Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Naomi!

For her birthday, I thought I'd take a little walk down birthday memory lane...

no digitals of the 1st, so here's a 9 month for ya'
birthday number 2
only digital pic from around her 3rd birthday

party for number 4
birthday morning pancakes for number 4
pics for the invitation for number 5
birthday morning pancakes for number 5
number 6
number 7

And yes, she's 8!
Today's partying included having pancakes, seeing Hugo at the theater (excellent, btw), going to Texas Roadhouse for lunch and a huge birthday ice cream, making brownies (all by herself), and playing a family card game. : ) It was a great and memorable Happy Birthday for the lovely oldest Oster. 
Happy Birthday, Naomi! 
You are growing more lovely every year!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving family and friends!
We here in the Oster household are so thankful for our many gifts! We are thankful for each other and for you! We are also thankful for our new bit of news:
We are going to have another child!
We've started the adoption process. There is paperwork and a home study and then possibly a lot of waiting between us an our fourth child. Probably domestic. Possibly siblings. Definitely lots of love!
So happy Thanksgiving and I hope you're having a great weekend.
Lots of pics of Nate and Olivia's time in Sarasota are coming soon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ballet Recital

before B decided she didn't want any pics of herself : )

getting ready to dance

Naomi receiving her trophy at after the recital

Great Yard Find

All of the kids were ecstatic about finding these in the woods the other day. They spent a good hour building a good home for them in the muddy roots of a tree.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Camping 2011

This past weekend, we packed up nearly every blanket in our house, the children, the tent, the bow up mattresses, and...
went to Vogel State Park for a little camping!
We roasted hotdogs and marshmallows, hiked, played mini golf, cooked our bacon over an open fire.
(Did I mention it got down to 32  degrees at night?)

On Saturday morning we packed up in the warm truck and drove up to Brasstown Bald, the highest peak in GA for a short hike straight up to the top.

On the way home, we enjoyed hiking around the Ocoee and pulling over at every beautiful spot. 
Praises to a God who has created so much beauty!

Soccer 2011

 On a cold Saturday morning in October (the morning after a certain team won a certain important game) Jacob's team finished up their soccer season. The boys had a good run with a good coach! (Thanks, Daddy!)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mini Shots Photo Shoot

The first ever...
Oster Family Professional Photo Shoot!
What you see here are the proofs of the 2nd bests. Grandparents: please know that you will receive the best of the 5 of us, the best of the 3 kiddos and the best of each individual kiddo--and those are not shown here (you'll be surprised--these are super good; those are even better!).
So, if you see one here that you just must have, I've included my friend Angela's pricing list at the bottom. 
Thanks, again Angela!

Angela has used sepia/b&w for some of these, but they can be printed/given digitally in color as well.
8 Wallets - $10
4x6 - $6.00 each
5x7 - $12 each
8x10 - $30.00
8x10 canvas on matboard - $50.00
8x10 gallery wrapped canvas –
 ¾ ‘’ deep $100.00, 1 ½ ‘’ deep $125.00
11x14 - $40.00
11x14 canvas on matboard - $60.00
11x14 gallery wrapped canvas –
¾ ‘’ deep $150.00, 1 ½ ‘’ deep $175.00
16x20 - $50.00
Digital prints $10.00