Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Halloween Fun 2013

We had a Monster's University theme for Halloween this year. The idea was that Jackson would be Mike and Holden would be Sully. The big girls were all sorority girls and McKinley was Boo. Unfortunately Jackson decided he wasn't happy with the idea a little too late to change it. Here's the only picture I was able to capture of my 4 together at the BHLC Halloween party.
At least my sweet girls cooperated! Thanks so much to Grammy for making the fur skirts and feet and to Jordan and Rachel for doing all three girl's t-shirts. So cute! :)
 BHLC fun
 The girls sure do love Zoe! :)
 After the BHLC party our homeschool crew headed over to the nursing home to go Trick-Or-Treating. I'm including two pictures since Jackson refused to be in the bigger group photo op.

 Love my sweet little Boo and sure appreciated Miss Leanna keeping her busy while I struggled with Jackson. :)
 The three sorority girls 
 Sully and his not so happy little buddy Mike
 Does is it count as a group picture if we have Mike's costume?
 As well as Heidi and Holden our best neighborhood buddies the Veloudis' and Skinners' came to join our fun. Unfortunately the weather was so bad on Halloween they cancelled Trick-Or-Treating in Lexington. We decided to have an impromptu Halloween celebration at our house anyway and the following night everyone came back so we could Trick-Or-Treat together. :)

 Some of our Monster's University fun - thanks to Aunt Jolene for the molds

Happy Halloween baby! :)
 Second night and ready to get some candy! :)
 Most of our crew
The plus to the weather being bad was Aunt Arla, Uncle Scott, Grammy and Grand-Dad were able to participate in our festivities the second night. Such a sweet picture of Miss McKinley and Aunt Arla :)
 Part of Jackson's Mike issue was he decided he wanted to ride his dinosaur Grammy gave him shortly before Halloween. I have to admit this is pretty cute and fun, just didn't fit our theme! lol :)
 Holden was a fabulous Sully though! :)
 All the girls in our happy Halloween crew
 Thanks to everyone who helped make our Halloween so much fun!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pumpkin Carving 2013

I'm going to do my best to get everyone in the mood for fall with the next few posts. :) It actually strikes me as funny to be posting these pictures now, but I am once again going to do my best to choose the biggest/best/fun activities we've done in the last 9 months and make some attempt to get caught up and stay caught up. Hopefully I won't lose my external hard drive again, that would certainly be a good start! :)
We were invited to a pumpkin carving party at a friend's house in late October. We decided it would be easier to gut our pumpkins at home. As you'll see below, we also decided to take the easy way out on one pumpkin since our costume theme was "Monster's Inc" last year. Grammy was a good sport helping the kids who as usual were not overly excited about the pumpkin guts.

Jackson's Mike pumpkin :)

 The cutest little pumpkin in the patch enjoying the empty pumpkins :)
 Tim was of course one of the best and busiest carvers
 After the pumpkin carving party we swung by Uncle Dan and Aunt Dorothy's house to finish our pumpkins up and also see some other cousins who were in town. We do love cousin fun! :)

McKinley's First Bath

It seems a little funny to be posting this now since McKinley has clearly been taking baths for quite a while now, but some of these pictures are just so sweet I had to include them! I just can't help myself, I  love that huge precious smile! These pictures were actually taken back in October when McKinley was 8 months old. She clearly thoroughly enjoyed being one of the big kids! :)

 My adorable clean baby :)
 McKinley loves the sweet baby too :)
 Look at those big blue eyes! :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

St. George's Island - October 2013 - Family Pictures

We decided to try attempt some family pictures while we were at the beach and I think they turned out reasonably well. :)
Just the 6 of us :)
 Grammy and Grand-Dad with their munchkins 
 McKinley and me
 The girls
 Grammy with her sweet Jackson
 Grand-Dad and his girls
 McKinley - 8 months
 Jackson - 3 years old
 Kennedy - almost 5 years old
 Reagan - 6 1/2 years old
 I really wanted a picture of all 4 kids, but since I didn't get that, I settled for 3 precious girls
We had such a great week at St. George's Island! We can't wait to go back! :)