Happy Halloween 2011

Tonight was trick or treat night in WDM and boy were the kids out in full force.  Some neighbors of ours had a pre trick or treat party at their house, which was fun.  All of the neighbor kids were in their costumes running around, eating hot dogs, doing Halloween crafts, and just being crazy.  Then it was time to trick or treat!  It was so fun watching the kids go crazy and have fun.  Holden was not into his costume at first.  I pretty much had to force it on and all he said for the next 1/2 hour was "NO!"  After a while, he thought it was pretty fun and caught on to the whole trick or treating thing. 

Spiderman and Western Sheriff

Riley is a Power Ranger, Bryck is a T-Rex and Miah is a Haloween Goddess

Holden is trying to take all of Ann’s candy

Amisha is a pretty princess

This was Jaxson in 2007

Holden 2011

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Holden’s Lovies

Oh boy. . . Holden’s lovies.  This kid loves these things.  "They" include his monkey, or "me" as he calls it, and at least two burp rags, or also known as "burr ray," and the baby.  They go everywhere with him. . . upstairs, downstairs, to bed, in the bike trailor, etc.  If for some reason he hasn’t seen them in a while and finally notices them, he gets soooo excited and runs and tackles them and buries his head into them. 

Holden with all of his friends.

Pumpkin Carving

Last night we had our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party with the Barrons.  We had great fun making a mess and creating masterpieces.

Getting down and dirty

My cute helpers

The final product. . . Brad’s (it’s hard to tell what it is from this picture but it’s a scary face), mine is a cat, Jaxson’s is Dracula, and Holden’s is a ghost.

Matt’s, Ann’s, and Miah’s

Not Much Going On Here

We haven’t been up to anything too exciting lately.  Brad went to the Iowa FB game this weekend and had a great time.  Grandma Kris came down for a little bit Sat. afternoon to see her grandbabies.  Other than that, it’s the same ol’ same ol’ around here.

Holden getting his homework done.

With the colder weather back, Jaxson is back to doing puzzles.  He has been doing 100 piece puzzles all by himself. 

And we are back to playing indoor games.

And playing indoor with our neighbors.

Wedding Weekend

Last weekend Brad was a best man in Ben and Tina’s wedding.   They got married last Sat. at TCI (a country club) in Polk City.  The wedding was outside and they were blessed with such a gorgeous fall day.  It couldn’t have been anymore beautiful.  We had a great time celebrating with them and a bunch of other friends we haven’t seen in a long time.  We did make a late night out of it so we really appreciate my dad and Brenda for keeping the boys overnight with them.  The boys had a lot of fun and I heard provided a lot of entertainment 🙂

Ben and Tina

We enjoyed the beautiful weather outside.

Mike and Mom over looking the golf course.

Andy, Mindy, Brady and Baby #2 Cathcart. . . That’s right we are going to be Aunt and Uncle again!!  Congratulations to Andy and Mindy emoticon

Oh yeah, here’s me with the best man. 

These boys and their air guitars.  I could probably pull out a very similar picture from eight years ago at our wedding.  Their air guitars go to every wedding reception with them 🙂

Fun In Hubbard

After riding in the combine, we headed to Nana Pam’s house to spend the rest of the evening and stay the night.  Great Grandma, Uncle Warren and Aunt Wendy also came over and we had a nice grilled supper.  After supper we enjoyed playing games and then the boys were put to bed.  After everyone was in bed, Mom and I stayed up until 12:30 just talking.  It was a lot of fun.

Nana Pam found a Spirograph at a garage sale at snatched it up.  We had one when we were little and it was so cool.  Now Jaxson is learning how to do it.

We also played Guess Who

Farming Fun

On Friday, I took the boys up to Hubbard and we got to ride in the combine with Brandon.  The boys had a blast with the whole process.  They loved looking out the front watching the beans get pulled into the combine and they loved looking out the back window watching the beans fill up.  I think Jaxson really loved it because today on the way to preschool he said, "Well Mommy, now I can’t decide what I want to be when i grow up.  I don’t know if I want to be a farmer or a fixer."  I informed him that he doesn’t need to decide that yet and he resonded, "OK, I think I’ll just be a farmer."  Then as he was getting out of the van for preschool, his teacher told him that he looked very handsome (he was a little dressed up since it was picture day).  He had jeans on with a nice green striped button-up shirt, which I thought was kind of preppy.  So his response to his teacher was, "I look like a farmer!"  She just laughed.  Then tonight. . . as I was putting him to bed, he looks in his closet and said, "It’s a good thing I have a cowboy hat since I’m going to be a farmer."  Oh goodness 🙂 Thanks to Uncle Brandon for entertaining us for an hour.  We had fun! 

Getting ready to take off.  Not the best of pictures, it was SOOOO windy that I just wanted to hurry and get in.

Jaxson was having fun making faces.

Watching the beans fill up.

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