Thursday, December 22, 2011

Justin's 33rd Birthday!

The boys were very excited this year to celebrate Justin's Birthday and make it as special for him as possible! Ryan helped with the cake and had a great time!They helped hang the "Happy Birthday" sign and put his presents out before we headed off to meet Justin for dinner!We pinned the Birthday Boy and enjoyed some dinner Texas Roadhouse style!After some yummy dinner, we had some fun bowling and spending time together as a family!We made it back just in time for presents and cake and ice cream! Justin got this book from his Dad. The boys of course wanted him to read it immediately and got quite a kick out of it!Happy Birthday Justin! We love you and hope you have a great year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thanksgiving Festivities 2011!

We had a great Thanksgiving this year! We have so much to be thankful for, and that was not far from our minds as we celebrated with family and great friends! The Tuesday before I got to celebrate with Austin at his preschool!The little pilgrim all ready to feast!This is Austin and his best buddy at school. He talks about him non stop, so it was fun to spend some time watching them interact. Lets just say that I totally understand why these boys get along so well! They are identical in so many ways!!! I seriously sat there laughing feeling like I was watching two of my little Austy Poo! They are so adorable together and have so much fun playing with one another, and unfortunately getting into trouble together! We are getting better at that, so that's good!The Friday before Thanksgiving I was in charge of a Fall Harvest Festival for all the kindergartners at Ryan's school. It was a lot of fun... and work, but so worth it! The kids had a great time! Ryan with his Native American Head Band!We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving Holiday! We enjoyed dinner with the Callaway side of the family, then dessert with the Schmidt side of the family. Unfortunately I'm lame and forgot my camera, so we have no pictures. We did, however, enjoy the day with loved ones celebrating, feasting, and thanking our Father in Heaven for all of the blessings we have been given!
The following day we celebrated Tyler's 1st birthday a few days early!He did great with opening his presents!Ryan and Austin had to get in there and help out too!First birthday tradition... DIGGING IN THE CAKE!!!He really enjoyed it!8 Seconds!!!The next day we had a baby shower for my sister Ashley who was expecting a baby girl!She got the most beautiful and adorable outfits and bows for sweet, little Rachel to wear!SISTERS...AND MOMMA!!!
We enjoyed our Thanksgiving and our time spent with family! We are truly grateful for them! Among the many things we are thankful for, we include our Savior Jesus Christ, the gospel in our lives, the knowledge that our family can and will be together forever, as well as our Father in Heaven! We have so much to be thankful for!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Halloween Festivities 2011!!!

The weekend before Halloween we had fun at our church's Trunk-or-Treat! All the kiddos in the ward were so excited to be in their costumes and have fun with one another!Ryan and Austin were so excited to introduce their cousin Tyler to everyone!Having fun at the carnival games!The week before Halloween before we also enjoyed an evening at the local pumpkin path with our friends the Toutais! Austin and Mo are best buds!Going for a hayride!!! Daddy and Ryan!Ryan and Mapuana!Next activity was the pumpkin blasters! Austin was not too thrilled about carrying the pumpkins apparently!These things were awesome and so much fun! We hit the ghost, a car and some pumpkins! Everyone took a turn and we had a BLAST! No pun intended!On the hunt for the perfect pumpkins!And we found them!The night before Halloween we finally found some time to carve our pumpkins!On Halloween we spent the evening with some of our good friends enjoying good food, good company, and a lot of fun!!! We felt so much safer having these two superheroes with us on Halloween!Ryan as Captain America!
Austin as The Incredible Hulk!Off we went to go Trick-or-Treating!!!Trick-or-Treat!!!
One of our favorite houses to go to will always be in our memory! Sweet Emily was there with her bright, smiling face to pass candy out to all of the trick-or-treaters! She passed away this week, and when I came upon this picture it brought a smile to my face so I had to share it!Ryan joined us Mommies as we went around the rest of the neighborhood while Daddies and the younger kiddos went back to the house to check out their loot!We had such a fun Halloween!