Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Fun

It's that time of year! Time to pick out costumes, try to get everyone dressed at the same time, shortly followed by whining and crying over not wanting to wear the costume afer all! :) All of that followed by lots and lots of sugar! What a great time of year! Not was a lot of fun...overall! We did experience Halloween on a different level this year...NW cold!!!! I think it was about 50 degrees when the night started but by the time we finished it was barely over freezing! Not quite like our Texas Halloweens! The girls had so much fun though! We decided to rent a bouncy house this year and put in our front yard as an outreach to our neighbors. We also served coffee to all the adults who were accompanying the trick-or-treaters! And of course...we had to post a few pictures of all the girls in their costumes!

Our local pumpkin patch had a corn maze for adults and a hay maze for the kids. The girls paused in the middle of the maze for this picture!
Now back to the maze...

Our older girls never want to get messy when carving pumpkins but Taitlyn was just the opposite. We opened the pumpkin and she dove in! She thought it was great!

Here are the bigger girls doing the non-messy job...helping daddy carve!

Rylie was a queen this year.

After saying she wanted to be superman for months, Madison ended up picking a Dora costume instead! We could only get her to wear her wig for picture though...and that was only by bribing her with candy!

Taitlyn wore Madison's butterfly costume from last year!

We tried to get a picture of all three girls together but it didn't work real well. You can see Rylie and Madison in the background posing but Taitlyn was only interested in more candy!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Snoqualmie Falls

Chris, Brandy, Emma and Regan came to visit us this past week (baby Isaac stayed home with Grams!) and we had SO much fun spending time with them again! One of the highlights of their visit was a trip to Snoqualmie Falls. Taitlyn and I did not get to go on the trip because she woke up that morning with a fever and was in no "mood" to travel! :) So the rest of the group went without us and brought back great pictures!

Everyone standing at the top...looking down at the waterfall

The kids posing

On the trail down to the posing again!

Daddy, Rylie and Madison (pretending to be tired!)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Not a good choice!

Madison has been having a difficult time lately making "good choices" so we have really, really been working on it! Some days are better than others but I had to share her latest "poor" choice! It wasn't funny initially but once the shock wore off I could not stop laughing! Luckily Tim had an extra keyboard handy because just last week she popped the number "8" off so he had already ordered a new one. I guess one just wasn't enough!

Another afternoon at Kayak Point

Kayak Point is a local county park that is quickly becoming one of our favorite places. Not only is it only about 10-15 minutes away but it is absolutely beautiful...anytime of year! The girls get so excited when we go because there is so much to do! Some of our good, good friends (Reid & Amber) are visiting right now and we decided to take them there to experience it all with us!

The park has a play area with a feature that I don't know how describe other than it looks like a giant spider web. It has a large pole in the middle of it and then lots of ropes going all the way down in a tee pee kind of shape. Anyway...Rylie loves to climb all the way to the surprise to those that know her well! Here she is on her way up.

Here is a pic of her at the very top!

Taitlyn on the pier...trying to jump!

Madison getting a ride from daddy!

Taitlyn doing her favorite thing...examining all the wood chips, rocks and dirt! And then...eating them!

We're not sure how but Madison learned recently the meaning of a "thumbs up". She loves using it now for EVERYTHING! We're also working on "Gig'em Aggies!"

Rylie contemplating life on the driftwood. Does this remind you of Tim or what!?!?!