Saturday, November 17, 2012

Zoo Day (minus pictures of the actual zoo)

The kids had off school last week for Veteran's Day, so Leah and I took them up to the zoo. I didn't take many pictures. There were just too many kids to chase and I didn't have the energy. I kept Dexter in the stroller most of the day. When he got too whiny I let him run around for a bit. Piper found this lovely butterfly to sit on. 

Don't let this face fool you. As soon as another kid approached to try to sit down she started screaming like a banshee.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Reptile Party

Last night I took the kids to an awesome Birthday party. Two people came and talked about reptiles and they did a presentation with lots of creatures. 
 Asher LOVED holding the different snakes. You can imagine what he is asking Santa to bring him now.

This python was huge. It weighed 50 pounds. The kids had a blast and learned a lot about different snakes.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Flight Festival

On Saturday Nate had to work, but luckily I found something to do with the kids. Every year there is a First in Flight Festival at the local airport. This was the first year they went. The kids got to explore all the planes and helicopters. 
 Asher is not so sure he should commit to being a firefighter anymore.
 These are the C130 planes we see all the time.

 In the afternoon the candy bomber came. One of the planes flies over and parachutes candy.

 Both Asher and Piper managed to snag a bar.
It was a really fun day. The kids loved being around all the planes.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Piper Quotes

Yesterday morning Piper was chatting with Nate as he was getting ready for work. Somehow they started talking about heartbeats. Nate explained to Piper that your heartbeat makes a thump thump sound. Piper listened and agreed with that. Nate then listed to Piper's heart and said hers makes the same sound. She replied "No Daddy, my heart is pink and says LaLaLa".

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Photo Contest

Good Afternoon faithful readers. A few months ago I won a dress for Piper from an online dress-up shop. It's her Snow White costume we used on Halloween. Piper loves it. They are currently doing a photo contest. I entered Piper. If she gets enough votes she will be a finalist and may be able to pick out the dress of her choice. I would love to get her one of the dresses for Christmas. If you could, please click on the link and vote for her. She is listed as Piper as Snow White. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Asher just finished up his soccer season. We decided not to do the YMCA program this year and instead joined AYSO. They do a really good job with the kids. At Asher's age they play three on three. They focus on teaching the kids to pass and how to play. It really cuts down on a huge mob of kids running after the ball.
 Our last game was quite chilly. Asher is sporting the hat with flames.
 Pipes came along and cheered the entire time. I'm hoping that isn't a sign of things to come.

He had a great group of kids on his team and will be with them again in the spring.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Rainy Days

Last week we had a lot of rainy days. On Monday school was closed so Leah came over with Jada and Bennett. My mom sent us a package that day which included these fancy mustaches. 

I think these ladies look quite good.

Friday, November 2, 2012


I'll start this post by introducing the characters. 
 First we have the cutest bat.
 Next, there is lovely Snow White.

 And lastly, Sheriff Woody.

We had a great time trick or treating. We met up with some friends and went through part of the neighborhood.

 I'm really glad we brought the wagon. Piper and Dexter were both tired of trick or treating about halfway through.
After we were done I sat Asher down and explained taxes to him. I told him how Daddy makes money and has to give some to the government. In the same way he has to pay taxes to us. And by taxes I mean candy.