Wednesday, November 5, 2014

pumpkin carving fail

well we got around to carving our pumpkin alittle late this year.
and it was a fail. i just dont feel that the picture template had enough support to hold it at the bottom. it probably didnt help that i was rushing to get it done before audrey's bedtime so she could see it.


here is my fail. do you see in the small template above how there is little to hold it in the pumpkin?
we may have to carve a fun little face into the other side or something.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

halloween 2014

this year we all dressed up. i had the kids costumes done the weekend before halloween and the idea for mine came late on wednesday, which was fine because i just had to gather all the pieces. we were working on jake's pretty late on thursday and some of friday.
audrey was captain marvel.
miles was buddy the t rex from dinosaur train.
i was a lalaloopsy doll.
and jake was wolverine (fighting with captain marvel of course)

pumpkin patch

i still love pumpkin patches.
we went to the one near the grocery store and they just happened to have a family fun day festival going on, so we went to that too. the kids got to play games, get candy, do a craft, and we all got free food. it was a fun morning.



oh yeah, they got their faces painted too. audrey had whiskers and miles had a pumpkin.

Monday, October 6, 2014

another super student

audrey got the super student award for her class. we knew she would get it soon, since she's such a great student and very helpful to her teachers.
what will we do with all this super student-ness coming from our kiddos?!

Friday, September 5, 2014

super student

miles received the super student award in his class for the first week of school. his teacher (who also had him last year) is so impressed with the progress he made over the summer. this boy is doing well with his colors, shapes and numbers. we are so proud of our super cute, getting smarter every day boy.

first day of school

yeah, we are back in school. the kids are loving it and loving their teachers.

Audrey's birthday

can my audrey really be 8? no way!
our little girl turned 8 this week. she is such a great big sister, always ready to help. she is also loving to read and as her mom and dad who love to read we are really enjoying that. we are thankful to God for all He has done for our audrey and that He will always be with her.
our families celebrated audrey with a frozen/dog themed party for her 8th. she wanted strawberry cake balls with blue icing and they turned out awesome, i used a from scratch strawberry cake recipe from pinterest and blue candy melts.

 i love that she was so excited about getting books

 her face on this is priceless

13th anniversary

jake and i celebrated our 13th anniversary this year. wow, we've been married a long time, but its been good and im thankful for such a great husband. to celebrate we did some touristy stuff - rode the tre (public transportation, but we think its fun because we never get to do it) to reunion tower.

we had dinner at marianos mexican restaurant (it was great) and dessert at the cheesecake factory.
thanks mom and dad and joel for watching our crazy children so we could enjoy the day together.

what a crazy, busy summer

i wasnt as prepared for keeping the kids busy this summer but it turned out i didnt need to be.
we kept plenty busy with library and other reading logs, swimming lessons for audrey, walks with pepper potts (and getting her used to walking with a stroller, she is still working on that one), art camp and vbs for audrey, free slurpee day, cow appreciation day at chick fil a (we got free breakfast and dinner this year), a new train set for miles, pretending to be dinosaurs (miles is loving dinosaurs right now), road trip to waco to visit friends, their new baby and a childrens museum, marvel day at barnes and noble (audrey dressed as invisible woman, she pretty much came up with the costume herself), swimming at my sister-in-law's apartment pool, and "camping" in the backyard (i just set up the tent one day and they played out there, there was no sleeping in our backyard since it is hot in texas in the summer).
 art camp
 free slurpees
 swimming lessons, she loved the diving board
 thomas train track
 on our road trip
 dinosaur exhibit at the childrens museum, mayborn on baylor campus (if you have never been there you should go, its FUN!)

 forecasting the weather while miles ran around like a wild man because he could see himself on tv
 the cutest tv anchors
 2 miles, now that would be scary
audrey in a bubble
 invisible woman

 toasting "marshmallows" on our "campfire"