Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Painting

Earlier this week Deker, Bauer and I went to The Farmstead (corn maze, pumpkin patch, etc) for Deker's preschool group.  While there, each child can pick out a small pumpkin.  I decided the perfect thing to do with those small pumpkins was to paint them.  I decided that would be a great activity to fill our Friday evening while Andrew was away working.  The boys had a ton of fun and thought it was pretty cool.  Even Bauer got into it and had fun until he started trying to put the paint in his mouth.

 The finished products (From Left Deker's, Bauers, Mine, Keagan's). 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Two cute pictures

Bauer gets so excited sometimes and pulls out this super adorable face that I can't help but smile and laugh out loud when I see it.  I am glad that I have been able to capture it a few times.
Yesterday (Sunday) the boys were dressed and ready for church and we had a few minutes before we needed to leave, so I took the opportunity to take a picture of them in their Sunday best.

Fixing the car and the bike?

One Friday just over a week ago, Deker, Bauer and I were driving our van to the grocery store (Keagan was at school).  Just as I was about to pull into the parking lot the van starting making a really strange sound.  Then as I was pulling into a parking stall it starting smelling really bad.  I called Andrew in a panic, who was in Seattle driving a Semi.  After telling him what was going on, he told me not to drive it.  Thank goodness we have lots of friends that were willing to help.  One friend came and drove me and my boys home.  Another friend of ours took their Friday night, came to my house to get the van keys, drove to van, figured out what was wrong with it and then towed it home for us.  Andrew actually pulled into town about the time that they got to the van, so we was able to meet them at the store to help tow it back.

On Sunday afternoon, this same friend came over and helped Andrew replace the water pump.  While they were outside working on the van, Keagan and Deker decided that their Trike and toy car needed fixing as well.  They talked Andrew into letting them use a couple of tools then proceeded to do some intensive "fixing". 

Deker fixing the Trike also known as the Semi.
Keagan fixing the car.

The Farmstead

The Farmstead is a local corn maze/pumpkin patch with other activities for the kids to do.  They have the corn maze, jumping pillow, corn box (picture a giant sandbox, but with corn not sand) hay palace/maze, cow train, hay ride, etc.  When I saw season passes on Groupon, we decided to buy them.  Here are two picturs we took the first time we went two weeks ago.  I am sure there will be more pictures coming soon.

The Cow Train.  Bauer wasn't sure of it at first, but ended up really liking it. 
 The corn box.  My little boys dreams come true because of all the tractors there were to play with. 
We are excited to go back at least a couple more times. 

The Zoo

Every time we went to the zoo this summer, the kids would tell Andrew all about it and tell them they wanted to take him and show him things so finally one Saturday a few weeks ago, we finally all went as a family.  Here are some pictures of our latest Zoo outing. 
The just LOVE the look on Bauer's face in this shell picture.