Thursday, December 20, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas

The kids enjoyed cookie decorating and had fun decorating a gingerbread house!

Calvin Learned to Ride His Bike!

Calvin knows how to ride his bike without training wheels! Way to go Calvin!

Of course Lydia is part of anything big brother does!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Lydia's Thanksgiving Party

Lydia attends Discovery Days preschool twice a week. She has really enjoyed it and has made many new friends. This is from their Thanksgiving party.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Enjoying the Weather!

Lydia got these new clothes for fall and really wanted to wear them. It is kind of a mix/match look, don't you think? However, I LOVE the boots! I just wish they were red and she had a little red cowgirl outfit to go with it like I did when I was her age!

The excited look on Lydia's face was from seeing our neighbor's cat coming up on our porch!

Halloween with the Henderson Family!

The kids chose their costumes - Calvin usually does, but Lydia was really into it this year. Calvin was a Stormtrooper (had to be Star Wars related of course!) and Lydia was Cinderella (but she REALLY IS Cinderella and Cinderella IS REAL...according to Lydia, I mean Cinderella).

Calvin enjoyed carving pumpkins this year and actually got his hands dirty! Prior to this year he was scared to touch the inside of the pumpkin, but he dove in this year.

Lydia didn't like the smell and actually seemed scared of the inside of the pumpkin! We all enjoyed the finished product though - but the deer ate it and we don't have a picture!

Fall Festival at Elkins Lake Baptist Church

The kids really enjoyed the fun at our church on Halloween. There were games, a bounce house, pizza, prizes, and lots of friends.

Lydia with one of her friends, Sarah Friday

Lydia with one of the Murrie children, Addie

Lydia with the youngest Murrie, Teagan

Calvin with his best buddy, Jacob Murrie

Calvin tried climbing the rock wall and did pretty good. Of course Lydia had to do as big brother did, but she didn't get very far by herself!

Most of all, the kids seem to enjoy just being silly and getting to have S'mores after a hayride at a little campfile! It was a great night for everyone!

Day at the 7-Acre Wood

Lydia and I went with some moms to this place in Conroe for the morning. We got to see animals and Lydia got a lot of play time! It is a really neat place to go!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The State Fair of Texas!

We went with Susan's parents to the State Fair over the weekend and had a blast. Susan grew up going to the fair yearly and now we get to share the joy with our kids! If you haven't ever been to the Fair you need to go!

Calvin went on the most rides and had to do the bumper cars. He went backwards for a while until he got the hang of the wheel.

Lydia enjoyed the swings and Susan took her on the tea cups that spin around. Lydia loves to get dizzy!

The kids got to play on a pretend farm by collecting eggs, feeding animals and learning about planting vegetables. They really enjoyed it; even if it was just pretend.

Of course one of the main attractions of the Fair is food! Craig always gets a Turkey Leg and Calvin had to do as daddy did and gnaw on the bone! Susan always gets a corn dog among many other things (Tornado Taters, Funnel Cake, etc).

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fun at the Mall!

It seems like my kids can always find something fun to do! The belts at the mall make a good hiding place too!

Mimi and Calvin reading on one of their visits to our house. Mimi is by far the favorite reader to our kids!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Lydia's Birthday

Lydia turned 3! She had a great birthday. She got her birthday spankings, which she thought were funny, went to the mall to play, and opened presents with just the family. She also celbrated by eating at Mr. Gatti's Pizza and having cupcakes with her preschool class.