Friday, December 23, 2011

Starlight Circle

Oh how I love Christmas traditions. We walked Starlight Circle last night with the fam sipping yummy hot chocolate and enjoying all the pretty Christmas lights.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Who's Who???

I Love looking back and comparing these two boys. Love that they are wearing they same beanie at the same place, 2 years apart!

"The North Pole"

This was our second year going to see Santa but Grant's first. It is so awesome that someone is willing to let people in their home to enjoy all their Christmas decorations, free cookies and hot chocolate, and a free toy for every child. The boys loved it and I loved that they weren't afraid of Santa, Noah just climbed right onto Santa's lap. Noah is so into Christmas this year; he is always walking around singing Christmas songs, talking about baby Jesus' Birthday, and talking about getting his "bird hat" from Santa along with making sure to move the candy cane as we count down the days to Christmas. I love this holiday season and all the joy it brings into our lives.

Irvine Park

Last weekend we went to Irvine Park for our niece Jane's Birthday party. We had a lot of fun taking some family pictures for Christmas, playing with the leaves, riding the train & feeding the ducks.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Halloween

This year was awesome for the kiddos. We went to a nice neighborhood close to my parents house. It was all cold a sac's and this little community always goes all out for Christmas so we thought we would see what they do for halloween. We were not disappointed. Quit a few houses had their own haunted houses which Noah actually went through and said "it's not scary" but when asked if he wanted to go again he said "No Thank You!" There was a perfect amount of houses, by the last few houses they were all ready do go back to Nana and Papa's house to see what they scored. Grant was loving just grabbing all the candy and of course he found the one person that finally gave him some (thanks Nana). My sister says this is the last Halloween with us since they are moving to Arizona but it better not, she will just have to drive out here next year! Noah and Charlie have to dress up together. Last year they were superman and supergirl. This year Noah was Captain Hook (since he loves Jack and the Netherland Pirate's right now) and Charlotte was cute little Tinker Bell. Oh how I love dressing up these cute little kids. Grant was a little pirate and of course wouldn't keep his hat on but he sure loved his huge sword!

The "Ford" Girls Annual Halloween Bash

Thanks to my awesome parents for allowing us to take over their home the "Ford" girls had another fun successful annual Halloween party this year. We had a lot of yummy treats, costume contest, and dancing competition on the xbox. We also had a projector movie screen outside complete with homemade kettlecorn and a warm fire so everyone could enjoy watching Hocus Pocus. We of course had a theme this year, "Batman" and his gang. Thanks to my awesome sisters I know this party wouldn't have been complete since they are so very talented and creative.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Santee Lakes

Could not believe that I actually was able to get Dan to go on a walk with me. Good thing we had breaks including feeding the ducks and playing at the park so it wasn't too much physical activity all at once for him!!! This last picture was a shocker. For those of you who know Grant well he does not cuddle at ALL but for maybe 20 whole seconds he actually rested his head on Dan's shoulder, I so wish I was the one holding him.

Pumpkin Patch

This year we went cheap and went down to Mission Valley since Noah went to Oma's Pumpkin patch with his preschool. Noah had a lot of fun riding different rides and choosing a pumpkin to bring to school for pumpkin carving. Grant loved all the bright orange pumpkins and playing with the hay.

Halloween Fun at Legoland

This past weekend we took the boys to legoland for some halloween fun. Noah was able to go through a haunted trail and received a huge bag of goodies. Though Grant never fell asleep he was a happy boy the whole time. I love how he always has his tongue just sticking out between his lips when he's tired. Then he'll just put the blanket up to his face and suck on it and if we're lucky he falls asleep!