Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Fun


Brenna pulling out the pumpkin guts.  She didn't want to reach in at first, but she soon decided it was lots of fun to pull out the "goo".

Brenna and Mommy cleaning out the pumpkin.

Jim and I found a Tinkerbell silhouette online, and he carved Tinkerbell into the pumpkin.  We both thought Brenna was going to be so excited about having a Tinkerbell pumpkin.  I went to read Brenna a story before bed.  In the story, it had a picture of a jack-o-lantern, and she told me, "See, that's what a pumpkin is supposed to look like."  Go figure - we spent all that time making Tinkerbell when she wanted the basic triangle eyes and nose and a mouth.  We then carved a "real pumpkin" out of the little pumpkin she had picked out at the pumpkin patch.  Personally, I think the Tinkerbell pumpkin looks great!

Camdyn in her cute tights and pumpkin shirt at Brenna's school.

This is the only way I can get even close to taking a picture of the twins together now.  They must be confined in a shopping cart!

Camdyn as the cutest sheep ever!

Or is Cade the cutest sheep ever?

Me and the sheep.  Getting any kind of decent picture of them together now is nearly impossible.  In this picture, Camdyn was much too distracted by the crowd.  We took the kids to a Halloween festival with lots of games, trick-or-treating, a train, and a costume contest. 

Brenna, as Little Bo Peep, playing a carnival game.

The sheep "playing" a carnival game.  Actually, they just had fun throwing the ball.

Little Bo Peep and her sheep in the costume contest.  Notice how Daddy is holding one sheep while the announcer is holding on to the other one. 

Little Bo Peep holding on to her sheep.  If she doesn't hold on to them, "Little Bo Peep will lose her sheep!"

Little Bo Peep and her sheep won 1st place in the costume contest!

Sleepy Sheep

We went to take some treats to the NICU for Halloween.  In this video, the kids are walking down the hallway.  Cade is practically running now.   I'm constantly chasing him.  Brenna does a good job of holding on to Camdyn.  In this video, Camdyn is being her usual social self saying "hi" to a lady who passed by.  I've been letting the kids walk into places more often now instead of being pushed in the stroller.  I think it gives them more practice walking, but it is quite challenging since Cade wants to go really fast, and Camdyn enjoys a leisurely stroll.

The kids walking out of the hospital doors.  If only I could have seen this little video clip when they were in the NICU, I'm sure I would have worried a lot less.  We are so blessed that our little former micro-preemies are walking out of these hospital doors on their own!  I had to stop recording because true to Cade's style, he is on the go - walking straight out into the parking lot without a care in the world.


marcie said...

They are the cutest sheep I have ever seen! And the costume idea was brilliant. Well done! (not sure why, but I can't see the videos)

Andrea Farrell said...

Oh my goodness, you have the most adorable Little Bo Peep and her sheep! That was a well deserved first place win! I love the picture of Brenna holding the trophy! So cute.

Jessi said...

Ok SERIOUSLY some of the cutest costumes I've ever seen!!

Nicholle said...

Cute kiddos! Big sister looks so happy and proud!

Sarah Pope said...

I love love love that you had a theme for you kids! They all look so adorable! I can't see the videos either...weird...

Angie said...

Watching them walk out of those NICU doors must have been something, i get chills just thinking about it!! and cutest costumes ever, so glad she won the prize. LOVED the pumpkin too!