Friday, October 31, 2008

The AZ State Fair

On Wednesday my parents, the girls and I went to the State Fair for the afternoon. We had a great time! It was so fun to see the girls enjoying seeing the animals, eating the food, and of course riding the rides! :)

Emi was so sad that she wasn't able to go on all the rides that Alyssa went on. I didn't think she would care...or even notice for that matter, but she was really upset. Next year Emi!!! :)

Here's Alyssa going on her first ride by herself!!! What a big girl! :)

Alyssa wanted to go in this funhouse SO bad, but the sign said you had to have closed toe shoes on, which meant...Grandma had to take her! Oh, Grandma was so thrilled about that! ;) ...thanks Mom for being a great Grandma!!!
Trying to keep Emi entertained while Alyssa went on 'big girl' rides..."Look Emi, hay! ...isn't this fun!?!?"

Apple Annie's Orchard

On Monday Nate's parents, Nate, the girls and I headed south of Tucson to Wilcox where Apple Annie's Orchard is. It was not really what I had envisioned it would be, but God is good and we still had a nice time just being with family.

How'd she get so big so fast??? :(

Ruth packed a very nice picnic for us all!

One of the reasons we went to this particular place was because they have an apple orchard...well we found out when we got there that they had no apples to pick because of the freeze last winter. :( Here's Alyssa sitting in an apple-less tree...

At least we got to enjoy some VERY YUMMY apple pie...that alone made the trip worth it!

Off to pick pumpkins...
Alyssa had so much fun pushing Emi around...and actually, Emi enjoyed it too! :)

Emi found this cute little pumpkin and then carried it around the rest of the day!

Once again here are some of our 'wonderful' family pictures...we try, I promise we try!!! ;)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Alyssa's 3yr old photo shoot...

Here are some pics from getting Alyssa's 3yr pics done. She did such a great job! :)

This was really cute...the lady wanted her to stand holding her hand on her hip (the lady said 'with attitude') and she just couldn't understand how she was supposed to do it, so she was just cracking up!

This is the best 'attitude' shot we got! ;)

Friday, October 24, 2008

4 girls today!!!

Today I watched the Diaz girls for Kristina because she went to WI for a couple days. You can just say that Alyssa couldn't have been more happy to have her BFF over ALL day! We played outside in the play house, they all got a turn swinging, they played dress up, watched Cinderella (of course!), and just ran around screaming/laughing. I think all four of them had a great time!!!

They would not take their eyes off of the movie for even a second!
Yes, for some reason I thought I'd try to get a picture of all of them together...silly me! ...not even one of them is looking, but I guess none of them are crying or running out of the picture so that's a small amount of success, right???

The sisters...

It's so hard to get cute pics of the girls together (one's always looking away...or running away) so I just thought I'd post a couple that I recently took that turned out 1/2 way decent! ;)

My sleeping 'baby'...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Playgroup today...

Today for playgroup we went to a park and it was so much fun! The weather was beautiful, the kids had fun, and no one got hurt...Praise God for a wonderful day!!! :)