Monday, October 29, 2007

Hershey Park in the Dark!

This is the 2nd year that we have taken the kids to "Hershey Park in the Dark." They have a short trick-or-treat area with one of each of the famous Hershey candies, and all the rides are open too! Last year we went in the rain, but this year, as you can see, it was beautiful!

I honestly think Laynie enjoys the rides more than Addy does! (Laynie was an owl...she kept her 'ears' on for about 2 seconds at a time, so finally we gave up.)

Claire and Ayden, and their parents, met us a little later at the park...this is us on the ferris wheel!

And the other side of the ferris wheel...

Finally leaving the park we really get to experience 'Hershey Park in the Dark'! It was a fun day! Thanks to Cindy Rowe Auto Glass for free tickets!! :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Although I'm a little embarassed to admit it, "What The" is Laynie's new favorite thing to say. I think she learned it from Addy, who must have learned it from Kelly... It is pretty funny to hear an almost-2-year old say "what the?" when she enters the room instead of "hi" or something normal, and fortunately, only a few of us can understand it anyway!

Four Years of Fall Fun!





Most of these pictures were taken with Addy's best friends Claire and Ayden who, until last Saturday, lived right through our back yard. The move has been hard on Addy...and me! Claire and Ayden's mom (Miss Tiffany, as Addison calls her) is my best-neighbor friend! Thank goodness that they only moved a 1/2 a mile away! I don't know what Addy would do without his regular Claire-fixes. Thanks Thomas Family for being wonderful neighbors and friends! We miss you already!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mmm Mmm Good...

This is how Laynie eats pudding I guess...seriously, it wouldn't taste as good without making a huge mess!

Monday, October 8, 2007

While Mom is preoccupied...

While attempting what I think will be my last canning effort this year, applesauce, I gladly told the kids "sure you can make 'leaf stew', anything to get you out of the kitchen." I did check on them a few minutes later when they were happily stirring up leaves and dirt in an old pot full of water. Well, a few minutes after I even need to explain? Of course Laynie's diaper became so full of water that it wouldn't even stay on! and of course all the clothes (I mean pajamas) came flying off in the midst of a water fight. Maybe if the east coast were not having a heat wave right now, this wouldn't have even been an option...but our temps have been mid 80s all week and humid! So, can you blame them?

Thursday, October 4, 2007


I meant to post this entry on Monday, Kelly's birthday...but let's just say it was a crazy day, and after the festivities, I had nothing left! So sorry Kelly...this does not mean I love you any less! In fact, I love you the most! I love and appreciate your patience with the kids, and me! I love the way you make me laugh, and I love your optimism and drive for life. Thank you for being a wonderful husband and father--
Happy Birthday!

I love this picture because it looks like all of Kelly's 'friends' are 4 years old! Well, even though he and his friends may act that way at times, really these are all the children of Kelly's friends...really.

And here is Addison being sneaky, trying to steal the gumdrops of which I used the red, orange, and yellow for the inside of the 'campfire' on Kelly's camping cake. He also had a graham cracker tent and icing-covered graham cracker sleeping bags! That's my kind of camping!

Just as a side note, this wasn't the only time throughout the day that Addison was caught. Once I walked into the kitchen to see him squirting icing right from the bag into his mouth. Can anyone say sugar high?