Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmastimes A'Coming!!!!!

Our Tree is up! Our neighbor has had theirs up since October, so Emily has asked me a million times to put ours up. Chris came home from work last Friday and Em convinced him to get it out and put it up! She was so excited!

Gracie was not too sure at first, but once she realized that she could play with the ornaments, she was all about it!

I love this face!

Saturday, we put the ornaments on it, which is Em's favorite part!

Emily gets all of her favorite ornaments just where she wants them.

My tree is definitely nothing to write home about but we enjoy putting it up every year. You should see my neighbors!! It really is the most beautiful tree I have ever seen! I have a lot of ornaments that are special to me and I hang them as high as I can. I then hang all the ones that I don't mind the girls playing with along the bottom. The only problem is that Emily doesn't want Gracie playing with any of them. Oh well!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

October Fun!!!

Okay, I'm not going to give anymore excuses on why I'm so behind on blogging. Bottom line is I'm behind!!!!

We have been doing lots of fun things lately, so be ready for picture overload!!! I'm going to start all the way at last Sunday!! My friend Stephanie's little boy, Brody, had his 5th birthday party at the Pumpkin Patch. I can't believe he is already 5!!! It seems just like yesterday he was crawling around my living room. He's so sweet and handsome, but not a fan of the pictures! I had to work real hard to get a good one of him!

The Pumpkin Patch is so much fun for the kids! They have so much to do! They can play in the corn, slide down the slide, go through a corn maze....I could go on an on! It really is the best place to have a birthday party!

Little Gracie just loved the walking part. My sister-in-law, Maggie took most of the pictures. Well, all the good ones at least, HaHa! I had a few good pictures though!

This is the fastest slide I have ever been on!!!! When you hit the bottom, you kind of just "thud". Or at least I did!!! I only rode it twice and that was enough for me! I think Em went down a million times!!!

Sophie Clare loved the pumpkins!!! Isn't she so cute!!!

Maggie took this of Chris and Gracie. I just love it! I think I'm going to have to get one framed.

Maggie, Jamie, and Sophie Clare

My little family!

Me and Sophie Clare before we took the "Ride of Death"! They have this cow train that is pulled by a 4-wheeler. It started off slow, but then at some point was going 65 and hitting every bump that God had created in that field. I had a death grip on her but because we were going so fast, she kept slipping down. Sophie Clare seemed to love it, but all I could think of was getting off!
Believe-you-me, I didn't look this happy when the ride was over!!!

On Friday we went back to the Pumpkin Patch with Emily's school. We had just as much fun as we did the first time!!!

This is my friend Tiffany and her son Connor. I went to high school with Tiffany and now her son and Emily will be going to school together.

Em picking the perfect pumpkin!

Now the gang painting their perfect pumpkins!!!

Em and Claire riding the cow train. It looked like they went much slower this time.

Okay, I'm going to give you a little history on me. Dating back to the beginning of my existence, I have HATED.....hated is such a harsh word....DISLIKED HEAVILY Halloween. When I was little , tricker treaters would ring the doorbell and I would stay in my room and cry. My mother tells the story of when my brother was little and she was taking him to a Halloween party. This was when Kiss was big, so all the little boys had there faces painted up like Gene Simmons or Ace Freely. She walked through the door with me and I just lost it!!! So apparently I have held onto this trauma (trauma sounds a little dramatic, I know) into my adult life. So the less we are involved in Halloween the better.
We do very low key things like go to church parties. This year our church had its Trunk-or-Treat on Wednesday, so we decided to dress the girls up and go see Chris' grandmother who is at the Rehab Hospital. She fell and broke her leg, so she is having to stay there until she gets it strong enough to come home.

Em was a Fairy Princess. She looked so cute!

All the pictures we get of Gracie are of her on the move! She won't sit still much anymore!

A fun time was had by all!! But I have to admit, I'm glad Halloween is over!!!! Onto Thanksgiving! Now that's a holiday I can get behind!! Bring on the dressing!!