Sunday, November 27, 2011

Alec's 6th birthday

What a birthday week! Alec turned 6 on Wednesday, November 23rd. Birthday child gets to choose the menu for the day, so we started with cinnamon rolls for breakfast, hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch, and ravioli for dinner. A special playdate with his friend David rounded out his day.
Thanks Aunt Carla for the cool nerf gun!
Special birthday dinner plate.....
and thank you Aunt Sheila for the Catwoman addition to the Batman house.
Alec's requested dessert was brownies, since the birthday cake was saved for his party.....and now a pause for Thanksgiving......
resume for a birthday party on Saturday! Lots of friends, food, and fun rounded out the evening!
Birthday theme was Gormiti, which are action figures from Italy. The cake was the Island of Gorm, which has a volcano on it, so the messier, the better!

Birthday friends.....
and special visitors.....the youngest being 3 1/2 weeks old! Thank you Shullenbarger family, for making the trip from Maryland!

Darrell's creative pizzas were a hit among children and adults!

We are very thankful for a double garage that can host a wild tag game to burn energy out of the early elementary aged crowd!

A little flashback six how things have changed!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall Fun 2011

Fall festival at our church....Alec was Batman, Ann-Marie was Pippi Longstocking, and Evan declared himself too old to dress up, so he volunteered to be in the dunk tank to raise money for missions.

Do you notice who is first in line to dunk Evan? (above)
Of course, the pumpkin carving was a hit....
our guest, Glori, enjoyed herself also, and hammed it up for the picture.
We love going to the zoo in the Fall, and we have had an unusually nice stretch of weather......we actually haven't been to the Pittsburgh zoo for over a year. We were pleasantly surprised by several changes made to the zoo.
The rays are always a hit, as well as the meerkats....
and below is what Ann-Marie is looking at face-to-face.
We hope you and your family are also enjoying the beautiful Fall days!