Monday, November 9, 2015

He lost another tooth!!

That's right, Michael lost another tooth!!

On Saturday, we went to show my parents his missing tooth, and papa asked him if he wanted him to pull out the other one, and Michael said yes!!

I can't believe it! Hopefully that will be all for a while.

It's funny though, when he was a baby, he got those teeth two days apart, and now he has lost them two days apart.

And here he is pretty proud of himself with a $5 bill! That's what you get from Papa when you lose two teeth and you let him pull out one of them!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Orphan Sunday 2015

This morning at church, we celebrated Orphan Sunday. As part of the service, Michael, along with 25 other kids, sang "I'm Adopted"! They did a great job, and we are so proud of him!

Our little family at church. We Love Adoption!! 

Lydia and Abby were so excited to see Michael on stage singing! We are so thankful for such great friends!

And here is Michael on Orphan Sunday 2013, 2014, 2015! He's finally growing into his shirt! But I think we will get another year out of it! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Michael Lost his First Tooth!!

We noticed last week, that Michael had a couple of wiggley teeth. Both bottom teeth would be coming out soon!

Well Thursday night was the night! One of the two was ready to come out! 

He was so brave as Andrew pulled it out! 

Here is a little video of Andrew pulling his tooth! 

It won't be long til the other one is ready to come out! 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween 2015

This year for Halloween, Michael wanted to be a Ninja Turtle! But he didn't want to wear a costume. He only wanted to wear his shirt and shell that he got for his birthday.

We went to Trunk or Treat at my parents church on Wednesday night and then trick or treating on Saturday night with Leilani. 

Michael ended up with a ton of candy!! Mommy and Daddy are helping him eat it all! ��

And this is too cute not to share. Michael through the years!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Carving our pumpkin

Ever since we bought a pumpkin, 3 weeks ago, Michael has been asking when we could carve it. Well this weekend we finally carved it! 

He wanted our pumpkin to have a scary face, so he drew out what he wanted it to look like. 

I love a 5 year olds version of scary! 

Daddy has the job of carving, while I get to sort through the guts and pull out all of the seeds for roasting. 

Michael was so happy with how it turned out and loves to go light it every night. 

Just a side note, but as I was elbow deep in pumpkin guts, this overwhelming feeling of nostalgia came over me and I was flooded with memories of my childhood. All of us sitting on our picnic table in upstate New York, drawing our faces, dad carving the face, us kids pulling all of the guts out. All of it was wonderful! Happy memories from childhood! 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Grandad's Apples, Hendersonville, NC

Yesterday, we went back to Grandad's Apples in Hendersonville, NC, but with my in-laws this time. 

These was a lot colder than last week. Last week was shorts and t-shirts, this week was long pants, and coats. It was just as crowded and still just as much fun! I tried to get some different pictures than I got last week. 

Michael and Maggie ride the cow train! 

And we fed the animals again. This week we fed the donkey. 

Then we picked out a pumpkin to bring home, which we didn't do last week. 

The kids played on the giant tube swing and on the giant hay bales. 

It was a fun afternoon, and next year we need to remember to get there around 4, because that is when it started to empty out. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Michael's Field Trip to the Farm

On Friday, Michael had his very first field trip! They went to Black's Peaches in York, SC. I was lucky enough to be able to go with him! It was a fun day of learning all about the farm. 

First stop, learning about sunflowers. 

They got to hold one, smell it, and even pick a seed out of it. 

The next stop was the animal barn. We saw goats, chickens, a horse and a cow.

The kids got to pet the horse too!

After the animals, we went to the Milking Varna to learn how to milk a cow! 

This is Michael with his partner for the day, Elyse! 

And here is Michael milking a "cow"! 

Next up was the Hayride! That is what all of the kids were super excited about! 

After the hayride, the kids went through the hay bale maze. 

After going through the maze a couple of times, it was time to learn about how cotton grows. 

And go on the slides!

Then it was play time. They had a tire "dragon" to play on and some swings made from hay bales. 

Then it was story time in the three little pigs house! But the pigs had to stay outside! 

After story time, we learned all about corn. It's amazing how many products have corn in them! 

Checking out the corn husk tee-pee. 

The last activity for the day was the corn maze. The kids got through it very fast. 

They were all so hungry and ready for lunch! At school, they eat lunch at 10:30, and by this time it was already 12:30. So, after the maze, we headed up to the barn for lunch. Then it was time to head back to school. Michael chose to ride the bus back, cause that was much more fun then my van! 

We had a great day, and in so glad that I was able to too!