Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is so fun when you have little kids.  Katelyn was about to explode she was so excited to get into her costume.
 
 The pre-festivities dinner for the kiddos.  Katelyn thought this was fun.
 
 Here's our little cowgirl.
 
 And our little monster.
 
 Noah was not quite so sure about wearing a costume at first but he warmed up to it.
 
 All trick or treating in our area was postponed until tomorrow night because of bad weather, but our church was doing a Candy Carnival so we took the kids down there.  They got to play games, get some candy and prizes and run around with their friends. 
 
 Noah discovered those little dum dum suckers and he LOVES them.  He was a big old sticky mess by the end of the night.  He would hand me his half sucked on sucker and run to one of the games where they were giving them away and pick out a new one, tear off the wrapper and stick it in his mouth.  We went through half a dozen of them tonight and he maybe ate the equivalent of one.  Noah didn't quite understand how Halloween works.  :)
 
 Katelyn understands.
 
 She liked being a sparkly cowgirl.  Thanks grammy and papa for the boots and hat.
 
 Katelyn got her face painted.
 
Our friends came with their kids.  These three have known each other since they were babies.  So sweet.  So tomorrow we'll go and do a little trick or treating.  They'll like going door to door.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall fun!!

Although it is always sad for me to say goodbye to warm weather, I do love the fall. 
 
 Katelyn introduced Noah to playing in the leaves the other day.  He thought that was pretty fun.
 
 Noah would spend all day outside if we could.
 
 Our friends' little girl outgrew this little playhouse so they passed it on to us.  They even delivered it.  Noah loves this thing.  It's the perfect size for him. 
 
 Katelyn is really silly....
 
 and beautiful inside and out!
 
 This look is Noah in a nutshell.  Mischief!!
 
 The colors this year are gorgeous!! Today we drove out one of the roads that takes you by lots of horse farms and all of the trees are orange and red.  So pretty.
 
 She's growing up really fast.
 
 And he's up to no good.  :)
 
 We carved our pumpkins tonight.  Noah was into it for about two minutes. 
 
 Katelyn was REALLY excited to get to carve her own pumpkin (with some assistance from daddy, of course.)
 
Here's a picture of the final product.
 


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A day in the life

video

Here's a little snippet of what our day is really like. Noah's middle name should be mischief instead of Michael.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

We're back!

Fall has returned.  There's a crispness in the air.  Mom and dad have gone back to Arizona...which means I better put some pictures on here or I'll be in big trouble.  The kids are growing so fast! 
Katelyn is a big first grader now and Noah is 20 months old and into EVERYTHING!
 
 Michael made this great activity board for the kids that has latches, switches, locks, doorknob, etc. on it.  Originally it was for Noah but Katelyn loves it too.  It's a work in progress.  Michael adds to it as he finds little things to stick on it.  I love my husband.
 
 Noah has grown attached to the 3D glasses we got last weekend when we went to see Gravity. 
 
 This is my nephew, Jax.  Katelyn loves holding the baby.
 
 Our friends gave us this little playhouse that their daughter has outgrown and Noah (and Katelyn for that matter) loves it!  It's the perfect size for him to get in and out of.  He really likes the windows shutters that swing open and closed.
 
Michael is such a good daddy!  He came home from work the other day and immediately joined the kids in the backyard while they were playing with playdough.
 


Noah loves to ride around in his little car.  He says beep, beep!