Monday, October 19, 2009

Papa Simpson's farm

First of all, I wrote this post (below) last Monday and just forgot to post it!! ........and by the way, we had a great week. I had girls night "bunko" on Thursday and then on Friday night, Landon attended his first Kids Club night at Squire Creek. They have to be at least 3 and potty trained and I have been wanting to take him all summer. Well, he LOVED his first one! It also helped that it was a halloween themed night so he got to wear his dinosaur costume, jump in a jumpy, ride on a hayride, and play all kinds of games! Now, if we could just get Kennedy old enough and potty trained, we can have some free nights!!

And now back to the older news.....

This past Saturday (which now is over a week ago), we joined some friends, the Tylers, to visit Papa Simpson's farm in Arcadia. They have a monthly tour and this month they were able to pick pumpkins along with petting animals, milking cows, and going through mazes. The kids really enjoyed seeing all of the animals and Kennedy especially loved the cows! I will let the pictures do the talking...

jake and Landon picking out their pumpkins

Landon giving Kennedy her pumpkin


Riding the hayride to the farm

Landry Grace and kennedy hanging out

"If I bat my eyes, will you let me hold it. I can do it."

Landon saying "Bock Bock" to the chicken

Laughing with the cows

Milking the cow...no fear...I love it!

Kennedy laughing at the baby calf



And tomorrow (Sunday) we get to visit the farm again for our friend, Lander's, birthday party!!

Fall fun

Lance and I had a great getaway to Dallas last weekend and had an absolute blast! We got there on Saturday in time to watch the Ole Miss rebels (lose...yuck) on tv and had a fabulous dinner at Nick and Sam's in downtown Dallas. It was great to have some one on one time together. The following day we met my older brother and his family for lunch at PF Changs. After that, the shopping was on!! Lance's quote of the trip, "Well, that was a first... to shop from open to close at a mall." Yep, that's what we did at Northpark mall!!

Monday was more shopping and great eating before we attended the U2 concert that night with a group of friends of ours. It was an unbelievable time!


Here is a picture of Sara and me at the style show a couple of weeks ago. Sorry, no cat walk pictures!!! ;)
Lots of thanks go out to my mom and dad for watching the kids over the weekend! They are awesome! When I picked up Landon from MDO (after being gone all weekend), he was not happy when he realized that his KK was gone!! It was so sad (and sweet).

Here are some recent pictures of the kids...

Landon and Alec at Georgia's birthday party



Kennedy loves riding on Landon's toys


My lil ballerina
And here is a short video of Kennedy's first motorcycle ride with big brother. Landon was actually very sweet about this and loved holding on to her and trying to look at her face to see if she was smiling and enjoying the ride!!
video

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fly by...

Not really too much to report in the Hall household these days. We have just been busy with colds, Fall decorating, pumpkin pickin, birthdays, and playin! I have to admit, that I have really enjoyed the Halloween activities this year because it's just too much fun with Landon!

Sweet Kennedy is communicating much better, still crawling, and still getting tackled by Landon. She has also dropped to one nap a day and it's been kind of nice having them on the same nap schedule. But, I still haven't figured out how get her to sleep a little longer. I know she is exhausted, but at least she does go to bed early.

We took some pumpkin pictures at the Townsend House with Crystal Garcia. She did a fantastic job and I am so glad she had those sessions! You can go to her website to view more of her work, which is great!

Lance and I are leaving in the morning to head to Dallas for a long weekend getaway. I continue to thank my lucky stars for such great grandparents to help with the kids!! I can't wait to go shopping!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot my big night I had last night. I helped a friend of mine model some of her clothes at a style show and we had an absolute blast! Never thought I had the 'cat walk' in me, but I did my best. It was great to hang out with some sweet ladies and laugh A LOT!!! I will have to post pictures of that later.

Landon riding a pony at cousin chloe's birthday party last weekend

Painting with 'colored' yogurt...project really for landon, but Kennedy loved it way more!

Pumpkin patch pictures.....