Sunday, October 21, 2012

18 Months and counting...

Dax is a year and a half!
It's amazing what a little person can become in that time.

A running machine.  Once I set him down he's off....
Our little mocking bird, that's right watch your language.  
Daddy's little helper in the garage.
He loves to jump high (in his mind) off of everything.  Which mostly looks like a squat with the progressive word- JUMP!- attached.
Hand washing is his favorite activity when he can reach.
A cowboy while riding Lucy to her dismay.
Everything is white, which is a change from our previous go to color of yellow.
A tractor driver, especially with Papa Nick.
He is counting one, two....skip a few...five!

Our little tractor driver
The love of our lives :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wood, Sheep, and Festivals

Wood Fairies or another name for the people in the Wood River Valley.  We held true to our moniker this weekend and loaded up the wood pile for the onset of winter.  Zach and Kat headed out Saturday with our Farm Boss chainsaw in tow.  Beautiful fall colors made their work environment seem worth it.

Dax and I checked out some of the Sheep Dog Trails that were happening out Quigley Canyon.  He was mostly excited to see the cowboys on their horses and continues to pretend to ride everything around our house which includes: Lucy, mommy, his trucks, toys, and anything that he can find a way to sit on.  We had to have a talk with him when he came home from school a few weeks ago and the teacher informed us that he was trying to ride the classrooms pet rabbit, Pepper.  
Dax admires the sheep and cowboys in the field.
 Later that day his school had a Harvest Festival where we enjoyed some home made goodies while Dax went round and round on the tin can train with daddy.
He is unhappy in this picture because he thinks he has to get off.

Sunday Dax hung out with Papa & Yaya (Zach's parents) so Zach and I could head out on one more day of wood hunting.  Exhausting work but always well worth it to have a warm fire to sit around in the winter.

Fries at Lefty's with Papa & Yaya what could be better!

Dax enjoyed the annual Trailing of the Sheep parade with his grandparents and didn't seem to miss us one bit.  Thanks Papa & Yaya!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Reno Shower

Zach, Dax, and I geared up Thursday evening for the two hour drive to Boise to get on a flight to Salt Lake City and then board another flight to Reno that night.  It was a mission but we were so glad we made it!
The cougar asleep on the plane.  Hallelujah!
 Gigi was so nice to pick us up after her long road trip from Oregon and an big evening out for Steve Kosach's (Nik's dad) retirement party.
Zach & Dax at Casa de Kosach.

Erin & Nik will be moving to Reno at the end of October and found a great little house to call home.  We were happy to visit and check out the new neighborhood after a great lunch with Bob & Sherri at the Brick House. 

We mostly came to celebrate the pending arrival of the Kosach's new baby girl that weekend by showering Erin with presents and treats at Gigi's house.  Ali & Mariah drove up from San Francisco and were awesome hostesses.  The party was only missing Addie.  But she sent some beautiful banners and decoration ideas so it felt like she was there in spirit.  
Shower festivities with Mariah and Gigi in the kitchen. 
Yummy cupcakes from Nothing But Bundt Cakes
Even decorated a few trees with Addie's pom-pom's.
After a great weekend it was time to head home to Idaho.  More planes and driving....  Dax was a trooper and thank goodness for iPhones with kids movies and games!

Are we home yet?
It all went by so quickly and before we knew it we were back home in Hailey.
Back to Idaho
We can't wait to visit again over Thanksgiving and welcome the newest baby to the family!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall And All

It happened again.  Another summer blew by us and fall has arrived.  Tonight the temperatures are going to drop below freezing and I said goodbye to my garden for the season.  So far fall has been beautiful with warm evenings, yellow, amber, and orange leaves, afternoon bike rides, home repairs, friends, and family.

We've been nesting up around our house getting ready for the inevitable winter approaching.  Zach has been checking off one house project after another on his list of to-do's.  Last weekend being the sheeting of the attic space above our garage.  A huge endeavor that he didn't shy away from.  I know most people didn't even know we had an attic and thanks to Zach we can finally utilize it's storage capabilities. 

Dax and I have been in and out of activities.  As of this past weekend he has been recovering from the fall crud.  He is all smiles despite it but we can tell he's not our 100% happy little guy.

I can smell wood cutting in our near future and am appreciating our final warm days until we will be scrambling around the wood stove.  Yet, that will feel so nice when it arrives I'm sure.
Bike caravan with the ladies.

Dax, Thijs, and Henry have a play date at our house.
Morning view of Baldy before the snow flies.