Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

Miles is lucky enough to have October 31st as his birthday so for the past 3 years we have had a mini-birthday party before to head out to trick-or-treat.

The Avengers Birthday Cake

The kiddos are ready to party!

having a little pre-trick-or-treating chili

the birthday boy is not thrilled that he was required to eat dinner

birthday cake time!

back with their loot

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

drawing the faces
(apparently you must do this while wearing a super hero cape)

we make Dad do the hard part ;)

Emi was not excited to clean out the pumpkin guts

neither was Jack

finished product :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Zoo Boo

One of Emi's friends had a birthday party at Memphis Pizza Cafe and then we all headed to Zoo Boo. Of course the weather had been very warm until that day when the temperature dropped to 30 degrees - that's always our luck ;) Everyone was to arrive at MPC in their costumes to have pizza and cake. Everything was going well until I gave Jack a bite of cake and he threw up all over the table and himself (including his costume). LOVELY! Thank goodness it didn't appear to gross anyone out. About 2 seconds before Jack unloaded on the table, Emi asked me if she could go to the restroom - well in the midst of trying to save the Thor costume and clean the vomit off of the table, floor, wheelchair, ceiling, etc. Emily says to me "we can't find Emi, she's not in the restroom and she's not anywhere in the dining room" AAGGGGHHHHH!!!!! This is why I prefer not to go anywhere without Brian. So, of course, panic ensues. The other parents start frantically searching for her, I go check out in the parking lot and as I am about to completely lose it, I walk back into the restaurant and here she comes wandering out of the restroom - the MEN'S restroom. No one thought to check in there - Ha! Whew! After everyone was accounted for and cleaned up, we headed to the Zoo.

pre-vomit and amber alert incident 

made it to the zoo

our zoo boo crew

checking out the animals of the night

Thor showing off his muscles 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Falcon Ridge Farm

For the past 2 years we have gone to Falcon Ridge Farm in Toone, TN and it is absolutely the best place ever!!! We will definitely be continuing this tradition!

Jack checking out the petting zoo

about to walk through the corn maze

Emi was very annoyed that we were walking so slow ;)

Jack was totally excited to be in the corn maze

lunch break

playing on the hay bales 

pony rides!

Emi in the corn box

this was her absolute favorite thing!

on the hay ride to go pick out our pumpkins

Jack hanging out in the pumpkin wagon

picking out a pumpkin became quite a lengthy process

still looking......

found one!!

very happy with their selections ;)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A First In Our House

Monday morning we noticed that Jack would not put any weight on his right foot. I really didn't think much of it - we had this issue last year when he got Toxic Synovitis in his hip which is basically a cold virus that settles in your hip joint - they don't treat it and it goes away on it's own. I didn't rush to get him in to see the doctor, I figured the next day would be fine. Well, when I got him in to see the Doc we quickly discovered that his hip was fine but he would scream if you touched his foot. After some x-rays we think he may have a stress fracture and he got his first cast. 

not liking it

Emi helped us pick out green for his cast :)

all done and ready to get out of there!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Every year we go to Emanuel Methodist Church to pick out our big carving pumpkins. They have a great selection, are very friendly and the proceeds go to their youth group. 

picture time :)

Emi had a hard time making a decision but she FINALLY did and here are her selections.

Now they are adorning our front porch until carving day ;)