Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My Garden's Last Burst of Color

With fall approaching I wanted to capture my flower garden's last burst of color before I had to replant for the winter. This summer was such a good year for our flower garden. We had rain every week at the perfect time and I ended up not having to water one time. Huge thanks to the Big Guy for all that wonderful rain this spring and summer :) It sure did help make my flowers bloom beautifully!

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Trip to Uncle Clare's Pumpkin Patch

Every year Uncle Clare plants lots of pumpkins in his pumpkin patch. We've never helped harvest pumpkins before but this year we did and it was so much fun! This is definitely a tradition we hope we can continue next year. We got to their house and loaded up on the trailer with Zue-Zue, Mammy, and Harley Clare. Then Uncle Clare drove us around to the pumpkin patch where we got right to work harvesting pumpkins. 

Mammy and Uncle Clare's grandson, Brian, met us out there and he decided to search for the biggest pumpkin in the patch. I didn't get a picture of it but he definitely found the biggest one of the day!

Harley Clare wasn't that interested in the pumpkins this year, but I know next year she'll be toddling around trying to keep up with everyone. This year she was pretty content just to be in someone's arms. 

Josh used to help Clare with his pumpkins every year so this was a chance for him to relive the "good ole days." See how excited he looks :)

I thoroughly enjoyed my first pumpkin patch experience and can't wait to do it again!

Look at how many pumpkins we harvested!

The best part was that after we harvested all the pumpkins we got to pick some out so we could put them by our front door. Thanks for this fun experience Uncle Clare!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hannah's Glowing 6th Birthday Party

Back in September we celebrated Hannah's 6th birthday at the local gymnastics place. Hannah requested a glow birthday party and Diane did a great job pulling that theme together! The kids played for a long time on the trampoline, balance beam, and the mats. Eli had lots of fun and actually showed me that he has really good balance. I was very impressed!

Once the kids had played for a long time, everyone went to the party room for some cake and ice cream. It was really cool looking with all the glow sticks around everything. 

We sang "Happy Birthday" to Hannah and then all the kids enjoyed their cake and ice cream. It's hard to believe that this sweet little girl is already six years old. Time flies by so quickly.

We're so blessed to be a part of this sweet family's life. We love them all so much! I love that our kids get to grow up together. Plus, in the very near future they'll also be our neighbors :) 

The kids played for a little longer after cake and ice cream and then it was time to go home. Eli gave Diane and Hannah "sweet lovies" before we left. They love each other so much :)

It was such a fun birthday party! Our lives are definitely brighter because we get to share life with this special family :)


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