Halloween 2012

We weren't sure what the kids were going to be for Halloween,
but a few hours before the ward halloween party we looked on pinterest and saw this spider idea.

We got some long black tube socks, we stuffed them and sewed them to his shirt,
then strung them together to hang on his wrists so they moved when he moved.

He loved it.

Sophie wanted to be a princess 

The rooms at the church had different themes
and the kids went from room to room trick or treating

His scary face

This was Sophie's first big Halloween, last year I don't think she really understood, 
but this year was a lot of fun.
Waiting to play some games

Another princess!!

No costume this year :)

We went trick or treating with our friend, the wizard. 
Sophie decided to be a witch this time.
Playing games at the neighborhood party

Going door to door with our friends

Going through our neighborhood

Morgan's Wonderland Jazz Concert

Morgan's Wonderland is an amusement park located in NE San Antonio and is made especially for the handicapped. All of the rides are made to accommodate wheel chairs and there's lost of swings, slides, toys, water tables, sand play, picnic areas, etc. We have been there a few times and we love it. 

This time we were there for Samuel's Jazz Band performance. 

We love the Carousel
 We went a bunch of times while waiting for the concert 

Daniel just joins in and does whatever they do, they love it.

The dragon is Ethan's favorite

Sophie always talks to the animals...

And pets them...

and loves them.  :)

Too cool for school sitting on the side :)
We love these seat swings

Ethan and Daniel riding the cars on tracks

Getting ready for the concert

Clarinet Solo

The Band

Tired, hot and ready to go home. :)

Grandma's House Trip #1

Daniel's little brother, Nathan, got home from his mission and Daniel had the vacation time for us to go for a whole week.  We didn't want Samuel to miss a week of school so he stayed home and we rented a little car for us and the kids. I liked the close quarters, it was easy to help the kids and we saved on gas. 

Each road trip the kids get a little toy that they open and it usually keeps their attention for a while

New Optimus Prime

Napping - we do a lot of that on our trips

I made play dough, we brought legos, books, dvds, coloring, books on cd.
We were switching things out pretty regularly.

Potty break

Playing soccer at the rest stop

They are pretty good with road trips, I hope we keep up the tradition

The car we used

Sleeping beauty 

Swimming in grandma's pool 

They spent a lot of time in the pool this trip
This was before breakfast our first day there, they don't waste much time.

He does whatever they want to do, he's such a good daddy. Love you honey. :)
We went to the science museum and they had legos and blocks.
Playing with Uncle Nathan

Welcome home Uncle Nathan!

Lego race car

coin funnel

happy girl

Grandma reading stories

Grandma has lots of books

Wrestling with Uncle Nathan

They got him!

We went to a wildlife park and it was awesome!

We got to touch sting rays

More animals

Petting zoo area
Deer to pet 


This baby goat would not stop nibbling on my shirt.

Sophie was scared of it but it was so cute
Ethan loved it
We got to feed the birds. They loved Papa Ed.

Feeding birds with Uncle Andrew

Uncle Nathan 
Ethan finally got a bird to take his apple
Sophie was a little scared but liked watching Ethan
"Take my picture with the Emu, mom!"

Sophie and Grandma were buds

More bird feeding

They had a platform we could climb to feed the giraffes, it was fun to be so close! 
Ethan was too scared to feed the giraffe but sophie got right in there

This was a younger giraffe, so cool!

Ethan was okay handing me the food but was a little freaked out.

We rode the sky lift on a ride through the whole park, it was fun.

We passed Daniel and Sophie as we did the turn-around on the way back.
Sophie and Ethan

The park we love, down the street from grandma's house
We went in the rain, it was very refreshing

a towel for the slides

Father and son :) 

Ethan helping sophie down

Action shot #1


We love the sand

Sophie could swing ALL DAY!

The outfit grandma got Ethan 

Grandma's sister, Aunt Kris. 
We love seeing her, the kids always look forward to it.
Uncle Nathan's homecoming/open house was a salad and potato bar.
We got to meet a lot of friends from the ward and eat lots of yummy food!
Thanks for having us grandma!!