Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Festivities

October has been so busy, but lots of fun. Here are a few pictures from last night's Halloween Carnival at our church and from Jacob's Halloween Parade and Party this morning at school. There are only 2 boys in his class, how funny they were both Buzz!

Jacob in his school costume parade

Dylan the Frog and Gi-Gi at the BPUMC Halloween Carnival
(the mummy costume shown previously was destroyed in about 30 minutes. This is costume #2 for Dylan!)

Jacob's Cute little 4K Class. Waiting to start the Parade!

Game Time! Make a Mummy out of a classmate.

Jacob won "Pin the Cat on the Witch's Broom"!

Mommy and Jacob at the party

The 2 Buzz Lightyear's Running off to the party.
They were both making flying noises and saying "To Infinite and Beyond!"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Cool New Links

Business has been good for me the past couple of months, really good actually. I feel blessed and a bit stressed - all at once :) But in between designing, programming, conference calls and maintaining, I came across these two cool links to share....
1. Tax Calculator - This is on Obama's site, but it tells you how your taxes will be affected by the 2 candidates.
2. Hand Bell Hero - For those who love Guitar Hero and get bored at work :) This is fun and even though I'm decent at Guitar Hero, I was Pretty bad at this one!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Big Weekend

Dustin went to Texas this weekend to stay with his brother and go to some big airshow. They had a blast, but we had a pretty good time here too! We were certaily busy to say the least.

Friday morning Dylan fell backwards out of a little chair and hit his nose on the train table. Potentially broken, may be going to an ENT this coming week. He's been a champ though.

Friday night we went to the Pumpkin Patch with Dad, Carol, Anna Claire and their Sunday School Class for the Bon Fire. It's inflatable playing, tractor riding, pumpkin hunting and a big bon fire where you cook hot dogs and smores in the middle of nowhere, in the pitch dark. So much fun!

Saturday morning was a Soccer game for Jacob. Only 3 out of 8 kids came to the 8:30 shin-dig (come on, if I can make it alone with 2 kids after a 10pm night out the day before, I think some others can make it too! Slackers!) Jacob usually loses interest in soccer pretty quickly, but he was all into it this week and scored 3 Legitimate Goals! (In other words, not mercy goals they get to score at the end of each game!) I was so proud of him!

Saturday night we went to Boo at the Zoo with my Mom and they kids got to wear their Halloween costumes for the first time. Pretty cute. Jacob is Buzz Lightyear and Dylan is a Mummy.

Now we're all lounging around the house, trying to recover. Dustin is on his way home and we all miss him. Here are some pictures from the weekend.

And by the way,
Content Creations is doing really well these days. I have been really blessed and earned my 40th client this week. I'm looking forward to seeing the months ahead.

Jacob as Buzz Lightyear at Boo at the Zoo

Dylan the Mummy at Boo at the Zoo.
Note the bruised Nose!

Rottin' litte boys.
Mommy is trying to get a good shot of us and they do this!

Pumpkin Patch Friday Night.

This is one of those things I love about little boys. Their imaginations are priceless and this was one of those moments I wanted to capture and keep forever. Jacob explained to me that this was the line for the train. They are all waiting in line to ride it. There are 4 Rescue Heros and Wall-e. In the middle of the room...just waiting to ride the little train. Love this!

The boys at the zoo last weekend.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What we've been up to lately...

October is turning out to be a crazy busy month for us. Most of it is fun stuff - soccer, festivals, events, etc. But it's also been a really busy month for me at work. It's a good problem to have, especially these days with the economy as it is. (Side Note: Jacob just walked up to me and said, "Mom, I'm going on an airplane and I have a meeting with Geico Industries". WHAT?! Where did that come from?!)

Yesterday we had the opportunity to go hang out with friends and kids for the afternoon and to meet little Keely, Jennifer's baby. She's a cutie! There were kids everywhere. My how times have changed in our lives. And in such a good way. We are so blessed.

And last weekend we had a street fair at our church (celebrating it's Centennial) and the boys both rode on a pony. They both equally loved it too!

Mallory, Ella, Dylan, Jacob and Keely!

Dylan on the pony

Jacob on the pony

Jacob and his buddy Emily at the playground.