Sunday, September 30, 2012

On Saturday, we drove up north to a local pumpkin patch (Treinin Farms).  Wesley and I had been there last year for a school field trip and we thought the kids would enjoy going as a family.  

Claire and Daddy about to head through the tunnel to the farm (the parking lot was on the opposite side of the highway from the farm).  Also, Claire's class is obsessed with tunnels right now, and we had lots of opportunities to get tunnel photos on this trip.

Wesley, Daddy, and Claire on the other side of the tunnel (by the "scary" people; Claire didn't like the scarecrows very much)

Wesley by the pumpkins (We had so much fun on the hayride to the patch and picking out the pumpkins that I didn't get a single photo of the actual pumpkin patch.  Oops!  I made Wesley take this photo to get at least one pumpkin in a picture.)

The kids LOVED this tunnel slide.

Even Claire braved the (fairly) long slide

"Daddy do it too!"

Climbing up the side to go again.

On his way down the shorter tunnel slide

Wheeeeee!!!!

The other reason we went to this farm was because I found a gently used winter coat and snow pants set for Claire on craigslist for $10.  It fits perfectly and is in great condition.

Practice shot for the (now) annual Cowles family photo on the porch.  (By the way, check out our pumpkins from the patch!  As long as you could carry the pumpkin yourself, you could pick out whatever one you wanted with the price of admission.  We had so much fun finding the perfect ones.)

One year in the house today!  (Not sure why we're all sort of leaning to one side.  We might have to take the photo again anyway because the sun is mostly in Daddy's face and not everyone else's)

Spotting an airplane with Daddy.

Photo by Wesley

Another Wesley shot

Mommy and the kids

Mommy and Wesley

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Soccer

Here are some shots from today's soccer game.  Wesley had an awesome time and managed to score four times again(!).  And, as a special treat, Aunt Ann happened to be in town to watch the game!

Headed for the goal!

Score!!!!

Waiting for a penalty kick/

"Go Wesley Go!"

Trying to encourage Claire to roll down the hill (instead of crawl)

"What are you doing, Claire?"

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

Poppa and Grammy Cowles and Aunt Ann came for a visit over Labor Day weekend.  Here are some photos from their visit.
Mommy, Wesley, Claire, Tim, Ann, and Daddy at the Farmer's Market

Getting a drink outside the Capitol building with Grammy

Last weekend at the neighborhood pool

   
Goofing around with Poppa in the pool
Wesley got to spend some time jumping off the diving board.  Here are some of my favorites.

Walking on water



Firing off his air guns

My absolute favorite!
Watching the diving board action

Making pizza with Mommy

Sprinkle, sprinkle (adding the cheese)


When the pool closes on Labor Day evening, they open it to the neighborhood dogs.  There were about 20 dogs swimming and running around and a couple even braved the diving board.

Birthday Photos

Here are some photos I forgot to post from Claire's birthday.
Enjoying her birthday cupcake


Big brother

Being his normal goofy self



Playing with her gifts.  Baby got some new clothes and a bottle, food set

Testing out the milk for herself

Feeding the giraffe

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School

Wesley and Claire had their "first" day of school today.  For Wesley, this wasn't really a big deal as he's still in the same classroom with the same teachers and some of the same friends.  For Claire, this was her much anticipated first day at Wesley's school.  She was super excited and had a great day.
At home before school.  Claire with her new lunchbox and Wesley with a tupperware containing a huge cecropia moth (which he and Daddy found in the garage window)

Some pictures from Claire's teachers of her first day.

Riding bikes at school.