Friday, October 31, 2008

My Birthday!

I had a fun day celebrating!!! I got to eat ay my favorite places and hang out with a lot of my favorite people!!
Thank you to so many of you for the phone calls, texts, emails, facebook notes, and visits!!!! It was great!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

October 30th!

Today is my golden birthday... yep that's right I'm 30!! Wow, that's totally weird to say and to write!!! I love birthdays so that is why I'm letting you know that it's my birthday today!!! I'm sure I'll blog more about it after I've had a full day celebrating!!

I've been waiting for my golden birthday for so long!! I can't believe it's here!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Birthday date with Carter!

Carter gave me an early birthday present, a date with him!!! We had so much fun!!

Leaving for our date!

He planned the evening himself and he even paid for everything. He took me to Fazoli's for supper and he ordered for me!! How sweet and cute is that!?!?! He made sure to get me more bread sticks when I ran out too!!

Then we went to High School Musical 3! He paid for that and even bought me a pop! He is the best person to watch a movie with too! He laughs and dances throughout the entire thing.

Us in the movie theater!

We made sure to rock out to HSM 2 soundtrack during the drive and the night even ended with a kiss on the cheek for me from Carter!! He is such a gentleman (he has a great role model, his Daddy)!

Matt and I are so blessed to have such an awesome, sweet, kind, and loving son. He truly is one of my best friends!!!

Thanks Carter for an awesome birthday gift!!!! I love you!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Fall!

Fall is my most favorite time of year. I love the colors and the cool weather. I wish I could have it almost year round.

Here are some fun pictures of Durant, Ana, and Grandma enjoying fall at Grandma's new house.

Here are some more pictures from yesterday. We helped Grandma do some raking and of course we had to do some leaf pile jumping!!!

Taking a candy break after a hard morning of work!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Today we had a great time at the Pumpkin Patch. It was a beautiful sunny day out.

Matt faced his fears and fed the goat... the cow too!

Carter was very brave as well and also fed the cow!

This is as close to the animals as Durant would get!!

Ana is an animal lover so this was her favorite part.

She made friends with Travis, the Llama. They had a very interesting conversation....
Ana, "Hi, hi baby."
Travis, "Ahhh"
Ana, "Hi Daddy."
Travis, "Maaa"

Since Durant loves trains, this was his favorite part.

The whole family got to enjoy it!!

I was on the train ride too!

Time out to haul some goods!

Carter liked the bounce houses a lot!

Durant liked it too!

Ana liked being on Daddy's shoulders!

Ana giving the pumpkin a kiss!

Durant using the pumpkin as a band-aid cause he fell down and hurt his hand. See how he's holding his palm on there to stop the pain!!!! Must be an Ethiopian thing :)

We had a really great family day together!! I love my family! They are so much fun to be with and to make memories with!!!! They can make me laugh like no one else!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Faces of Durant

We have been working on understanding emotions with Durant. Here he is practicing making some faces of a few emotions he sometimes feels. I think we may still need some work.....




One more try..... Happy

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Carter and Mom Time

With three kids it's tough to find quiet time with each one, especially Carter since he's at school all week. So last week we had a Carter and Mom night. We made Rice Krispie Bars and played a game of his choice, Payday. It was a lot of fun to spend time just hanging with Carter. I've said this before, but he really is one of my best friends.