Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our Thankful Tree

I gathered a bunch of branches from outside, put them together in a glass jar, and... TADA! Our Thankful Tree was born. Now, we have little felt leaves to write down things we are thankful for and then we'll put them on our tree and soon our tree will be filled with gratitude.
It will have to find a new home at the top of the book shelve. Because lets be real, Max will take off all the leaves, and try to pull out the branches. ;) AND it might get over shadowed by the pile of things that end up being put or left on the table. heehee.

I also made this THANKS banner.
I'm looking forward to seeing our tree filled with gratitude and be reminded daily of all the things I'm thankful for. :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

How to train your Dragon


For Halloween we did a "How to train your Dragon" theme from the movie.

My Viking hubby with the cutest little Dragon. ;)
Love the slightly crooked Viking hat look. haha!

Our Monstrous Nightmare Dragon.
He's a little harder to train, he came with a much more FIERY temperament. heehee!

Trick or Treat
(I would give him something good. You don't want to mess with Dragons)

Trick or Treating with young kids is really about the tradition of it. Like I'm going to allow Max to eat ALL the candy, so it ends up being eaten by Shaun and I. heehee. Even though, we shouldn't be eating it all either. When you go up to a house and they tell Max to take more, it cracks me up! It's really going to the parents. AND people give out all the good kind of candy now. Remember when we were younger and you would get all sorts of "not so good" candy. Max had all the "good stuff," even some FULL sized candy bars.

Max had some wire lined wings that flared out. He wouldn't wear them. I took the wire out and used velcro to put the wings on. He still ended up ripping them off.
He also has a dragon mask, which I now wear to chase him around the house with, flapping my arms and making all sorts of Dragon noises.
I used to chase him around with a stuffed Monstrous Nightmare Dragon we got before we had seen the movie. When we first watched the movie as a family, I brought it out to watch the movie with us. Max watched the movie with his arm snuggled around the dragon. It was adorable. The stuffed Dragon has become Boston's nemesis. It's hilarious! I'm going to do a post about that.

Here's Easton earlier in the day, before he turned into a Dragon. ;)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dewitt Stables Fall Festival

I loved this place. It felt real authentic, a great horse stable, with good people, and perfect for toddlers. We'll be coming again next year.

Max VERY much enjoying the bounce house.

Hay maze

Max cheating and climbing over the hay barrels. haha!

Okay, when it starts going, you need to sit down!
(barrel ride)

Beautiful horses. This is the hay ride we took over to the pumpkin patch.

Max got a pony ride, unfortunately, poor horse Pete, got a grouchy rider. This was the last thing we did and by this time, Max was ready for a nap.
What a good horse Pete was.

Down at the pumpkin Patch, we got some great pictures! I was so happy to get a family picture.

Max organizing the pumpkins.

LOVE this little pumpkin. Best pumpkin around. He's not for sale.

Love my guys! big and little. ;)