We have had a busy and fun Halloween weekend! On Saturday we continued our annual tradition of Trick or Treating downtown. We saw lots of friends and had fun collecting candy. Saturday afternoon, Cara and I drove down to Lola's birthday party which was so cute! Cara was perfect and loved spending time with Lola's family. Then today we went Trick or Treating around the neighborhood and answered the door.
October 30, 2010
Last night was the Fall Fun Fair at Lila's school. We had dinner there and then played carnival games in the gym. Lila had a blast!
October 29, 2010
Today was the last day of the session for "germastics" aka Gymnastics so the parents got to watch. It's hard to get good pictures in a big gym, but here are a few.
October 28, 2010
October 23, 2010
Wednesday was the last week of the session for Lila's Twinkle Toes class so parents got to come in and watch. It was SO cute! Lila was a little shy at first with people watching, but once they did Ring Around the Rosie she warmed up and did a great job after that.
October 18, 2010
On Saturday we went to a nearby pumpkin patch and had a fantastic time! It is definitely something we will do again next year.
Chris's first corn maze experience!
Cara saw ducks in a pond and LOVED them. Lila was playing in a bounce house when Cara spotted the ducks and she immediately began pointing and woofing at them. Apparently, "woof" is her all purpose animal noise. Chris took her over for a closer view of the ducks and she pointed, talked and woofed at them for at least 10 minutes!
Ian, Chris and Cara on the train. Cara loves her big brother!
Lila feeding a goat that "only had ears, not horns".
Lila "driving" a tractor.
Oops! We ran over Ian!
Clearly, I know that Chris and I grew up very differently, but sometimes it funny to me how urban my kids are compared to how I grew up. Here is us on the hay ride and the conversation that took place before that...
Me: Yay! They have hay rides!
Ian: What's a hay ride?
Chris: You don't know what a hay ride is? [pause] I don't either!
So, now the whole family has been on one and everyone enjoyed it.
October 11, 2010
Wow! Hard to believe that this is the last monkey picture! Next month Cara will be one year old! It has been quite a year and Cara's babyhood is flying by!
Cara has turned into quite the chatty Cathy this month. She's always been very vocal, but she now has quite a few identifiable words that she uses consistently. She says hi, hi there, Mama, Dada, Lila, Nana, doggie, woof woof, more and peek-a boo. She is very opinionated and whe she doesn't know a word she points and grunts until we figure out what she wants.
She crawls all over the house and is very independent. She likes to be right by me most of the time, but she is happy to entertain herself for periods of time. She has tried letting go of furniture a few times and has stood for a second or two, but is still not very steady. I think her feet are too tiny for her to balance!
On Saturday we went to our local Fall Fest. It was a gorgeous day and we had a great time. Here's Lila bouncing in a bounce house. Ian made his exit shortly after this.
Cara being a good sport and holding Lila's place in the long line for pony rides.
Lila going down the BIG inflatable slide without any fear. She even snuck by the attendant and went down twice! Oops!
October 5, 2010
Lila had her first visit to the dentist last Friday and she did great! She watched me first and then hopped right in the chair. She answered almost every question the hygenist asked with, "my favorite color is pink" and she told the dentist that she had five teeth on the bottom and eight on the top, which is "a lot".