Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve Fun

video

This is just a little video of some fun we were having on New Year's Eve. The giant grey mountain Nathan is playing behind at the end is my 8th month belly (AKA Eli).

New Year's Eve

We had a great New Year's Eve. We took the boys to Northpark Mall for the train exhibition. Both boys loved the trains! It was really neat to see them running around to the different exhibits, checking everything out. Luke especially loved to see Thomas and James! Afterward, we went out to eat at Tin Star. Luke is transitioning from a high chair to sitting in the booth with us. It's really amazing to see him changing from a baby, into a little boy. Of course, once again, I did not bring the camera. So, when we got home and got ready for bed, I was sure to get out the camera for some New Year's Eve pictures!
My little Ham!
Stopped almost long enough for a picture!
Settling down with Daddy.
Got one with Luke (it was not easy!).
Nathan was much more agreeable!
Not great, but they are in the same frame, at least!

A Treat

Jeff does not usually get home until after 6:30 so last night we were excited to see him drive up at 5:30. It was great to have him home and the boys took full advantage!
These are from earlier in the day. Nathan loves to have his picture taken, can you tell?



Overdue

Wow, it's been quite a while since I last posted. A lot has happened over the last couple of months. We've been busy so I guess that is why I have not posted. We've had holidays, visits from family and even a few short trips. Unfortunately, for most of it, I did not get out the camera. I do have a few random pictures I will share.
Our house, after the Christmas Eve snow.
Playing on Christmas Day.
With Papaw during his December visit.
Just a cute one of Nathan.
2009 Picture with Santa (Nathan stopped screaming long enough to get this one).

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Little Pumpkins

We finally made it to the Pumpkin Farm! Sorry for all the pictures but we had a great time and I had a hard time narrowing them down.
Here we go, the entrance...
First stop, feeding the animals...

Nathan has the "say cheese" thing down!


Checking out the pumpkins...
Lots and lots of running!

My favorite picture of Nathan...
Having some lunch...
On the hayride...
Nathan loved the hay...
So much to see on the hayride...
A little humor...
A little hayride tickle-time...
More running...
We had a great time! The weather was beautiful and the place was not very crowded. We could not have asked for a better day!

Quick

The boys never sit together for more than two seconds so I was delighted when, the other night, they actually sat together on the couch long enough for me to get a couple of pictures.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Fun

Saturday we all went to a Fall Festival at Hunter's Glen BC. The boys had a good time playing games, petting animals and eating candy. It's really great to see how, the older they get, the more fun things we can all do together. This first picture is unrelated but I had to include it. Nathan has this funny habit of falling asleep during lunch. This is him taking a snooze Saturday.
At the Fall Festival, first stop, the animals...






Playing games...I thought this game was pure genius, bubble-wrap popping! Luke needed a little help but had a lot of fun doing it!
Fishing...
Luke's FAVORITE part, the candy...
My brave Luke on the big slide...

We have so few pictures of all four of us, it was great to get a couple!
Jeff and I were modeling, "SMILE," obviously it only worked for us!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thomas the Train!

Saturday was a day Jeff and I had been looking forward to for a long time. We took Luke and Nathan to see Thomas the Train in Rusk, TX. Luke LOVES Thomas and we could not wait to see his sweet face when he got to see Thomas "in person." It really was a great day! I'll have to say that Luke was not quite himself since he was just getting over the flu but we had a great time anyway! Much of the time I think he was so amazed that he was not sure what to do!
Here we are, on the way (Nathan napping)...
Luke kept saying, "We go see Thomas and Sir Topham Hat!"
Daddy driving us...
On the train...

Checking things out...
Starting to warm up...
Hey this is fun!
Nathan had more fun playing in the seats!
The staff was so nice and made it even more fun for the kids. Partway through the ride they had all the kids "choo-choo" up and down the aisle. I was so proud of Luke for getting out there with the other kids and really enjoying himself! Later, he got in the aisle and danced to the Thomas music with one of the staff ladies :)
Thomas...
Daddy and Luke checking things out...
Thomas...

The scenery was really pretty, a nice change...
After a lunch of corn dogs and lemonade, we made it back to the truck to head home...
Luke's answer to "Can I take your picture?" He covered his face, followed by a "NO!" Nap time anyone?
Mommy and Daddy made it too!

It was a great day!