Friday, October 31, 2008

And the winner is......

The Cat in the Hat and

In today's mail was the picture that was taken of the girls in their costumes at the Fun Fest (Trunker Treat). Along with the picture was a note saying that they had won the "Most Original Costume" award. Their prize...a $25 gift card to Chick-fil-A. How great is that?!?!

Until next time...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Patch, Trunker Treat, Jack-o-Lanterns

Last Saturday was a crazy, tiring, but totally fun family day. Part 1 of our day started at the Pumpkin Patch with the mob of other people there. Not quite as nice as going during the week when there are hardly any people there, but since Daddy is working and Kendal is at school, we had to join all the other families that have to go on the weekend.

We started out by going on the hayride...

the girls got to be silly...

not sure why, but I love this thing...

the girls had fun climbing and the sliding down the hay mountains
not so much fun when I was having to dig hay out of not only their jeans, but panties as does that happen?!?!


After picking out our pumpkins, a little one for each of the girls and a big one, we went home to eat and get ready for Part 2 of our day. Going to Trunker Treat at the church where I work. Getting the girls ready was a fun process! Kendal was less than thrilled about her costume, but Payton and Bransyn loved having their hair spray painted.


The Cat in the Hat and THING 1 and THING 2
Aren't they just stinkin' adorable?!
ready to get loaded up with candy
Kendal is still being grouchy about her costume. She said that everyone was looking at her and she didn't like that. What a drama queen!!

Payton and Bransyn didn't care...they were all smiles!

still getting candy

we found a big THING 1

Our second hay ride of the day. This one though, Daddy was driving the tractor so the girls thought that was pretty neat and had to tell everyone that it was their Daddy that was driving us. Thankfully, no one fell off. hehe :)

They were disappointed that by the time we made our way over to the pony rides, they weren't letting anyone else get in line. They went to the Petting Zoo instead and that brightened up their spirits.

If we would've let them, they would have walked out with a bunny.

Part 2 of our day was over, so now it was time to go home, get bathed and start on Part 3 of our day. Carving our pumpkins. Which was a total Daddy job!

The girls with their very own pumpkins. Even their pumpkins are biggest to littlest.

By the time their Daddy finished with their pumpkins, it was late and he was tired of doing it so our big pumpkin had to wait until Sunday. It was worth it!
The girls with all of the Jack-o-Lanterns. Daddy did an awesome job, each one had a different look. I was very impressed...what a great Daddy!! Fun family memories!!
Until next time...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch with friends

While our bigs kids were still in school, Allyson and I took our little kids to the Pumpkin Patch. We enjoyed a nice lunch with the bees buzzing around us (a little sarcasm) before wandering around to check everything out. As we are leaving the picnic area, I feel something hit my head. I am assuming an acorn or something of that nature, but reflexivly (is that a word?), I put my hand on my head and felt something wet. It was not an acorn, oh no......


Allyson and I laughed so hard , although I was TOTALLY grossed out at the same time, it took us awhile to get ourselves composed. Allyson, even longer. During our hysterics, I finally noticed that our kids were not around and said, "I think we lost our kids". Thankfully, it wasn't very busy so it was easy to locate them and they were close by playing in the maze. Probably not wanting anyone to know that they belong to the two crazy ladies! You know you have a good friend when they will use a baby wipe to clean bird poo out of your hair. After getting a good laugh at your expense first, of course! :)

We had a good time, despite the poo incident and the warm weather. The kiddos had fun in the different bouncies and running around. They were disappointed that they weren't doing hay rides though. We'll do that another day!

Until next time...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Catching Up....

I have been lazy about getting on here and doing any updating, so before too much more time passes, here's an update on a few big things that have happened...

Kendal loses a tooth

She finally lost one of her top teeth. Last Sunday, during Sunday School she pulled out her tooth. That, of course prompted writing a note to the Tooth Fairy later that evening. She asked her for three gifts, one for her (Hannah Montana makeup) and each of her sisters (a toy puppy for each of them). It was very sweet that she included her sisters in the request, but nevertheless, the Tooth Fairy wrote back that she couldn't give gifts because she didn't have any way to carry them so she could only give money. She was just as excited about the note from the Tooth Fairy as she was about the money.

Kendal gets her ears pierced

She is patiently and excitedly waiting for the girl to pierce her ears

getting her ears prepped to have the earrings put in

she surprised both her Daddy and I and sat there very still while the girl punched the earring in

no surprise to either of us was that she did cry, just not as bad as we thought she would

she even sat still through the second earring...but still crying :)

the crying continued for a little while, she did not like having an audience inside the store

much happier now

she picked out some pretty, pink flower earrings

Jeff and I have a date

Not that us having a date is very exciting, but we usually have the girls with us since his work schedule is so crazy and he doesn't get to spend that much time with them. This night however, was my sister-in-law's brother's wedding so we got to get dressed up, had a babysitter for the girls and got to spend a few hours together with other adults. The girls had a great time too, they keep asking me, "When is Rebecca going to babysit us again?" Maybe that's their way of saying that we need to get out more on our own without them.

Best of all, we got to spend some time with my brother, Kevin and sis-in-law, Leah who we don't get to see often enough.

Until next time...