Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Happenings

We threw a Halloween Bash for a few of our close friends.  We took these pictures before everyone arrived and then we had so much crazy fun, we didn't get any other pictures!  We played murder and curses with the adults while the kids ran wild and had SO much fun.

The kids at the school PTO carnival.  Nathan saw this bouncy house (Thomas the Train) and went crazy!  It was all he could do to wait his turn in line.  He kept laughing this super excited laugh while waiting- best sound ever!  It was super cute to watch Nate and Samantha trying to play mini golf.  Brian actually did pretty good.  

Also, our friend took these two AMAZING pictures of Brian and Nathan in their costumes.  I wasn't going to reveal costumes until Halloween night but these pictures are just too good!!!  She is just starting out her photography business, http://lovelylilacphotography.blogspot.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/LovelyLilacPhotography?fref=ts

And... (we really, really like Halloween at our house) the pumpkin carving!  Dusty and Nathan teamed up.  Samantha and Mom teamed up and Brian did his 100% by himself!!!  Nathan was super hesitant at first and made some great faces when Dusty tried to get him to help scoop out the goopy pumpkin seeds.  It was great fun! Samantha dug right in and insisted on a "grumpy" face.  Brian just had to add eyebrows.  Love these kids!  And let's not fail to mention my almost 9-month pregnant belly joining in the fun for pictures.

I just have to point out that Dusty carved the word "BOO" on the top of his pumpkin as an "exhaust valve"  You can see the reflection in the glass- so fun!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

First Snow

 I've been itching to do a blog post!  The other day we had our 1st snow of the season and I actually remembered to get some pictures.  I was surprised that Samantha was so excited and eager to go out and play.  While she can be very active, she seems to be kind of a home body.  She had a blast!  Nathan, on the other hand has been particularly fearless but was quite hesitant with the snow at first.  Here are some pictures.  After playing in the snow, Nathan and Samantha enjoyed warming their toes by the fire with Lacie (our live-in "nanny").  The picture of Nathan in the laundry basket is how I found him one day when I went to wake him up from his nap.  I really can't believe he slept in it for his nap but I guess it must have been comfortable.    We're in the thick of Halloween activities and will post about those soon!