Thursday, December 3, 2009

Out with the old and in with the new

I just wanted to post our new address, just incase anyone needed or wanted. It is:

5723 Walking Trail Way
Hope Mills, NC 28348

We will be there starting this Saturday the 5th.
Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pumpkins and more...

Well this year was just like any year. We went and picked out our pumpkins. Each one of us get our very own. So here we were with 4 nicely rounded pumpkins with some big hopes and dreams for them. But then, just as last year, the week of Halloween we set out to carving all our pumpkins but only 2 were carved. Jason and I help the kids with theirs. Maddie again this year chose an OWL (her fave) and Jonas (with a little help) chose a spider. Jason was teamed up with Maddie and I with Jonas. Jason did really well on the owl one but then Maddie decided that she wanted to rip off a piece of the carving, a fairly important piece...THE FACE. Jason then had to rig it with tooth picks, it still looked nice. While I was carving Jonas' spider, somehow, I forgot to trace one of the legs so therefore when I was cutting it, I only cute 7 legs and not 8. No one really noticed but me anyway so who cares. They both looked great in the end. Here's some pictures of our pumpkin carvings.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trick or Treat!!!!

Well I just can't believe that Halloween has come and gone. We had a lot of fun though. As usual, the church held the normal Trunk or Treat but it was on Tues the 27th. So we dressed up and headed to that. It was indoor this year due to the rain but it was just as fun. The kids and Jason and I dressed up as a group theme as usual. I did forget my camera that night so sorry no pics from that. There were other people taking pictures of us b/c they really liked our costumes. So maybe I can snatch some of those from them.

I did make the costumes myself except for a few obvious things. It really didn't take that long but I just kept procrastinating and it wasn't finished until that day. Yeah I know that that's pretty bad...I just kept putting it off. BUT I did finish it!!!! And they were pretty cute.
On that Thursday night, the 29th, there was a Halloween Story time and Trick or Treating at the downtown library. I heard lots of people saying how pretty Ariel's (Maddie) fin was. Only the kids dressed up for that one. After those two events, I had to come up with a better idea for Maddie's shell bra b/c she kept having problems with it. I used real shells and so it was pretty heavy and kept pulling the shirt down. And one popped half way off, in which case I called it the "Janet Jackson Costume Malfunction". But since I had a few more days before actual halloween night then I made Maddie a new shirt that was made out of thicker material. It worked a little better.
Well since we had nothing keeping us in Greenville that weekend, we decided to go to the Halloween Party at our old ward in Fayetteville. It was on Halloween night and started at 4. We had chilli then there was a haunted house and the truck or treat. We also received lots of complements on our costumes. After the church party, we went Trick or Treating with our friends the Bremmer's. They dressed up as characters from Peter Pan. Their newest member was Tinkerbell while Ethan was Capt. Hook. But Maddie called him her "Prince Eric" which is Ariel's sweetheart from the movie. LOL It was cute. We walked around their neighborhood and Jason's mom, Sharon came along too.
I'm affraid that we didn't get any real good pictures of all of us but here's a few just so you can see what we looked like.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Our Family Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday (Fri.), Jason and I took the kids to a local pumpkin patch. We usually go to Briley's Patch for Strawberries (in the spring) and Pumpkins (in the fall). We decided to go to a new one called Brock's Berries and Pumpkins. It was small but the owners were so nice. Mr. Brock took all of us on a hayride and let us feed corn to the goats. He was such a sweet guy. We had a good time. The weather was nice. We let the kids look at the pumpkins. They had some HUGE ones. We had never seen pumpkins that big in real life before. We took tons of pictures so of course I have added some. It's so hard these days to catch a picture with both kids either looking at the camera or getting them to smile, so these aren't the greatest but are the best of what I got.

Our family at Brock's Pumpkin Patch.

The kids sitting on top of the HUGE pumpkins.

Madison and Jonas together.

I like the sign in back of picture 2. "Goodness Grows in NC"
All 4 of us were "grown" in NC. I guess we are GOODNESS!!!!

Jason and I with the famous huge pumpkins!!

The kids on the hayride. Notice their halloween shirts. Joey's is a Mummy that says "Mmmm, CANDY!!!" And Maddie's is of her FAVE animal, an OWL!!! I love my CUTE babies!!

Look at my two hillbilly kids. I love Maddie's expression. She's so funny. Both of them look so serious.

Here is the real Maddie aka Miss Priss!!! But what a little cutie.

Jonas enjoyed throwing the hay everywhere. He'd rip it out of the bales and then throw it and laugh. He loves being destructive. My baby boy!!!

Here's a picture of the goats that we got to feed corn too. The kids really enjoyed it. I don't have any pictures of them doing it but I have a video, though it's too long to add on here.

Well that was our trip to the pumpkin patch this year. We enjoyed it and we all have our pumpkins and are ready to carve them. It will be interesting to see what we all decide to carve them into. Maddie is requesting an owl again this year, which is no surprise. :o)
I'm glad to have this fall weather here. It's just so refreshing after that hot, humid summer!! HAPPY FALL YA'LL!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

5K for Leo Jenkins Cancer Center

Last weekend, Jason participated in a 5K . It was to raise money for the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center here in Greenville. When we all got there we found out that the kids were able to participate in a Kids Dash, in which Maddie did. Here are pictures of Jason during his run...

Here are the pictures of Maddie during her Dash. She was the youngest participant.

I just want to say how proud I am of both of them. I was so extremely proud of Madison. She was so into it that after she had finished she wanted to run some more. What a cutie!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Drinking and Driving

Jonas likes this little John Deere Buck Truck that Sharon got him. Here's a couple of pictures that I caught of him riding on it.

Look at that smile!!! Awww, I could just eat him up!!

And yes, here's the evidence of his DUIm (Driving Under the Influence of Milk)!!! We started him early. Hope we can break this habit before it shows up on his record. LOL

Check out what his shirt says...My Daddy's a Stud too. I love this shirt. I bought it even before he was born. I had to have it. I just knew he was going to be a cutie just like his handsome Daddy!!! ;o)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Little Dancing Queen

Today was Maddie's first day in Tap and Ballet. As some of you know, she has been taking gymnastics, though she wasn't to happy about it. She was excited about it initially but when she started going she didn't like it. She does have 2 weeks left of gymnastics but we went ahead and started her in dance classes. So like I said, today was her first day...and she LOVED it. She left there saying she wanted to go back next week. I was so excited, she never said that about gymnastics.

Well here are some pictures of her all decked out and ready for class. Isn't she precious?!?!?!?!

She's really good at dancing on her tippy-toes!! Maybe we'll have a little ballerina, yet!!

Maddie in her tap shoes. (Courtesy of Sharon. Thank you, GaGa)

Here are her pink tap shoes. She's the only one with pink ones but she ADORES them. They are pink with glitter, it just screams MADISON!!! LOL

Maddie walking into the dance building. She was so ready to go that she told me that she could go all by herself. Already to big for her pink lil' britches!! LOL

Maddie with her other dancing friend just as class was starting.

Maddie had a great time and loved it. She looked so cute all dressed in pink. PINK leotard, PINK tights, PINK tutu, PINK hair ribbons, and 2 pairs of PINK Maddie would say, She was PINKILICIOUS!!!!