Monday, November 9, 2009

What a month!

So let me warn you that this post has a ton of pictures! We had a very fun yet busy month of October. The first weekend we visited our good friends in Chelan. Chris Hughbanks was Ryan's room mate in college and his best man in our wedding. We decided to head to Leavenworth on Saturday for Octoberfest. Camisha, Pia and I headed over with the kids and the guys met up with us when they were done golfing. It was so fun! I highly recommend Octoberfest and we will be back next year. I'm really looking forward to not breastfeeding in public anymore :)
The next weekend was Susan's 60th birthday so we decided to go wine tasting in Walla Walla to celebrate. My parents and Ryan's parents and brother all met down there for some great wine and a very fun weekend. It was beautiful and they even rode their bikes around to a couple of the wineries.
The third weekend we went over to Herron Island which is east of Tacoma in the Puget Sound (I think). Ryan's aunt and uncle have a house on the island which is amazing! It was a fun, relaxing weekend and we both enjoyed getting to spend it with the fam. The car ride over was quite interesting. It is a long drive (about 6 1/2 hours) and I was a little nervous about how Cade was going to do. He did great. We only had to stop and feed him once, although, we did have a lot of spitting up and a big blow out all before we made it over the pass. He made the rest of the trip only wearing diapers because I was tired of changing him. Ryan's grandpa, cousins and aunt and uncle were all up at the beach house. We got to meed Heather and Erik's son Koen for the first time who is about 2 months older than Cade. They all also got to meet Cade.
The fourth weekend my aunt Debbie and Uncle Steve came over from Kent. They had never met Cade before. We had a great weekend with lots of family. On Sunday we took them up to Greenbluff before they headed home. My uncle said it was nice to see "classic americana" lol. They had a good time and Cade got to pick out his first pumpkin.
Ryan's birthday was on the 28th and he decided he wanted to go to Flaming Joes for dinner to watch the Yankees play. Ryan's mom came as well as my family. We had a great time and topped the evening off with a delicious home made golf course cake!
The fifth weekend was Halloween. On Friday night Ryan and I dressed up as my dad and headed over to the Naslunds. We borrowed his coveralls and Ryan wore a mullet wig (my dad has NEVER had a mullet) and I wore the mead tennis hat (classic Bill attire). We had a great time, although I feel like I am fortunate to be alive because I'm not sure how my parents ever conceived any kids after wearing his coveralls. They were SOOOOO tight in the crotch! I'm only 5'9 and my dad is 6'1. I can't image what they feel like on him :) On Saturday I was so excited to dress Cade up in his little monkey outfit. He was so cute when I first put it on him that I almost cried a little. He is such a sweet little guy, but he didn't like his costume very much. He is a hot baby and started sweating as soon as we put it on him. We took him to visit his grandmas and grandpas and then spent the evening with the Mills' and had soup. It was a great way to spend Halloween.
Babys and Booze. My favorite part about this picture is that the security guard took it for us :)

Ryan wanted a bavarian family picture so he handed Cade to this lady and before I knew it we were all posing with this group of dancers. She was so excited to be holding a baby and told Ryan "I hope you know that you just gave a baby to a grandma and I'm going to have a tough time giving him back" She was pretty cute and a heck of a good dancer!

Pia with Jensen and Ryan with CadeThis picture says a thousand words... but I bet only Camisha and Pia know what I'm talking about...
Cade and his buddy Jensen. Jensen is about 3 weeks younger than Cade. Next summer will be so fun with the two of them.

Cade and I were both thirsty. Never thought I'd be the type to just plop down on a bench and nurse with a beer in my hand. Thank goodness for the hooter hider to preserve a little of my modesty.

Brynn and Cade. Unfortunately Cade didnt really like sitting in her Handy Manny chair with her.
The fam at Basel Cellars in Walla Walla

Also at Basel. It had an AMAZING view of the valley.

All the Pughs at Dunham Cellars

Ryan's cousin's son Koen. He is two months older than Cade and sooooo cute!

Grandpa with Koen and Cade

The Pugh clan

Ryan and Tyler. Sometimes they like to take pictures and pose... what a couple of geeks!

Heather, Hudson, Grandpa, and Tyler in the living room watching baseball and playing cribbage.

Cade thought Uncle Rich was sooooo funny. It was so cute to see them together.

Grammy and Cade snuggling on the couch by the fire.

Four generations!

Cade thinks his Daddy is the greatest (so do I!)

Susan and Auntie Nella

Terry, Erik and Tyler watching football and playing cribbage.

Heather and Grandpa playing cribbage. Did I mention we had a cribbage tournament? I lost first round so I didn't think it was worth mentioning.

Picture from the balcony at the beach house. The ferry dock is on the right and the mainland is across the water. I love the fall colors!

I love my Sammy Bones! He has had a rough month and has been dealing with a knee injury :(

Uncle Steve and Cade at Greenbluff

Ryan and Cade picking out a pumpkin

I thought this picture was so cute. I had been cleaning the house with Cade in the bjorn all day and he finally fell asleep. Too cute!

The double decker golf course cake. The sand trap is made of brown sugar. I learned that trick from watching Cake Boss :) The trees and flag are actually candles... I know, pretty fancy right?

Ryan and Ryan at Flaming Joes

Dad and Susan

Cade and my mom. This would be the cutest picture if there wasn't a Coors Light sign in the background...

I'm a sucker for sleeping baby pics.

Look how sweaty his hair is... poor guy :) I think he's wondering what the heck I just made him wear lol

awwww. my lil' monkey

Cousin Eddy? ohhh Uncle Scotty with his Nephews

Ryan in the mullet wig and coveralls rocking a baby to sleep. It was quite the sight :)