Saturday, October 31, 2009


We love pumpkins at the Bergers! I grew several pumpkins this year, including the ones with Owen and Chase's names on them. It was fun to watch them grow and get clawed at by some unknown animal.

Owen and his pumpkin-looking thrilled of course!

Chase's pumpkin with his name on it.

Chase tries to pick up the pumpkin.

Owen's pumpkin

Chase's pumpkin

Chase helping with yard work.

Chase on a wagon ride in his cute fleece from Kate.

Owen's cute gaze across the street.

Ahhhh a big pumpkin!

Owen enjoys sitting on the step like a big boy.

Chase gives me a little pumpkin grandma grew. He loves to share.

Talking with Mommy on a nice Oct. weekend (there was only 1 I think.)

Mommy and Chase

Chase picks up a very tiny bug with his very tiny fingers.

Owen examines the pumpkin from Grandma A

Chase stares at the pumpkin

Monday, October 26, 2009

White Castle

I try my best, I really do, to feed my children foods that are good for them, that give proper nutritional value. So, to find myself at White Castle 2 weekends ago was ghastly. I can't tell you how terrible it was. I had never been to White Castle before and we were in need of food as we were out and about. The burgers were dripping in grease. They were sick. I'm talking a "good" burger type of grease. I'm talking a grease from fake disgusting meat. Because the boys were hungry I had to give them a bit of the hamburger. They wouldn't even eat it! Ha. Thank goodness my little ones did not ingest the crap we did.

Now that I'm back at work it's hard for me to keep up with the blog. I'm not as good at recording the day by day occurrences. I'll do my best.

Kisses anyone?

Smiles from Owen

Chase is full of smiles

He he

"So, I think later we should go out for coffee and have some scones . . ."

Come and get me in my box.

You can't get me Chase!

"what?" "you lookin at me?"


Owen's stunned look

Chase gives me a smile as he throws his body around on the play equipment.

Chase shows me his big standing moves on top of the mountain.

Owen laughs and smiles big to the music and dancing with daddy.

Owen's still excited about dancing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monkeying Around

Owen loves his football and often argues with Chase over who gets it.

Chase wants up, can you tell?!

Chase and Owen caught playing one morning.

Owen smiling at Mommy. Isn't he sweet?

Chase and Owen like to monkey around. They play under chairs, stack pop cans they found in the pantry, make funny faces and delight us with their antics. It must be fun to be little.

We've entered a new phase of development. The "fit", otherwise known as the Tantrum, phase. It's delightful. More on this to come.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Chase Walks!

Chase is such a big boy now, walking all over. He's so cute with his head sticking out trying to balance. It's fun to watch him take off and it has happened in just a matter of a few weeks. Now all he wants to do is walk, and with no help.
This is a video of Chase chasing down the ice cream. He wasn't happy when Daddy gave it to me so he turned to get it.

Friday, October 16, 2009


There's nothing like sitting on the counter enjoying a snack of peas. Yum Yum

Shove those peas in boys!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


1 honeymoon
+ 2 new jobs
+ 2 sold homes
+ 1 pregnancy
+ 1 home built
+ 2 babies
+ 15 months of sleep deprivation
+ 15 months of amazing love
+ 1 mini van

= 3 years of marriage bliss to my wonderful husband. Happy Anniversary Honey.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Look at the concentration on Owen's face and look at how Chase contemplates his next swipe of color.

Chase shows me his crayon while Owen investigates his

Owen pauses for a moment from his brilliant drawing.
Chase and Owen like to color! At first they just threw the little crayon holders but now they actually like to make marks on paper with them. Since I love art projects this is a very welcome addition to their skills.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sleepy Heads

This is how I found Jeff and Owen last Thursday morning. Isn't it sweet! Jeff and Kristen, my cousin, tag teamed and took care of the boys Thursday and Friday because our daycare provider was sick. Big thanks to Kristen!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chase smiles at me from under a chair

Chase screams in excitement

Owen brings Daddy a car so he can roll it across the floor.