Friday, October 29, 2010

31 for 21: Carving Pumpkins and Kecia Birthday

Sunday evening we had a family pumpkin carving party and Happy Birthday to Kecia!

Lyla is doing so good on her tummy now that her scar is healed and she doesn't cry when she rolls on her tummy. She's making great progress holding her head up!

Apple ball bites were great to dip in carmel and toppings. Thanks Caitlyn for the great idea, it worked perfect, much better than whole apples because you get to try every topping this way plus the polka dot apples after you scoop them out are so cute!

Lyla was just interested in chewing on the lid to her pumpkin.

The finished products!

31 for 21: Down Syndrome Playgroup

Last week Kecia hosted a down syndrome playgroup at her house so we went! It was so nice to meet a bunch of mom's and visit and share expreiences with each other. It makes it great to know people in the same situation and share feelings, it's an instant bond with them sharing in this new journey, and it was great for Lyla to meet some cute new buddies! They are all so darling and sweet. You can just feel this enormous spirit with all these kids together!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

31 for 21: Lyla's first haircut

Lyla has the craziest, whispy, thin hair so it was time for a haircut. She had a little trim when she was brand new but the top had grown in so long and weird.

Thanks to aunt Caitlyn the horrible comb-over is now gone!

Lacey put the whole top in a ponytail which stuck straight up, it looked ridiculous, we were all laughing.

So much better now! Hooray!

31 for 21: Cornbelly's

Last week we tried to get in all the outdoor Halloween activities before the weather turned freezing, and good thing we did since we woke up to snow today, yuck. The kids had coupons from Ava's school fieldtrip to go back for free so we went again since the boys weren't with us the first time. They all had so much fun!

Crew was in heavan with the old firetruck he could play in and try on the firefighter hat!

Griffin and Blythe dancing on the jumping pillows.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

31 for 21: Hee Haw's

Last week we went to try out Hee Haw's with Katherine and the kids. We had a great time. We did the corn maze, big slides, hay ride, looking at animals, the kids picked their own pumpkins out in the pumpkin patch and then onto lunch at the Purple Turtle since everyone was starving!

Ava, Brandt, aunt Katherine, Blythe and Crew

Monday, October 25, 2010

31 for 21: Pumpkin Patch

A couple of weeks ago we went to the pumpkin patch with Katherine, Brandt and Blythe to run through the corn maze and pick out pumpkins. Ava still reminds me of when they were younger (probably last year but to her it was long ago) and she and Brandt got lost in the corn maze so they ran around but she stayed fairly close this time. It was a perfect day and great company to enjoy being outside!

Ava has been such a great big sister to Lyla. Lyla has been laughing a lot lately when she plays peek a boo with her or talks in her ear, it's so cute that they are being little buddies.

Brandt and Ava

putting sticker faces on after we got back home!

31 for 21: Happy Birthday Griffin and Crew

The dudes turned 3 (September 23rd)! Where has the time gone that they are already 3 years old. It goes by faster and faster every year. We had a little carnival type party with the cousins and they had a great time. Happy Birthday little guys, We Love you tons!

Gumballs were a must, their favorite!

Aunt Lacey did her fabulous face painting for all the kids.

Lyla, Aunt Lindey, cousin Blythe, and Aunt Shay-Shay

Lyla needed her face painted too for a bit, until she started rubbing her hands all over her face smearing it in her eyes.