On Friday evening, our family went to our first ever viewing of the Fort Worth Parade of Lights - Reid loved it! We were a little worried, but he sat there completely mesmerized through the entire parade. This will definitely be a holiday tradition that we do every year! My Dad (aka "Doc") was actually one of the judges this year, so we got to sit in the VIP section and had a great view of the parade.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever." 1 Chr 16:34
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration this year - we truly have much to be thankful for! We spent the day at KK and Doc's house and were joined by a large crew... it was: Myself, Ben, Reider, KK, Doc, Aunt Neely, Uncle Craig, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Jeff, Karen & Jack Pedersen (Uncle Craig's parents), Wyatt & Amanda Palmer and John Palmer (Neely & Craig's good friends from med school). It was a great group and we enjoyed the day watching football and eating way too much food!
Our child LOVES to be the center of attention... and he's never short of attention when his Aunts and Uncles are around... he and Uncle Craig goofed off most of the day...
Last week we had a fun outing with KK, Jayme, Isabella, and GiGi (Isabella's Grandma)... we ventured out to Gaylord ICE! It was a Charlie Brown theme this year and was really beautiful!
Here's Reider and I in our ICE coats before going inside - he only threw a small fit when we put it on him =)
And then we went inside... this next picture pretty much sums up Reid's thoughts on the whole experience...
Thursday, November 4, 2010
We had a complete blast this year for Halloween! Reid had a little Halloween party with some of his friends (and ours) over at the house... we had chili pile-on for dinner, then took all the kiddos for their first real night of trick-or-treating. (We only made it about 6 or 7 houses with our crew... but had a great time!)
And just a side note... Reid was supposed to be an actual cowboy for Halloween (NOT a Dallas Cowboy)... but he didn't want to wear the hat, the boots, the gun holster, or the sheriff's badge. He wanted to wear his jersey. And, since this night was for the kids to have fun... we let him. =)
Are these not the cutest kids you've ever seen?!? It's Reid and all the ladies...
The funniest part about getting the above picture, was all of the parents trying to make the kids smile and stand in one place... =)
Michael McDaniel came as the Mad Hatter! Tiff was the Queen of Hearts and Brielle was the bunny... (but I don't have a picture of all 3 of them!)
Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the actual trick-or-treating... it was a bit crazy trying to wrangle all of the bitties! But Reid had a great time and quickly figured out that people give him candy... at one point I looked back at him in his wagon, and he had eaten candy with wrappers and all!