Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

This year for Halloween Brooklyn got to pick what her and Dylan dressed as.  She picked Smurfs. At first I wasn't too jazzed about her idea but it turned out to be really cute.
Brooklyn insisted that she have a blue face.  When people saw her and said "Oh! A Smurf" she assured them that she wasn't really a smurf.  She was very concerned that people would be confused:)
We started off the evening with a visit to Grammy and Papa's house...
For something new we headed over to our school for a fun Harvest Festival.
After the festival we headed over to the Jacobs' for some In & Out and trick or treating.
This was the only picture I got of the trick or treating.  The older kids had a great time, of course. I wasn't too sure how Dylan would do.  He's a little more shy than his sister and doesn't really like to talk to strangers. He proved me wrong.  He went up to each door carrying his little pumpkin and said, "Please have treat!!" he would then say, "thanks, bye!" and blow kisses.  He was so cute.  He would tell everyone, "don't fall, owies!" anytime there were a lot of steps.  He tried his hardest to keep up with his cousins. He had a great time and I had an even greater time watching him!!  Brooklyn had a great time taking hand fulls of candy.  When I caught her taking more than she should I told her to only take one.  She told me, "I'll think about that". That got laughs from everyone except her parents.
All in all, a great Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Princess for a Day

Brooklyn was so lucky to be invited to be a princess for the day for her friend Teagan's 4th birthday.  I can't begin to describe how awesome it was to see Brooklyn participate in something like this.  The girls got to pick a costume of their choice and they had their hair, makeup and nails done. Then they got to have a photo shoot.  It was definitely a magical day.  Afterward, the girls walked hand in hand through the park.  People video taped them and took their pictures. They thought they were truly famous:)
Thanks Nichols for letting us be a part of Teagan's special day!

First Kindergarten Field Trip

Brooklyn had her very first field trip and was beyond excited.  They took a bus to a local farm.  I had a hard time letting her get on a bus and go without me.  No parents were allowed! Not something I'm used to!  She had a great time:)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sports day....

It was Sports Day at Brooklyn's school and since we don't do any sports yet we had to borrow something from the Jacobs. Even though she has no idea what a cheer leader is, she had a great time pretending to be one:)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Patch 2012

We had another great day at our annual "2nd Cousins" pumpkin patch trip.
Our group grows every year.  This year we were missing baby Lauryn who was just a few days old, too little to join our picture.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dirty Boy!

 I don't think I'll ever get used to how dirty little boys get!