Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Random (Mostly) Iphone Photos

At a St. Thomas game

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After a Home Depot kids workshop

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At an Astros game

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S’mores at a YMCA movie night

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Coloring at Aunt Kelly’s


Mommy’s Birthday


Sisters swinging with their dolls


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Pony Party

On Saturday we went to a little friend’s 3rd birthday party, and the theme was, as you can guess, ponies!  The kids were so excited to see and ride real live ponies.  Those ponies were definitely a hit, let me tell you!  The twins loved riding and feeding the ponies.  Clare didn’t want to ride, but we convinced her to sit on one for about a minute.  She did feed the pony an apple though!  Definitely a fun time!

Monday, November 15, 2010

All Saints’ Party

Every year our local Catholic homeschool group has an All Saints’ party.  We haven’t been able to make it the past two years (one year we were at a wedding and the other due to a fun stomach virus), so we were really excited to finally make this event.  The kids and grown-ups had a great time.  Although, next year we are definitely sharing a game with another couple of families.  Each family or group of families hosts a game for the kids to play.  We did our own game this year, which meant that George had to man the game while I took the kids around to play the other games.  It would have been much better to share a game with another family or two so that we both could take the kids to the other games while the other families run the game. 

Here are our saints:

Saint Anthony of Padua


Our Lady of Grace

Saint Clare


Here we are in the saint parade:


Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Star Wars Halloween

Jacob’s Star Wars obsession has rubbed off on the rest of us.  So much so, that all three kids went as Star Wars characters for Halloween. 

Meet Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and Princess Leia…

Friday night , two days before Halloween, our local village center had trick-or-treating.  All the stores have someone sit outside their doors and pass out candy to all the kids.  It’s an easy, safe way for our family to trick-or-treat, and this is the 3rd year we have been. 



We enjoyed a little Freebirds before heading to the village center.


Our street always has a Halloween block party, and this year was no exception.  Our street has cul-de-sacs on both ends and you enter from a small street that tees into it.  We all gather where the tee is and pass out candy while we grill and eat other side dishes that each family brings.  It’s nice for us to sit outside all together, and it’s one stop shopping for the trick-or-treaters.  Sounds like a win-win situation to me!

On Saturday between the Friday evening trick-or-treating and the Sunday block party, we attended our local Catholic homeschool group’s annual All Saints’ Party.  But I’ll leave that for another post…

Monday, November 01, 2010

Air Show

A couple of weekends ago, we took the kids to the air show.  They really enjoyed and quite cooperative considering all the walking they had to do.  It was definitely great entertainment for them, lots to see.  Nothing too exciting happened.  I guess that’s a good thing, means we didn’t lose any kids or have any injuries :)  But it was fun and worth doing again!

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