Sunday, October 30, 2011


This past Monday was a teacher work day at Jacob's school so he had the day off. It was a special treat to have him home with us during the week. I wanted to make it a special day for him so we started the day off by going to the donut shop that he and Luke love. We then headed to Grapevine to Legoland Discovery Center. We hadn't been and had heard great things about it. The boys just loved it and are already asking when we can go back. But let me just say how glad I am that we went when it wasn't crowded. I can't imagine what that place is like during the summer or any other peak time. Eek!

Posing in front of The Ballpark made out of Legos.

The Dallas skyline in Legos.

The Great Wolf Lodge in Legos.

Hard at work.

Jacob loved building Lego race cars and spent much time at the racing tracks.

Sarah found some stairs and kept herself busy playing on them.

Luke racing his Lego race car.

More stairs.

They had two rides that the boys enjoyed.

Miss Sarah had to have her turn!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Fun

Since Kyla, Michael and baby Joseph moved back to Texas a few months ago, my parents have been anxious to have us all together at their house for a weekend. All fifteen of us...eight adults and seven kids! Wow, how our family has grown! My mom had some fun activities planned for us including a trip to the Danville Corn Maze. Here is the corn maze in the distance.

The "jumping pillow". The kids loved it and even some of us adults joined in on the fun.

Jacob and Gabriel at the duck race.


Sarah having her turn!

She had a blast walking around and exploring!


My sweet Godson-Joseph Michael. He is 6 months already!

Sarah enjoying her time with Grandpa!

Train ride

Corn Pit

Tractor ride

Annie and Luke. Instead of calling each other by name, they refer to each other as "best buddy". They are about 8 months apart and play so well together. We get the biggest kick out of watching them together.

Sarah and Grace. Grace is a little momma herself and loves playing with and looking after Sarah.

Can't seem to get enough pictures of this sweet girl!

More cuddles with Grandpa!

The best buddies entering the corn maze.

Sarah and Daddy watching us in the maze.

After the maze, we headed back to their house and enjoyed the remainder of the day outside watching the kids play. Grandma also had some fun games planned. They started with a pumpkin roll.

Then a sack race.

Enjoying the Halloween cookies with spiders and eyeballs made and decorated by Grandma!

Next, time for S'mores.

Something my mom has always wanted is to have a photographer come out to the house and take a family picture of all 15 of us. So the girls and I arranged just that since we were all together. The photographer arrived at 9:00am Sunday morning with all of us dressed in white shirts and blue jeans. We are hoping they turned out. Here is a little preview of a few that were snapped with my camera. I'll be sure to post the others when we get them.

Thanks Mom and Dad for a great weekend. It was great being all together and the kids loved all the special things you had planned for them. We love you!