Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ashton's Birthday Party

Today, we had Ashton's birthday party. He wanted to go bowling with just a few of his friends. Alex and I thought it was a great idea and it turned out to be a hit. Thanks to everyone that came to share in the fun!!

Afternoon Fun

Ashton, Maddie and Kaleb enjoyed an afternoon of some fun running around the deck eating crackers and squeeze cheese. I know what you are thinking... why does Maddie not have pants on?? Well, that is because she got them wet playing in the yard. They had lots of fun!!!!

Surprise Alex

Last weekend, Alex thought we were going to have dinner with his Geega for his upcoming birthday. Little did he know, it was actually a trick and I'd planned a surprise party for him. Several of our friends and family members joined us for some food, fun and gag gifts! Yes, I said gag gifts and boy did Alex get some great ones. It was a ton of fun and I think he was pretty surprised!!!

Pumpkin Patch

A couple of weeks ago, my sister and Addison came in town to visit. We decided to join some friends and take the kids to the pumpkin patch. It turned out to be a yucky day weather wise, but we made the most of it. We visited the petting zoo area and learned some interesting facts about animals, we played on the playing ground and then picked out our pumpkins. It was a nice time and the kids loved it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bonfire at the McGuire's

The McGuire's had a bonfire, hayride and pumpkin painting night at their house on Saturday. They invited us over and we had a really good time. Ashton and Maddie loved the hayride and painting pumpkins. Ashton enjoyed roasting marshmellows too, but only for John to eat them. Of course, John didn't eat ALL that Ashton made him because several of them were just too done for him. It was a great time and we're glad the weather worked out and we were able to go.

Last few days of the beach

We had a really good time at the beach this break. It could have been a little less cloudy, but otherwise, we can't complain.

Maddie loved having her picture made with her glasses on.

It was popsicle break time!

We didn't know Ashton could do a hand stand!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Its a beautiful day out there today"

Ashton's line almost every day without fail is "Its a beautiful day out there today", even if it is raining. LOL. The past couple of days it has rained quite a bit. We got more time yesterday to go out then we did Sunday and we were definitely thankful for that. There is only so much to do inside with the kids. :(

Yesterday, a lady walking down the beach was feeding the birds and Ashton and Maddie got super excited about that. So, we got to spend some time ourselves doing that. Here is a few of the pictures of them throwing bread up to the birds. Alex and I were both amazed at how well these birds caught food in mid air.
Here are just a few of the cute pictures of Alex and the kids playing or loving on each other. Maddie isn't a big fan of the water, so her shots are basically ALL on the beach and Ashton's more in the water. The two of them are so, so different.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall Break 2009

It's fall break time again. For the past few years, Alex and I have taken the kids to the beach for fall break.

Here are our two silly kids that like to just run, run, run on the beach.

This is my favorite.... Daddy and his little girl just walking down the beach together. It is just so sweet.

Here is my little "David Hasselhoff" running down the beach like in Bay Watch. LOL

Alex goes no where without blackberry in hand. LOL