Summer 2004

Summer 2004

Evan gets to meet Grandma Evan and Grandpa Ella going through her winter clothes First day of school! Carrying her backpack to the car Come on, daddy, let’s go! Ella gets right into the toys Her first art project (our fridge is covered now) Evan’s starting to get some color Ella riding a horse at the zoo She could get […]

Ella’s 2nd Birthday

Ella’s 2nd Birthday

Opening presents from family Elefun! Hours of fun. One of her favorites: Bug collecting kit It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to But where’s the tea? Singing along to her keyboard (putting her mouth over the mic and exhaling) Ella gets a birthday visit from Aunt Kim, Uncle Rich and Grandma and Grandpa Chocolate chip pancakes for […]

Evan Joseph : Day 1

Evan Joseph : Day 1

Evan Joseph was born at 5:55 PM on May 11th. He was 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Everyone is doing just fine and we expect to come home from the hospital on Thursday evening or Friday morning.   Getting cleaned up Getting weighed Meeting mommy Letting off a little steam Enjoying the heat lamp Mommy and […]

Spring 2004

Spring 2004

Ella meeting baby for the first time Pretty interested in the new guy Hanging out with dad already Having an alert moment The first of many moments with grandma Getting ready to go home First ride! New Sequia too Ella greets baby at home Flowers and gifts from the hospital Ella wearing a bowl on her head and playing piano […]

Halloween 2003

Halloween 2003

A week before Halloween, we went to a Pumpkin Patch to pick out pumpkins and have some fun with the kids. The hay ride out to the patch Kate, Jacob and Ella posing on pumpkins 5 kids? Impossible for them all to smile and look at the camera! How about this one? Playing on the spinny thing Ella loved the […]

St. Augustine

St. Augustine

The annual Hoskins family vacation was in St. Augustine, Florida, this year. We missed last year’s since Jill was due at the same time as teh trip. This time everyone made it, but two of the ladies were pregnant, with Anne announcing hers on the first night there. Grandma made snack packs for her two little girls On the first […]

London 2002

London 2002

Friday For Valentine’s Day this year, we found a last minute special on airfare to London, so with less than a week between booking and flying, we went to London for a long weekend. We left Wichita Friday morning pretty early and flew to St. Louis, where we spent the day with family and wandering around town before our evening […]

Roatan

Roatan

The Trip We were originally booked on a flight from Houston to Belize and then to Roatan, but were upgraded to the direct flight when we arrived at the airport in Houston. we had an extra hour to wander around the airport (or the airport bar) and we still got to Roatan before the flight from Belize. Very nice and […]

Bali

Bali

Thurs. We left on Thursday around lunch time. (took a 1/2 day off) so we arrived in Bali at 4:30 in the afternoon. The runway is on a piece of land jutting out into the ocean very close to Kuta beach so coming in for a landing it looked and felt like we were going to land in the surf. […]