Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Little.........Off Track!

Last week was the first week of being off track from school. Because our kids are always asking if we can do something fun (they are so like their mother and never want to stay home,) we decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and take a drive to the Zoo.

It was a little late in the afternoon and the outing had potential to be a disaster. However, it was quite the opposite. It was one of those times when you think that your kids are pretty perfect! No one whined, complained, fought, cried (well with the exception of Carson falling and skinning his knee because he was watching where he was going!) It was just a great family experience! But don't let me fool you, this great behavior can't last forever!

Katelyn looking in on the monkeys.

We also had a chance to see Zuri, the baby elephant. So sweet!

So I already mentioned how the kids were perfect : ). Well, so was the weather. Such a pleasant evening! Also, the scenery was so beautiful. I had never been to the zoo in the fall and the leaves were absolutely amazing.

I wish I had a better lens for this shot. It was a little eerie having this tiger staring at us, even with the cage separating us!

Ah, so sweet!

What a fun night at the zoo!

Another activity this week was going swimming.

Jace is proving to follow in his siblings footsteps and loves the pool! We just might have another swimmer on our hands!

So that's that! Fun times are to continue as we drive South to spend Halloween in Phoenix!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Fun!

This year we started two new traditions.......

First a trip to the pumpkin patch.

We went to the pumpkin patch with my brother's family. Here are Kate and Sophie.

Jace wanted nothing to do with looking at the camera! He was way more interested in the straw!

Everyone found one they liked!

What a perfect day for picking pumpkins!

Our next night of fun was going to a corn maze.

The kids had so much fun following the clues that led us all through the maze.

Jace just hung out in his stroller!

What a beautiful night! This fall has sure been great. We have loved it!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Crawling and Crafting!

First and foremost, little Jace is crawling! Well, the army kind of crawling. At five months old he decided to get mobile. We are off to buy a gate because he is getting awfully quick at this stuff! He usually makes his way from the family room into the kitchen (which is where he is headed in this picture) and finds himself stuck under the table!

Next comes crafting! I have been wanting to craft for a long time. I saw these weeks ago and finally got what I needed to get it done!

Aren't they so cute? My sister in law came over on Saturday while the hubbies were gone and we crafted! It was a fun time.

Especially because it was followed by this deliciousness!