Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

In the year of Frozen, we followed the bandwagon and had an Elsa and Olaf for Halloween.  Each of the Halloween parties we went to had a few of them around.  We even won best family costume at our Church's Monster Mash!  Tim dressed up as Curious George and "I was a bunch of grapes".  We raided our Costume crypt to piece together the last two.  I snagged the last Olaf Costume at the Spirit of Halloween to complete the Frozen theme for the kids.  They LOVED it!  We hit the streets to get candy with some dear friends of ours.  This was the first year that Abby literally ran to the door and said the magic words.  She's starting to come out of her shell a little bit more each day. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Little Fun with Paint

Abby and Sam really missed their Daddy while he was on a trip. They got out some paints and decided to paint each other!  Thankful for bath time and a quick wash.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pumpkinland 2014

Tragedy struck Pumpkinland in the evening of the day we visited - one of the wagons on the Gauntlet Night Ride jack knifed, tipped over and seriously injured dozens of teenagers including one fatality.  I didn't sleep well that evening as I continued to pray for those involved.  It also reminded me to make memories daily with my family and loved ones.  

With that said, we had such a wonderful time during the day - they have a plethora of kids activities - bounce houses, corn mazes, sweets and treats, pumpkin patches, tractor rides, and so much more. Mimi, Uncle Rob and Aunt Trish joined in the fun.  Dad missed out because he was on "vacation" in San Diego. 

I just woke up from a nap and I don't wanna go...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fire House Open House

This picture sums it up:

Sam was so excited to see all the fire trucks - old and new!  

We visited the fire station and saw the poles they slide down, a car fire display, and Zach on of the City's K-9's.  Gosh, did they have fun!

Good reminder to have a fire plan in place for when there is an emergency.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Soccer 2014

Abby had a blast during her 6 week soccer practice stint.  Unlike tee ball, it was skills based and the preschoolers did not have organized games.  They high school soccer coaches and players worked with small groups of 4-6 to show them dribbling, passing, shooting on goal, and having fun.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Shaving 101

Last holiday holiday season, Abby was fortunate to receive a pretty cool Spiderman shaving kit in a yankee swap. She's digging shaving in the tub, at the sink, and Daddy.