Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fort Worth Parade of Lights

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.

Is he not THE CUTEST!?!

Haha...this is what a family Christmas picture with a toddler looks like... =)

Reider and KK

The whole fam... Aunt NeeNee, Uncle Craig, Ben, Myself, Reid, KK, & Doc

A few pics from the parade (photographs courtesy of Neely Pedersen)

Thanksgiving 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!

Me and my handsome little man

...someone was getting very sleepy...

The "Kid" table... =)

The adult table...

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...

Aunt NeeNee reading books

Gaylord ICE 2010

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 =)

Reid and KK

With Jayme and Isabella (sorry for the blurry pic!)

And then we went inside... this next picture pretty much sums up Reid's thoughts on the whole experience...

He was TERRIFIED... safe to say Reider was not a fan this year. Oh well. Maybe next year!

Here we are running him through the exhibit to get to the end...

But, all is well that ends well... To calm him down, we promised he could buy a choo-choo at the end. KK's a sucker and he ended up with a choo-choo plus a car and a bus. Fun times! =)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween 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... =)

The look on Reid's face is priceless... he thinks all the adults are CRAZY...

Jill and sweet Harper

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!)

Bennett, Jenny, and Ben

The Wells' Fam and Lea

Shaun, Tiff, Brielle, and Jayme

Some of the grandparents who came to see all the kids!

Keagan trying to feed Harper

Keag and Isabella

The evening entertainment =)

I just love all 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!

Love this pic at the end of the night...so sweet! Isabella, Ady, and Reider