Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Boys love for a horse and a horse's love for carrots!

There is a Horse right down the street from Grandma Joan's house and the boys (Candon, Braylon and Porter) LOVE to go and see him, mostly because they get to feed him carrots! Chamois (not sure if that is the correct spelling) loves to see the boys running up to him, only because that means carrots! So Sunday afternoon we headed out in the chilling temperatures to go and feed Chamois a few carrots.

Grams, Porter, Bray, Candon and Ben walking to go and feed Chamois.

The three boys of the family!

Once we hit the sidewalk the boys were free to run to see Chamois, Candon's pants must have been a bit too big as he had to hold on to them :)

Porter was bringing up the rear, but at least he was beating Grams and Mommy!


Candon and Grams feeding Chamois a carrot.

Porters turn.

The three boys peaking through the fence

Braylons turn to feed Chamois!

Candon and Uncle Ben!

Chamois is getting to be a very old horse and Ben and I dread that one day we are going to drive by and there will no longer be a horse standing there. Our boys will be devastated, so we will continue to take advantage of the "nice" weather and go and feed Chamois a few carrots!

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Cousin Candon came to town!

Candon, Kenna and Auntie Coley came to town this weekend! We had a very busy weekend and we were not able to see them until Sunday. So Sunday morning we went up to Grandma's house and we all had breakfast together and the kids got to play together, they have been going through serious withdrawals since Coley has gone back to work and her weekly visits have stopped ;)

Candon showing me his batman shirt! He went as Batman for Halloween, can't wait to see him in his costume (hint hint Coley ;))

The best picture I could obtain of these three rugrats!

Porter feeding the fake horse a carrot!

The boys dancing to the Hot Dog song! Porter likes to get really low when he dances to this song! Candon was sitting to the right in the chair placed directly in front of the t.v.

It is always nice when Candon comes to play with the boys! We can't wait for Braylon and Candon do start doing sleepovers! That has to be coming up soon doesn't it?

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Halloween 2011

Another Holiday has come and gone, it is times like this that I stop and think how lucky we are! We have two amazing little boys, each with a personality of their very own! Halloween is a great holiday for young kids to show their personality by choosing what they want to dress up as!
Braylon decided long ago that he was going as a Fireman! He wore his costume (all but the helmet, it kept sliding off his head) proudly and offered to put out everyones fire on State street (this is the place to trick or treat in New Ulm and the home owners sit outside with their fire pits burning to keep warm).
Porter was a bit more difficult, he is not at the age that he can tell us exactly what he wants to be for Halloween and well with Porter's love for Basketball we thought a Basketball player would be the perfect costume for him! Unfortunately his jersey didn't arrive in time and we had to think of something else for him to be on very short notice! Besides Basketball Porter loves Trains, so we decided that Porter would go as a Train Conductor! Luckily we had everything we needed for his costume except a white thermal (a very easy find).

Porter relaxing with Grandma Pammy before we headed out for some Trick or Treating!

The boys first time actually trick or treating (other then at relatives houses)

Mr. Fire Chief and Mr. Train Conductor! Neither were very willing to sit nice for pictures, not a big surprise!

In the car on the way to Grandma Brush's before we walked the neighborhood.

The boys actually went Trick or Treating this year, we went up and down State Street (we know a few home owners on this street otherwise I might try and avoid the chaos). It was a lot of fun and the boys were exhausted by the time we were done!
After we were done we meet up with Daddy (who just got off of work) at Grandma Joan's and we only had to go to her house and one other house. It was a GREAT Halloween!
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ECFE Halloween Party

We went to the ECFE Halloween Party on Friday night. Braylon dressed up in his Halloween Costume (Fireman Sam) and Porter dressed up as Porter! He refused to put a Halloween Costume on and well when he doesn't want to do something it is very hard to change his mind! So Porter went as himself :)

Braylon came right from fighting a fire and was a little dirty!

Porter LOVED the bouncy house! He was adorable and gave Ben and I lots of kisses!

Braylon followed suit and gave us each a kiss!

Braylon loved Fetch, he asked him if he wanted to be his rescue dog! SO ADORABLE!!!

I just love this picture!

An exhausted firefighter ready to go home!

After we hammer a few nails into pumpkins of course!

The boys had a great time at the Halloween Party!
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Just can't make it to bed!

Our family of 4 had a movie night the other night, our first of many I am sure! Porter only made it into the first hour and then was ready for bed. Braylon told me at 9 o'clock that he was ready for bed too, so I said that he should give daddy a kiss and I would put him to bed, well after about 5 minutes I looked over and noticed that he had laid down on the floor, on top of his wrestler and fallen asleep! He had a very long and exhausting day and just couldn't make it into bed :)

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Pumpkin Festival Fun!

The boys, Grandma Joan and myself headed up to Litchfield to a Pumpkin Festival two Saturday's ago. We all had a great time. We will definitely have to go back again next year, there was SOOOO much to do!
The boys checking out the ducks! The boys thought it was hilarious to hear the ducks quack at us!

Grandma holding the bunny so that the boys could pet it!

They had bouncy balls, Bray loved them! Porter I am sure would have loved it... If you could find one that was small enough for him to get on!

The boys found an old (very old) combine and climbed right in! They look like naturals!

This is a picture of the old combine (both boys are still in it), amazing how different they are today!

Braylon also found an old tractor and climbed up while Porter and Grams went to check out the chicken coop!

We were headed off on a Tractor ride and I was able to catch this cute picture :)

Grandma and Porter yelling at a combine that we saw!

They had slides everywhere for the kids!

Porter thought it was a lot of fun!

Porter went on a pony ride!

As did Braylon!

The really really really long slide! Porter flipped on his tummy half way down so that he could inch is way to the bottom!

Braylon went on the mower pull ride all by himself!
After he was done we went onto a Horse ride pulled on a path in the woods!
We had A TON of fun and there was SO much to do! Thanks Grandma Joan for the great idea!

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