Catching up….Halloween happenings.
So much fun! Love Halloween!!
Catching up….Halloween happenings.
So much fun! Love Halloween!!
Do you ever look at your Pinterest Boards and start to see a theme arise? Pinning home interior images is one of my favorite things to pin! Usually after the first of the year I am ready to dig into a home improvement project, even if that just means painting. Based on my Pinterest board I am pretty sure my project will include some white, some blue and some grey.
Here is what I have been pinning:
Blue doors, white trim, grey siding. Yes please!
Big grey comfy couch.
So much to love about this room.
I love this bed with the white, grey and blacks!
What color combo have you’ve been drawn to lately?
You can see all my home interior pins over here.
Last year we checked out an event called Halloween at Hillview. Hillview is a county park not far away from us. For the last camping weekend of the season they put on event where kids can dress up and trick-or-treat around the campground. You can see my photos from last year here.
We had so much fun last year, we decided to go again this year, but this year we also camped and handed out candy! Our friend’s the Peterson’s joined us for the trick-or-treating. Here are some photos.
The kids are geared up for trick-or-treating on Halloween night! They told me that this was just a warm up for the real thing!
Love this time of year!
Our annual visit to the pumpkin patch! This year we ran into friends from school/church which made the visit even better!
I love that all three of them are still really into the pumpkin patch. I know that these years are limited and I am soaking it all in.
Although with Ethan…I see the pre-teen attitude creeping out here and there. But he is a good boy, even if he won’t smile for my photos.
The corn maze! The boys were moving fast…and Zooey was interested in the corn.
And another year of the pumpkin patch done!
A few from my iPhone:
Saturday mornings you can find us at the sports field. Zooey’s first year playing soccer. She is doing fairly well. Some games she is into more than other games. Kids at this age playing soccer are funny. I am just happy she got out there and tried something new.
And Mr. Owen playing flag football. He had his choice to do flag or tackle football this year and he decided to stay with flag. By 4th grade (next year), if he wants to keep playing he will have to get his tackle gear on (eek!).
My sweet Ethan – not so much into sports, and that’s OK. He has other wonderful talents. And if later he decides he want to try a sport out – that is great too. Whatever my kids decide to do, I will be the mom in the corner cheering all my kids on with a camera in my hand!
Photos from Labor Day weekend…
We made a last-minute decision to head to the lake on Labor Day weekend for one last summer adventure.
Time together and jumping off the dock.. love that the simple things are so much fun.
A little bit of playground time …wet hair and bathing suits
Back at the campsite
As I post this I realize that our days at the lake are now far away… we are getting ready to store the camper for the winter. Although we did manage to sneak in one more trip to the Lake in mid-September and had fun the past weekend celebrating Halloween a few weeks early at a local campground…I hope to post those photos soon!
Way back in the beginning of September my first baby boy turned 11! Perhaps if I don’t blog it means that it didn’t happen? But it did happen regardless of my lack of blogging immediately after the big day. Like every mother who has a child that turns a year older, I gasped and say “I can’t believe it” and “Wasn’t he a baby just yesterday??” .
For his 11th Birthday we had dinner with the family at Red Lobster, followed by cake and presents. The day after his birthday he had some of his friends over for a sleepover.
And just like that he turned 11. I think 11 is going to be very cool.
And that concludes the 2015 Birthday season. Time to put away the cake and ice cream and welcome all things pumpkin spice.
Mimi the Wonder Dog is keeping us active around here. I forgot how crazy a little puppy is! How much energy! We’ve been doing daily walks. It is not unusual for Mimi to get at least 2 if not 3 walks in one day. Good for her, good for us (good for everything in our house that she wants to chew on). It is a win, win. Besides walks, another place Mimi loves to go is the dog park! We hadn’t visited the dog park with Sugar because she was aggressive with other dogs. I am hoping this won’t be the case for Miss Mimi. We are doing our best to socialize her with lots of people and dogs while she is a pup. The dog park was a big hit, with everyone! I decided that it is impossible not to smile while at the dog park. Our whole family would agree. We had a blast.
I am a bit behind on posting photos from this summer’s adventures! And we are still busy creating more memories and taking more adventures. It’s all happening faster than I can post, which is a good thing! Got to soak it all in before the warm weather is no more.
So part of our summer adventures include the purchase of a new to us pop-up camper. We found it on Craig’s List. Unbeknownst to us, it had issues – we had to take it to the RV repair shop not once but twice. But once we got it up and going – SO much fun! It’s not fancy, but it has A/C, electricity and no more sleeping on the ground! I love the idea of making so many family memories and going on great adventures with our little pop-up!
Our first adventure wasn’t too far away – but still great! Of course good friends and plenty of time at the lake made it even better.
Our little camper — please note the wooden pole keeping one side up…ah yeah, that was one of the issues. But it has now been fixed.
Zooey was the only girl with 7 boys!!
After swimming we headed to the Barefoot Bar – where dogs and kids are allowed (yeah!) and then back to the campsite for s’mores (not pictured) —and then everyone crashed. A sign of a very good day.
A few from my iphone:
Yay to a successful camping trip and out new little pop-up camper! Expect to see a few more adventures before the snow starts flying.
Today was the first day of school for the kiddos! And for one year, and one year only, we have all three kids in the same school! Yeah!
Hello to 5th, 3rd and Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Here are some photos from the drop off.
The boys were off and running when we got to school! They don’t need Mom & Dad to walk them to the playground to line up!
Little Miss Z, well this was her first day at the big school! She did awesome! She wasn’t nervous at all. She has been waiting for this day! To finally go to the big school with her brothers!
I only teared up a little.
One last final peek at the boys who were making their way into the school. Owen at least looked my way. Ethan just kept walking… And I took his photo anyway. Oh 5th graders. So funny.
Reports from all three that the first day was a good day! I didn’t expect anything less. And another one down in the books.
1st Day of School 2015.