Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  This was our halloween card this year - pictures and design by Angie Weedon!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Matching Mohawks

 Katie and Will take baths together everyday after their trip the park.  Recently we have gotten into bubble baths and hairdos.  Today's special was a mohawk.

Katie's First Lollipop

I'm pretty sure Will did not have a lollipop this early in life.  Our little toothless Katie loved it!


Most weekends Will and Chad go to the Dallas Aquarium.  Will knows the lay of the land and switches his favorite animal from the manatee to the crocodile on a regular basis. 

This week the manatee was his favorite.

(Chad took this picture with his iPhone 4S.  The picture quality is really amazing!)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My 'Nastics

That is what Will calls gymnastics - "my nastics".  He loves it!  The teacher is Coach Nick and he is just fabulous.  We look forward to this class all week, and this week we were thrilled to see my friend Amy and her girls Emery Kate and Molly, there as well!  I am excited they will be joining our class so we can see them more often.  EK and Will are the same age, and Molly and Katie are the same age so they are our perfect playdate!

Emery getting some air

Will on the rope swing

On the slide

Jumping into the pit

He LOVES the pit!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mom's Group Third Annual Costumes at the Park

 Our mom's group gets together every year for our annual halloween picture with the kids in costume.  This is our third year to get together, and it was a huge hit.  We all brought some snacks as well as some candy for the kids so we had a picnic and then a candy finding frenzy.  Will and Katie both had a blast.

2010 Picture (note the empty chair)

2011 Picture (empty chair again!)

Will and the ladies

Dino Andrew

Minnie Mouse Caroline

Snow White Lila


Raggedy Ann McLain

Katie and Will

Shark at play

Profile shot

I love this one because you can really see the color of his eyes

Bubble Baths

 We have recently gotten into giving the kids a bubble bath.  It is a huge hit with Will!  He loves to take a bath regardless so the bubbles have made it even more fun.  Katie loves whatever Will loves, so she shrieks with delight during bath time.

Will decided the pirates from his water table also needed a bath, so we made a bubble bath outside today.  I think he used a whole bottle of palmolive on them so they should be squeaky clean.

Testing the waters for the pirates

Loading them up with soap

making "ice cream" for the pirates

he thought it was hilarious

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day at the State Fair

 We took Will to the State Fair yesterday while Katie spent the day with Loli.  I have been to the State Fair a few times before, but honestly no prior visits were anywhere near as fun as our experience yesterday.  Will just loved the fair! 

We took the DART train to Fair Park which truly was a highlight in it of itself.  He loved being on the train and changing trains.  I think we could just ride the trains one day and he would be thrilled.

At the fair, he loved the "Little Hands on the Farm" exhibit where he got to help.  He fed (fake) hens, delivered food by driving a John Deere tractor, milked a (fake) cow, and planted seeds.  In the end, he got a (fake) dollar to spend at the store where he got a bag of Cheetos.  He was in heaven.

He also loved riding on the rides at Kidville.  Kidville rides are not meant for 5'11" moms and 6'1" dads, but we pretzeled our legs in there and rode with him.  He loved it and would have ridden all day if he could have.

Luckily, we lured him away with the petting zoo.  They had the cutest baby animals there - donkeys, camels, goats, chicks, alpaca, etc.  We fed them all! 

We took the train back home and Will was exhausted.  He is still talking about the fair today and he tells everyone about Big Tex.  I think our trip to the fair will be an annual tradition!

Chad and Will and Big Tex's boots

Planting seeds

This boy loves a tractor!

Delivering food to the cows

He looks like a natural

Riding the airplanes with his dad

I'm not sure who is having more fun here

Riding the cars with his mama

Onto the whales...

Feeding a baby camel

Feeding the goats

DART train back home