" Life is not measured by how many breaths we take... But by the moments in life that take our breath away... "

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Papa!!

We love October for a lot of reasons starting with chocolate...But we mostly love October because we get to celebrate Birthdays for 2 of our favorite people... Papa first...

Hey there good lookin'!!

Cade's very best impression of his Papa... Pretty good we think!!

We love Papa so much... He always seems to have time to get down on the floor and play with us... Were not sure what he likes better... Playing with the boys or Playing with the toys... But for a Papa both great traits!!

Happy Birthday Papa!! Love your 4 BIGGEST fans!! Cade, Cole, Isaiah and Elijah

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Great Pumpkin Patch!!

Hellloooo Pumpkin!!!

Eric and Eric scared the *$#@ out of the boys in the corn maze!! It was already getting dark when we started so hiding in the corn and jumping out really did them in!! Isaiah and Cade were surprisingly brave...and Cole and Elijah... lots of tears!! Seriously scared!! The Big boys loved it!!

Isaiah and Elijah...WOW!! One helluva smile or one helluva heavy pumpkin!!

Cade and Cole...Hugging each other or choking each other
were not sure... but cute anyways!!
The Boys throw in the charm...

Our attempt at the annual pumpkin patch family pic...I think we have 3 years of these same pictures!

Did I mention these annual pictures are being taken on top of the most rickety trailer of a hay bale ride you have ever seen...Seriously a miracle is that no one fell off!! (Look at Cade in the background... I think he thought if he smiled big enough he'd make the Saldivar Family pic, he already wants to trade families!! Ha Ha!!)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Soccer is Officially Over!!

Well I hate to say it but the Tavonatti's are relieved for the soccer season to end, especially Cade himself!! It takes alot of work to fit it into the schedule especially when your child is hardly a "David Beckham" if you know what I mean!! But he gave it a really good go, and truely tried his best so I can't ask for much more... I mean after all they look so adorable, and its the most entertaining 30 minutes ever!! The pictures and laughs are of course the BEST part and make it all worth it!!! GO GLADIATORS!!!!

What a blast...

everyone had so much fun at the church halloween sleepover!! Our Nonie sure knows how to throw a party! And look at all our friends that showed up!! Scroll down the page on the left to see how cute face painting turned out!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meet the newest member of the Saldivar family.....LULU!

Lulu has already learned that if you want a juice box at our house you got to get one before they are gone!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Iowa Connection makes their debut

High School gradua-tion, Daven-port, Iowa, June, 2006.
In a wheelchair.

Anticipation candle drama

Quintessential Noni.

Elvis Sighting!!

I know it's not very nice of me to share this pic...but I just couldn't resist! Gotta Love Vegas!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Picture perfect for Christmas......

Look how cute ......3 Christmas trees dressed up in their favorite decorations! I just love this picture, I mean with hats like these how could anyone not love it?!

The Wild Pack at the Zoo!

It just doesn't get much better than this! What you don't see are the Dads who are passed out behind the bushes!

Follow the leader anyone?

While visiting the Zoo in August we found an animal train! The animals are even lined up according to age

Every Bend in the Road brings a lesson

Coming around the very curvy road at one spot at the north end of Maui (Winter, 2007) we saw this canyon view with something on the top of one of the peaks. Perhaps a lookout of some sort? A religious structure or statue? An observatory?

No - our 10x zoom digital camera revealed the truth.

One lone tree.
What commitment.

The Truth...

" The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking eachother out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that band us all together as family in the first place."