Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had as much fun as we did! We did our family Christmas at home on Christmas eve night and then got up early on Christmas morning to have breakfast at my dad's house. After that, we made our way to Brandon's parents where we spent the rest of the evening. It was very busy, but we had a ton of fun! :) Now, onto the new year!
Opening stockings: I think Brandon liked this light saber toy as much as Ethan! :)
Daddy and Ethan in matching pajamas made by Patti:
New razor scooters!
Making pictures with their new window crayons:
New fuzzy blankets from Grandma and Grandpa:
Annabeth (on her 3rd outfit for the day!) with her new purse from Auntie Heather:
Annabeth relaxing with Uncle Nathan and Auntie Jen:
I cannot believe Ethan is 7! It's just not possible. He can't be that old. I can't be that old! And yet...it's true. :) Last night, at his request, we all went out to Red Lobster. We had a really nice time and Ethan was finally able to get the shrimp coctail he's been craving...he ate the entire plate himself!
It's that time of year again. Time for pumpkins! Honestly, it's the one thing about Halloween that I really enjoy. The other stuff is OK, but going to the pumpkin patch, carving the pumpkins, and roasting the seeds are really the best part. So...here are our pumpkin adventures! :)
We took the kids to a new pumpkin patch this year and they LOVED it!! There were a ton of activities for them to do...they already want to go back.
Duckie Races Bubbles
Me and my handsome husband :)
The corn pit...very cool. The entire thing is filled with corn!
A fantastic petting area with pigs, a mini donkey, a mini pony, goats, and calves all within perfect reaching distance for the kids.
They also had little bikes, a hay bale maze, a pumpkin slingshot and even, yes, a pumpkin patch....BUT this is where my camera battery died. So I didn't get anymore pics. However, tonight we carved our pumpkins, so here are some shots of that:
Brandon lets the kids draw the faces on, and then he carves them. Ethan drew a face, and then drew a whole little halloween scene
Annabeth just scribbles, but she has a great time doing it :)
Ethan checking out his sister's work
Daddy getting ready to carve...
Now to dig out the guts!And after the carving, they watched Charlie Brown...
...while wearing vampire teeth. Very Halloweenish :)