Wednesday, October 31, 2012


It was a windy day, but it was warm enough for a venture outside.  We borrowed the neighbor's swing, and then we borrowed their mower.  We really love our neigbors these days! 

Playdough Fun

Wish I could see these pics so I could write about them...but I can't so I guess you get the idea.  Playdough is tons of fun, no matter how old you are!

Fun with our neighbor, Melissa

Our neighbor Melissa was so sweet - she brought Caroline a birthday gift -a Minnie mouse personalized shirt, and matching boots!  And if that wasn't enough - she decided Lucy should match.  What a great neighbor we have!

Feeling blue?

I'm having trouble with Blogger but you can see that my girls liked my blue wig! 

Halloween Fun

Well, Blogger isn't being my friend these days - I can't see my photos to enlarge them or comment on them, but I'm pretty sure you can figure out that we had a great time at our neighbor's costume party over the weekend.  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Family Movie Night

 Popcorn?  check!  Tigger Movie?  check!  Pillows and blankets?  check!  Darkness & surround sound?  check!
 That can mean only one thing...
 It's family movie night at Smith Manor!
And somebody doesn't look like they're sharing that popcorn anytime soon!

To the Pumpkin Patch! (minus one pumpkin!)

 We thought it was going to be the perfect day to visit the Pumpkin Farm as a family.
 I was all set - the girls in matching outfits, camera ready, perfect Christmas card photo op, right?
 3 miles away from our destination, Lucy puked all over the back of the van. 
 What is a parent to do?  Caroline is sitting there asking if we're there yet, and Lucy is a mess - and now without clothing!
 So, we decided to tag team.  Rick and Lucy got 'car duty' while Caroline and Mommy headed for the farm!
 Daddy was ok sitting and listening to the ball game, while Lucy napped curled up in a blanket, and Caroline and I made a mad dash of exploring the farm.  The slide in the hay tent was great fun - especially since she had it all to herself!
 And a sandbox filled with corn and hay was also a hit.
 Feeling badly for her sister, she picked out a pumpkin for Lucy.

 And took on the barrel ride solo!
 I was surprised she wasn't scared in this as they pulled away - but she returned all smiles!
 And the bounce house was tons of fun!  We lost the hair bow somewhere in here, but it was so fun she returned with her Daddy for a second round.
 This was her first bounce adventure.  She said "Mommy, I keep falling down."  Then when I told her to jump, she realized this wasn't so bad after all!
Yep, I think she liked it.

We loved this little country farm. It was the perfect size for us and we definitely want to return.  I'm still itching for a family hayride, and perhaps a few holiday photos - Caroline does look rather lonely here! Lehner Farms, I guess we'll see you again soon!  It was a great fall day, despite the van cleaning and laundry sanitizing we had to do.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Box Baby!

 In the aftermath of cleaning up the birthday gear, Rick decided Lucy would fit perfectly in one of the boxes.
 So a fun round of peek-a-boo baby was born!
 Here she is going down for the hide,
 And popping up again to say hello!
 I crack myself up!
 Down we go again...
 No one will ever find me in here.
Now that's one cute game you got going on there, Miss Lucy!