Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Great Wolf Lodge

The Williams invited us to go to Great Wolf Lodge with them and a bunch of other families. So we decided to take the kids out of school and join everyone. We had such a good time and it was so fun for the kids to have a bunch of friends to play with. Benson is holding Ryan but if you look close Brooklyn and Jeremy are also in there splashing around.
Brooklyn was a little nervous about the waterslides at first. So Jeremy went down with Heidi.

Brooklyn and Bennett
Once Ryan discovered this "boat" he didn't want to do anything else.
Brooklyn and Heidi


Ryan slowly made his way to the water.

Brooklyn, Heidi, and Bennett
We had such a good time. Brooklyn won't take off her bracelet because it is cool to wear it to school. Anyway, thank you Williams for inviting us. It was a ton of fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

the search for the greatest pumpkins

We have really lucked out and have had some really nice weather here. So we went to the pumpkin patch on one of those nice days. We got to launch pumpkins and try to make them into a barrel. Which we were not successful at but it was still fun.

So I told Jeremy to count to 3 and then let go. So he counted and then... didn't let go!
Brooklyn launching one of her pumpkins.
There was also a petting zoo. Ryan loved all of the animals.
The kids by the chicken coop.
Ryan also loved riding the tractor.
The kids had fun running through this maze.
Jeremy found his perfect pumpkin.
This isn't the pumpkin Brooklyn picked but I thought it was a cute picture.
Jeremy trying to help Ryan with his pumpkin.
Benson said he was going to get the biggest pumpkin he could find and he certainly did.


Me and the hubs!


I promise we had fun.
Everyone doing their share (except me, I had to take pics)!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

my bedroom makeover

So I made big plans for a bedroom makeover. Luckily Benson let me do what I wanted with a little bit of financial reality thrown at me once in a while. In the end even though I had to change a few things I am so happy with the way it turned out.

BEFOREI had to sand down the dresser and night stands and pull off some of the trim. Then we added new trim, painted them and put on new pulls. Benson drilled the new holes for the pulls but other then that I pretty much did the rest.
Ryan helping Dad prep the walls for paint.
AFTER

I am so happy with the way it turned out. I painted the canvas hanging above the dresser.I found the mirror and sconces at Goodwill and Benson spray painted them for me.
I was going to put some vinyl on the wall behing the bed but it was more then I wanted to spend right now. I found this awesome fabric at Ikea and a friend sewed it for me. I love it!
I am so in love with our room. I love to just sit in there and look around. Thank you Benson for all of your help!

Friday, October 01, 2010

I love the leaves!

So I asked my mom if I could do the post today and she said yes. So I want to tell you about my day. First off this is Ryan. So, I went to Read and Play with Mom and had a really good time. I loved the books they read. I got up and did the actions to the songs and even danced. Then I got to make my own spider but it creeped me out a little, so Mom helped me finish it. Anyway, I was such a good boy that Mom let me play outside before nap time.

First off I want to show you my new truck Mom got for me. I love it! I love playing with it in the leaves. Mom of course couldn't resist taking pictures of me. She is always pulling out the camera and never lets me touch it. That was okay with me today though because I had my truck. I could put the crane down into the leaves...
open the mouth and get some leaves...
I could even push it around in the leaves and hear them crunch!
One of my favorite things to do is fall into the leaves. My brother Jeremy showed me how to do it just the other day. It is so much fun.
They are also really fun to throw into the air.
I love the way they feel in my hands!
After all that I needed to rake them back up so I could...
oh wait, there is one more leaf in the crane,
fall into them one more time.
That's the end. Mom then told me it was nap time. I wasn't very happy about it but she was right. I fell asleep really fast.