Friday, October 31, 2008

Daddy's Work

My sweet babes!

Our little super heroes!

Super Girl is so strong!!!

The costumed kids take over Dad's office!

We took our lunch to Daddy's office today, for some Halloween fun!  The kids trick-or-treated at Daddy's office and enjoyed lunch with their Daddy!  Alex was the Incredible Hulk and Grace sported her new Super Girl costume!  

Thursday, October 30, 2008

PJ Day at Pre-School

Grace and her teacher, Ms. Lee Ann

G showing me her classroom!

The teachers made yummy pancakes for all the kids!

My sweet Gracie, I think she looks like me!

It was pj day at Grace's pre-school today!  Grace sported her princess jammies (she really wanted to wear her Sleeping Beauty summer pj gown) and hot pink crocs.  She looked adorable!  The kids listened to stories and then enjoyed hot pancakes!  What a fun and comfy day!  BTW, Alex had pj day at Grandma's and Paw-Paw's.  Yes, he got pancakes too!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Dance Party

Grace loves her dance friends!

Little bro got to join the fun!

Our blushing bride!

Grace and Mrs. Shelley!

Alex, my kung-fu panda!

It was a Halloween-themed dance day at KDW.  The kids dressed in their costumes, and the moms packed goodies for everyone.  The kids danced for a bit, and then it was party time!  Yummy treats and lots of sugar!

Canning Apple Butter

G wanted to eat the entire jar!

Sterilizing the jars, a must!

Almost done, smells great!

We made apple butter for the first time this week!  After our trip to North Carolina, we had two big bags full of apples to use!  My friend Cindy gave me detailed canning instructions.  I was so excited to try it out and a bit nervous!  Keith did the peeling, coring, and slicing of the apples.  The kids helped of course, they were so into it!  Alex made Keith stick his tongue out while peeling, hilarious!  We threw a ton of apples into the crockpot, some went into the dehydrater, I frooze a bag and then I even made an apple crisp.  Yes, our house smelled like apples!  The apples cooked in the crock pot overnight and were ready for me in the afternoon to can the apple butter.  I did it all by myself, yes I'm proud.  This is huge!  The end result, awesome home-made apple butter!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Contest

The great pumpkin line-up!

Kids, make a funny face!

And these aren't all our Lifegroup kids!

Keith decided to carve a self-portrait!

Last night, we had a pumpkin carving contest/chili night with our Lifegroup friends!  It was a gorgeous night and perfect carving time, right before Halloween!  Keith was a champ, he even brought some fancy carving tools!  After the pumpkins were finished, we forgot to vote for the best!  Keith made a HUGE pot of his famously delicious chili, so everyone started to chow down on the food!  Oh well, I guess we were all winners!  We missed you Taylors, Sloans and Ancelets!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Friends

A scary spider sucker....ahhhh!

Nicole, Anya and Cole dressed up!

Grace and her school BFF!

Don't be surprised if Grace marries this boy one day!

Me and Sarah Palin, or Tina Fey...not sure!

Halloween Fun!

The table...Grandma should go into business!

My Buzz Lightyear!

  Buzz and the Bride!

Waiting for true love's first kiss!

We had a little Halloween party for a few of Grace's friends.  Grandma worked her magic and I made a few tasty treats!  It was a great chance for the kids to enjoy this spooky holiday and for a few of my girls to get together!  What a blast!

Apple Picking

What a mountain top experience, literally!

Alex did more eating then picking!

Grace going for the perfect apple!

My apple pickers!

Yesterday, we took a family trip to Flat Rock, NC to pick apples!  We visited the beautiful Sky Top Apple Orchard.  It was so pretty!  We hiked the entire orchard (practically) and finally found the apples!  It was a beautiful fall day and we so enjoyed God's creations!  Can't wait to make apple butter now!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Dollywood Fun

Not bad for an end of the day group pic!

Grace got to drive a car all by herself!

A:  w/my rag-top down so my hair can blow....

Mommy's on stand by....okay you get the point!

The cars are a favorite ride for our family!  Alex did great driving me around.  I love the pic of Grace driving her friend.  Look how seriously Grace is taking her job!  Hilarious.


Grace on her favorite ride!

Bub on his favorite ride!

Grace won't ride the roller coaster.  Just like her Momma!

Bub's expression during the roller coaster ride!

Today was the perfect Dollywood day!  The weather was gorgeous and my babies were the best kiddos!  We met a few friends at the park and had a blast!  Grace loved hanging out with friends and Alex enjoyed having all the ladies to himself!  Ya, he's a ladies man!