Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Boat trip continued

Ellison loves to read. Her favorite book is "Dear Zoo."

We Are Officially moved to Madison.Boat trip on Lake Monona

Don't ya just love car rides honey?

I am the one who usually drives the kids anywhere so i have a huge selection of kids music in the Jeep that is always playing. When Jeff gets in the car and starts it up the music comes blaring out and the kids begin their usual poses...fingers in the mouth, Wyatt dancing, and of course Ettoile singing at the top of her lungs begging to have her window down so she can shout the words of the song to people on the sidewalks.

This is Jeff's "Really, do i have to listen to this crap.?"If you have kids in the car...you betcha.

Ellison's Birthday

Happy Birthday Ellison! She is officially 1 year old. She wasn't very excited about cake or even opening presents since she had gotten her immunizations the day efore and wasn't feeling her happy self. She was a good sport though and her party was short so she could sleep.

Ettoile Birthday

Wyatt and Daddy hung out most the day.

Ettoile had an icecream themed party so rather than cake we had icecream sundaes. Ellison prefered the fake cone since it made more noise and wasn't as messy.

Thanks to Brandon and Desi we had a bounce house at Ettoile's Party. As you can see it was a big hit.

Riverside Park with Nanie and the kids.

Nanie with the two big kids.

Etttoile during the childrens march.

Wyatt saw a really cool car and we had to get a picture. Ettoile and Wyatt at the fountain. I would have had Ellison in the picture too but I was afraid that one of the two would accidently push her in.

Ellison loved the band that was playing in the park.

long over due update

Ettoile and Wyatt were invited to march in a childrens parade at River Side Park in the beginning of june. Ettoile made sure Wyatt stayed in step.

Notice how sad and upset Wyatt is... Then notice how exhilerated Ettoile is. They both were eating icecream cones while waiting for the carousel to start. I told them both that i would hold their cones while they rode the ride. Wyatt i guess didn't believe that he would get his cone back after the ride and put up such a fight that i finally just let him eat the cone. They run a real tight schedule so in the end he didn't get to ride and this was his mad face. Drama, drama....
This was memorial weekend hanging out in the land and our old backyard.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring fever

Ellison is getting so big. She now can crawl and feed herself.
I now find her standing in her crib in the mornings waiting to be picked up. She is still a little peanut so her head doesn't even look over the rails. She looks like she's in jail. I will have to remember to grab the camera and take a picture. Otherwise she is the happiest baby ever. (Yes, thats a cheerio in her hair).

This is my nephew Baby Hudson. He loves to come to our house to play with his cousins. Wigs are a commodity here.

This last month Jeff and I took the kids to a petting farm. They had all kinds of things like ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep and lambs. It was really fun to see all the little kids petting the different animals. Wyatt liked the ducks best. Ettoile was just happy to be there. She had just gotten a huge bump on her noggin from tripping earlier in the day. She gets distracted easy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

all boy..

Wyatt loves going over to my sister's house, not just because she spoils him with treats and has different furniture to climb on, but becuase she has the coolest dog ever, "Ruger." Wyatt hangs out with him and only him when he goes over for a visit. He follows her dog and treats it like it were his own. I just recently got this picture of Wyatt when he was really little.(Courtesey of my sister Deisha.) This little man needs a dog of his own I think. Maybe someday.....

The entire Durnford Family Picture as of 2009. A lot has changed since then since we are missing Baby Ellison and Baby Hudson. Thanks Deisha for sending me this.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Long time...

Ellison is sooooo much fun. She is the happiest little child and loves to smile. She is now rocking on her hands and knees and is an expert backwards scooter crawler. The typical Santa picture... maybe next year they will all be looking.

We forced wyatt to try on the wig. As you can see, he was not very happy about it, hence the forced mad smile. Ellison didn't mind one bit and just like Ettoile, doesnt mind hair in her face and loves girly things.

Wyatt now is potty trained. Here he is showing off his gymboree undies. Ettoile of course in one of her princess formal dresses.
Our trip to Cancun was wonderful. I just wish I had been able to get more of a tan.

Jeff and I went parasailing for the first time. It was scary at first but soooo much fun.

Noni and Papa had a great time too. They loved our timeshare resort. It was a nice change from WI. We literally drove late into the night through a blizzard to get to Madison where our plane left. Jeff even had an exciting trip back from Josh's graduation in CA. He and Grandma had 3 flights get delayed and cancelled due to weather and ended up driving all night long from Minneapolis to Madison. Jeff got to the Airport 10 minutes before we got there just in time to check in.

The kids were big fans of the sandy beaches and playing in the water.

The best place we ate was La Tequileria, it was a small hole in the wall and cheap but had better food than anywhere else, plus within walking distance to our resort.

The kids were super well behaved and are excellent little travelers. This was Ettoile's 2nd trip to Cancun.

Its a night picture but we had our own private balcony overlooking the beach. It was the best to sit outside at night in the warm breeze.

We have been so busy the past few months. Jeffrey recently started a new job in Madison, which now requires us to relocate. Our house, thus, was put on the market as of January. I haven't had much free time to update the blog so this is my attempt.

We went to Cancun, Mexico for Christmas and really didn't get any tans only sand in our suits because of the kids but It was so much fun. This will be a new Luna Family Tradition, destination holidays... forget the gifts, lets go see the world.

Wyatt is now potty trained. YEAH! We tried treats, charts, and lots of praise. None worked. Instead, we went the hotwheel car route and every time he pooped (on his own effort) he got to pick a new car, and one new one for every five times he peed (Also by his own efforts, no forcing). He caught on real fast since the kid eat, sleeps, and dreams of cars. He even uses them as utensils.