Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hanukkah too!

And yes, we did Hanukkah too! Grandpa led us in a great game of dreidel.
Bryce lighting the candles. We did all eight nights in one night. Also, I forgot the Hanukkah candles so we had to improvise with birthday candles.

Bradley's turn.

Noisy guns. Thank goodness we did Hanukkah on our last night up there.

We had delicious potato pancakes!

Our Christmas in Dutch Flat

We are so blessed. We were able to share a white Christmas away from home with Grandma and Grandpa Bisk. It was a busy few days, but so much fun. Bryce loved the snow. He was outside as much as he could be and if anyone tried to make their way outside, he was right there with a snowball.

Bradley and their snowman.

Grandma Bisk giving loves.

Merry Christmas from the Eldredge Family!

Santa's 3rd Visit

Santa even made it to Cherubs, their music class.

Gingerbread Houses

Bradley's first day of Preschool

Bradley was so excited and insisted on wearing his backpack (even though they don't bring a snack). The letter of the week was "L", so Bradley brought "Lady" and "Lightening McQueen".

Santa visit number TWO

So our little town of Benicia has a big Christmas party every year. They close down first street and the stores hand out free goodies: Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Candy, Popcorn, etc. The High School band plays music. There is a big lighting of the tree at the end of the street on the water and there are dancing/singing elves and of course, Santa comes. I missed the picture when Santa gave Bryce a hug, but you get the idea.

We ran into lots of friends. This is Bryce with his friend Jenna from his Kindergarten class. They had set up a meeting place and everything. It was really cute.

Bradley smiling. Someone must have been offering him another treat.

Bryce dancing with my cousin Debbie and her husband Mike. Bryce had the best time on Mike's shoulders and he was a real trooper.

Bryce and Debbie driving an old firetruck. Bryce didn't want to get down.
I love Benicia!

December 2008

Hope everyone had as great of a month as we did. The kids had lots of fun activities to enjoy. Here are some pictures from some of our favorites.
Bradley and his best friend Celeste. They are really cute together and he is very possessive of her.

Bryce and Madelyn. A Shepherd and an angel.

The Shepherd in action.

Our first visit from Santa this year took place at our Ward Christmas party. The boys were super excited. Bryce told Santa he would like a Nintendo DS like his cousin Brandon.

Bradley told Santa he would like a yellow airplane that can fly.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Dutch Flats

Thanks to our kind friends Paul and Annie, our family was able to take a little break from our hectic lives and escape to enjoy our family and the beauty of the mountains. Unfortunately, my camera battery died, but I did get a couple of pictures of the kids playing with Paul's trains. Bradley was so happy, he started calling their house his house and saying he was going to "stay at my house".

Fall Fun

Just some pictures of the kids gearing up for Halloween. Which costume,hmmm??

Monday, August 18, 2008

First Day of Kindergarten!

It is funny how you wait for something to come and then when it comes, you don't feel ready. That is how I felt today. Bryce was so excited for his first day of kindergarten. He was up and dressed in his new outfit at 7am. He is a late bird, so it was a long wait till 11:10 when Kindergarten finally started. I on the other hand, when it came right down to it, hesitated when it was time to load up the car. I am really proud of him and think he will have a really great year.

End of Summer Fun

We made it through our hectic summer. I think we are all glad it is finally coming to an end. I am excited for a schedule again! (Sounds crazy, but I really function better with a planned out day). A couple of pictures I wanted to share.

Bryce made his own transformer costume!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"The Office"

So after many long days, here is "the office"! There is still a lot of work to be done, so don't be too critical!

Reception area.

Room 1

Room 2


So the office has 5 exam rooms and we would love to fill all the chairs, so anyone who needs any foot work done - I know a great podiatrist! He is very friendly and gentle.

It's Great to Have Friends

Recently we were able to visit a good friend, catch up, and enjoy our children together. My kids were in heaven. They have a zip line in the back yard that was a HUGE hit (Bryce says, "Someday Mom, can we have a zip line in our back yard? I really liked it.). Next to their house they have a little stream that we went "fishing" at. It was so fun to be around friends and to see our kids interact. I remember her kids when they were only one, and now they are seven. Wow! Anyway, thanks for the amazing afternoon! What a little boys dream: to be accepted among the big guys, hang on a flying rope, and get dirty by a stream.
Bradley flying high! I love the big eyes. He loves an adventure!
Bryce going for the 20 + time.
Bryce (5), Cole (7), Travis (7) are going fishing.
Bradley "Yook Mommy - a fish! Oh Man, missed!"
I love this picture! I think it is so cute!