Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkins + Knife = Jack-O-Lanterns

We finally got around to carving the pumpkins. My dad gave us the pumpkins from his garden several weeks ago and they are finally with faces on our porch. The boys (and Gracie) had a great time. Benjamin was excited to "get out all the gunk" until it was actually time to do it so I got all the guts out of each pumpkin after Taun cut the tops off. Benjamin wanted his to be eerie (What does that mean, Mommy?) and Alex wanted his to look like him. Gracie just had a great time watching everything going on.

Taun carved Benjamin's pumpkin.

I carved Alex's pumpkin with his direction.

Gracie even got in on some of the fun.

The kids with their jack-o-lanterns.

Here are the finished Jack-o-lanterns on the porch.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Gracie is ONE!!

This is Gracie and her "twin" cousin, Caleb. They were born on the same day. Aren't they the cutest "twins" ever??

She got lots of great presents from everyone which included: toy cars, clothes, stuffed animals, toys with lights, and a doll stroller that is also a walker. Maybe whe will learn how to walk soon. (Let's hope not!)

Gracie wanted NOTHING to do with her cake. She did not want to touch it or eat it. It was kind of funny. Needless to say I did not have to clean up much.

Just the other day we took advantage of one of the warmer days and we went to the park. There is a park about two blocks from our house so we walked over there and had a great time playing. The kids played on the swings, the slides, the monkey bars and there is a little rock wall that they climbed. We love the warm fall days and know they are soon to be replaced with the cold winter days. It was fun!


We went "fishing" with my family for family night a few weeks ago. We had a great time even though no one caught a fish until the very end. My nephew, Taylor caught a fish about a half hour before we had planned on leaving. He was so nice, he let Benjamin reel it in.