The Hurricane….

aka the beast…….aka the hulk…….aka Isaac the terrible…..aka Isaac.
Isaac goes by many different names in our family and in our church.  All of his names indicate strength and power….sometimes uncontrollable power.  Many times I have prayed that God would grab a hold of his heart and that Isaac would joyfully submit his strength and power to the One that created him with strength and power.

This powerful force in our house is now two years old.  I will admit that I am pretty excited about Isaac turning two.  We are potentially one year away from being a diaper free household!!  Can any of you relate?  No diapers!!  Now, as soon as he is free of diapers, I would require all of my kids to stop growing and cherish them!

Anyways, all that to say…..here are Isaac’s birthday pictures.  He looks HUGE!!

Isaac’s fake smile

He looks like he is five here!

Although he is extremely difficult to deal with and he gets easily frustrated with not being able to do many things with his one hand, I still wouldn’t change a thing about him!

Hannah, age 8

Way back in August, Hannah, my Hannah turned 8 years old.  EIGHT!!  In two short years she will be DOUBLE DIGITS!!  Craziness I know!  August and September are pretty busy in the Wentling household and I didn’t get around to do her birthday photo shoot.  That is until yesterday, yes, you read that right, yesterday, as in October 18.  Part of the delay besides being busy is that last year’s pictures were gorgeous!

How could I top this shot?

Never the less, I had to get them done.  There was no escaping it.  So, we set off to my mom’s house with multiple outfits to use.  By the way, my parents house is incredible for picture taking.  Lots of trees and an old wooden fence makes for the best backgrounds!

Just like I had feared, not the same magic as last year.

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Now, don’t get me wrong, Hannah is beautiful, but sometimes I can’t get my camera to see what I am seeing in real life.  Still, we did get some good shots in.

Check out that attitude

!I love my Hannah Grace, she is so full of questions, always wanting to know why.  She loves her family and friends dearly, thrives on quality time with Curtis and I, and has a new love for her ipod!

check out those freckles!

Apple Picking 2012

In my quest for canning I found a little apple orchard up in Ferndale, Washington where you could pick your own Jonagold apples at $.50 a pound!  In the effort of wanting the kids to understand and enjoy the process that we work for our food, I thought that picking the apples ourselves was a better option then going to a local fruit stand.

Look at these beauties!

Apple Creek Orchard was the perfect place to go.  It was extremely family friendly, had farm animals wandering around, they told us where the best untouched apples were and sent us off.  Their apple were beautiful!  All of their trees were dwarf trees and so even Isaac could reach and pick off the apples from the tree, of course having only one hand, we had to help him.

The kids really had such fun.  This is definitely going on our “traditions” list to do every year.

Apples to apples

We quickly picked about $60 worth of apples which equaled out to be around 160lbs, and headed back home.  That is a lot of apples!  And BONUS we took our Christmas card shot!

Yes, I am thinking of Christmas already…..making a list, checking it twice…..

Ch-Ch-Changes

Out with the old and in with the new!  New blog and a  new domain site but still the same old me.  Soon I will have a blog dump filled with pictures and stories basically from the past year.  So, do not be dismayed when you see that I have posted about 3 million blog posts, it has been building up for awhile, bear with me