....To get my kids to take a good photo for our Christmas letter and this is what I get!
Leave it to boys to look goofy as possible in photos when I'm trying to get a nice one to send out. LOL...oh well I will have to settle on others and you will have to be surprised at which ones you will be getting! The day after Thanksgiving we were off to Home Depot to pick up the perfect tree.
Yesterday morning we were introduced to a new activity center that offers a wonderful place for children 6 mo - 4 yr to play and have fun, without having the added worry that an older kid is going to plow through your younger children. Our friends down the road invited us and I was impressed at the amount of things there was to play with and the price to do it. Two dollars for two hours of play is a great price especially in this day and age. There were moon walks to jump in, multiple basketball hoops, tons of balls, Fisher Price plastic houses, tunnels, oversized stuffed blocks, big wheels, cozy coups, etc. It was a play wonderland and Samuel didn't even know where to start. Here are some of our pictures to show you our day of play.
Look at me Mommy! I think that this is soooo funny....
Mastering the tricycle and having fun in the fire truck cozy coupe.
When we heard that Funky Mama was going to be playing at Pottery Barn Kids we knew that we had to get there and boogey on down! The kids loved her, I loved her, and the other moms and kiddies that went loved her too. This CD will have to be a stocking stuffer!
Ahh, the running around on Halloween so that everyone can see the kids is finally over, and I can now show you how we all turned out. Sam was especially excited this year and loved me painting his face. Samuel wore my pumpkin costume that I wore when I was 2 years old, and I made Isaac's costume all by myself. I am very proud of it and was very pleased the way it turned out. I'm not sure the pictures do it justice.
Yes here are our pumpkin, but unfortunately the picture did not turn out so good. Sam's pumpkin looks the best on the far left, Joel abandoned his "too hard" design that would have looked cool, and mine on the far right is a little gobblin that was really cool up close but you can't see the detail in this picture at all much less what it even is.
This year Sam could really understand and appreciate the awesomeness of pulling out all of the guts from the pumpkin. He wasn't too sure about the texture of the slimy guts at first. He would tell me, "Mommy? Spoon please, spoon please!" It didn't take too long of watching Daddy and Mommy pulling out the guts with their hands that he decided he would dig in and get busy.
Here is father and son working together to get the job done right. Rock on boys!
Uh Oh here comes Isaac to see what is going on up there on the table
Mommy I'm not sure about this gunk. YUCK!
Stay tuned this weekend for some incredibly cute Halloween costumes!
Picking out the perfect pumpkin is just one of the best parts of doing the annual visit to Shaake's Pumpkin Patch. I personally have had many memories as a child going to Shaake's with my parents when I was younger, and now it is such an out of body experience taking my children there. I watch to see Samuel excited to go down the hay slide or to ride the tractor out into the fields of pumpkins and can't believe that I too was probably excited about the same things when I was their age. I'm sure if my parents were there with us they would have had that odd feeling of old memories flooding back to them while they watch their grandkids do the same things myself and my brothers used to do. The hunt was on!
Mom I found the perfect pumpkin!
Waiting for the tractor.
Daddy went up ahead with Isaac and the rest of the pumpkins in the stroller so that Sam and I could ride the tractor back. Every time a tractor went by us as we were on the hunt Sam would yell, "Tractor Sam, tractor Sam!"
Hmmmm....what is this anyway?
How Tall This Fall?
Another great end to the holiday pumpkin picking season!