Saturday, November 14, 2009

What a Memory

Two years ago we went to KY to visit family for Thanksgiving. Grasshopper was three months old at the time, this was before he ever got sick. While we were there my brother shot a turkey on the farm. AJ had just turned 5 at this point. That's my brother and his son is holding the turkey.
Today we were in the store and I was picking out a roasting pan for our turkey. AJ asked what it was for and I said that I was going to roast a turkey in it on Thanksgiving.
His face light up and he gasped, "Is Uncle Michael going to shoot a turkey for us?"
I laughed and told him no.
"Then where are we going to get one?" he asked.
"I'll buy it at the store, it will already be dead."
His face fell, "Oh, I wanted to watch Uncle Michael shoot it."
I cracked up.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Happy Birthday AJ!

This past Wednesday was AJ's 7th birthday. I can't believe he's 7. It seems like yesterday that he was just a baby. sniff sniff. We didn't throw a big party this year. We usually have a big family shindig but being so far from all of them we just had cake and he opened his present from Mom and Dad.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Fall Festival

Each year our church has a Fall Festival on Halloween. Each life group is responsible for a booth. You can plan a game, food item, etc. You have to have a theme and do decorations, the whole nine yards. Our life group is fairly new and I was more than a little overwhelmed by the task seeing as we had never even been the Fall Festival. Thankfully, Jessica and Aryeh teamed up with us. I didn't even have an idea for a theme. Jessica suggested the Princess Bride and I ran with it. Part of the assignment was that our life group was supposed to be dressed up as well. Thanks to our life group for their load and loads of help and hard work. We couldn't have done it without them.
Princess Buttercup.
Hector and Aryeh getting our booth ready.
What a pretty princess.
Little Peanut helped Jessica hand out candy to everyone who came to our booth.
Knights in training.
Look who came home from the war! It's Reggie with Princess Buttercup.
Aryeh the Giant with Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR). And yes, the DPR has his glasses on over his mask.
The DPR with his knights in training.
The DPR with some little wench.
Me and Candice.
Nathan had a little to much fun with my camera. And yes, I did make my costume. And no, I didn't get a full length picture of it. Sorry.