Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Festivities

We have had a fun time partaking in all the Halloween festivities. Here is a run down. It started with a trip to the pumpkin patch (see previous post). Since then kids have picked pumpkins out of the garden at Grandma and Grandpa's farm. We have been to cousin Brenda's Halloween party where the kid's bobbed for apples, carved pumpkins, and dug in the hay for candy. Last night we carved pumpkins with the Smith family, and today we are headed to a Halloween party at Isabelle and Athena's. The kids have already been on a sugar high for a week. We have two more pumpkins to carve and Grammie and Poppie will visit us on Halloween night to enjoy the trick or treaters. Here is a peak at the first round of pumpkins created last night.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pumpkin Patch part 2

Because I have so many pictures to share this trip needed two posts . . . and because I am not savvy enough to get it right they are backwards :)

After the brother and sister moment was over we were off to wait for the boat ride back.

This year uncle Derek was in town for the trip. Gavin couldn't get enough of uncle Derek and is still asking everyday if we can go visit. November is a long time for him to wait.

The scenery at this patch is wonderful. Since we went on a weekday we practically had the place to ourselves. Just the way we like it :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pumpkin Patch part 1

Many of my favorite festivities happen in the fall. The pumpkin patch is definitely one of them. For the second year in a row we went to Lake View Farms in North Plains. Last year we braved the rain, however this year we enjoyed sunshine!

The pumpkin patch is fairly small, but has lots to offer. A short train ride delivers you to the patch where wheelbarrows wait.

What kid doesn't love being hauled around by daddy in the wheelbarrow.

Each of the kids found their pumpkins right away.

Then it was time for a little photo shoot. This never goes as smoothly as I want it to, but out of the 25 shots there was at least one keeper.

Turning 30!

I have now joined the ranks of most of my friends. The dreaded thirties. Definitely the hardest milestone yet. To be honest,I have never viewed birthdays as getting older . . . until now. I just seems so old :) Thanks for all the well wishes and happy birthdays. I enjoyed my night out on 23rd, pumpkin pie with my family and all the birthday celebrations in between. Thank You!

Well to accompany my new decade, I have a new do!

Thanks to my son for snapping this picture. Also I have to tell you about the incredible dessert I had at Gustav's. It is quite possible the best I have ever had. The chocolate peanut butter mouse in the peanut brittle cup is to die for! Now to figure out how to justify going back.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A funny from Gavin

Apparently I don't tuck in his shirts enough. He chose a HUGE t-shirt to wear today. His favorite blue shirt from his preschool. I decided to tuck it in so it wasn't hanging so low. It was quite an effort. I got it in, buttoned the pants and he yanked one side out. I said "Stop." He kept pulling and got it all out. I asked what he was doing and he said "I pulled it out. My shirt was in my pants crazy mommy. That's not where it goes."

Maybe you had to be there, but he had me cracking up. Of course he didn't understand why :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Gymstars preschool

It is fire safety week at Gavin's preschool. He was pretty excited about his goody bag of things he brought home. He was very proud to stand next to the truck letting all his classmates know that "my Uncle Bob drives a truck like this one to go help people."

Molly felt very left out with Gavin getting to go to preschool so we enrolled her in the 18 mos-2 year class at the same school that meets on Wednesdays while Gavin is in school. She loves going to class. She listens to her teacher VERY well. I wish she would listen to me that well :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The new bedroom

I have promised to paint Gavin's room since we moved into this house . . . three years ago. Well last week I got CRAZY and had the kids help me paint Gavin's room. We chose a shade of his favorite color and now he has a beautiful blue room. I have also been eying those really cool loft beds with the slide and fort. They pop up on craigslist all the time, but it is next to impossible to get your hands on one. Well yesterday was our lucky day. We braved the wind, rain, and traffic and trecked up to Vancouver to load up the bed we scored. After a late night of assembling and an early morning trip to the mattress store Gavin is now napping in his new bed. Here are a couple pictures from earlier in the day. Wow he is excited. Now to get the rest of the furniture in the house rearranged to accommodate the new room.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Here we go

Like I need another something to do and keep up on. I just can't resist. There are a few personal blogs I love to check so I thought I would start one of my own. Why not just update the MySpace and Facebook more often??? Who knows . . . I think I just like to do it this way better.

So here is a little introduction. We are the Eisele's. Mike, Brigett, Gavin and Molly. The kids wouldn't want me to forget "Koder Doggie" (that is Dakota to everyone else) and Otto the fish.

Welcome to our little corner of the web. I hope you visit often!