Sunday, November 09, 2014

Thad at four

I final took some photos of Thad now that he is four and four months...
in his snazzy plaid blazer
our silly boy
cool dude
I really like this one with the sky background
our roaring lion!
and a bit more subdued

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

bonus photos with Thad and Thea

Here are a few bonus photos which include Thad (4) and Thea (2 1/2)
Zeke, Thea, Thad
Thad, Thea, Zeke

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Zeke: 1-year-old photos

Hezekiah David Halverson turned one in September! It's hard to believe our baby is already 1!

Our friend Debbie took a bunch of photos to commemorate this milestone.

Zeke has been very steady at standing for months. This past week he has gotten more confident to try walking and will choose to attempt walking rather than crawling.
He is such a smiley, happy guy. I really think that he tries to tell jokes and do silly things to make others and himself smile. Last week he "said" something to Thea, and then got a big grin on his face like he had just told a funny joke!
Everything goes in this guy's mouth! On Friday he got hold of a stick and was biting all the bark off of it...but will he take bites from one of the graham crackers he got for his birthday? no!
Zeke loves being outside and is always watching for a door to be open that he can go out. He is very careful, but quite speedy at going down the single step at our front and back doors. He recognizes when mommy or daddy is putting on the Ergo baby carrier and comes crawling and begging as soon as he sees it being pulled out.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

last of the vacation - a trip to the ocean

At Jais Aben - a resort
some local transport
look at that blue water!
was SO handy to have this little "boat" that we borrowed for the trip!
Zeke, Daddy, Thea
some little fishes we swam with
This resort was really nice, and would let you swim on their beach if you bought something.
We enjoyed ice cream cones and some really yummy steak fries!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Thad and Thea

just like a big brother to mess up your hair just before a photo shoot!
look at that coconut tree growing out of Thad's head!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

a few more vacation photos - yummy things

A few more photos from our vacation in August...

mmm! pineapple!
Drinking kulau (young coconut milk) with a straw
I'm a big boy drinking from a straw!

Saturday, September 06, 2014


These are just some photos off our porch
coconut tree blossoms
the coconut tree
A willy wagtail bird on its nest - in the tree right off our porch. Jamie even saw the babies on the day we left!
a wave
looking out to the ocean

Friday, September 05, 2014

water fun

Thad had recently gotten some small sea creatures. We brought them along, and pulled them out one morning for the kiddos to play with in some basins of water. It was great that they could splash all they wanted and it was warm enough that it just felt good until it dried!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

early morning fishing

We recently took a vacation to the coastal town of Madang. The kiddos woke up early pretty much every morning. But on this first morning, just Thad woke up as the sun was rising so Jamie took him out for some early morning fishing.
As you can tell, the place that we stayed was pretty close to the ocean with some beautiful views and nice sea breezes.
heading out together
beautiful sunrise!
the fishermen
You can't tell, but there are some pretty big rock/coral just past the grass. It just drops off from there to the water, so it's not really a place you can take small kiddos swimming.