Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Update

Wow long time no blog.  It hasn't been a boring November exactly I guess I just haven't taken very many pictures.  We celebrated Carl's birthday on the 19th.  The kids were pretty excited to help him blow out the candles on his birthday cinnamon rolls.

Those yellow towel things in the picture were part of maybe the best part of Carl's birthday weekend.  They came from the ISU vs. Oklahoma State game the night before.  We had tickets from Carl's work and a babysitter(Thanks Danielle!) and were able to go watch our very own Cyclones take down the #2 Cowboys in 2 overtimes!  The day of his birthday my parents watched the kiddos so we could enjoy both of our birthday presents with great seats to the musical Wicked in Des Moines.  We were going to celebrate afterwards by meeting everyone at Hickory Park for supper since we went to a matinee performance but we forgot the All State Music festival was in town that day and wow talk about a busy place.  We went somewhere else to eat and all had a great day celebrating Carl's birthday.  The rest of our month was relatively uneventful of course uneventful with 3 adventurous little ones can sometimes be rather messy.

If you guessed that is powdered sugar all over you'd be right.  Callie decided to make it snow in the kitchen I guess.  Look at that face.  Guilty but loving that sweetness.

We spent the end of this month celebrating Thanksgiving with my family and then heading up to Algona to help out at the tree farm Friday morning through Sunday evening.  I have lots of pictures from our time in the trees but I'll save that for the next post.  Just so I have a good start to December:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Belated Happy Halloween

RapunzelCaptain America
and Iron Manwish you a belated Happy Halloween!

They had so much fun trick of treating this year. As you can see Callie was ready to go!Callie was Rapunzel but she thought she was Cinderella, every princess to her is Cinderella but since she got this cute outfit and a doll to match for her birthday from my parents we just had her be Rapunzel she didn't know the difference and she was very happy to get to be a princess for the evening. Before we left for trick or treating I made the kids pose for a few pictures. Gabe liked the fact that he didn't have to smile since no one knew if he was or not anyway:)
After the picture torture was over we started off down our street. Our neighborhood is great for trick or treating, there are lots of kids and almost every house had its light on. I was amazed at some of the stuff the kids got, juice boxes, a bag full of candy with a full sized candy bar, a toothbrush and a full sized candy bar, etc. Ty kept saying "I love trick or treating"
Callie had slight obsession with the dogs at a few of the houses we stopped at, if there was a dog near the door she didn't want to leave.
When we were done in our neighborhood we stopped by Danielle's house so the kids could trick or treat. She had a special treat for them and they loved getting to see her house.
after that we ended at Grandma and Grandpa's house and had some pizza and watched the Great Pumpkin. It was a fun night!