Thursday, November 13, 2008

Frozen Monkey Love on a Stick

This year marked the 2nd annual girl's outdoor extravaganza, and we chose Beaver's Bend for our destination. Last year 3 of us were pregnant, and this year we had 4 babies among the 6 of us.....makes for a little bit of a different trip, but it was SO much fun! These pictures are out of order, but Blogger has decided not to let me move them today.

Saturday we went on a hike and this was Caden's sweet ride. He really loved it. See...he's giving the camera the thumb's up.

Here's the group!

Janelle and Jaymie were GREAT helpers, and Caden ALWAYS loves him some Aunt Nell time.

Katie was our master food organizer, and she kept our tummies full and happy.

Nolan was our youngest adventurer, and he was a trooper. He's just so cute!!!

Friday night, we broke out the Yahtzee and had a good time. Here, Rachel is experiencing a case of momnesia and Mo is helping her add the dice up. Ha!

Pretty little Landry! She was the oldest kid at 7 months, and she helped look after all her younger friends.

Caden conked out toward the end. I think he kind of looks like an old lady with his head covering on right here....can you picture it?

Our guide for the hike!

I turned around and saw a monstrous two-headed creature following me. I took a quick picture and then high-tailed it out of there.

And here we come to this blog post's title. Our hike ended at the Folk Festival, and this was one of the things you could order. I looks pretty good, but I'm not too sure about the mental picture I get from the name!

Thanks to master fire-builders Katie, Mo, and Janelle, we had s'mores Saturday night.

Nolan and Caden were getting a very strict lecture on some midnight pranks they pulled. I think they'll think twice next time.


It was a much needed weekend, and I'm already looking forward to the next one!

I know a weenie man. He owns a weenie stand.....

So...this year we thought long and hard about what to make Caden for Halloween. We settled on the costume you see below. It is a fine specimen of a hot dog, I think. Caden's good friend Norah came to trick or treat, and he was mesmerized by the beautiful bumble bee.

The top is my favorite part of the costume. It just looks so silly!

We got to see Audrey and Wyatt while we were out trick-or-treating, and they looked GREAT!

Caden specifically mentioned wanting to see Grandmommy and Paw Paw, so we made sure to stop by, and he was so happy!

Grandmother and Granddaddy's was our first trick-or-treating stop!

He fell asleep on the way over there, so it took just a bit to wake up and be happy again!

We put on the hot dog before dinner as a trial run, and it was love at first sight!

We're thinking maybe we'll just go down a list of our favorite foods from year to year. Stay tuned next year for our little taco.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

5 Months