Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday Parties!!



After a fun morning at the Apple Harvest Festival and a nap for baby girl, we were off to a couple parties.

First was a birthday party for Grayson's friend Cooper. 
It was a playbill party and Grayson was more than thrilled!!!


Ella Grace chatting with the birthday boy, who just so happens to be smitten by her!


Then we were headed to a surprise birthday party for two of my sweet girlfriends from church!!


Such a jam packed Saturday, but so much fun!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Apple Harvest Festival 2014!!

Today we enjoyed one of our most favorite fall traditions, the Windy Hill Apple Harvest Festival. This is the third year we've enjoyed this fun festival and it did not disappoint. 

It was a gorgeous day and we had so much!!

How tall this fall??




Hayride fun!!



And the best part of the festival...
apple doughnuts!

And of course the hard cider!

This sweet girl loved her first apple doughnut!









Another wonderful day with our family! Looking forward to this annual tradition!!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Field Trip to Curtin Farms!

Today our preschool had a field trip to a local farm called Curtin Farms! This beautiful place is literally minutes from our home and we never even knew it existed!!  The whole family was able to go and we had such a great time! Daddy couldn't stay for the entire tour because he had to get to work, but we were so glad he was able to make it at all!!

We got to see all kinds of farm animals and even feed some of them, learn how pumpkins are grown, take a hayride,  "drive" a tractor, learn how to make yarn out of alpaca fur and play lots of fun games! We had such a wonderful time together as a family and with our sweet friends!









Grayson was picked out of his entire group to go inside the chicken coop to see if there were any eggs!!










We can't wait to visit this beautiful place again!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mat Man!

Our sweet boy is doing so awesome in preschool this year. He has really come out of his shell and loves going to school each day! He is learning so much and I just love that I can be there a couple days a week to witness his little mind hard at work!!! 

One of the reasons we chose this preschool is because of their curriculum! They use a special "Handwriting without Tears" program to get the kids used to letters and writing. The character they often talk about is "Mat Man" and we were so impressed when our sweet boy drew mat man all by himself the yesterday with sidewalk chalk! This is his first real drawing ever!!!

Such a proud moment!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Our Crew at the Zoo!!!

Lucas decided to take the day off from work on Friday and we thought it would be the perfect chance to take the kids to the Riverbanks zoo in Columbia. 
This was both of their first time visiting a zoo and they loved it!!











Grayson and I got to feed the giraffes and I'm pretty sure that big tongue on the giraffe scared him because he did it once, but not again!






Ella Grace really loved the farm animals!

And Grayson even tried his hand at milking a cow!!




Apparently it was nap time in the lion's den!





Such a fun day!! Looking forward to visiting this zoo again once the kids are a little older!!