Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fun for families!!

We were invited to a Family Fall Festival at my parents' neighborhood a few weeks ago. It was great and we had a wonderful time!! The neighborhood really went all out. They are hoping to make it an annual event and I really hope they do!



The first thing Elijah saw when we got there was the giant blow-up jump house and slide. He ran right to it and that's where he stayed most of the night.







Sadie went straight to the petting zoo to feed some goats...



As soon as Elijah saw there were animals he ran right over...





View from the petting zoo...






There was also a giant tent. Inside was pumpkin painting, face painting and toddler sized play equipment...





The best part of the party (according to Sadie) was the train!






Choo choo!!











I had to pull Sadie off the train. No one was even driving it and all the kids had moved on. She rode it for at least 30-45 minutes and wanted more!






Refusing to look at the camera, but she looked so cute!




Getting her face painted...



Then it was time for dinner. Everyone that lives in the neighborhood brought stuff to have hotdogs and frito pie (and LOTS of sweets!).


Once it started getting dark the kids loaded up for the hay ride around the neighborhood...




We had a great time and really hope they do it again next year!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Fairy Princess and the Dinosaur

I just wasn't feeling like doing family costumes this year so I let the kids pick what they wanted to be. Elijah wanted to be a dinosaur. I couldn't find a dinosaur costume anywhere and didn't have much time to make one. So we turned a sweat suit into a dinosaur costume which Elijah actually loved! Here we are at the church's Trunk or Treat...


My ferocious dinosaur...


My girl was, of course, a Fairy Princess...





She played a few games...







with a little help...




We were so excited to see our friend Maci!! She came as a fairy princess too!! But she wasn't in the mood to take pictures...




Look at all that candy!!!


Elijah tried his hand at a few games (actually I didn't see him most of the night because he was playing games)...






He also got a spider painted on his face. He begged me to cover it with a band aid that night during his shower so it wouldn't get washed off.


I let her wear some makeup...she was SO excited!! I love her.






Taking a break to enjoy some (ok alot) of candy...


They were dancing...should have gotten a video!




More games...





Saturday night we went to the First Baptists Annual Fall Festival. They do it up big and the kids love it. We didn't get to stay for the monkey show, but we caught him outside during a break and got to get in a few high fives...







This year Sadie was big enough to ride the ponies!! She LOVED it!






She did not, however, enjoy the petting zoo as much because the animals' faces were right in hers...





Elijah, of course, loves it!






They also enjoyed the big room of games! (and prizes!)






Gone Fishin'




We are enjoying our fall so much!! Can't you tell?!