Monday, November 15, 2010

We're moving!!!!

Well, not us..... Just our blog! 

I figure that technically we're not "Brittons in the Bronx" anymore.
So our new location is ....

I hope you'll join us there!  I know it's a bit long, but I like it!!

Friday Adventures

Friday the boys had no school, so we had planned a trip over to the Nuclear Power Plant over in Limerick, PA.  We'd been wanting to go for awhile... I guess ever since we first moved here.  Ben and I had been out here looking for housing and came around a turn, and saw these huge things looming up in the middle of nowhere.  Crazy!  They're huge!
Unfortunately, this is as close as we were able to get.  We were hoping for a cool tour, or something!  I guess we're just not cool enough to be let in!

So we headed back toward home taking a different route and ended up at a playground for awhile, and then somehow ended up at Dunkin' Donuts.....(can't imagine how that happened!) 

It ended up being a great day!

This is the view of the towers from our street.

We shopped at "ICEA" (different from IKEA) and got a bike for Gary on the way home, and we'd already gotten a bike for Hunter that we had hidden in the attic waiting for Christmas.  So Christmas came a little early since it was such a gorgeous day! 

All the boys had a great time with their bikes and their tools.  It's great to look out and see bikes upside down in the driveway....  brings back good memories!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Snap, Crackle, Crunch!!

Over the last few days it's been great weather for fun in the leaves!  Putting them on the trampoline was one I wouldn't have thought of, but it was a big hit! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A snapshot at 6:25pm

putting pins in my pin cushion

playing with a sponge, a scrub brush and a penny....!

reading a guiness world record book


getting our family christmas musical number ready.... Pachelbel's Canon for Baritone, piano, sax, and violin...with abilities ranging from beginner to professional!  Should be fun!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy November!!

We are so blessed.  I love taking time each November to remember what it is we are thankful for! 
This particular turkey ranges from "the gospel" all the way to our "silverware"! 
It's so fun to see what the kids come up with! 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The seed bin is done!!!

Here is before..... kind of!  It originally had rolltop lids on each one, but they were all broken so we removed them.  The veneer on the front panel was all broken and warped so that was removed also.

this was my first time using spray paint!  How fun!!

each of the 4 big kids has their own bin to keep school backpacks, boots hats and mittens, shoes, etc!

Having this out in the garage for so long, and then working on it outside -- I didn't quite realize what a massive piece of furniture it was until we got it inside!!  I love it!

It serves as a divider in our mud/laundry/entry room.  Have I mentioned that I love it?!

I just had to take a picture of this.  This is what it looks like just inside the back door!  Got Music?

And this is Zepherin sound asleep in hishigh chair!  So cute!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Fun!

Zepherin stays entertained for a bit longer now while I do the dishes!

This past Friday we had a "trunk or treat" at church.  The kids all dressed up and after a
delicious chilli dinner they all went out and "trick or treated" from the trunks of all our
cars in the parking lot!  Here's Hunter as a magician in the parade beforehand.  You can
see a bit of Spiderman-Gary in there and Felicity the duck!

And here's Nathan as Posiedon.  He's certainly our little "Greek God Guru". 
He loves anything Greek!  It's so much fun!

Another shot of Hunter.

All the kids in costume

I'm feeling more than a tad sorry that I can't eat chocolate right now...!

There's so much of it in our house!!

Carving pumpkins and a few acorn squash on Halloween at Grandy and Papa's house.

Gary and Ben

His little shirt says "I'm a little corny".  So cute!

Nana-lee really enjoyed passing out the candy!