Monday, October 29, 2012

Our Toddler Halloween Party...

I learned one thing yesterday, it is difficult to get good pictures of active little boys, especially when you are trying to get them to wear goofy costumes!  We invited a few friends over to show off halloween costumes and we ended up with 7 active little boys.  It was fun, but it was a little crazy!

The guests arrive!  

Tricia and the shark (Jacob)

Micah as Tigger

the whole crew--Holden, Brandon, Everet, Wyatt, Gus, Micah and Jacob.

Bill and Gus:  PS, Gus is the old man from Up and Bill is Russell, the boy scout in the movie.  Gus was not a fan of wearing his glasses.

And I was the bird from the movie Up.

Once again, it was difficult getting a picture of Gus in his whole costume.  Here is the closest we got.  Note his cane, glasses, and balloons.  Cute kid, and even though this picture didn't turn out that great, it took a lot of trying to even get this!

Happy Halloween!  On Halloween we will be (attempting) to dress the little guy up once again.  Bill's mom sent us the Raggedy Andy costume she made for Bill when he was a year and a half.  Super cute costume...let's just hope Gus is a little bit better at standing still!

Nancy and Gus

Kelly and Tom's Wedding!

We were blessed to be present for our good friends, Kelly and Tom's, wedding this Saturday.  It was a beautiful event, very holy and powerful.  We were double blessed because we were able to enjoy the wedding and reception without Gus!  He had a blast hanging out with another little boy, and we had a blast without him!  We didn't get a ton of pictures, but I thought I'd share the few we did get:

Kelly and her dad.

And then, I was inspired to take a few pictures of the couples...because since we all started having kids I realized that we just take pictures of our kids.  We are becoming those people!

 Even though not everyone was able to make it (we miss you JoAnn and Tom) we did get everyone from Men's and Women's group together for a quick picture!  We feel very blessed to be part of this group!  And now everyone is either married or ordained!  Wow.

A few days at the farm

Well, I guess with the baby coming Gus and I are trying to cram in as much as possible.  Once Tina left, we packed up and headed down to Marshall.  My dad was laid up with a bum knee and my mom was still in TX helping my sister Maria.  And plus, Gus's idol, cousin Dave, lives in Marshall.   We had a lot of fun and it is always good for me to hang out with my sister Ruth.  She is laid back and so realistic...which I often am not!  Even though I was there for 2 days, I only took pictures one morning.

Nothing better than a couple of sweet boys and their kitty!

Nancy and Gus

Aunt Tina Comes to Visit

I am WAY behind on posting pictures, so buckle up!  Gus just went down for a nap and I am determined to get these all posted before he wakes up!

First up, Aunt Tina came to visit last weekend!  We had lots of fun...although we mostly just played around the house.  On Sunday we headed out to a pumpkin patch to pick some pumpkins.  Everything was great....except we had a cranky little boy who was more interested in just about everything than the pumpkins.  We tried to take some good pictures...but he can run now!  Also, note the pictures where his head to cropped out...this is not a mistake!  He was not a smiler, despite the beautiful weather and wonderful company we had!

Out attempt at a family picture...oh, I hate pictures of myself pregnant!

Momentary interest in a pumpkin.

Hauling back our pumpkins.

Guess what he is looking at....a tractor!

Tina stayed through until Monday.  Gus took a whopper of a nap that afternoon and woke up much happier!  I think his Auntie wore him out!  We had just enough time for a big snack and a trip to the park before Tina headed back home.

This is Gus's new thing, jumping...although as Tina can attest, he doesn't get much (if any) air time.  but, he still finds it pretty exciting!

Thanks for coming Tina!

Nancy and Gus

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Fun in the Leaves

Friday was a beautiful day, much like today.  Bill and I took advantage of the weather and worked out in the yard for a few hours.  Since Bill came how a little early we were able to get all the leaves picked up, and even had some time to play with a little boy in the leaves.  It took him a while to get the concept of playing in the leaves, but when he caught on we had a lot of fun.

Thanks for stopping by and please, keep the prayers coming for my nephew Patrick!