Tuesday, November 1, 2011


We're moving to Texas!
Tanner accepted a job in Houston and we'll be leaving around Thanksgiving!

Maggie's toy

My mom got Maggie this little play mat before she was born.
She LOVES it.
It's so cute to see her kick and squirm with excitement.
She grabs the little stars and holds on tight.
I love watching my babies grow.
Can't believe she's 3 months now!!


This Halloween was fun, but wild at the same time.
Taking 3 little girls trick or treating, without Tanner's help is a handful.
Thankfully we went with our friends the Haderlie's around our block first. 
They had fun trick or treating, finally getting the hang of it as we were finishing.
Then we decided to head over to Green Gables for some trunk or treating.
Not really sure why I thought that'd be a good idea, since 2 of my 3 girls were DONE with the wind and cold.
I don't blame them.
But we did it and had fun anyway and got lots of candy to prove it!

Here's Layla as Ariel the little mermaid.

And Gwen as Dora... although you can't really tell, besides the small picture of Dora on the front.
Oh well, she loves it!

And I bundled Maggie up in her warm suit and figured that worked well enough as a costume.
My little bear!

Gwen's Birthday!

My little Gwennie turned 2 on Halloween!
We decided to celebrate on Sunday after church and a quick nap.
Gwen was so excited to see all the decorations!
She kept saying, "Gwennie's Birfday! Blow a candles! Suprwise! Pwesents!"
She loved it all!

My Mom came this last weekend to celebrate with us 
(thank goodness, because Tanner had to fly to Texas to start his new job!)
She helped a LOT!
And Breanna was able to come over too!

I love Gwen's face in this picture!

Can you tell that she was excited about blowing those candles out??
Love it!

Happy 2nd Birthday Gwen!
We love you!

Carving Pumpkins

Layla wanted a scary pumpkin and Gwen wanted a happy one...

Hay Maze and Pumpkins!

A week ago we went to fetch some pumpkins.
A tradition of ours is to pick up donuts and cider for the carving party.
Us girls waited in the car patiently, while Dad got the goods at Broulims. 
I guess it was pretty crowded, because we waited for quite a while.

We followed some signs out to a pumpkin patch with a corn maze! 
The girls were so excited.
They even had a few animals.

Layla and Gwen LOVED the kid maze!

Layla thinks this is the coolest picture of a "rainbow floating on her head".

We decided to try out the big maze as well.
It was fun, but we weren't having much luck finding the end, so we just picked an exit and announced to the girls that we made it!
They were happy enough.

I love our family outings!