Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Thanksgiving at the Shenk house this year was awesome! We had Auntie Jen (Jill's best friend) here from Florida, the food was delicious, the fireplace was going, and football was on! What more could we want?! Oh wait, there was also ROCK BAND! Even James wanted in on the action...
James is almost ready to rock
Giving thanks for books
James loves his Auntie Jen!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Grandpa Landers

The Shenk Family said goodbye to Grandpa Landers on Saturday. After getting laid off from his construction job and losing the housing they provided for him, Grandpa came to stay with us in June 2009. It's been great spending time with him and we all miss him already, especially James, since Grandpa let him do whatever he wanted (apparently that's in the Grandparents' Handbook...). Good luck and we love you!
Grandpa and James July 2009
Grandpa and James November 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


This year, we dressed our little punkin as... a pumpkin! Seeing as how "pumpkin" was his favorite thing to say for the whole month of October, we knew he would love being one. Pretty darn cute!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

James discovered his love for pumpkins this year. He learned to say "pumpkin" and would happily point out every one he saw, no matter how big or small. So, we took him to the pumpkin patch and let him pick out his own little pumpkin. He literally ran through the place shouting "pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin". It was really funny. You can watch him in the video below and Jill apologizes for talking close to the camera through the whole thing...

Happiness is a pumpkin patch
Getting a closer look  

Trying (and failing) to pick one up
Finding one much more his size
Bringing home his treasure