Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Fun in the Sun

The day started off with beautiful sunshine.  The girls were running around the house playing and doing the crazy things they do.  I was downstairs when Madi came down the stairs carrying her swim suit.  She insisted on putting it on and decided that because it was sunny that she and Emma needed to run around in the sprinkler.  With this idea, Emma had her suit on in no time as well. I tried to explain to them that even though it was sunny, it wasn’t warm enough to run around in the sprinkler.  They didn’t believe me, so I thought the only thing to do was to allow them to suffer the natural consequence.  It was probably 45 degrees out and they had the time of their lives.  It really didn’t go as I thought.  I thought the minute they walked outside they would change their minds and believe me.  No such luck.  They came in dripping wet and all smiles.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Carving with Daddy

Our family trip to the pumpkin patch wasn’t successful, we were there for probably a total of ten minutes.  Emma threw up and Madi had an accident (not her fault).  Chad literally grabbed two pumpkins and we took off. 

When it was time to carve, the girls were pretty excited.  Emma jumped right in and had no problem getting her hands dirty.  Madi did, but wasn’t too thrilled with her hands being covered in pumpkin guts. 

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Pumpkin Patch Field Trip with Nana

I can not put into words how much I appreciated Nana’s presence on our field trip to the pumpkin patch with the girls’ preschool.  There is NO way I could have done it alone.  The girls ran in two different directions,  at least one of them was needy or whiney at any given time and there is no way I could have handled the two of them, their two pumpkins, lunches, and jackets without a stroller. 

The field trip was a lot of fun.  We went to The Farm at Swan Lake just north of Seattle.  It is a great farm with all kinds of fun stuff for the kids to do.  They ran through a hay barn which ended in a big slide, had rubber ducky races, a corn pit, swings, animals, tractors to climb on, you name it, they had it. 

IMG_8672-1 As soon as we got there we jumped on the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch where the girls got to pick out their pumpkin.  Emma had a hard time picking the perfect one.  IMG_8675-1 IMG_8679-1 This one?IMG_8680-1 Or maybe this one.IMG_8682 IMG_8723-1On the tire swings that were shaped like horses.

IMG_8730 Rubber ducky water races.IMG_8754 Nana was brave and played in the corn with them.IMG_8756  IMG_8761    IMG_8788The girls loved running and jumping around on these huge hay roles.IMG_8809 IMG_8812 IMG_8822-1IMG_8818 IMG_8814-1IMG_8801-1IMG_8838 More fun in the corn pit.IMG_8854 IMG_8795Climbing the hill to slide down the large tube slides.  Another hit.IMG_8797IMG_8894 IMG_8886-1IMG_8908 More fun on the swings.IMG_8911Digging in the sand.IMG_8926 Racing the ducks.IMG_8934 IMG_8962

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Zoo with Nana

Daddy was out of town, so Nana came up to play for a few days.  On Thursday, we took Nana to our zoo, the Woodland Park Zoo.  The girls have been to Pt. Defiance with Nana a handful of times, but we haven’t taken her to our zoo.  It was a beautiful day and the girls had fun running around.  We even went stroller free for the first time, which was interesting.  Stroller free also means no big bag or big camera.  Thankfully Nana had hers.P1011358-1 Some days the girls are more interested in climbing all over the rocks and exhibits than actually looking at the animals.  P1011365-1 P1011367-1 P1011369-1

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We love cupcakes!

The girls love all the little cupcake shops that have popped up EVERYWHERE!  It is impossible to go to U Village without them asking to go to the cupcake store.  Today we met up with Emerson for lunch and after a good meal the girls were treated to cupcakes.  There is something so cute about little kids trying to figure out how to each a huge cupcake. 

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Exercising with Daddy

When daddy comes home from a run, he likes to stretch and do some exercises.  Well, the girls have decided that it is fun to join him and exercise with him.  Last night, the girls were showing daddy their skills.  It was so funny.

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