We carved pumpkins honestly just for the photo op! The kids were interested, but they didn't really like putting their hands in the pumpkin. Drew didn't like getting his hands dirty and Maddie really just wanted to try to eat it :)
We went to Glorieta, NM for our fall camp with Worldview Academy. The weather was refreshing, crisp and cool and even provided us with a little snow! And it was gorgeous! The kids got to play in the leaves (Something we have very little of here in Midland) and just enjoy nature. The Midland Worldview girls playing the the leaves We had a hard time getting Drew to cooperate with our picture taking, this was the best we got...a very fake smile! Stud muffin! These two next pics are of our silly children, Drew was playing peek-a-boo with Madison while she was making a mess eating spaghetti. Maddie's first birthday party! We just had a few friends (and Mike's mom was in town!) to celebrate our little girl. Isn't she precious?!
These are some pictures that I just found capturing our time in Oregon before the summer for Drew's birthday. Maddie looks so small! Her hair is still crazy in these pictures, they were before it all fell out in the front making her look like a balding man...still cute though! Now we are up to date! These pics are from Labor Day, we had a picnic with some of our friends.
This is the swing set that we got for a STEAL! We didn't really steal it... we paid for it! Just not a lot! Mike and Josh spend ALL DAY putting it back together and making it safe :) Just a precious pic of Maddie! We went to Dallas for a friend's wedding. it was fun, hot and went into the late evening...at least late for our kids but they did really great. We did bribe Drew with a ring pop to keep him going :)
So on our way from Washington to Texas we stopped in California to go to Disney Land. There were 7 adults and two kids making the trek. After Disney Land we made up the lost time with a 14 and 12 hour driving days to get to Texas. Lets just say, we survived the road trip! But it was refreshing to have a day to play. The kids were still a young to go to Disney Land but they did have a good time and since we were with a group who helped us with the kids it really worked out well. For adult rides they had a special pass for parents with young kids so our friends stood in line and got two passes after they finished the ride and then Mike and I got to go in the fast pass line with those passes and ride together. Oh and the best part... our friends watched our kids while we rode, it was wonderful! It was also really fun to watch the kids explore all the things to see. Disney Land is more fun with kids!
The "baby sitters"! Us going on a ride together, kid free ;) This is the whole gang, Mike is taking the picture :) (Autopia Ride) Watch out! Drew is driving! Both kids passed out as we are in line for Peter Pan (I got the heavy one) Dumbo! Drew with mommy on dumbo, he loved it! Maddie with Daddy on Dumbo, she loved it too! Drew exploring while waiting for a ride The whole family