Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

At our ward's Halloween Carnival!
Gray- Batman, Drew- Clark Kent/ superman, Mac- Spiderman, Me- Cat woman and
Annie- Wonder woman
It seems like every holiday gets better and better with these 2 boys! When we were out trick or treating, G and Mac laughed and giggled. They raced up to the doors and were so excited to see what candy each house had! They yelled "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you!"It was so pure joy watching them. Drew missed out, he stayed home and handed out candy with Annie.

annie, dressed up as a sweet little chick!
Mac and his friend Mason Grigg

Thursday, October 13, 2011

5 years old!!!

Yesterday Mac turned 5! Wow, where has the time gone?! Instead of doing a friends party we let Mac choose what he wanted to do for his birthday. He had a hard time choosing between the Cincinnati Zoo and the Aquarium but chose the Zoo after he found out they had a Komodo Dragon.

Every time the komodo dragon did anything Mac would say "fast take a picture!"

October is a great time to go to the Zoo! It was beautiful, nice and cool and empty! Plus the animals actually moved!

Train ride around the zoo "YEAH!"

Drew dropped us off at the Zoo then headed into the Cinci office to finish up some work. He was planning on spending the 2nd half of the day in the Zoo with us but we saw and did everything in 3.5 hours! As we were leaving the Zoo Mac said "This is the best day of my life!"
Now for the presents...
Doing "Face Time" with my parents! This was the first year they haven't been here for Mac's birthday- we've been spoiled. But with face time they were able to sing to him and see him open his presents. So great!

Happy Birthday Mac! We love you!!!

Mac at 5 years old weighs 52 lbs -95% and is 46 inches tall- 95%

At 9 months

Annie at 9 months is 21 lbs -85% and 30.5 inches 95%. She talks and talks- she sounds like little bird chirping all day long! She's mastered the army crawl and is moving onto the, on all 4's crawl. She's pulling herself up on everything. Loves to wrestle with whoever is laying on the floor. She loves the stairs and giggles while she's climbing- so proud of herself. She's started throwing some great tantrums and gives big, wet, eat your face, kisses on demand. We love you, sweet Annie Girl!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Trees, Trails and Creatures

Saturday we randomly went to the Trees, Trails and Creatures festival and we were pleasantly surprised! We painted pumpkins, got our faces painted, went through a hay maze, examined animal furs and insects. But the main event was the creature trail. In the garden they had 12 different people dressed up as species that are found in the arboretum. There was everything from spiders to sunflowers to skunks. We went around met the species and they told us about themselves and their habitats. Mac and G loved this and we learned a lot!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What have we been up to?

Annie is on the move! Which means I am too! We have been busy cleaning and picking up everything before Annie can get to it and gobble it up. The girl puts EVERYTHING in her mouth. Her favorite things to chew on these days- shoes!
Walks and more walks. The weather is amazing, Annie loves her stroller and the rest of us get restless, so we walk to the duck pond, the park, friends houses or just around. We have loved our afternoon walks and will really miss them when the weather turns cold.

Chalk! in the past I would go out and draw for the boys. I would take their requests and do my best. The more knowledge Mac gained the harder the requests got:) Mac still has me doing some of the "work" but he's figuring out the whole drawing thing. Gray loves to trace my drawings but really has a knack for chalk art.

G's self portrait!
Mac's cavemen
Fall, you are too good to us!