Thursday, November 24, 2011


 On Halloween I went to the girls' daycare to help out for their party.  Unfortunately my camera was on the wrong setting so a lot of the pictures were blurry.  Here's one of Emma and Addie as princesses.  There were SO many princesses there! :)

That evening we went over to David and Carrie's for dinner and trick-or-treating.  A crazy evening, but lots of fun!

Look at this little cutie!

All of the kiddos on the front porch...Dylan as Batman, Dawson as a dinosaur, Addie as Tiana and Kate as a flower.

Love this!

Too close to bedtime and not a fan of her costume. Ha!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Trunk or Treat

On the Sunday before Halloween our church for the first time did a Fall Festival that included trunk-or-treat, storytelling, games and food.  It was a great event and probably the first for many years to come.  Enjoy the pics!  (Yes, delayed.  I think I jinxed myself in the last post.  I got sick over the weekend with a fever while Jeremy and I were away for Amanda's wedding in Wisconsin.)

Jeremy wearing Addie's tiara.  Cute, huh?  It kept falling off Addie's head so he wore it some. 

Princess Tiana (that's from "Princess in the Frog" if you don't know Disney princess movies)

Kate as a flower and Leigh as a nun.  I love how Kate is staring at her!  Ha!

Doug as the Man in the Yellow Hat with Benjamin

Here's Addie with Andrew as Curious George (Doug's son...such a great father/son duo).  Addie and Andrew are great friends and only a few weeks apart.  We would be ok with an arranged marriage here. Ha! :)

I had to take pictures of some of the great people and cars dresses up.  Some people went all out for it being the first time.

Tiana and Sleeping Beauty (Alicia)

Dale went as Oscar the Grouch and was trying to give away trash instead of candy.  It was great!

Jill and Mike (Kelly's parents) as pirates

Addie with one of her favorite people

Ha! Ha!  A Jolly boy at his finest. :)

Addie with two of the girls from the youth group, Morgan and Shelby.

Our family!

Love this!  Some of our friends' little boys.  The Bendorf twins, Austin and Collin, and Emery (John & Terrianne's little one).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

October pics

Here's a few cute pictures of the girls in October. We were blessed with beautiful weather this fall!  It has been a challenging couple of months though.  We have been battling sickness.  Poor Kate got a bad stomach bug only 2 weeks after being in daycare.  It was crazy week for me at work so it was so hard not being home with her!  We were worried about her dehydrating since she is only eating breastmilk still.  It took her a few days to get over it.  Addie then got sick, but thankfully it was short-lived.  Then Jeremy got sick the next day.  Jeremy has also had a fever two other times. I think we've been running pretty hard lately!  I have determined that "I'll sleep when I am dead", to quote my husband. Ha!

Jeremy went on an annual guys camping trip one weekend.  I took the girls up for a quick trip to see my parents.  It had been way too long since our last visit.  It was too short, but at least they got to show off Kate to my dad's church.  Here's Addie giving Grandpa a sandwich for $16 at a park down their street. :)

Such a proud big sister...


Addie playing in the leaves in our yard.

Our little punkin...

Cute feet!  Kate kept staring at her feet whenever she would wear these pajamas. 

(Next post: Halloween...just a few weeks behind. Ha!)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pumpkin patch

In mid-October we went to Gallerein Farm in Shelby County with Jeremy's dad & step-mom, Jenny & Anthony and all of the kids.  We have gone to Huber's the past two years, but thought we would try something not as crowded and closer.  They had lots of activities for kiddos in addition to the pumpkin patch.  It was a lot of fun, although it was really windy.  Poor Kate was wrapped up the whole day to keep her out of the wind.  Unfortunately we all suffered bad allergies after being outside all day.  After the farm visit we went over to Jeremy's aunt's house for chili.  A perfect fall day!

Addie was so funny about baby pumpkins.  That is all she wanted.  She wanted these two, but kept having a hard time carrying both of them.  She would pick one up and then the other would drop.  That continued for a few minutes.  It was pretty funny.

Ashley, what do you think??? :)

Addie loved getting her face painted

We met up with Blake and Tracy and their family.  Here is Addie with Alena (their daughter) and her cousin, Tessa.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Laughing sisters

I have many posts to still do from all of our October activities, but I had to post this video that we took this evening.  It has to be one of my favorite videos ever!  I love to watch these two girls together.  You can tell already how much they love each other!