Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Trunk or Treat

We went to our annual Trunk or Treat at our church building last night. The kids had a great time and we decided to match them this year. It turned out cute and here are some pics..The kids got more candy than they know what to do with and we still have Halloween night to get more..yikes! This just means I'll be eating more candy than I should..whatever..carpe diem!

Catching Up

I have been so busy lately with everything that I haven't posted for awhile. Here's a little catch up post with random stuff. Steve is working hard and super late..probably until the end of the year so days and nights seem to run together for us. I am so grateful that he has a job considering what is going on lately.

We went a few weekends ago to a park by us that lots of people camp at.. (well, camping for Texas). It is very pretty though and we just had tinfoil dinners and s'mores etc. Steve thought it would be fun to bring his guitar and so it was fun singing and being silly. Here's a video of classic Steve filling in words to a song and trying to be funny. The video drags for a minute while everyone talks him into singing with our friend anyway, maybe it is not as funny as I think it is. All in all a good night..and can't believe we didn't have any mosquito bites or poison ivy. PS..Spence was with a babysitter..this place was too open for him to roam and get in trouble which he often does :)

Onto Spencer..he started nursery at church a few weeks ago. His first Sunday started with a bang when he stepped or most likely fell into fire ants on their little walk. They had to strip him down at church and I think he ended up with 30 or more bites. Lots of fun...huh? He survived and took a good nap after some benedryl. Here he is playing with our new animal caller. If you blow into it, it makes animal sounds. He has definitely got the hang of it. You can kind of see his bites here and there on his stomach. This kid never stops growing..maybe he'll turn out to be a linebacker for the Cowboys (jk..they need all the help they can get now!)

Monday, October 13, 2008

We've Discovered Spagettio's

When I had Abbey, I was always so careful about keeping her clean and wiping her hands ALL the time and now, by my 3rd.. I really just don't care..obviously with the pics of this child! He was having fun and he's learning to use his fork to eat so I am officially free from caring if he gets dirty..but WOW, it was fun clean up for sure. He looks like he has a beard..he stills looks cute to me.

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

So our tradition every year is to go to this pumpkin farm and luckily, Scott's preschool was going as a field trip. So Spencer and I went with. They get to feed animals, take a hay ride, and pick a pumpkin out in the patch. It was really fun besides Spencer trying to launch himself out of the truck during the hayride. That kid is so muscles were sore the next day from keeping him contained. They both loved picking pumpkins..especially Spencer trying to make his way through the vines. He loves to get dirty and why not let him..right? It was fun to spend a day with my boys..they keep me on my toes but I love them both so much!

Here we are:

Grandparents Day for Abbey

Abbey started at a new school this year (her third since kinder) because our area is growing so much that each year they build a school closer to us. This one is our final landing spot and it is right in our neighborhood. Abbey loves to ride her bike/scooter to school and asked me for a house key so she can get in to the house after school is over. (even though I am home) She is so funny..she is growing up so fast..too fast. I had her parent/teacher conference today and she is doing so great! Her teacher said she needs to keep her challenged because she is always going, thinking and doing. She reads 111 words per minute and her teacher said average for her age/grade is 80-90 so I am so proud of her and how hard she is working in school. Here are the pics from her school's "Grandparents Day" with my mom and dad. They had a great time!

My Dad just had surgery on his mouth..hence the weird expression
Abbey and her teacher and my mom

Monday, October 06, 2008

I love these pictures

My mother-in-law just started a blog and I saw these cute pics on there and had to post them..During our vacation in Cali this summer, we took the kids to Disneyland and Spence stayed with Grandpa Rich and Grandma Netta and cute little June. She is Steve's sister's little girl and she is just too cute. Spencer must have loved her because he hates affection but didn't mind it with her. I couldn't help but post these..they made my day!