Wednesday, December 23, 2009

KC and The Great Wolf Lodge

Mom and Rick took us (and Chad and the girls) to Kansas City for the weekend. We stayed at Great Wolf Lodge and also did some shopping at Legend's. The kids loved the water park. Katherine actually started swimming under water for the first time. She just needed some guidance from Kyler, who is a great swimmer.

Heading to their room after story time in the lobby.

Eating at T-Rex (it's like the Rainforest Cafe but all dinorsaurs). Each of the kids got a new dinosaur at Build-A-Dino.

In the waterpark.

Joey really didn't want to leave.

At Legend's

Gingerbread House

We didn't do one from scratch, but that's ok. Jon helped the kids put the house together.

Cowtown Christmas

Katherine and some of the girls in her Daisy Girl Scout troop went to Cowtown for an old-fashioned Christmas. It was a little cold, but the kids had fun.

I got to learn an old-fashioned dance.

Christmas Card Pictures

Our friends Erin and Josh came over for dinner and Erin took our family Christmas card photos.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had a lot of Halloween events this year. The kids got to wear their costumes 4 times.

Night of the Living Zoo

Party at Katherine's school. They got to walk around in a parade - even Joey was invited.

Parties at Tree House (their daycare). They also got to trick-or-treat at the nearby retirement home.

Trick-or-treating with cousins in Grandma's neighborhood.

Joey's 4th Birthday Party

Playing pin the tail on the donkey.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We took the kids back to Walter's Pumpkin Patch. Once again, we didn't buy any pumpkins - we were too busy playing. The kids had a great time and the weather cooperated!

Pumpkin slingshot

They have tree swings everywhere. I love this picture of Joey.

Underground slides

Joey was too scared to be in this shot

Grandma was making them all laugh

In the corn maze (Joey was getting tired and grumpy)

Slumber Party

I can't believe Katherine turned 7 this year! She wanted a slumber party, so we invited 5 of her friends over and they all came. We had an iCarly party - pizza, sculptures, ice cream cake. The girls also made a "web cast". They made up fun stuff while I videoed them. About 10:00, they all laid down to watch several episodes of iCarly.

I think it was a great success.

Katherine being silly

Kyler making a sculpture

Watching iCarly


Katherine joined the Girl Scouts this year and is a Daisy.

She got to walk in the parade for the Goddard Fall Festival.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

State Fair 2009

We spent a day at the state fair as we do each year. The kids had tons of fun and the weather was perfect.

Riding the train

Playing on the tricycles (or whatever they are called)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Camping Trip

We took the kids to Fall River for one night of camping. The weather was beautiful and we've decided this is our new favorite camping place.

Katherine Starts 1st Grade!

Katherine's first day of 1st grade. She started at Goddard (Amelia Earhart) for the first time. Her teacher is Mrs. Skidmore and she loves it so far.