Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Halloween

Kinley's first Halloween was a success!  Thanks to my good friend, Angi W., we had the perfect costume for our little "Angel."  Halloween was on a Sunday this year and so was our church's Fall Festival.  We loaded up and headed to meet my mom and dad at the church for a little festival fun.  There was SO much to do and it's something that I'm looking forward to taking Kinley to every year.  Outside, there was face painting, hair painting, bounce houses, blow up slides, bungee trampolines, and more.  Inside, there were more bounce houses set up in the gym and each room had a particular activity/game. 

Our sweet Angel with Sassy and Podge

She had so much fun playing with Papa Podge

After we hung out at the church for a couple of hours, we headed home to hand out some candy to the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood.  The past couple of years we have gone down to Miranda and Todd's house to hand out candy, so that's exactly what we did.  I think Kinley was more interested in trying to get a little candy of her own.  She loved playing in the candy bowl and mainly taking it all out piece by piece and dropping it on the ground.  I let her have a few licks on a sucker but that was about all the sugar she got for the day/night. 

 Our friend Eli "the Pirate" came and "Trick-or-treated" for some candy before he went to a few other houses for the night. 

 Sweet Rylynn even hung out with us for a little bit.

It was bedtime, but how about one last pic with Ady???  Kinley says, "not so much."  ha! 

First Halloween down, many more to go!!!

Pumpkin Carving

We had our Annual Pumpkin Carving with our neighbor friends the friday before Halloween.  Preston had a game that night so it was just me and Kinley.  It's kind of hard to carve a pumkin with an almost 9 month old but I managed to get baby K's pumpkin carved.  This was our 3rd year of carving and it's so much fun to get together with everyone.  This was Baylee and Kinley's first year.  I hope there are many more to come and more kiddos to add to the bunch.  Here are a few pics from the night.....

Getting ready to carve

The kiddos: Brayden, Eli, Baylee, and Kinley

Little Missy and her pumpkin
                    Her shirt says it all!

A quick break with Todd 

  What a wonderful night with great friends!!!  I can't wait for many more years. 

She's Everywhere!

Okay, I'm still playing catch up so here are a few random pictures from October.  She definitely has a few favorite places in the house. 

When I'm in the kitchen one of her favorite places to play is in the pantry floor.  She has learned to open up one of the plastic drawers and pull out her food bowls, cups, etc.  I don't really mind because it keeps her busy and lets her explore.  Next to the plastic drawers is the dog basket.  She loves to pull out all of their bags of snacks.  She hasn't figured how to get them open just yet but I know that time is probably coming soon. 

She has also recently found "the boys" in the backyard.  She loves to stand at the back door and wisper "da da." I think she got that from us when we would hold her at the back door and point to the dogs and say "dogs" in a wispering voice.  Another place she likes to spend a lot of her time is at the tv.  She loves to mess with all of the boxes underneath the tv which is a big NO NO!  She's slowly learning the meaning of NO.  She will crawl over to it, turn around and look at us, then turn back around and reach out her hand to touch it.  The minute we say no she puts her head down and cries.  I think that's an early indication that we are in trouble.  She's for the most part a very happy baby, but she can definitely turn on the drama.