October 2011

School Halloween Party

October 31, 2011

Drew's first-grade class had a Halloween party today, and Daddy was there to enjoy it with him.

(No costumes allowed in school nowadays.)

Drew during the party

Drew showing his "pumpkin" creation

Carving Pumpkins

October 30, 2011

Coming in right under the wire, we finally carved our 2011 pumpkins tonight.

Brie had a blast

Lexi worked hard on hers

Drew drew his out before cutting it all himself

McDonalds after the Halloween Parade

October 29, 2011

A couple of friends and their families all met us at McDonalds after the Longmont Halloween Parade.

The kids loved this and got really tired out.

Tired Crazy Kids

Longmont Halloween Parade

October 29, 2011

As we do most years, we walked in the annual Halloween Parade in Longmont.

This was the first year for us to abandon the stroller and/or wagon, and the kids were TIRED by the end!

Lexi and Brie walking with Marlee in the parade

Pirates Drew and Mommy

The Whole Crew

Preschool Halloween Parade

October 27, 2011

Daddy got to see the girls in their preschool Halloween parade today.

The girls were obviously the best-dressed of the bunch.

Lining up before the parade

Showing off their costumes in the parade

Posing for pictures after the parade

Tiger Cubs Hike

October 23, 2011

Drew's Tiger Cub den took a hike at Rogers Grove today.

This could not have been a better day (weather-wise) for this event.

It was a lot of fun, there was a LOT to explore, and each one came home messier than they arrived.


The whole den on the "Great Stone Table"

Drew exploring the large pile of dirt

Drew helping the den making a large leaf rubbing

Booster Seats

October 21, 2011

The girls moved out of their car seats and into booster seats today.

Looking way too grown up

Anderson Farms

October 14, 2011

We met Grandpa at Anderson Farms today to play and buy our Halloween Pumpkins.

We had a lot of fun as we always do when we come here.

Drew especially loved the corn maze, and all the kids loved the barrel train.

Waiting for the barrel train to start
(Mommy is in the car in front of the kids!)

Having fun with Grandpa


October 13, 2011

The girls received a pin they earned at tonight's Girl Scouts meeting, so the whole family attended the event.

Brie and Lexi holding up their letters to spell "Daisies"

Preschool Pumpkin Patch

October 13, 2011

Mommy and the girls headed to the pumpkin patch with their preschool today.

Brie and Lexi with their class

Brie having fun gourding

Lexi loves this!

Fun Together

Finding the Perfect Pumpkin

How does this thing start?

Done with a fun-filled day

Sometimes it just doesn't work out

Drew is 7!

October 12, 2011

As usual, we had a separate, small gathering today for Drew's "real" birthday.

Can he really be seven years old already?

You may think he looks like he's 10, we think he looks like he's 2.

Drew requested a playable Angry Birds cake. Of course, Mommy delivered perfectly.

The Playable Angry Birds Cake

Drew getting help from his sisters to open presents

Drew got a lantern for camping

Drew playing his cake.
(Things you never expect you will write.)

First Pack Meeting

October 11, 2011

Drew has joined Cub Scouts, and Daddy is his den leader.

Tonight was the first Pack Meeting where all the dens in the pack meet together.

Drew the Tiger Cub

Drew's 7th Birthday Party

October 9, 2011

Drew had a fantastic 7th birthday party today.

He had lots of friends and family join him, as well as a special guest: Captain Jack Sparrow!

This was, by far, his favorite birthday party ever, and it was great memories for Mommy and Daddy to see their pirate boy fight Captain Jack.

Of course there was a fantastic TracyCake

All set up for the party

Captain Jack doing his thing

Drew locked in an epic battle with Captain Jack

Drew with Captain Jack

Pirate Mommy lighting the candles

Blowing out the candles

Cutting the cake with Jack's pirate sword

The whole pirate family with Captain Jack Sparrow

Museum with Daddy

October 2, 2011

Daddy took the three kids to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science all day today while Mommy was at a cake decorating conference in Denver.

All three kids in front of the bear statue outside the museum


October 1, 2011

More soccer games today. The kids are all doing great!

Drew lined up with his team for the pre-game equipment check