Friday, December 10, 2010

Oh it's being to look a lot like Christmas!

We love Christmas time and it's even more fun seeing how excited Josh is. Every morning he runs into the living room to see where the Elf on a Shelf has moved to.

Our Tree!

Josh loves to open his Lego advent calendar and see what he is going to build that day.

Even though our first snow fall was only an inch Josh had to go out and play. He played outside for an hour and a half. I could barely get him back inside.

The first snow angel of the year.

Making Christmas ornaments with mom

Our first ginger bread train. It's so hard not to eat all the icing and candy.

My finished train

Mailing my letter to the Big Man in Red. No, I can't tell you what I wrote.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Four Years Old Already

The last couple of weeks have been really busy. Josh had a test at Tae Kwan Do and of course he turned 4 years old on 11/21. We can't believe he's 4 already.

Josh is circling all the things in the Toy r us ad that he wants for Christmas.

Josh really likes getting of the computer and playing games.

This is Josh's Tip Test. He had several skills he had to do for Tae Kwan Do and then he earned a yellow strip for the tip of his belt.

Fighting stance was one of his skills

Front Snap Kick was another skill he had to perform.
Josh is receiving the board he just broke with a Front Snap Kick.

The sensay is giving Josh his yellow strip on his belt tip.

Josh is 4 Years old !!!!

Mom made Josh a very cool volcano cake that spewed smoke.

Josh wanted a dinosaur themed party again. Here are the three paleontologist. Be careful their bite is worse than their growl.

Wow! The cake was awesome!

Make a wish!

Of course Josh received a ton of gifts. He was so excited to rip and tear that he barely looked at them. Then he couldn't decide which one to play with first.

He had a little help getting his birthday presents open from his cousins, but he didn't mind.

Today, 11/23 we built a tent in the living room. Josh loved hiding in his tent.

Pretending to sleep in his tent.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Riding the Carousel

After being closed the first time we went to the Children's Museum, we were finally able to take Matt's mom for a spine on the carousel. We had such a good time. What an awesome thing for kids of all ages to be able to ride the carousel not matter what the disability is.

The ramp worked perfectly!

It took some doing to get the ramp just right because the museum doesn't use it very often, but finally it was all set.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween 2010

Oct 26th was City Day at preschool. The kids brought their bikes. There were multiple stations for the kids to stop at. Matt and I were stationed at the Bike shop. We spent 2 1/2 hours decorating bikes.

Josh was whizzing around the Student Ministry

His bike needed some gas

Oct 30th, Alex spent the night with us. He went to music class with Josh. He really liked that. Then we met some friends for lunch and went to the Children's Museum haunted house.
Alex and Josh played with the Geotrax for hours
Oct 31st Happy Halloween!! Matt's attacking his giant pumpkin

Giant pumpkin = heavy carving equipment

Our pumpkins!

Watch out he's got some awesome Ninja moves!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Apple Orchard X3?

Apple orchard X3 you ask? Well, we first tried to go to Apple Works to pick apples. Unfortunately, after driving all the way down there, they don't have u-pick apples just pumpkins. So we drove all the way up to Adrian's Orchard. Like wise, they don't have u-pick apples either. What? They call themselves apple orchards but you can't pick apples. Go figure.

The wheels on the bus go round and round!

We were so upset that we couldn't pick apples at Apple Works, even though their trees were loaded with apples, we let Josh pick one just out of spite.

After two failed attempts at the apple orchards, Matt and Josh picked persimmons from our tree at home later.

On Oct. 6th was Josh's first field trip. His class went to Kelsey Farms in Whiteland. It's a small dairy farm. The kids loved to play on the straw mountain and in the cornbox.

The milking parlor. Josh had a lot of question about what went on in the milking parlor.

How a about a little kiss?

These calves were just 9 days old. They were so sweet and the kids loved them.

On the Oct 2nd and 3rd, Josh and I went to my sisters. The kids had an awesome time together and it was good to see Lisa and Chris. It had been awhile because of our crazy schedule. On the 3rd we took the kids to the pumpkin patch. Loads of fun!

Say pumpkin!
Josh, Marianna, Aunt Lisa and Alex

Our pumpkins in the patch. (Josh wanted a little pumpkin. It came in at just 2 pounds.)

Finally, after some searching we found a u-pick apple orchard. It was Anderson Orchard in Moorseville. Unfortunately, most of the apple were gone, but we were able to pick a peck or half a bussell. We have been eating apples everyday since. YUM!

Josh's favorite part was eating the apples. When we weren't sure how the apple would taste, we would find a good one on the ground and try it.

Waterman's pumpkin patch is the only place to get pumpkins. We walked away with 156 pounds of pumpkin. Matt's came in at the grand weight of 94 pounds. He said he always wanted a big pumpkin and this year he was gonna get it.

Bullseye was the preschool class' stuffed pony and Josh is holding him in his hand. Josh took him home for one week. There was a book that you had to write a story about all the things you did with Bullseye and you were supposed to include a picture. Matt and Josh climbed to the top of the ladder truck for the picture. Awesome!