Thursday, November 19, 2009


Mike got some more of his fire gear. He is wearing his wildland fire coat. Spencer thinks it is Christmas every time Mike brings home more of his duds. Of course then it is dress up time for all. Can you tell that Spencer is just beaming that his dad is a fireman. Every little boy's dream!

Spencer all dressed up!

Mike got his leather plaque on his helmet. (this one's for you Patty!)

Last week Spencer, Ruby, I went down to the academy and watched Mike do a live burn. He was running the crew, so we didn't see him with the hose actually putting out the fire, but it was fun to watch him in action. Again Spencer thought it was pretty cool.

Mike and Spencer at the live burn. The academy has 4 fire engines. Spencer had to climb in every one of them and pretend to drive. He was in heaven!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


We have had the most beautiful weather the past couple of weeks. The leaves have been at their peak. Everywhere I look it is just stunning. I keep wanting to take a picture of Mount Olympus out my front door (but of course I am forgetful) It makes me feel so blessed to live where I do. The kids have had so much fun with the leaves. We have a lot to rake up so the fun is endless!

The Girls...

Spencer...The leaves are even better with a great big cookie!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


We had a great Halloween! The weather was gorgeous and warm! The kids were thrilled with every aspect of the holiday (especially Spencer with the Candy!)

I love this picture because McKinley looks like such a sassy little devil (do you think that it is fitting?) She luckily for me wore the devil costume that I had made McCall 2 years ago. I was very thankful that it fit and was still in good shape. There were a few devils in the neighborhood, so she thought that it was great!

Firefighter Spencer!!! He loved being a fireman. Thanks to Grandma Dunn we have a costume that can be worn constantly (It is a raincoat and boots) Spencer was thrilled when this showed up in the mail. He had to bring it out and show everyone that he was a fireman. We are still pulling it out almost daily to wear here and there!

McCall was a Witch, although I thought she was a sweet one. We whipped out her skirt the day before (But it worked out perfectly). She is at the age where she definately wants to choose what she is going to be on her own. She is not to be swayed. Luckily she choose something easy. For her the hightlight is trick or treating with her friends and getting to wear make-up.

We had the annual halloween hot dog roast back in our driveway again. (We haven't hosted it since we moved) We had a GREAT turnout. I couldn't believe it. Luckily the weather was so warm and beautiful that everyone had fun. Here are most of the kids who came to the cattail roast. I love seeing all of the cute kids in their costumes. THE DUNN'S LOVE HALLOWEEN!