Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treating - Tyson Style

Every Halloween, Tyson invites the children of their employees to  trick or treat at their offices. We took Xander on Friday and he had SO MUCH FUN! He was only 8 months last Halloween so I was surprised that he knew EXACTLY what to do with all of the candy. He didn't try to eat it...he just went around to everyone's bucket took a few handfuls and put them in his bucket. It was so cute!
Love this! X was scared of it.. of course :)  I thought it was appropriate for him to be a chicken this year! Everyone got a kick out it!

We loved getting to visit Daddy at work! Notice Xander's eyes are on a candy bucket!
Some of the guys made a trail of candy for X to collect... he loved it!
Hmm...Decisions, Decisions...
Ms. Sabrina is so sweet, I am so glad we got to see her... she just loves Xander! Of course Xander had to go visit Uncle Mike!
I feel so blessed to have such a hard working husband and precious little son! Love them!!
This was at Tyson last year! X was just about 8 months and so chubby!! Precious!!!
Sorry about the picture overload! I tend to take a TON of pictures and I love them all. We had a great time trick or treating with Daddy and I am so thankful that James works for such a great company! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

Today our MOPS group took a little field trip to a local corn maze. We had so much fun! It was Xander's first time at a pumpkin patch/corn maze. I promise he had FUN despite the angry face in most of his photos. :) He wanted to run around and play and he did NOT want to do any of the structured activities like riding the cow train or the hay ride.
I was trying to get a good picture of the two of us since I have about 5 total since he was born, but he was just not having it! 
My cautious little Xander was scared to go on the cow train! He whined the whole way, and once we started going I was whining too! Our cow was in the middle of the train and it was so bumpy I thought we were going to fly out! It was awful!
Again, Xander being very cautious... he was scared of the baby goats in the petting zoo! That is the closest he would get :). I just LOVE that picture in the middle... My happy boy running around! The hay ride took us to this baby pumpkin patch where all the kids got to pick their own pumpkin. X didn't really like this either because he had to pick them out of the dirt!
I Love this picture because he looks so deep in thought, I wonder what he is thinking! :)
We had so much fun today and I am glad the rain held up long enough for us to enjoy the morning at the Ozark Corn Maze!

*linking up with - Halloween Traditions Link Up

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday Mornings

Every Tuesday morning we have women's bible study at our church. This semester I am taking the Women's Discipleship study. This is the first time they are offering this specific study, and I absolutely love it!! The study is lead by Meredith (our pastors wife) and she is precious! She put together these binders that are just FULL of biblical knowledge that I will use the rest of my life!!

The first few weeks we talked about our spiritual life, I was definitely convicted when we spoke about the importance of having quiet time with the Lord. I have been working on that for a while now! Then we spent a few weeks on marriage. I loved the weeks we spent on marriage! I seriously learned so much that I have used and will use in my relationship with James. One of the tips I will not forget are the two most important phrases in a marriage: "I'm Sorry", and "I forgive you". This is so true, but sometimes hard to act out!! :)

The past few weeks we have been talking about raising godly children. A few of the important points I took away were: the importance of praying for our children, being godly examples for them, teaching them scripture and how to read the bible, and just making sure I take the time to be a mommy and not just a homemaker!

I posted before about how much I love the Duggar family. When we started this study in August I was thrilled to learn that Michelle Duggar would be one of our guest speakers! Yesterday was finally the day and her and a few of her older girls along with the TLC cameras came to speak to our bible study! The older girls played their violin and Michelle gave us very helpful tools for raising children!

I'm on the back row next to Mrs. Duggar, and her girls are on the other side of her!
I really look forward to Tuesday mornings, and I am so thankful to have such a wonderful church that provides so many ways to get involved!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Busy Weekend!!

We had such a busy weekend.. I think I am still recovering! Friday was another FNO and we went with some friends to a local seafood restaurant Mermaids. It was AMAZING! Saturday Xander had two birthday parties to go to! The first was his friend Noah's second birthday. Xander had so much fun running around outside and looking at the horses with Daddy. I tried to get a picture of the birthday boy (second picture) but he was very busy! :)

Later that afternoon we headed to Hannah's third birthday party at Boingo Bounce. All of the kids had so much fun bouncing around!! Xander has been to Boingo Bounce several times, but for some reason he was terrified this time!! I put him in the bounce house and he FREAKED out (as seen below :) He finally warmed up to it and had a great time bouncing with his friend Anna Kate. Hannah was so sweet at her party and Stacey did such an awesome job with the cute decorations!

Saturday Night we had friends over to grill steaks and watch a movie. Xander loves having company and loves having an audience! :) Sunday Morning we headed to church and then out to eat with friends at one of our favorite sunday spots.. Powerhouse! I hope you all had a great weekend! I know I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend coming up!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Catching Up...

I have been neglecting my blog for a while now! I saw my friend Jenna at playgroup today and I mentioned my blog and she encouraged me to get back into it!! I really like blogging, I just never seem to make the time to sit down and do it. I picked up my camera to see if I had any pictures I could blog about and I realized I have not taken any pictures since the newborn playgroup !! I have taken several picures with my iphone though! here's a few...

We cant seem to make it through walmart without a snack!
Xander's Aunt Tabitha is always sending him surprises in the mail! He loved his new bath blocks!!  

He loves his wagon! 
I have wanted to get him this house for a long time!! He has the farm and loves it! It costs over $100 brand new so I have been looking for a used one for a while. We drove by a random consignment shop and they had this sitting out front. It was $12.50...And the best part was it hardly looked used and it all works! I got an awesome deal and Xman loves his new house! 
A couple of weeks ago Xander had strep throat. He was miserable. We stayed home all weekend and watched Yo Gabba Gabba! Poor guy! 
Last weekend was Friday Night Out. Our church provides childcare from 6-9:30 two Fridays a month so parents can have date night! I always look forward to FNO!! We went out with some friends to a Japanese steak house, it was a lot of fun and the food was awesome!
Sorry about the picture overload!! We have been pretty busy these past few months! But I already have a few things in mind I can blog about so I will keep it up this time! :)  I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Blog Design by Designs by Linds © 2012