Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

There was plenty of tricks and treats today. With Emily and Ben having to go to school, it left the three little ones home. We have about 600 children's books and probably as many toys. But, they chose to play in a box.
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My hubby made us a yummy dinner (ribs) and we all got ready early for the big night.
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Even David got a little festive. This is about as far as he'll go when it comes to a costume.
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This was our first house. Noah had no clue what to do. Every piece of candy that when in his pumpkin, he'd take it out.
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Greg just wanted to push the wagon at first.
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Alisa and her princess.
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If you are ever having a bad day, just come look at this picture. Sure to make you smile, or maybe just me.
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This was the first house that Greg went to the front door and wouldn't you know it they were giving out full size candy bars. He must have a sixth sense for this sort of thing. He was hooked after that.
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Emily and Rachel being adorable.
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And when Cinderella got too tired to walk, she got a ride from the most handsome prince I've ever known.
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We came home and dumped it all in a big pile. Not bad for 90 minutes of work. We didn't set a limit on how many pieces, just let them eat what they wanted. They quickly found out their limit and handed me half eaten candy bars to save for tomorrow.
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Santa has already put away lots of candy for Christmas stockings. He's cheap like that.

Pumpkin Patch

We went to a pumpkin patch yesterday.

The boys quickly bonded over mini pumpkins.
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There were tractors to peddle.
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The corn maze was fun!
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Emily lead the way.
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She got us out without one wrong turn!
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I love my girl.
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We went on a carousel.
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We went in the petting zoo.
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There was a fun train ride where bandits handed out candy!
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We went on a hay ride.
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Rachel got a little sleepy.
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Then it was time to pick out pumpkins.
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Emily found a good one.
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Ben found a good one.
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Greg was outmatched.
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It was a great morning at the patch!

Then, it was time to carve a pumpkin.
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Rachel didn't want to carve the pumpkin. Noah was happy just to watch.
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Noah will never be in any line of work where he gets his hands dirty.

Lucky for me, David's sister came to the rescue and got to work!
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Emily and Ben are at school today. Company leaves tomorrow morning. We have one last night and we are going to have fun trick or treating!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Around Our House with Cousins!

The days are filled with laughter and tears. (by both children and parents..HA!). Today we went to a pumpkin patch, but I have about 30 pictures to post. I'm doing an around our house post to catch up Grammie and the pumpkin patch I'll have to do tomorrow.

This is my handsome nephew Greg.
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These two boys have a brotherly relationship. Sometimes they sit and throw rocks.
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Then a few minutes later, they are pushing each other over a who gets the toy.
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Then, they are sharing a toy a few minutes later.
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Meanwhile, these girls are getting along splendidly.
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Rachel was loving all of Emily's hand me down dresses.
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Tonight they got matching pajamas.
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And brushed their teeth together.
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As for Ben, he marches to his own drum. But, he's enjoying being head of the boys table at dinner.
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Our swingset has seen more action than it has in a few months.
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Ben leading the crew down the slide.
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Oh and Greg enjoyed our pasta!
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We are having a great time!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Cousins Are Here

The kids were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their cousins today.
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David's sister and her family are visiting for 3 days from North Carolina. The kids jumped right into playing together.
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Things are already turning into chaos.
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My nephew gives great hugs and kisses. He's a little love boy.
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The house is loud and the kids are having a blast.
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Good times for sure.
(Grammie, this post was just for you!)