Saturday, October 30, 2010

25 Bananas and a Gorilla

Mark's team at work dressed up as 25 bananas and a gorilla for Halloween last week, and someone took video of the team walking from their building to the main campus, while listening to a boom box. They look completely ridiculous, but seemed to have fun!

Here's the video link:


I am busy working on Christmas gifts, (lots of) laundry, and getting ready for Halloween tomorrow. I hope everyone has a fun, safe holiday.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Adventure Acres

With Halloween only a week away Mark and I really wanted to take the kids to a pumpkin patch. I love picking pumpkins, and the Puyallup/Orting area always had great pumpkin patches for families. Because we are new(ish) t0 the area I trusted Google to tell me where the nearest (and nicest) pumpkin patch is located, and I was pleasantly surprised to find several in the area. Unfortunately for us, the business of growing pumpkins has turned into a money maker & all the pumpkin patches I found charge an entrance fee, hay ride fee, corn cannon fee, play area fee, individual pumpkin fee, etc., etc., etc. I don't mind paying for a hay ride, but when the pumpkin patch turns into a $40 afternoon I think it's a bit much. After doing some more research we settled on Adventure Acres near Dayton. Because the kids are under 5, they were free, and I found coupons for two tickets Mark and I would need. I pulled my scarf out for the first time this year, put the boys' new bear hats on them, and we were set.

I definitely should have checked the weather channel before we left... it was 78 degrees out. My scarf was not necessary.

The "pumpkin patch" was really a corn maze, a kids play area, a hay ride, and petting zoo. The pumpkins were already picked and very expensive, so we are buying ours at the grocery store this year.

We did have a good time, despite my initial pity party. The play area had some fun things for Evan, and Jack loved going down the slide & walking around in the hay.

Evan's favorite activity was walking on top of the hay bales and jumping onto more hay. He thought that was pretty cool.

Henry the horse was also a hit. Jack called him "pup-pup".

Ev stopped moving for only a second so I could get a picture of him on the fence. He was much too busy running in the hay, kicking gravel, and waiving to the goats.

This is probably my favorite photo from today. That face says it all... he was d.o.n.e. with the pumpkin patch, done with his stroller, done. done. done. We left a couple of minutes after this was taken, and Jack was asleep before we drove out of the parking lot & he slept all the way home.

Have a great week :-)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Silly Boys.

Evan put on a pair of Mr. Potato Head glasses & of course Jack had to do the same.

I had a hard time taking this picture because I was laughing and couldn't keep my camera still :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Karla Dudley Calendar Kit

Karla Dudley Designs is releasing a 2011 calendar kit tomorrow, just in time for the holidays. I love creating gifts for my family and friends using photos of the boys, and these templates are perfect for that.

I am having these printed through and I am turning them into 8 x 8 wall calendars.



Friday, October 15, 2010

Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum

Mark's parents arrived late Wednesday night from Washington State and Mark wanted to take them to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum in Dayton. Mark's Dad was in the air force in the early 70's, and Mark has always loved planes, so I have gone to my share of air museums in the last 7 years. This air museum is neat because it has a a couple of attractions for kids, as well as a memorial outside the museum.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Karla Dudley Designs Kit Release Tomorrow!

Karla Dudley has a new kit releasing tomorrow at Design House Digital! Her new kit is called Friends, and it is full of beautiful papers, brushes, and elements in pink, yellow, and gray. My favorite part of this kit is the patterned papers... so, so beautiful.

[Supplies- Patterned paper, tag, photo frame, epoxy, brad, brush, and white string: Friends Kit. "Evan" and "Abby" brushes: Digi Essentials No. 5. Glitter flowers: Crush kit.]

Have a great week!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Look Who's Walking

Our little Jack-Jack is now a walker! He is still unsteady on his feet, but every day he gets better.

We met with a physical therapist last week & she recommended orthotics for his feet, and those will help with balance and alignment, making it even easier for him to walk.

Evan had pirate and princess day at school last Friday.

Have a great weekend!