Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hanging out

So after the party we got some nice hanging out time in Wichita with Grandpa and Grandma.
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There was lots of corvette driving. Yes, Will is still not afraid of his sister’s driving. Every time she stopped he started rocking back and forth trying to make the car go. He is FEARLESS!
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Grandpa was reading the mail to Will.
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We celebrate Grandma Jenna’s birthday. (A few days early but fun just the same!)
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We had a great visit. It is always a great visit when the kids all sleep! Thanks for the card playing, kid cloth shopping, and yummy food!  See you in a few weeks!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

90th Birthday

November 1st was my Grandma Searl’s 90th Birthday. We loaded up the kids and headed to Kansas. This might have been the WORST driving trip we have attempted as a family. It involved running out of gas, Will crying and crying, stopping for Madeline to go potty after we had just stopped, and the worst… Will throwing up TWICE! So by the time we got to Kansas we were tired, stinky (throw up smell for the last 2 hours), and GRUMPY. Nick dropped Maddie Grace and I off at the party and took Will to Grandpa Ross & Grandma Jenna’s for a much needed scrub down. Here are some pictures of the party. My dad’s sister Carol did all the party planning and ordered the cake. Connie and Joey (Carl) also made the long trips from Maine and North Carolina to come for the fun.

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Maddie and Grandma getting ready to celebrate.

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Everybody in line at Furr’s.

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The group!

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Madeline was very serious about this gift opening business!

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3 of the 4 kids! Ross, Junior, and Carol. Sandra wasn’t able to come.

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3 of the 5 grandkids. Me, Joey (Carl), and Connie. We missed you Richard and Keith came early and had to leave early.

Happy 90th birthday Grandma! Can’t wait to see you again for another visit.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

It was a beautiful night to go Trick-or-Treating. Maybe a bit chilly but wagon pulling can sure keep you warm. Here is our version of Jessie and Woodie from Toy Story.

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It started out light but was very dark by the time we got home. Once Madeline got going she was excited. After our first stop at the Lawrence's across the street, I wasn’t sure we would make it any other houses. The kids got light up necklaces and that was about all Madeline could think about or talk about it. As we walked around the neighborhood many neighbors had their fire pits out in their driveway with lawn chairs and s’mores! I love this place. The night ended with both Woodie and Jessie in the wagon plum wore out!

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Sometimes we just had to take a break and try out our new necklaces and eat a little candy snack.