popular (and surprisingly cheap). The white balloon in the upper left was a ghost: he’s got a scary face, but the balloon kept turning. All the balloons have glowsticks in them, but it was too light outside (even after dark), to see them very well. Next year will be even better.