Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day-to-Day (sort of), October 23

Some pictures from lately...

A couple weekends ago Eric and I took Eli and Jacey and Cooper to a place called Yesterland Farms in Canton, along with Kelly and Phil and their boys.  The kids had a BLAST at the "fall festival," despite the fact that it was 90 degrees and 80% humidity!  :)

The tractor "train:"

So many blurry ride pictures!  There were lots of fun little rides, all of which were ridden repetitively by our kiddos!  

Tractor ride:

Obligatory fall pumpkin picture (hot and hungry):

Post face-painting (batman and a tiger):

I love this one.

More rides.  (Spinning around in circles on rides after eating frito pie and pizza for lunch is something only kids can do!)

All the kids in the corn maze:

Eli's school has chapel once a week.  This week it was the primer class' turn to lead chapel, and they chose to act out the story of the Good Samaritan and sing some songs.  It was adorable.  Here they are waiting for everyone to come.  (Eli is down on the far end.)

Eli's part was to be one of the robbers who beat up the man (girl, in this case) and stole his money.  We are so proud!  :)

The other two girl who were robbers with him blanked on what they were supposed to do, so here is Eli pointing out where they are supposed to go next.  :)   

Lined up and ready to sing.

This song was "Keep Your Tongue From Evil," so they're holding onto their tongues.  

Last but not least, here he is in his "cowboy costume" before the Awana fall festival yesterday.  Cute, eh?  

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Day-to-Day, October 8

This isn't really a "day-to-day" post, but with our new school and work schedule, I don't really take many pictures on "normal days!"  I need to get back to doing that.

In the meantime, here are some pictures from the Texas State Fair and from our camping trip last weekend...

RIDES!!!  This is what the boys (Eli, Timothy, and Charlie) were most excited about. 

Eli's face here is so funny.

More rides...

Of course, Eli wanted to play the game where he could win a stuffed animal.  He LITERALLY has about 50 on his bed already- he is a hoarder of stuffed animals!

He won a ball, too.

We took a food break and then scrounged up the last of our tickets and let the kids ride one more ride.  We all had a blast at the fair!

Last weekend we went camping at Lake Ray Roberts.  On Friday afternoon it was 90 degrees, so Eli played in the water and sand...

And then a cool front blew in early on Saturday morning and it was suddenly 55 degrees- Texas!  :)

Building a fire:

My favorite people.

No camping trip is complete without fishing!  

And this is just a random photo, but it's so cute...  Timothy and Eli were playing outside last week and called me out because they had a surprise for me.  They made me close my eyes, and when I opened them, I saw this:

It's a flower garden.  :)  They built up a border and then "planted" flowers they had picked from the side yard, and they watered them REALLY well, too.  It was so cute and made me so happy.  They were baffled the next day, though, that the flowers they planted were dying and not thriving.  :)

Have a great week!