Thursday, November 19, 2009

If you build it, they will come

In-N-Out Burger opened today, and we love the place so much, we just had to make it to opening day.  We waited about an hour. (Well, Sam did... He stood in the cold, while the kids and I went to a nearby Kohl's and then swooped in just in time to order.)  We felt a little like vultures, staring people down and waiting for a table.  The food was oh-so-great, and the Diet Coke was first class.  (In-N-Out has the best Diet Coke around.)  It was super fun!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chase is 1!

Chase is one!  We celebrated his birthday with our families with pizza, presents, and cake.  It was a great party!  Chase loved getting new toys, and Halle loved "helping" Chase open his presents.  I can't believe our "Little Monkey" is already one.  It has been a quick year.  Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate.  Here's a few photos of our party:

Chase loved his cake!  I think these photos tell the whole story:

We love Chase so much.  He is such a little sweetie.  Here's a few facts about Chase on his first birthday:
1.  He loves his daddy.  He loves to watch out the window for daddy to come home every day.
2.  He loves Curious George.  I don't know if this is good or not, but he'll sit and watch about 15 minutes of Curious George.  It's pretty funny.
3. He can walk.  Just like his older sister, he learned a week before his first birthday.  He's pretty quick!
4.  He hates baby food.  Whenever I try to feed him with a spoon, it ends up being a mess.  He'll only eat if he can feed himself.  He loves goldfish, peas, fruit, and Cafe Rio kids quesadillas.

Happy Birthday, Chase!  We love you!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Fun

Despite everyone in the family fighting sickness, we still managed to have a fun Halloween.  We loved events like visiting the pumpkin patch, watching Halle at her pre-school parade, attending trunk-or-treat at the church, and of course, dressing up and eating lots of candy.

Our very own "Punkin" at the Pumpkin Patch.

Halle in her preschool class waiting for the performance to start.  

Halle dressed up as a flapper girl this year.  Our awesome neighbor, Michelle, made flapper outfits for Halle, Quinsi, and Emilee.  They turned out so cute.  Thanks, Michelle!

Chase was a monster.  He loved wearing his monster head.  We even got him to say "roar" a couple of times.  (Although it sounded more like "raaa.")

My kids and I at my parents house.