Sunday, November 1, 2009

The pumpkin patch

We made our little family outing to the pumpkin patch again this year. This is one thing I look forward to when the fall arrives. After picking out our pumpkins, we went home to carve our pumpkins. We first finished Tate and Addie's pumpkin. They had a lot of fun cleaning the pumpkin out and cooking the pumpkin seeds.

I picked out a pumpkin also for me. I wanted to attempt another 3D pumpkin. Sadly I sort of ran out of time and we took off out of town (Which was awesome). We got back on Halloween and I had to hurry and finish my pumpkin. I did it in about an hour. The whole missing eyeball came about because I kept messing up on the eye and so I finally just took it all out. Here was the final pumpkin.

Tea Party

My mom has been wanting to do a tea party with all of the granddaughters for a long time now. Finally she got it all put together and I was able to join in on the fun. My mom set up an adorable table with dolls and tea sets. Each girl had to bring a doll to join them at the tea party.

First the party started with sandwiches and cupcakes. After that all the girls got to color their own paper dolls. We then went outside and turned on some music. All of the girls danced around. It was so cute. When the dancing was done, we went back inside and my mom and I helped the girls make hats for their dolls.

The girls had a blast and are excited for next years tea party!

Best Friends Wedding Take Two...

So in my life I have been lucky to not have one, but two very close friends. It just so happened that both of these friends got married this year. In Sept. My longtime friends Darcy got married. We have known each other since we were 3 years old. Darcy was always the sweet and innocent one while I on the other hand just got us in trouble.

We have had so many great memories from diapers to dating and so forth. We use to think we were so funny dressing up in her parents old clothes, sneaking outside and then knocking on her front door and selling things to her parents. We always thought they had no clue who we were. Then there were the days of our art classes together. We spent most of our time in the halls... wether it was sneaking out to get our free soda's or getting kicked out of class and spending the rest of the time on the floor in the hall. Good times!

Darcy is one of the most giving people out there. She constantly is giving to everyone and is always mindful of her friends needs. Basically, she has been a better friend then I have ever been. I love her so much!

Darcy had a fun shower with that Naughy or Nice theme I like so much. I put together a cute gift basket for her.

I was so excited to be in her line and be a part of her beautiful wedding. I have to say that her wedding was lovely. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was so fun. I partied like I was in high school. Loved it! It was also nice to be surrounded by old friends and Darcy's family who I have always concidered a second faimily while growing up. I didn't realize how much I had missed them until all of the wedding events began taking place. I think this was one of my favorite weddings.

Congrats Darcy and Danny!

Addie turned 2

Time flies like no other. My little girl turned 2 in September. We had a small birthday with the grandparents. Addie thought it was the best day ever.

She loved all of her gifts and was so excited to have a party with both grandparents. Her and Tate love their Grandma's and Grandpa's.

Because of our crazy year I didn't get the chance to make Addie's cake. I was sort of bummed, but it did relieve from some stress.

At the end of the day birthday #2 was a success!

My little fishies

So this summer we did lots of swimming. We had swim lessons, went swimming at local pools and our favorite... boating. Since I got so behind, I never got any of our swimming photos up.

Both Tate and Addie are in swim lessons. Tate loves it. In fact this fall we put him on the swim team. He loves it. Addie I think finally is enjoying her lessons. We are continuing them through the fall to make sure she keeps up her swimming. She loves water, but doesn't necessarily like being told what to do. Where did she get her stubbornness from?

Anyways, here are some pics from our swimming adventures this summer.