As I was downloading the pictures from Thanksgiving, I realized that I had neglected to download some other pictures from the past few weeks. And since they were still on my phone or camera, I had not blogged about them! And some were totally blog-worthy, so here they are!
One more funny Faith story - last week she was asking Steve to take her for a bike ride. Since it was getting dark, he suggested that they do it on Saturday when he was off of work. She replied, "But daddy, I can't go then! That's game day!" As in college football game day!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Shane and Daddy having fun at Grandma's house!
On Friday, we hosted a Thanksgiving meal at our house for the first time! More of Steve's family came over, and it was again an enjoyable day of spending time together! Since this was my first time hosting such an event, I was a bit stressed! But thankfully all the food turned out well! And I was ever so grateful to be cooking in our remodeled kitchen! While I am always glad we did that, days like Friday (and Wednesday when I spent quite a few hours in there making the preparations for Friday!) made me especially glad!
After watching a great Michigan victory over that school in Ohio Saturday morning, we took the kids to Bakersfield to see a show at the Crystal Palace. It had been about six months since we had been there, so the kids were extra excited!
The boys eagerly awaiting their ice cream at Dewars! We couldn't go to Bakersfield without stopping there!!
And the girls! Faith is thoroughly enjoying her mint chip ice cream!
Not the greatest picture of the kids, but they had fun posing by the statues as we waited to be seated. And once again, cowboy Shane was in full getup!
He kept his hat on the entire time! It was pretty funny! And while I didn't capture any good pictures of the kids dancing, I think that was the highlight for them! They were dancing machines! Shane even pulled out some moves that we had never seen before! They loved the music, as Chuck Mead sang with the Buckaroos, and did many of the classic Buck songs! Two little boys asked Faith to dance, and it was cute to see them dance together. She thought it was special to be asked to dance! It was a fun night! Thankfully Sunday was a bit of a slower day that allowed us a bit of a recovery!
Friday, November 18, 2011
We had our first Thanksgiving meal of the year yesterday at Shane's preschool. It was complete with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and the like! Quite the feast!!
The tables were decorated very nicely with hand print turkeys made by all of the kids!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Over the course of our last few very busy days, we have done some fun things that warrant the need to be shared! So here they are...
Faith taking a few swings at the pinata!!
Me and the little man!! Yup, still holding Zurg!
Shane and Miles!! Such cute little buddies! But apparently none of the boys wanted to smile for the camera!!
Once again I find myself playing catch up with the blogging! It has been a busy couple of days! Last Thursday Faith and I had the opportunity to go on a field trip to Trader Joes. Since this is one of the grocery stores we frequent, it was especially exciting to get a behind the scenes tour!
Faith knew that celery was a vegetable!
This is the ice cream section - they all had the chance to scream for some ice cream!!
As with any trip to Trader Joes, one cannot visit the store without stopping by the samples area!!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Today's morning adventure was going on a field trip at the park up the street from our house. We were all thankful for a beautiful day (it has been a bit rainy as of late), and a fun time with friends! The field trip was put on by the city of Ventura, and it taught the kids about the Chumash Indians who used to live in the area and acorns!
Faith and two other girls were selected to help tell an acorn legend story! They were quite happy to help!!
I think at this point in the story they are falling off the tree!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Faith with two friends at the party.
Shane and I! Once again, I was a cowgirl! It's just such as easy costume!!
Such a cute little Minnie Mouse!
Out trick-or-treating! It was pretty cute as he would go up to the door, receive some candy, and then instead of putting it right in his pumpkin, he would run back to Steve and I and show us what he had received! He was especially excited about candy corn!
Finished for the night! So the question then was, can I have this??!!
This was part of the food that I brought to the party! Apple slices and vanilla wafers with pumpkin dip! The dip tasted just like pumpkin pie!! Yummm!