Friday, November 18, 2011

October Hansen Happenings

Even though we are most of the way through November already, I thought I would give a recap of the Hansen Family October. I can NOT keep up with this year!

We took a trip to Bill's Berry Farm in Grandview to pick out our family pumpkins, eat far too many homemade pumpkin donuts and play in the hay bales.

We seriously annoyed our brother, prompting him to say "Cole is driving me CRAZY".

We raked up what felt like endless amounts of leaves. Everyday, the boys and I hung out outside cleaning up the driveway to burn off some energy. The boys had extra energy, not me.

We looked like a serious rock star on our bike.

We thoroughly enjoyed Halloween this year. We ate far too much candy, went trick or treating around the neighborhood and our favorite part of the Trunk or Treat we went to was the goat on the back of a truck.

After all the festivities, we ate a very healthy dinner of Lay's potato chips and tormented the cat.

We celebrated Dad's serious pumpkin-carving skills.

We just plain ran around. All day long. Smiling ear to ear.

We learned that Mom sings around the house more than she'd like to admit. Either that or Gabe is secretly listening to Maroon 5 at night while he's supposed to be sleeping.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gabe's 3rd Birthday

We had such a wonderful time celebrating Gabe's 3rd birthday! Grandma and Grandpa Wargo "bought" a fabulous pool party at the Dollars for Scholars auction in Lacrosse, put on by some fabulous Lacrosse folks. It was such a beautiful day and we even had friends drive all the way up from Tri-Cities!

Sometimes I just can't wrap my head around the fact that Gabe is 3. He is so unbelievably strong-willed and smart. He has figured out how to make us laugh and is just the silliest kid. There is nothing more wonderful than hearing your sweet little boy say "Mom, you're my best girl".

Cougar cupcakes!

We have 3 birthdays in our family within one week, so we had a few different celebrations. This was Gabe thoroughly enjoying Dad's Butterfinger ice cream cake.

Enjoying his birthday sundae at Red Robin

Reading his new birthday book from Aunt Gina

On an ice cream date with Mom

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Liberty Lake - Hansen Style

We took the boys up to Spokane and Liberty Lake for a day, just to get out of town. We have been so busy this summer and I felt like it was just passing us by, so I thought it would be fun to hang out and try some fun new things with the kids.

Spokane Falls Skyride

One of my fabulous readers from my other blog offered me her guest passes to the Spokane Children's Museum, so the boys got to enjoy some really fun exhibits. And we got to enjoy the air conditioning.

Too much excitement for both boys. This has never happened before, especially with Gabe.

Getting ready to swim

Snacking on the floor

We wore the boys out at Cabela's in Post Falls, I think they would have spent the entire day running around that store. Dad probably would too.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cole's First Birthday

As I have been outrageously behind on blogging about our actual family, I'm just going to share a fun collection of pictures from Cole's 1st birthday. We spent the weekend celebrating Uncle Chris's high school graduation as well, so it was quite the momentous occasion.