Wednesday, October 26, 2011

To the moon and back!

Dear Ella and Grayson,

Mommy loves taking your pictures. I probably take too many and I'm sure you get tired of me saying "say cheese" all of the time! But, one day in the near future you will understand that these moments we are making are precious and your mommy doesn't ever want to forget them!

If there is anything in life that your mommy is certain about, it is that....


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Annual Pumpkin Painting

Well, today was the first day of Fall Break and it was a terrific one! Mom and I had actually planned to take the kids to the zoo, but with the rain, we didn't want to risk making a three hour drive to get rained on. So, since mom had already totally rearranged her schedule, we planned to do something fun.
Every year since Ella was born we have done our Annual Pumpkin Painting, so what better day to do it on than this rainy, gloomy day?!? We headed out for pumpkins and came home for some painting fun. Grayson really enjoyed it this year and Ella took it serious as always!! Thanks mom and Bekah for spending the day with us!

I'm pretty sure he is thinking, "Is she really letting me do this?"

Ella is a little unsure about what Grayson is doing!

Beautiful artist!

Hard at work!

She spent a good 30 minutes or so on her pumpkin :)

Aunt Bekah chipped in on finishing Grayson's pumpkin.

Freshly painted and drying.

An "E" for Ella. A "G" for Grayson. Notice how Ella chose a small pumpkin for her little brother.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sibling Rivalry or A Case of "I want to be just like my big sister"

Tonight during our picnic, I snapped a few pictures of the kiddos. While looking through them I couldn't help but notice the story they told of how Grayson gravitates toward everything his big sis does.

So, who wants to race to the top? Just because you're bigger doesn't mean you will win!

Shucks... Nevermind. And the winner is.... Ella!

Hold on! I'm not too far behind!

Aww.. the joys of being four! A bag of Spicy Doritos and Sweet Tea makes a perfect pre-picnic snack!

You better pass the tea this way! In fact, I'll just keep it right here in my lap.

Soccer fun with daddy! Look at my skills.

Hey now! I've got skills. You think you can make this face and hold the ball at the same time?

I really wish I could do whatever Ella is doing over there.

Why on Earth did mommy and daddy only buy three caramel apples? Of course I get one too! I'll take Ella's leftovers!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fallin' For Fall

Everyone here at the Donovan house is fallin' for fall! This past weekend was a prime example of why I love fall and everything it brings.

We started the weekend with a trip to The Festival of the Horse downtown. My kids at school were begging me to come watch them in the parade, so Ella and I went Friday night. One of my new teammates also came who is not from around here which was fun as well!

On Saturday, our friends from Owensboro came up so we took another trip to the Festival and then went out for lunch. It was great getting to see all of our friends and the kids loved every minute of the day!

My parents kept Ella and Grayson on Saturday night so that Kermie and I could go out to see The Help and spend more time with friends. It was a terrific movie and I felt like a rebel staying out past midnight! :)

Sunday was spent at church for Grace Fest. All the kiddos dressed up as princesses or superheroes :)

Oh how I LOVE this time of year! :)