Monday, October 31, 2016

Chloe's First School Field Trip: Clark's Farm

Earlier this month, Chloe had her first school field trip to Clark's Farm. It's a sweet little farm that hosts a fall festival each year and then they have Christmas trees during the holiday season. It's perfect for the 2-5 year old age range because it's small and they can literally just run around and have fun!

When we first got there, everyone gathered at the picnic tables to listen to the staff tell us about how a pumpkin grows. The kids got to take a peek inside and see the seeds.

Chloe's class was the first to paint pumpkins! Each child got to pick a small pumpkin from the patch and then paint them until their hearts content. 

I love the little art shirts they had for each of the kids to wear. They all looked so cute!

Afterwards, they gathered on the haystack to take a class picture. Aren't they just the sweetest?

Time to play! 

I want to make this one an annual picture so we can see how much she grows each year! I should've had Luke stand up so we could grab one of him, but he was content in the stroller just watching everything. Of course Jake and Mallory were at school, so we'd have to go on a weekend to have everyone there! 

It was a fun morning enjoying Chloe's first field trip and I look forward to many more! 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Jacob's 9th Birthday!

On September 23rd, we celebrated my biggest boy turning 9. JACOB IS NINE YEARS OLD! Doesn't that sound so old? I can't believe my biggest baby is already almost to his double digit years. Oh my goodness! 

His birthday fell on a Friday this year, so he woke up to a bunch of loud "HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!" from the girls and Josh & I gave him his birthday hugs. He had fun celebrating at school with cupcakes and as soon as he got home, it was time to open up some presents! 

Chloe so desperately wanted to get "him" a blind bag. (Notice I put the him in quotations...) She was so eager for him to open this up and kept saying, "I hope it's an Elsa!" 

It wasn't an Elsa, but what do you know? It was Anna! I love how excited he pretended to be! :) Chloe claimed it right away. I guess that's what happens when you're 3. If you're brother gets a princess for his birthday, you can call dibs! 

After the presents were done, it was time go outside to break open the pinata! We saw a Jake one at Wal-mart earlier that day and thought it would be fun for the kids! Everyone took turns taking a whack at Jake, even Luke!

Looks like Jake was the one to finally break him open! 

Then it was time to head back and in and sing Happy Birthday to end the night! 

We had such a fun day celebrating our oldest boy... who I still can't believe is 9 years old! Happy Birthday, Jacob! We love you more than you'll ever know!