Sunday, October 24, 2010


I figured I would wait to post all the pumpkin stuff together.  So here it goes.  This is Griffin's field trip to Boxes Berry Farm.  The kids got to do a train ride, wagon ride, pick a pumpkin, snack time, and play time on the play ground.  The kids had to pick a pumkin they could carry themselves.  It was great getting to see the kids in his class and meeting some of their parents!

The Stoney Ridge Trip... Tyra 6 months

One family photo... Gunnar was pretty excited about the tractor ride.  The kids really enjoyed watching the apple sling shot.

Gannon's Field trip to Cramer Farm!

His Friend Brody Bouwman, and Cousin Trey!  Both Griffin and Gannon decided to pick the biggest pumpkin they could carry... So who ended up carrying it around. Yep,me!

Snack and Story time.

Oh yeah, this is our new pet Silver.  They were giving away Free Kittens on this field trip, so we ended up with one.  At the time it seemed like a good idea... Actually its going good... Gunnar is really into her and carries her all over the place!

Gunnar and Silver!

                                              Our Annual Pumkin Carving Party is Growing... Which is great... but so many  kids and so many people I feel like I barely got the chance to talk to everyone.  Kids from left to right...
Jermaine Zoerink, Paetyn and McKinley Cowden, Gannon, Tyra, Gunnar, Klayton Jackson, Griffin, and Kennedy Jackson.

 My boys working on their pumpkins... Griffin actually carved his own pumpkin this year FROM START TO FINISH ALL THE WAY BY HIMSELF.... I really need to get a good picture of him with is pumpkin before it rots.  He worked on it for a good hour and a half and he was really proud of himself.  He keeps asking if he can carve another one... but the mess is cleaned up and I really don't want to do it again :)  Maybe next year!

Some of the group... Left to right, Kylee and Darrell Visser, Jermaine Zoerink, Kyle Jackson, Grant and Tyra, Matt Berendsen, Lara and Aaron Bogaard, Nathan Zoerink, Kyle and Jennelle Boon.
                               Amy Jackson, Kylee Visser, Lynzi Cowden and Paetyn Cowden!
Most of the carved pumkins!  October has been a busy month to say the least!  Hot lunch in Griffin's Class the end of September, Griffin and Gannon finishing up YMCA Soccer, 2 field trips, a few doctor trips because Tyra had another ear infection, Stoney Ridge, A Pumpkin Carving Party at our house with 22 adults and 10 kids, A Birthday Party for my Father, and Mother in law *Happy Birthday Nana and Papa*, a Unique FX reunion with great friends and all the kids... A couple trips to Costco with two broken cell phones, one broken toilet (Gunnar thought it was a good place to put his tractors... I thought I got everything out of the toilet before flushing it... but I guess something was already up there that I didn't know about... so the toilet is still not fixed)... I told Grant if its not fixed by tomorrow I am calling a plumber... He says he will get a snake tomorrow...( I will let you know what we find up our toilet)  One working toilet and 4 boys in the house doesn't work very well!,  a new Kitten... Helping with centers in Griffin's class on Tuesday, coffee with friends on Friday, 50 loads of laundry, 10 lunches to make (Grant and Griffin's everyday), 5 dinners to make for the week, at least 50 diapers to change this week, SERIOUSLY... my kids have never had the constipated problem! Memory verses to learn, reading to do, oh yeah, we already have the "christmas" Cd from church so the kids can start working on their christmas program songs... One of the songs is called "back to the manger"  we have this cd playing in our car,  Gunnar is a very loud singer and sins "Going back to the Danger"  (good thing he is not actually in the program, although it would be cute)  Gannon had a birthday party to go to, Griffin had a birthday party at the skating rink... (first time skating, I guess he did pretty good)  Griffin and Lane keep telling Shannon (my sis in law) and I that the girls chase them and kiss them at school... But Shannon talked to their teacher and she said the kissing is going both ways!  Watch out girls!  I didn't know this stuff happened in Kindergarten! :) ... Hmm... I think the list can keep going, but I am sure its getting boring!  I know my life with 4 kids is not going to get less busy... its all a lot of fun... But I think we will really try hard NOT to make plans for next weekend... Oh yeah, its halloween... so one night will be a fun filled evening of dressing up the kids, buckling and unbuckling the 4 kids 50 times to TRICK OR TREAT, then finding them eating their candy the next morning at 6 am.!!! Costume Pictures coming next weekend.  Hopefully this week will be a little more laid back ( I think I say that every week)... I am pretty for sure Tyra started crawling a little bit today... So I guess that means getting out the baby gates, blocking off the stairs and checking for any little things the boys lay around that she could choke on! Hope everyone has a great week!  Happy Halloween!  *Little side note I don't want to forget... Grant has always had a rule "We can only turn on the heat from November through January" *to save money! (which we all know its cold in october and all the way to March)  Two nights ago he turned on the heat ONLY in Tyra's room... Treated like a princess from her daddy already!

1 comment:

  1. i love how the cat's name is silver - kids are so creative with naming animals :)
    cute pictures of your kiddos!