Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

I'm honestly glad this night is over.  Halloween is not my favorite time of year.  I do try my best to make it fun for the kids. 

This was Ethan's first Halloween. He does not understand the concept of asking for candy.  In fact, I don't think he's eaten much candy in his life.  (I hope to keep it that way LOL). 

Yesterday (Saturday) we went to our local grocery store and did trick or treat.  The kids had fun. Their cousin Grace went with them. 

Tonight around 6 the kids were ready to go.  I of course took the annual pictures of them in their costumes. I was so happy to see that I got a good photo of all 4.  Smiles & all.  Priceless.

Ethan went to 1 house to trick or treat.  I knew that he would not care if he stayed at home and helped Bill pass out candy.  He was afraid to go to the house, so I had to pick him up.  Then he reached in the bowl and chose his candy (a Butterfinger).  Then he put it right in his bucket.  Good boy!  LOL

One thing that I like about Halloween, and living in a neighborhood full of kids, is when the girls see their friends.  Tiff had 2 friends come over to go trick or treating together.  And Abby & Jadyn saw several of their friends.  They get so excited when they see their friends.  Here are a few photos.

There is one house in our neighborhood that goes over the top with outside decorations.  So of course we had to go there to see what was up.  Well they really did it up.  Walked through their garage (the girls were a little spooked) to get the candy. It was neat. Very kid friendly. 
Like I said, I'm so glad this night is over.  I'm ready to move on to Thanksgiving & Christmas.  That is my favorite time of the year.  :-)

Here are pics of the girls with their loot. 

Until next time.....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our Pumpkin

Bill & the kids had fun carving out the pumpkin tonight.  Ethan watched at first. Then he dug in.  He had fun.  He was not phased by it at all.  In fact, he kept going for the knives.  I think he wanted Bills job in carving it out.  LOL

Here are photos of our pumpkin. 


The guts

The inside

Ethan digging in

Father/Son hands

Abby & Jadyn loved it

Everyone helping

Our carved pumpkin

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we went to the Pumpkin Patch.  We have gone here for the past 8 years or so.  It's at a local church.  This was Ethan's first time at the Pumpkin Patch.  I think he had more fun kicking his feet in the dirt than looking at the pumpkins.  LOL

We chose our pumpkin, and Abby & Jadyn picked out a little one for themselves.  We will be carving the big pumpkin tomorrow.

I can't believe it's Oct 26 and it's 90 degrees here.  :-( 

Enjoy the pictures.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Updates with Photos

Life never seems to slow down here.  So many activities to do.  The weather was bearable last week so we tried to take advantage of it.  Now it's hot again.  It is fall, right?  You would never know it here.  Anyway, we've had a fun week & weekend.  Here are some photos with captions of our past week.  Enjoy!

The Park is so much fun when the temperatures are not in the high 80's or higher.  :-)
The rock wall is fun

We have to go to this park to climb the rock wall

Ethan wants to try. 

Sisters on the slide is so much fun

Ethan now loves the slides

Tiffs first time holding Jacob

I love my new nephew

Jacob Daniel

                                                    Sweet 16 Masquerade Ball 
                                                 Going to a friend's birthday party.

Tiff in her mask

Brooks & Tiff went together

                  It's nice to know that Jesus & God are with us even at Disney World!  :-)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Big Boy

Today Ethan turns 2 years old.  I'm so happy that we are able to celebrate his birthday with him today, and forever.  He is such a miracle to our family.

Happy Birthday Little Man.  We love you so much!

Ethan-Newborn 2008
Ethan- 1 year old 2009
Ethan- 2 years old 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy BIRTHday to my new Nephew

Happy BIRTHday Jacob.  I love you already. 

Born Sunday 10/17 at 2:07AM weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces and is 20 3/4 inches long.
Congratulations to my sister & brother-in-law Bryan & to my nephews Colin & Dillon. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Toothless Jadyn

Yesterday was a busy dental day in our home.  First Tiffani gets her braces off.  And then Jadyn loses her 3rd tooth.  Both of our girls were SO happy & excited yesterday. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tiffani's New & Improved Smile

After 2 years & 5 days, the braces are OFF!  She has the most amazing smile.  She's so happy. 
2 years & 5 days with Braces
After-A perfect smile

Monday, October 11, 2010

Random Pictures

Here is a quick update from the past week.  Enjoy the pics!

Ethan is getting into the RAYS baseball spirit

Ethan LOVES playing at the park

Playing with friends

Never too old for a playground

Enjoying being a kid

First time on a big swing

Ready for her first marching band competition for this year

Newsome HS Marching Band!  Awesome

Pop Pop & Uncle Daniel came out to cheer on the band.

Tiff & I after the competition

Jadyn was chosen as Terrific Kid in her class for the month of September for showing the character trait: Respect

Jadyn & I after the awards ceremony