Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oklahoma City Zoo

We went with Brian's parents to meet up with Brian's sister Jenny and Larkin's cousin Sierra in Oklahoma City for a long weekend. We went to the Oklahoma City Zoo and were impressed. The animals have a lot of room and privacy, relatively speaking. I don't have many pictures of the animals, but I have a lot of cute ones from around the zoo. It was a fun day.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Annual Hittle Pumpkin Carving Party

We held our mostly-annual Pumpkin Carving Party again this year and had a great time. We had over 40 friends and family there and the weather could not have cooperated better. The kids were able to play inside, out on the deck, in the basement, wherever. We had 2 huge tables of carving going on. Here are a couple of pictures of everyone in action.

Here are the finished pumpkins on display on our deck!

And, best of all, here are the group shots I love to get. One of all the kiddos and one of everyone! It was a great party and I can't wait until next year!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pink Pumpkin

For anyone who has read the Halloween story "Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin" will enjoy (and understand) this post. We decided that we wanted to have a pink pumpkin, just like Pinkalicious did. So, we bought a white pumpkin (kinda cool, isn't it?) and we painted it pink just like Mr. Pink did in the story! We decorated it and enjoyed it the entire season. Fun!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hank's Pumpkintown

We had a really fun day in the Hampton's with Larkin's cousins (Karen's sister's family). We went to Hank's Pumpkintown! The kids started out by playing on the wooden structures - there were tons of them, the coolest being the airplane and the pirate ship.

Then, it was time for checking out the pumpkin patch! The pumpkins were pretty big.

Poor Lukie stepped in a rotten pumpkin! It was pretty disgusting and we all tried to stifle a laugh, but it was hard. Nobody knew what to do until I remember some wipes I had in my bag. Phew!

Then it was time for the hayride through the corn fields.

And, finally, the highlight of the visit was the face painting. Larkin became a "princess" and Gavin and Luke became the scariest face of all... a snake! Larkin loved admiring herself in the mirror. She was enraptured by her face! So cute!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Natural History Museum, Archaeological Dig

We took Larkin to the Natural History Museum and found an awesome special exhibit: an Archaeological Dig! Larkin really got into it and I dug (pun intended) her googles!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Goddard Mini-Patriots Run

Growth Chart & Wall Hangings

The Goddard School did a pretty fun thing in the Elephant room recently. They put up a growth chart for all of the kids. It ends up that Larkin is just about right smack dab in the middle height-wise compared to her friends.

The wall hanging sayings they did are self-explanatory and hilarious!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rainbow Letters

Check out the "L" that Larkin made out of her magnetic letters. She also made a rainbow out of the letters. Cool! I loved it!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Larkin's 1st Day of Gymnastics

Larkin is now enrolled in the 3/4 (year old) Beginner gymnastics class at Pinnacle Gymnastics. She loves it and I love that it gives her an outlet for all of her energy.
Here's a little video montage of her first class. The curriculum is warm-up, two circuits and then cool down. Larkin's teacher's name is Kirsten and we really like her. This video is long, but you can find a shorter version to watch HERE.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dressed up in My Dress

Larkin loves princesses and Sarah Brightman... both women that wear LONG dresses. So Larkin wants all of her dresses to be down to her toes. What better than Mommy's dresses? Well, this particular one of mine is her favorite! She wants to wear it nearly every day at some point and she sings to herself in the full-length mirror. And, watch out if I want to wear it, Larkin will be so jealous she'll tell me I'm not a princess until she's calmed down...then I'm a princess again, just like her!