Thursday, December 22, 2005

Let the festivities begin!

It's that time of year again, and the boys geared up for all the fun in PA and NY with a few preliminary parties here in Oxford.

The boys share some wild rounds of duck, duck, goose with friends, Eleanor and Chris.

They also engaged in some pizza-fueled mayhem with new friends, Brianna and Josh, and one of their favorite sitters, Emma!

At the end of the 2nd night of partying, the boys were ready to just kick back and relax with their other favorite sitter, Tina, along with Bri, Emma and Josh.

Monday, December 19, 2005

The ones that didn't make the cut...

Child photographers we are not, here are some of the pics that did not make the cut for our Christmas card this year.

Standing by the tree.

Sitting by the tree.

Naked elves?

Can you guess who was naughty or nice?

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Here we Go Steelers!

The boys (all three) recently had some fun rooting for their favorite football team.

With PapPap's prompting, the boys can now (almost) spell the name of their favorite guys in black and gold.

Luke visited an old friend this weekend and she (Abby) taught him how to tickle the old ivories.

Then it was over to Aunt Mar's where there was a house full of fun. Here the "old man" of the group, Cody, shows the boys and Abby how to ride.

Triplets? Courtney and Abby really have their hands full here with Big Ashton and the boys.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Gearing up for the Holidays

The boys have enjoyed getting ready for Christmas, and we are pleased to report that the shopping is done, the tree is decorated and the cookies are baked. (Alright, so we didn't bake any cookies. You try keeping two curious 16 month olds away from a hot oven. Anyway, our intentions were good.)

Owen practices for his big role in the first annual West Poley Christmas play. Not long out of the manger himself, he decided to forego the traditional gold, frankincense and myrrh and brought goldfish crackers instead.

Sporting a vintage "Ron West Auto" cap, Luke decided to practice for the Christmas festivities by kicking back with a good stiff drink.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Turkey x 2!

For a second year in a row, the boys devoured the turkey and all the trimmings.

Owen's gained a few inches, pounds and eating dexterity this past year!

Making his Daddy proud, Luke has turned into quite a meat eater.

The gang was all there. Actually only 44 relatives dined at Gramma and Grampa's this year. Slow Thanksgiving at the West house. Pictured above with Luke and Owen are Kelly and Ashley, along with Mandy and Hunter, Summer and Savannah, Gracie, Andrew, and Elise. (Way to go guys, you finally made the website!)

One of the best parts of having a house full of people were all the friends the boys had to play with. Here's Owen with his buddy Nathan.

And Luke with his best, non-human, friend Gidget!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Land Shark!

The boys had a blast celebrating Mommy's birthday at the Aquarium last week.

Here Owen decides to take a dip.

Luke jumps in next.

The highlight for Daddy was the tunnel of sharks. Wow, that was a close one.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Olympics 2022...Here They Come!

Our boys are already practicing for the 2022 Olympics. It looks like they want to be...bobsledders???

Here Owen practices pushing the "sled" while Luke shouts words of encouragement.

The boys like to spend their free time mapping out their training schedule.

After a tough day of training, the boys had dad cook them up some grub on the BBQ and pass it through the kitchen window. (Shades of South Ozone Park!)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

...And BEARS, Oh My!

Halloween has come and gone, and the boys had a blast.

The feline duo teamed up with their bear-buddy, Chris, to form the perfect halloween trio.

Trick or Treat!

Despite our best efforts,the boys ate more candy that evening than they previously had in their entire lives. They can't help it, that sweet tooth is genetic!

Monday, October 31, 2005

Lions and Tigers and...

Happy Halloween! The boys have really enjoyed the Halloween festivities, so far. There has been so much to do and see and EAT here in Oxford!

They got their first taste of things to come when they opened up some fun mail from their Aunt Winnie. She sure has their number. She included candy, stickers and two homemade cards. We don't know if they are intellectuals, or what, but they liked the cards best of all!

On Thursday, the town hosts a big halloween parade of all the kids in costume. Despite their new-found freedom as walkers, Luke the Lion and Owen the Tiger decided stroll along the route.

Then on Friday, they visited Daddy's office for workplace trick or treating. Boy did they clean up!

Deciding that two heads are better than one, they overthrew Daddy, peeled off their hoods and got right to work.

After a hard day at the office, the boys kicked back for some fall fun.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Santa Claus is coming to town...early?

Really it was Gramma and Grampa who came to town this week, bearing big and small presents, lots of kisses and a real live furry animal. Despite the inclement weather, everyone had a blast - Gram taught Mommy to knit and Luke to walk! Gramp showed Mommy how to make delicious Liverglace (the boys loved it!) Owen entertained the crowd with his expert walking, and Daddy won over the in-laws with his homemade pie and special country ribs!

"Ah, nothing like kicking back in our warm snuggly PJs with our Gram and Gramp!"

Despite days of rain, Gram kept the boys fully entertained. Here they are riding the Gramma express.

When the weather finally broke (late one evening as you can see), the boys were thrilled to finally be able to get out and play on the new climbing cube sent by their awesome cousin Missy.

Each night ended in the usual way, with a bath and a party...

And a big hug for Gidget!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Let the PARTY begin!

Well, it's official - the boys sucked down their last bottle a few weeks ago. They were overheard discussing the matter in bed that night, "who needs a bottle, when you can have a PARTY."

Here they are enjoying the first of many "parties".

Kicking back with their new friend, Kai. (Despite the bars in the background, they were not forced to take this pic).

And the rivalry begins!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

New Addition

Gosh, time flies. Haven't had a chance to post or take pics in a while. The boys are learning to walk, so we're pretty busy on this end. Anyway, here's a few. More soon, we promise.

The boys met their newest 2nd cousin, Savannah, recently. Isn't she adorable?

Farmer Luke?! Or is it Luke "Daniel" Boone?

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Love is in the Air

The boys had a blast at their big cousin Danny's wedding.

Here they are hanging with the Bride and Groom.

And just chillin' with their cute 2nd cuz, Elise.

Woop, Woop, that's the sound of the police. After being spotted hanging out at the bar, they were "picked-up" by Officer Warren and his new fiance, Heidi. (Congrats guys!)

They were released into their parents' custody.

They spent the rest of the night, booging-down!

I don't know who was more worn out by all this dancing, the boys or Tommy?

It looks like, Owen, at least was wiped out by all the fun!