Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall Sewing....

I've had the time in the last few weeks during Claire's naps to do some fall clothes for Claire!
This one is for the Halloween Season with little pumpkins and ghosts on it!
I can put a turtleneck under the sleeveless ones and in the spring, I'tt take out the hem and turn it into a sundress...hopefully!

I'm a sucker for pink and green....

Gymnastics Friends Halloween Party!!!

Well, Lily Grace's Mom was nice enough to throw a party for the kids in Claire's gymnastcis class. There were tons of crafts, food, and toys for all. The kids had a blast and were extremely well behaved. They all enjoyed dressing up in their costumes and just playing together!
Claire showing off her scarecrow she made!!

Claire insisted on placing the "beauty mark" on her little pumpkin!

The class before starting the party!

Claire & Lily Grace striking a pose looking mighty precious I might add.......
Thanks to Ms.Barb for throwing such a lovely party for the kids AND the moms! We had so much fun!

Promise to post soon!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Carnival!

Well, the Halloween festivities began yesterday with a fantastic carnival at our church! The kids had a blast and both sets of grandparents were there also!! Jesse is Anakin Skywalker the Podracer and Claire is our little bumblebee!
Jesse doing one of the games in action!

This is one of of our good friends, Mary Sofia, AKA "Elvez"....Have you ever seen anything so cute! I believe she won 1st place in the costume contest! Good job Carrie on the costume!! Can't wait to see all the creative costumes in the years to come!!!

Weel, we will have lots of festivities to attend in the next week, so stay tuned for lots more pictures!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A couple more Orchard photos....

Claire after realizing the apple was delicious...couldn't wait to get home to eat it!
Jesse would take turns lifting the girls to the higher up branches to pick more apples....the girls really seemed to enjoy having Jesse around!

Day at the Orchard

Well, we decided on Jesse's last day of Fall Break to try out the local orchard for a morning of picking apples with our great friends Lily Grace, and her mom Barb. The kids had a blast and soon became pros at pulling those apples off the tree. Claire even decided to bite into one and devoured it! Enjoy the pictures. Couldn't think of a better way to spend a great fall morning!

The kids found dried up beans nearby, so for some reason, decided to pose with them.....
Claire's 1st apple to pick all by herself.
Our bucket of apples after we were done!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Day at the Zoo with Daddy

Well, he did it....Lance actually went to the zoo with us. Poor Lance, he's never been the zoo type. So when the kids and I were loading up the van this morning, what a surprise to see that Lance was coming too!!! We had a great time and perfect weather. The kids were both on their best behavior (sigh...) We had a picnic lunch, which we all enjoyed thoroughly!! Thanks Daddy for coming!!!
My little canoeists (that might not be a word...)
Jesse striking some sort of wierd ninja pose nwxt tothe dragon at the China exhibit. We have a bust week planned this week, so stay tuned for lots of new photos!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Happy Fall Yall!!

Well, October is here along with the wonderful season of Fall! I've included some recent photos of Claire, but promise to attach some soon of Jesse. It seems as if he's always in school when I'm taking these pics..... More of him to come soon!! Claire and Jesse are doing great, and as the weather has cooled down, lots of outdoor pics to come!! Here is Claire with her "Baby Brooke", whom she feeds and rocks all day!
One of Claire's other favorite things.....
Of course, now that it is officially October, bring on the seasonal clothes!!! I am proud to say this outfit is size 24 months and shoes size 5!!

We had to go to the zoo today since the weather was absolutely perfect!!! Here is Claire keeping her eye on a chicken too close for her comfort, all the while petting a baby lamb. She thoroughly enjoyed our visit today!!! Promise to post very soon!!

Love, Gretchen