Thursday, October 22, 2009

AZ State Fair

Yesterday Nate took a 1/2 day off and after naps the four of us went to the State Fair. It was a beautiful afternoon to spend the day outside with my whole family!

This turkey is ready for Thanksgiving!

Getting ready to ride the BIG ferris wheel.

Stopped on the top...yup I was freaking out! ;)

Zoo trip

Yesterday morning we got to go to the zoo and hang out with our friends Holly, Brandon & Noah. It was so nice to enjoy the beautiful weather and watch the kids run free since there was hardly anyone there! :) We got to the Orangutan exhibit right when the guy was setting it up for the day. The kids got to learn lots of fun facts about how they live, what they eat, how they play, etc. Then we got to see them enter their exhibit. It was really fun!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mother Nature's Farm

Yesterday our play group went to Mother Nature's Farm. It was really cute...there was a pumpkin patch, the kids got to decorate a pumpkin with stickers, we went on a hay ride, there was a bounce house, and we got to feed the farm animals. The kids had such a fun time!
My pumpkins :)
Emi stood like this for a long time just staring at the pigs. It was so adorable I had to take a picture. ;)

Luke and Alyssa were inseparable!

Alyssa wanted to grab the whole bail of hay and throw it in!

Daddy's home!

Friday Nate got back from being in Japan for almost 3 weeks. It was so cute to see how excited the girls were to have him home!!! We went inside the airport when we went to pick him up and the girls stood as close as they were allowed to, to where the people come out of the gates. Emi just kept pointing down the hallway like she was seeing him...but after a couple minutes I realized that was not the case (I think she was just so excited that she wanted him to come through the gate right away!). ;) Then when he got to us the girls went crazy, Alyssa just started talking to him non-stop and Emi just kept touching his face and giggling! :)
When we got home Emi laid on Nate's luggage, as if to say, "you're not going anywhere now daddy!" ...and then when he laid down on the couch, she would not leave his side. I love how she loves to cuddle.
We are so thankful that God brought Nate home safely, we love you babe and are so happy you're home!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fancy Nancy Party

A couple days ago Alyssa went to Mercy's 4th birthday party...a Fancy Nancy party! :) Kristina did such a great job...she set up different stations for the girls to be at, a dress up station (dresses, purses, etc.), a hair station, a nail station, professional photo shoot, a craft station, and a dance area. The girls loved getting all 'fancy'!

My 2 princesses. :)

Didn't get one with them looking at me or smiling, but hopefully Renee did. :)
Dance Party!!!
I love Kristina's pose in this one. ;)
Her favorite dance move... "and we all fall down!"

She was such a big girl getting her nails done.

Time to make a princess cookie. :)
Mercy opening her presents on her throne!

We love you Mercy, happy 4th birthday!!!