Monday, November 15, 2010

Pretty Girls, Pretty Tree

These are two random pictures, but I wanted to combine them.  This is the girls yesterday before church.  I just thought they looked so cute.  And below that is the maple tree in our front yard.  It is SHOCKINGLY red this year!  I don’t know what made it so much more beautiful this year than any other we’ve been here, but wow!  People have stopped in front of our house to take pictures of it!  It’s absolutely amazing!  The pictures don’t do it justice. :)

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Watching Daddy

I love silhouette shots.  Not that mine are comparable to any photographer AT ALL, but I still love them.  One of Bailey’s favorite things to do when Craig is mowing is to stand in the front windows and wave at him each time he passes by.  He will wave to her each time and she says over and over, “Daddy mowing, Daddy mowing.”  I said earlier that she isn’t into dressing up in the clothes as much as the shoes, but the tutus are a different thing.  She can slip them on over her pants and go.  She has really been wearing them a lot lately!

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Dressing Up

The girls have really been into dressing up lately!  We moved the playroom downstairs and changed the upstairs into our schoolroom, and the girls have played with their toys SO MUCH lately!  It’s amazing what a change it made just making their toys more accessible and just organizing them better and moving them to a different spot.  I also moved the dress-ups in there and I love seeing them play dress-up!

Bailey doesn’t dress up a lot in the clothes, but she LOVES the shoes!  I put them all in the same place, very accessible to her, and she changes shoes several times a day and walks around the house in them.  It’s hilarious!  Most of these shots are playing after bath time and before bed.

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I thought this was cute…Bailey got tired and was ready for bed.


Fall Festival

Our church had a fall festival, like they do every year, and the girls had a blast!  Craig was working a booth and I was wrangling the girls by myself and trying to take pictures for the first part, so there aren’t a ton, but you’re probably ok with that! :)

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This year we actually went to a different pumpkin patch called PumpkinTown with our friends the Bakers.  They are homeschooling, too, and are a lot of fun to get together with!  Avery loves Peyton, and I’m sure everyone at PumpkinTown that day got sick of hearing her call to Peyton the entire time!  It was, “Peyton, let’s do this!  Peyton, let’s do that!  Peyton, come over here!”  and on and on!  I’m so glad we have a homeschooling family to get together with for activities like this! 

It was pretty fun and had lots of things for the kids to do.  I had totally planned to go to Carmichaels like we always do, later in the month with Daddy, but alas, it didn’t happen.  Oh well, next year!

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Pre-Pumpkin Patch Shoot

Taking pictures before going to the pumpkin patch…


Having fun.


Actually looking at the camera.


What?  Actually posing for Mommy?!


Still sitting still?!


Hey, Avery.  This is getting boring.


Let’s pick your nose!


No, seriously!  Come on!!


OK, fine, I’ll pick mine.


I love you, Sister.

Monday, October 11, 2010

the FAIR!

Avery waits every year for this.  She LOVES the fair and would go every day that it’s in town if we were rolling in money!  This was Bailey’s first year to get to go and I’d have to say, she loved it, too!

Both girls loved riding the rides this year, eating the delicious food, and I think the best part for them is the Kiddie Building.  Everything in there is free and there are all kinds of things for them to play with, build, ride on, etc.  Here are some of the best pics.

I would venture to say that one of their most favorite parts was the Park and Ride part where we parked at the mall and a school bus took us to the fair so we could avoid the horrendous parking there.  It was their first time on a school bus and to say they were excited is a gross understatement!  They may have even liked this more than the fair!  I’m not kidding!  Both of them have been obsessed with busses since they were old enough to notice them.  Maybe it’s all little kids and big transportation vehicles, I don’t know.  But mine love them!  So here is Avery’s first bus ride.  Too bad I didn’t get a pic of Bailey behind me.


playing in the kids building…


right up Avery’s alley…  playing in sand filled with tiny seashells!  (or treasures as she would say!)

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the one sweet food I can count on Craig never passing up…a funnel cake…and the girls love to join him!

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Avery rode a camel…her first time.  The girl on the back was the next rider in line who was by herself.  I would’ve ridden with her, but we were down to our last 5 bucks!

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Riding the rides…the Fun Slide is one of our favorites!  I don’t have a picture, but I rode it with Avery right before this.  It was so much fun!  I wish the tickets weren’t so expensive.  I would’ve ridden it ten more times!


Kiddie roller coaster


First, let me say that Bailey is obsessed with horses.  Well, namely, one horse.  Rocky, the paint horse that was born to my dad’s mare 2 1/2 years ago.  When we are at my parents, she says “Rocky, Rocky, Rocky” CONSTANTLY!  She wants to always see him and wants to know where he is in the pasture and what he is doing.  It is the first thing she says when she wakes up and he was even bumping Nona down from her number one place!  (Her previous obsession was Nona! my mom.)  Anyway, now she calls all horses Rocky and when she saw the carousel at the fair, she immediately gasped and yelled, “ROCKY!”  She had to get herself onto one of those horses!!  She was too little to ride a lot of the rides, but thankfully this was one that she could do with Daddy by her side!


Avery picked the Dalmatian. 


Here’s another one Bailey could do if an adult was with her…the swings.  Craig rode them with her once, then I did them with her later.  I had had enough by the time that was over!  Made me a little dizzy, but she really had fun.   You really had to keep a tight hold on her, though, because she just doesn’t sit very still!


Avery was a couple swings in front of Bailey and Craig.  She had a blast.  I know this is a yearly tradition that will definitely create a ton of family memories!