Thursday, November 22, 2007

The season of fall...Texas style

For those of you who live in Texas (that is likely to be everyone who reads this), you know that the season known as fall or autumn doesn't really exist here. Earlier this week the temperatures were in the 80s (thankfully today the tempearture was in the 50s--just in time for Thanksgiving).

As a result, we have to be creative in how we teach Maxwell about this particular season (winter is another story!). Here are some pictures from earlier in the fall when we went to a local pumpkin patch and then when we made pancakes in the shape of leaves. We hope that wherever you are, you have enjoyed the fall season!

Family Costumes and the Country Fair

So I know I'm a little late on this one and my original goal was to have this up BEFORE Thanksgiving, but that didn't happen. For the Country Fair at our church this year (for Halloween), Maxwell wanted to be Elmo. Now I've never liked dressing up for costume parties or the like, so even I was surprised that I wanted to join in on the fun. For many of you, you'll look at these pictures and think, "Maxwell is so cute...but what is Matt dressed up as?" For those of you with children though, you may recognize me as Mr. Noodle (or Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle). We had a great time at the Country Fair this year and thanks to Maxwell's Nana (my mom) for making both the Elmo and Mr. Noodle costumes!