Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We certainly have a lot for which to be thankful!

Monday, November 14, 2011


I've had trouble finding the time to post a new entry lately, but this picture should tide you over until I can post more.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


I am finally getting around to posting all the other Halloween-related pictures.

One morning I took Patrick and Charlie to the Magic House for a Halloween-themed day while Jack was at preschool.  My little giraffe had a lot of fun.
He played with puzzles...
light switches...
balls, and much more.
Funny face:
This sweetie hung out in the stroller for most of the visit.

The next afternoon, we (all five of us!) went to Pumpkinland!  My mom and aunt met us there.  Jack and Patrick liked going down the big slide while sitting on potato sacks.
It was pretty fast, so Nana went down with Patrick.

How tall this Fall?
Jack brought his flashlight so he could explore the dark tunnels.  I went with him a few times, and Jack loved it!  Then, he went by himself!
The zipline was definitely a favorite of both Jack and Patrick.

Jack actually came off the seat this time:
There was a smaller slide Patrick could go down by himself.
Jack and I climbed through the "Tower of Terror" up to the roof.
My pumpkins:

Jack's preschool had a Halloween parade.  All the kids paraded around the gym and then sang songs to us.  Our little "James the train" was excited to see us.  Jim had the day off work, so he got to come, too.

The kids all gathered together to sing songs to the parents.

The Saturday before Halloween, we went to the second annual kiddie Halloween parade that our neighbor has.  Jack and Patrick posed with their friend from across the street.
Jim, Charlie, Patrick, and Jack in the parade:
My friend Connie was in town for the World Series, so she and her daughter Alexa came to the parade as well.
My cousin Katie, who lives in Kansas City, has a good friend in our neighborhood.  So, she and her husband and 4 month old came, too!
After the parade, the kids gathered for snacks, games, and crafts.

Patrick stopped at a neighbor's step to rest on the walk home.
Connie got to hold Charlie.

On Halloween night, Jim's mom and my parents came down for dinner and trick-or-treating.  Here is a family picture.  Charlie is the happiest of the kids in this picture (if you click on the picture, you can view it larger and see that he is smiling).