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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Getting closer to Christmas

Some pre-Christmas cleaning.

The driveway could use a little scrubbing, too.

Christmas (or football) stress = some hair twirling helps. 

Like father, like son.

A great photo from family game day at Horizon High School.
Their preschool Christmas concert.  Boys are in the striped sweaters and K is in the red plaid blouse standing next to Preston.   \

 Merry Christmas from the three Rudolphs! (Next blog entry will be in 2014.  Happy New Year!)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving into Christmas

Gavin is helping with Thanksgiving dinner preparations.
Making some creative reindeer cookies.
Watching a short version of The Nutcracker and waiting for the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Parker.
On a horse drawn Holiday wagon with warm blankets and singing Jingle Bells.
Those horses were really big...
and pranced and jingled all down Main St.
Gavin and Preston showing off their Christmas cheer.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Three Year Doctor Visit: All Good

Checking in for our October checkup.  Dad needed our help with the process.

Preston's ears look good.

Gavin's tonsils look good.

Getting out the door is looking really good.
A nap in the car on the way home felt good. The doctor said we are all heathy and doing great!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cement and Light Rail

On the way to the Light Rail station, we stopped to watch cement being poured.  Very interesting.

Here we are on a windy day ready to board the train.
We made friends with the engineer and got to see all the control buttons.
It was quite a ride.  Preston liked the tunnels, Kesleigh liked watching the people and Gavin liked the doors and predicting when the train would start up again.

Screaming and running as fast as we could over the pedestrian bridge was so much fun.  There was even an elevator with glass walls.

What a view!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween 2013

Cowgirl on her horse.  Costume trial run several days prior to Halloween.

Preston is Sulley from Monsters, Inc.  Costume trial run. Gavin as Bob the Builder was busy consulting on a construction project elsewhere.

Ten minutes before going trick or treating.  The excitement of the day was setting in.  Bob the Builder is back.

It was really difficult to hold still for pictures.

Kesleigh being silly with Mrs. Potato Head's mouth.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Leaves and Pumpkins

Diving in the leaves

Raking up more leaves

Buried in the leaves:  where's Preston?

Off to the Halloween Store

And then a trip to the Pumpkin Patch:  Oh, the decisions we have to make.
Preston's #1 choice

Farmer Gavin:  driving the mailbox

The scariest thing we saw all day?  That noisy turkey that followed us everywhere.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Celebrating Birthday #3

Our own custom cupcakes with sparkler candles. We had to be very careful. (L-R: Preston, Kesleigh, Gavin)
Next we tried regular birthday candles and sang several more rounds of the Birthday Song.

We then moved inside to enjoy the cupcakes and a larger birthday cake.  The fun just never stopped.

The morning after...reading our cards and enjoying all the gifts. THANK YOU! (Note from Barton:  My thanks for your presence and presents and birthday thoughts.  In all the wild celebration, I lost track of which gift was from you but KPG and I thank you for all your generosity and support these last three years.)