Friday, December 21, 2012

Just a Little Christmas on Thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving day with family, having lunch with my aunt and uncle, where Aaron played with his cousins in true little boy fashion . . . in the dirt!

As darkness came upon us, we set off to enjoy our first light show of the season at Lewis Lights.  Nothing like a bunch of cousins hanging out together!

Me & Aaron

Rebecca & her daddy, Jason

Tanner & Aaron

Tanner & Aaron

Nancy reading to Aaron

Back: Connor, Rebecca, Nancy, Naomi
Front: Tanner, Aaron, Taylor

Rebecca, Aaron, Taylor, Tanner, & Connor

Tanner, Taylor, & Aaron


 The day after Thanksgiving, I put up my first full sized Christmas tree.  Why yes, we did have the windows open that day.  The weather was spectacular!

 Linzey spent the day with us, and then McKayla came over that evening.  By the time bedtime came, Aaron was tuckered out!

Aaron couldn't wait to wake the girls on Saturday morning!
Aaron, McKayla, & Linzey

Then the three of them got busy painting homemade ornaments I had baked the night before.
Aaron, Linzey, & McKayla




And I think that about wraps Thanksgiving weekend!

Art Festival

Early November brought the Peter Anderson Art Festival.  If you're hoping for pictures of the art, you're in for quite the disappointment, though I found the show most fascinating.

What you will find, however, are some great pictures of some really cute boys having fun in the kids zone.

Aaron & his cousin, David, tackle the fun slide

Aaron, putting on his tough biker persona

David take the Mustang out for a spin

Aaron can't let David take the Mustang out alone!

Aaron & David take a ride on the great flying Dumbo!

Aaron & David ride the spinning swings!

Aaron then wrapped the day by meeting
Captain America, Spiderman, and Batman
all at once!

Spiderman & Fall Festival

It's not often one gets to go out with Spiderman, but that's just what I did the night of Fall Festival at First Baptist Biloxi.  We were invited by a friend and quite enjoyed ourselves!

Ready for some candy!

Spiderman might can swing from building to building,
but he can also never pass up the chance for a horseback ride!

What?  You didn't know Spiderman also loved turtles and was a member of the fire department?

Activities not featured in pictures?

Aaron was quite the champ at the bean bag toss, and the soccer ball kick!  He also really enjoyed the "train" ride, and tried apple cider for the first time.

Corn Maze, Characters, & Costumes

Another favorite fall activity?  Corn maze!

The last Saturday in October is character day at Seward Farms.  Costumes, candy, and characters?  Win, win, and win!  I, along with my mom, and my sister, Ellie, took Aaron and four of his cousins, Linzey, Carter, McKayla, and Cadence.

Linzey, Aaron, McKayla, Carter, & Cadence (in front)

First we hit the maze.  The kids had a grand time leading the pack, looking for the next number associated with our navigation clues.  They only got us lost once!
Linzey leads the pack, followed by Carter and Aaron

Ever see a culvert hung as a swing?  The kiddos had a grand time crawling through!





And then there was a swing set with a slide . . .

Linzey (with Aunt Ellie looking on)

Cadence zips down the slide!

Carter, the picture of cuteness!

Cadence swings . . .

Bouncy pillow anyone?  This was definitely a favorite!

McKayla, a Corn Cop, and Cadence



And then they were off to ride the cow train!

McKayla and Cadence in the back,
Aaron in the middle,
Linzey and Carter in the front

Linzey & Carter


McKayla & Cadence

My mom took one picture of the rest of us with the giant hay man!
McKayla & Linzey on the hay
Cadence, Ellie, Carter, me, & Aaron in front

The kiddos all tried bouncing on the bouncy horses.  That was pretty much a disaster!  LOL

The kids got to meed Mickey, Minnie, and Elmo . . .
Aaron, Linzey with Cadence in front, McKayla, and Aunt Ellie trying to encourage a less than enthused Carter to take a picture with Mickey and Minnie Mouse!

They were quite excited to see Elmo!
McKayla in a hug, then Linzey, Aaron, and Cadence

Then is was off to the bumpy slide!



Ellie, bumping down the slide with Cadence and Carter

Me, bumping down the slide with Carter

There was also a fabulous culvert slide, but all of the pics turned out too dark to bother sharing.

As we were leaving, we saw one last princess, Snow White!
Linzey & McKayla