Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween part I

Ok...just a warning for anyone who reads my blog. You are going to see a TON of photos of my kids in their costumes this year. It seems like Halloween is now a 2 week long holiday. So far we have had the Trunk or Treat and the Zoo Boo. Next week we have costume day at school and Halloween. And for some reason I feel the need to take 100 photos of each event (even though they are wearing the same costumes).

Our Halloween season started off with the Trunk or Treat at the church:


Look at those super hero moves!

I know you would want these two around if there was trouble.

The cake walk


Yesterday it was 73 degrees, which is a very abnormal and amazing temperature for this time of year. We spent the whole day outside in shorts and sandals. It was Wonderful.


The kids at Tinker Park Nature Center with some friends





I am loving that this kid is starting to smile for the camera. It will be nice to finally have some photos of his face.

It looks like winter, but it was so warm outside.




Today we went to Zoo Boo at Seneca Park Zoo. The kids were able to trick or treat, and they had special animal shows throughout the day.




The super hero moves are back!



This one was my favorite! Haha.

Beautiful Fall


James just couldn't get close enough to the Boa Constrictors. 


And it ended, as most of our zoo trips do, with some sort of messy and sugary treat. 
Andrew's favorite part of the day was the gift shop. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall fun with Grandpa and Grandma Bigler

After my mom flew back with James from LA to Rochester, she stayed with us for over a week. It is always wonderful to have your mom in town. I love that she is so willing to help with the kids, cook, clean, and talk with me while we are together. Now if only she lived a little closer.
One of our favorite days spent together was at Wickham Farms:











A few days later my dad came into town. The boys had so much fun with their papa. 

It was a little rainy, so we decided to make a trip to the museum. My kids never seem to tire of that place.

He read them book after book after book.
And watched Daniel's lacrosse practice

Saturday morning was the Run for Mercy, which is a 5K our church puts on to support  The House of Mercy women's shelter.

Here I am heading towards the finish. I felt so tired that morning, but still enjoyed the run.




I thought the highlight of the morning was the Kid's Fun Run. Daniel had no idea that is was more than 1/4 of a mile and started out in a full sprint.

He kept saying he wanted to quit, but ended up running the whole thing (and at a fast pace).


And he decided minutes before the race to have his entire face painted. It made for some really great post-race photos.



Abby and Daniel are too focused on their medals to smile in this picture. Daniel wanted to wear it to school that Monday, but I was somehow able to convince him to keep it home where it would be 'safe'.

Adam, Daniel, and Isaac.

And since James did not run, he decided to have his very own race with his papa.

The next morning we went all out on breakfast. French Toast made with Brioche bread from Village Bakery in Pittsford and cream, fruit, and sausage. 




Andrew saying goodbye to his papa and grandma right before they left for the airport. 


Thank you mom and dad for coming to visit us and spoiling us while you were here. 
We sure love you.