Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Pics

These are some of my favorite pictures and activities from this month. It's been a crazy busy couple of weeks, but we managed to squeeze in some fun time, too!
Our little pumpkin-eater.
Luke's expression in this picture cracks me up.
Riding horses and feeding a baby calf at the Drake farm. Luke loves visiting Dan and Karen's house!
Pumpkin Patch!
Jumping into hay was a major hit.
Trying to get a happy smiling Luke picture was not such a big hit.
This one cooperated though!
We also watched a lovely sunset while we were there. So pretty! I love fall!

Monday, October 24, 2011

V for Victory!

We've had some proud accomplishments around these parts...Child #1 is {partially} potty trained! We started about 2 months ago, and he didn't seem quite ready, so we put it off for a little while and started again this weekend, and just like that, he got it! Well, he got #1 anyway...#2 is still a work in progress, but we will celebrate this victory! My favorite part is that he didn't even need bribery or rewards of any kind. Being able to wear his "underwears" and get to flush the toilet after he goes is the only motivation he needed. What a kid!
Child #2 didn't want to be showed up or left out, so he decided to start crawling today! He's been going backwards for a week or so, and just couldn't seem to get the hang of going forwards. Then, today he just took off and went without any struggle whatsoever. I'm convinced he's been practicing in his crib. Mostly, I'm thankful that I got to witness it. God gave me the little gift of Adam crawling on a non-work day for me! And though Chad didn't get to see it, I did just happen to be on the phone with him at the exact moment it happened, so at least he got to hear our happy squeals. However, within an hour of learning to move, this child managed to pull a large plant down on himself and spill the soil, and try to eat a power cord, so...let the games begin!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Our youth group did this skit in church today. I wish I had a video of our kids because they did an awesome job. Here is the one like it that's on youtube. I can watch it a million times and it is so powerful it gets me every time. Please watch it.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Eigstis are Cool

Last weekend we celebrated Great Grandpa Eigsti's 86th birthday. Here are four generations of handsome Eigsti men!! Good thing we've added two more men to the mix. It turns out there aren't a whole lot of Eigstis out there. Anytime we say our last name, no matter where in the world we go, we are pelted with questions and comments. Eigsti..."how do you say that? How do you spell that? Where are you from? What country are you from? What origin is that? I've never heard that one before! That's a weird name. That's...different." Yes, truly, we have heard all of these questions/comments and many more not mentioned here. You don't even want to know how bad telemarketers have butchered it. We get it. We're a rare breed. Let it go.
Yes, this is our family. In true form. One child with spit up covering 90% of his body, the other child who has recently decided that using his "zoned out" look is the way to go for pictures. At least 50% of our children are happy. We must be doing something right, right? The truth is, before these pictures were taken, Luke just came to the realization that he will have to say, spell, and state his country of origin every time he says his last name to someone for the rest. of. his. life. He looks exhausted, doesn't he? Can't say I blame him. I had a moment like that as well when I decided to marry into it! :) Just kidding. I'm proud to be an Eigsti!