Friday, September 24, 2010

Grovecrest Carnival

Grovecrest PTA Fall Carnival
Nails painted by Mrs. Day (I think) a sixth grade teacher. Of course she picked bright pink!
Lib gettting her hair done.

Liberty sitting very still to have her face painted.

Lib racing her teacher...Lib won...(I'm sure that wasn't intentional at all!

The finish products...both up-do (above) and face paint (below)

Once again the elementary put on a great carnival...the kids had a great time! This year it was just Liberty and I. Zach for whatever reason didn't want to go, so we counted it as a GNO (Girls Night Out).

This year they had some great booths...girly things (even better if you ask me!) But still had the traditional carnival games as well. Lib took full advantage of having her nails painted, hair done and face painted. She was all dolled up by the time we left. She was even thoughtful enough to use some of her tickets to get the boys a treat at the bake sale booth. Of course she got them the "Y" sugar cookies.

After glam and fun we stopped and grabbed some nachos (a perfect carnival snack) and headed home. One of the things I loved about this carnival is watching Lib interact with so many of the other kids. It is so much different with her then with the boys...she is social. Not that the boys are mutes, but they don't run around saying hello to everyone they see like she does. So fun to watch!
The PTA did a great job! It was a perfect GNO for Lib and I!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day 2010


Brit was in HEAVEN all day long. He loves being outside, so maybe this day was for him!

Both these photos are blurred, but you can see just how much fun he has! He's such a cutie!

If only you could see his grin clearly!

See I was there...lugging my little man up the mountain.

Caleb with the falls behind him. They really are pretty cool.

Liberty posing on a cool rock.

Zach at the falls. This kid is so funny, the first thing he did was find a hiking stick along the trail.

The gang (minus me) taking a break while heading down the trail.

We all slept in a little bit on Labor day, which was nice. We are constantly going and doing and any chance we get to sleep in is super exciting around here! After breakfast we were trying to decide what to do...after many ideas were thrown around we decided to take advantage of our surroundings and take a hike. It is so funny that we live right at the base of the mountains and we hardly visit them.

We decided to hike up to Battlecreek Falls (I really don't know if that is what the true name is but that is what we call it!) We grabbed our water bottles and the baby pack and took off. It was a great activity. It didn't take forever (which was nice, because we were packing a 30 pound toddler on our back!), it was different and way fun. I won't lie to you, both Craig and I were huffing a bit, and yes we felt the burn! We blame all that on Brit! It was a ton of fun! After we got to the falls, we played around a little bit but it was still a bit cool, and the water was FREEZING! We snapped a few photos and headed back down. We grabbed some KFC and headed to the park. One of our favorite parks in AF. There is nothing like watching Brit at a playground, the kid is in HEAVEN! The older kids just let the inner child out and we all have a ball.

It was a great activity for our day off. I am sure we will venture out and do it again soon. I hope your Labor Day was as exciting and as fun as ours!