Monday, November 3, 2014

Lots of Dress Up Fun!

We had several activities over the Halloween weekend.  While we certainly don't celebrate the dead, we are all about having fun with our kids and allowing them to dress up and gets lots of candy.  And boy did we get A LOT of candy!  

We spent Thursday with some friends at the Trunk or Treat at their church.
 Parade of costumes

Friday the kids wore their costumes all day.  We hit up Sonic for 50 cent corn dogs. Then, we went over to Krispy Kreme to land a free doughnut for anyone dressed in a costume.

Then, later in the evening we went over to have soup on the curb with our friends Chris and Katie.  We trick or treated in their neighborhood after eating.
 The night before, Katie was a referee.  Trying to coordinate our costumes, I dressed up as a soccer player.  Well, she failed to inform me she was just going to go as "CRAZY" this night. 
Last stop of the night was to meet up with Abigail, so Camden and Abigail could get their annual picture together. I believe we now have pictures for the last 10 years in their costumes!
 Would you believe there is only 11 months between these two?

 Regan and Endale  
Would you believe there is only 5 months in age between these two?
 Mallory, Payton, Maylee Grace, Endale, Abigail

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin Patch (again) with our friends!

We have a great, little pumpkin patch just a few minutes from our house.  There is a lot of fun activities for the kids.  We took our friends, Megan, Rory and Abby with us this time!

Silly girls...Maylee Grace and Rory


Colorado or BUST.

We took some much needed time away from life, church and busyness to enjoy some family time in Colorado.  We stayed at a beautiful camp just north of Colorado Springs called Ponderosa Retreat Center.  We were provided a cabin free of charge for our family to relax.

While in Colorado we did several fun things.  

USA Olympic Training Center
 Dream big buddy!

 Peering in at the Olympic Training pool.  
We ran into the Notre Dame swimming team getting ready to practice.  
I tried to get Payton to take a picture with them, but he was too embarrassed,
This picture is solely for use of any news stations telling Payton's story when he becomes an Olympic swimmer some day. 

Garden of the Gods

 Thank you to the nice lady for allowing me to be in a couple of pictures. 

 We saw a Western Scrub Jay Bird.  It was a beautiful, blue bird.  (Don't let me fool you with my bird knowledge.  I read it on a park sign and then found the name again on the GOG website.)  We tore up some bread and it would fly down out of the tree and pick it up and fly back up to eat it.
 Enjoying a picnic lunch

Peterson Air Force Museum