27 October 2010

2 Ladybugs and a Dragon visit the library

Worth staying up past midnight

...to have the girls wake up to this.
Had to try them on before breakfast with jammies still on!

I can't wait to see the full effect! First Halloween party at storytime today.

And, yes, as you can see I worked on costumes instead of cleaning the house last night!

18 October 2010

South Padre Island Oct 2010

Jeb was having the greatest time trying to throw Amelia's shoes in the ocean. I wish I'd gotten more video of before I alerted her; he was just cracking up when it was only me stopping him, trying again and again!
We had a ton of fun this weekend, even though the kids and I are all coming down with colds. Jeb and Amelia both liked the ocean a lot better than back in May. Neither of them could keep up with Elizabeth, however, so Saturday night James took them out to dinner while Elizabeth and I stayed out in the water just as long as she wanted to. It was great for her not to be held back by the "babies" and play to her heart's content. It was also great for me to only have 1 kid to keep my eye on, so I could actually enjoy the water myself.

We stayed at the hotel that was being built outside our windows last October. Love the pool and hot tubs. The part with a waterfall is a 1 ft deep kiddie area.

Saturday morning I took the kids to the Sea Turtle rescue center. I was surprised at how much Amelia loved it. She keeps going on and on about the sea turtles and how they got hurt. I guess it shouldn't surprise me as she loves to examine our bodies and tenderly ask about "owies." I just didn't realize how much she was listening and retaining as I rambled on about what they were seeing.

We headed over the the birding center after that, but it was getting warm outside, Jeb needed a nap, and we didn't have much time before meeting James for lunch, so we ended up just taking a quick look at the butterfly garden.

Of course the kids loved the hotel room. Jeb made sure all of the valuables were accounted for.
They are begging to go back. Elizabeth says we are going when it's Friday again. I'm sure she'd love to spend every weekend there!

Sunrise from our hotel room.

Elizabeth watching the sunrise.

15 October 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Ok, I couldn't get the text and pics to line up, but you can figure it out!
"Really, Mom? We're going to pretend like it's fall and wear long pants this morning before going to South Padre Island and playing on the beach? I don't think you're fooling anyone!"

Case in point...the sun was too bright in this pic and it totally washed Jeb out. B&W was the best I could do. I love the expression on his face.

Trying to get a picture of all the playgroup kids together...yeah, right!

Now THIS is what I was going for!

Batteries ran out right as I was going to get a picture of the three kids together, but at least that means they won't run out later on today on the island!

07 October 2010

Ok, so it's been a while since I've blogged, so I forgot that it posts the pictures in the opposite order that you pick them, so these are all out of order, but Jeb woke up while they were loading, so it'll just have to do!

These are pics of our backyard camping FHE last week. So nice that the weather is cooling down now!