I finally broke down and decided to get Ryland's hair cut. I had been putting it off long enough because I thought he was so young AND because I didn't want to get rid of his curls and highlights. He did very well---didn't cry at all. I can't believe how old he now looks.
The first picture is Caleb going down the slide and Alanna watching. After he went down, that was pretty much the end of playing outside as he learned that going down a snowy slide is REALLY fast! The second picture is Caleb with one of his friends, Anna, after building a snowman.
The last 2 are from today. Pretty awesome tunnel, huh? Those things are harder to make than one would think!!
Here's this year's house! I decided to go with a pre made house this year. It looks so much better than what I've done in the past and it's not that much more expensive than doing it from scratch since it comes with everything you need....including the candies!
Tonight the kids went out and had a very fun evening of trick or treating. We have such wonderful neighbors who spoil my kids with everything from fruit snacks to little toys to large size candy bars (I guess they're spoiling Keith and I.) Caleb was quite the trooper and went door to door. Alanna....she was a bit more hesitant. She was easily scared by all of the masks and costumes around her. They lasted over an hour with a few "warm up" breaks. Once they were finished, they LOVED handing out the candy to trick or treaters.
Last weekend we ventured out to a family orchard/pumpkin patch. This place had a large climby thing made out of hay, animals to pet, a chute to slide down, "cow" barrels to ride and lots of apples to eat. It was a beautiful fall day in Michigan.
In Preschool Caleb learned about different animals of Africa. As a field trip, they visited a "farm" that had these various animals. The family owns 40 acres of land and on this land they have zebras, wildebeests, onyx and other large animals that I can't remember the names of. It was really cool to see such exotic animals. Caleb loved feeding the ring tailed lemurs and petting the baby ostrich.
Here is Caleb on his first day of Preschool at Dutton Christian. He is loving it. On the first day, all of the kids brought a different food to make a "Friendship Mix." The picture shows Caleb dumping his fish crackers in as his friend, Anna, watches.