Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Background for Thanksgiving

I have changed my blog background in honor of Thanksgiving. It is the holiday between Halloween and Christmas, I know it is hard to tell. I noticed in stores and businesses Christmas decor, ornaments, gift boxes, and anything you need or want for Christmas. What happened to Thanksgiving: turkeys, leaf platters, cornucopias and most important being thankful? It seems everything is so commercialized; we have skipped right over Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving (you know I won't post again until probably December).
"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" 2 Corinthians 9:15

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall Festivities

I know it has been awhile. We have had lots of activities and yes I have lots of pictures. We are enjoying this beautiful weather, we can finally play in our yard without getting eat up by mosquitoes.
I will start with Harrison, he won 3rd place in the AWANA (our church's Wednesday night youth activity) Grand Prix. Amos and Harrison made a car out of a block of pine wood and I painted it with a little help from Harrison.

Layla learned to ride her bike without training wheels. So guess what she is asking Santa to bring her?

We were going to Russellville's Downtown Fall Fest, it is a lot of fun and we get to see people we haven't seen in a while. The shirts are my poor attempt at being crafty (at least I could keep up with them). The next photo is of Layla with a Cyclone painted on her face (yes, I said Cyclone, that is hard for me to get used to).

Nash has figured out how to pull up, but he doesn't know what to do next. He is getting so big. He is a very fast crawler and I lose him quite regularly.

This is our Halloween Photo: Harrison is Iron Man; Layla and Dylan are cheerleaders (this is something else I can't get used to either-they love cheerleading); Nash is our little cow
We went trick or treating around our neighborhood, we had a lot of fun.

The next photos are of Layla at her 6th Birthday party. I took her and 5 of her friends to High School Musical 3. We had so much fun, yes I enjoyed it also.

This past Sunday was the first weekend of deer season . The women and children of the family have been going on Sunday to Deer Camp for more than 25 years. The first photo is my dad or Papa to my kids.

The second photo is of all Granny Baker's great-grand children:
On the ground: Tristan (Mandy-my sister's boy-20 months old)
On the log: Grace (Sara-my cousin's girl-9), Ty (Bethany-my cousin's boy-2), Layla holding Nash, Harrison holding Lucus (Stuart-my cousin's boy-10 months old), Lydia (Stuart's girl-2), Chloe (Bethany' girl-5), Quintin (Brian-my cousin's boy-4)
Standing: Jacob (Sara's boy-16) holding Dylan Paige

That is what we have been up to this past month. Busy and loving it.