Wednesday, November 11, 2009

LAP Music Program

Last night we went to Luke's music program at the Learning Academy Preschool. What a fun show! It's so funny watching the little kids singing and dancing...well, some of them! We just sat there cracking up at the kids who really got "in" to their performances...and at the ones who just stood there like statues with stage freight. It really didn't matter what they were doing, they were just so stinkin' cute!

Luke was actually more subdued last night than in previous performances, although he did sing every word and do every motion. I think this was the first year he actually had some shy moments. My Luke, shy? Crazy, I know!!

What made the night even more special was that Memaw & Papaw and Don & Sherry were there too.

We went to Chili's to celebrate afterward. Luke had already eaten dinner at home, so he got the molten chocolate cake with ice cream. Man, that thing was big...and good!!! He ate almost the entire thing!

By the time we got home both boys were pretty tired. We gave them quick tubbies and then hopped in bed. Luke was asleep before I could turn off my computer and the TV.

Such a sweet boy watching him sleep. Seems like just yesterday he was in the youngest class on the stage...last night he was in the oldest class. Next year, he'll be in kindergarten. Sometimes I wish I could just freeze time and keep the boys right here the way they are. It's so bittersweet watching them grow!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009

Halloween 2009 was SO MUCH FUN!!! The boys are really at a great age and enjoyed the holiday. This year they dressed up as Batman and Robin. It was the first time Luke really had an opinion on what he wanted to be, so I went with the flow and found a baby Robin costume for Noah. They were the cutest dynamic duo I've seen, if I do say so myself.

We started the festivities, as we always do, by making a trip to Papaw and Memaw's. They always have a special treat bag for Luke and Noah. One of the items that fascinated Luke was the eye ball candy...he grossed himself out eating it! He also liked Papaw's scary mask and thought it was funny when Papaw tried to scare him.

This year, in addition to trick-or-treating, several of the neighbors on our culdesak got together and decided to organize games for the kids to play. We hosted pumpkin bowling at our house. Chris and Pam came down and organized a bobbing for ducks treat bag game. Normalea, next door, had pumpkins for the kids to decorate. And, the Harker's, at the end of the street had a bean bag toss.

Once the games were over and it got dark, we all went trick or treating as a group. We had a great time knocking on doors on our street and the next street over. There was an almost full moon and the weather was perfect.

We had a great night!!!

Fall Fest at The Heights

On Wednesday, October 28th, we took Luke and Noah (a.k.a. Batman and Robin) to the Fall Fest at our church.

The theme this year was "board games" and each ABF hosted a game/booth. Luke played Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, Ants in the Pants, Guess Who and many more.

There was also a petting zoo with chickens, rabbits, baby pigs, ducks, and even a llama! And several inflatable obstacle courses and bounce houses.

The best part was that our friends Josh, Amy and Aiden came out to play with us.

Everyone had a great time and we can't wait until Falls Fest next year!!