Saturday, October 24, 2009

Emily's halloween party

Emily was invited to a halloween party hosted by a boy in her class at school. It is her first boy-girl party. She invited 3 friends to come get ready for the party at her house so they did not have to go to the party alone. It was lots of fun to see them get ready together. The house was set up all spooky when I dropped them off and I had to walk them to the door because they were freaked out. It was very fun!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin patch!

Tonight when we went to the Girl Scout redediciation dinner, we snuck over to the pumpkin patch next door for a few minutes to get pictures of all the kids in the pumpkins. Of course harrison wouldn't hold still for a picture again. He really hated trying to get a group shot. Makes me worried Christmas pictures may be impossible. I got some cute ones of the girls. Emily and Abby able rededicated to Girl Scouts and received some of the patches they have earned this year so far. It was a great time!

Day out with Thomas

Friday we headed out to Rusk, Texas to spend the day with Thomas at the Texas State Railroad. They have a great set up of free activities for the kids. It costs alot to actually ride Thomas so we just have a picture taken with him. Harrison loved the petting zoo and the train tables. He was even excited to see Sir Topham. Claire loved the jump house and slide. We went with a few friends and had a great time going on a hay ride, playing around, having lunch, listening to music and stories. We are lucky to get to go on Friday while most kids are in school because I hear the weekend is

crazy. We were able to enjoy all the activities at our leisure. I couldn't resist a couple momentos for Harrison, a conductor hat and Thomas day out car for his train set. Even at home he plays around his train table all the time.

"Pumpkin Patch"

A local private school at a church here brings in a bunch of pumpkins and sells them on their lawn for the month of October as a school fund raiser. It is as close as we get to a local pumpkin patch here in Nac. Claire's school had a field trip to see the pumpkins and buy a little one for themselves. I went with her class in hopes to get some fun fall pictures. It was lots of fun to see the kids so excited about pumpkins. They are have few displays set up to take pictures. I could not get Harrison to hold still for a picture for the life of me. the few are got were very lucky. Most of the pictures were in motion including the one of him throwing me his pumpkin when I asked him to show it to me. Nice! We were able to go with the kids best friends Maya and Toby too. Afterwards we headed to Rusk to spend the day with Thomas!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Birthday Party!

Mom and Dad with their boy

Harrison playing on the slide, He loved it!

opening presents. He loved this too!

Maya's uncle she and claire loved playing with

Good Friends!
Birthday boy, Harrison

The "twins"

The dads with their boys!

blowing out the candles (a little unsure of this)

Our most recent family picture (not the best)

Saturday was the big party for the new 2 years olds! It was a great day, not still hot or cold yet. The kids played outside and on the giant slide for hours and loved it. The boys blew out the candles on their cupcake cake and opened presents. They had a great time with their friends and played hard. I can't believe they are 2 years old. I went to see a friend today who just had a baby boy and it made me realize Harrison is gigantic! He is pure boy and love hearing him play trains and cars. He is a great playmate to Claire and like to copy what she is doing. This can be dangerous because claire doesn't always make good choices!!! I am so happy to have my little boy and grateful he came to our family! I especially love my dear friend Arlene and the friendship we have with our boys and girls!