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Monday, November 28, 2011

Off to see the wizard...

We had a day off of school and went with the Koschmanns to the Henry Ford Museum to see a special hands-on children's exhibit of The Wizard of Oz.
"There's no place like home..."
Ava and Murray taking a break and cuddling up to watch part of the movie and have a snack. We are in so much trouble with these two in a few years!
Julia escaping the Wicked Witch by scaling the castle walls!

Ava riding Miss Gulch's bike

Ava playing music in munchkin land

Murray and Ava with a little help from Rachael built the "rainbow"

Matthias listening to the talking trees!

Julia and Lucy riding a cow on Uncle Henry and Aunt Em's farm

Matthias was so brave and had a lot of courage as he crawled through the spooky tunnel.
Later Ava and Murray were hiding in this tunnel giggling like crazy! (see earlier comment about those two!)

The count was 2 big girls, 2 preschoolers, 2 babies and 2 (crazy) mommies!

Thanks Koschmanns for taking us to see such a fun exhibit!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Family Photo Shoot

While Rachel was visiting for Halloween she had requested that we do a family photo shoot. She always take lots of pictures of our kids but it is rare for Chris and I to be in them because our kids are a lot cuter then we are! These are pictures from that afternoon. We had a lot of fun, Matthias was a fun challenge to get to look and not eat the dirt and leaves. Julia and Ava LOVED posing for the camera!
Julia strikes a pose!
So of course does Ava!

A couple of group shots!

Daddy and his girls
This last one was just a great "in action" shot of Julia screaming because she thought she might fall, Ava laughing at her, and Matthias screaming with her!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We went to Westview Pumpkin Patch in Romeo. There is a HUGE play-yard with a wooden pirate ship, train, play house, tubes and tunnels, tires, a big slide, a petting zoo and more! Ava was brave enough to go through the underground tunnel-tube!

Sweet Matthias!

We also took a wagon ride out to pick our pumpkins from the patch.

On the top of the straw mountain!

Sweet little pirate girls!

Matt found his pumpkin

Ava picked a good one!

Just a little pose on a pumpkin

Matthias driving his RED tractor, growing fast so he can help Grandpa!

And the main reason for the special trip was because Rachie was visiting! She makes fun days even better! Thanks for coming to play with us Aunt Rachie!

Trick or Treat!

Ava was an independent trick-or-treater this year. It took her some time to climb all the stairs but she did it and she even said "trick or treat, thank you!" at every house!
Once again the Leidecker's joined us for Halloween!
We always have so much fun with them!
Ava: Little Red Riding Hood, Anna: a mommy, Julia: Pinkalicious,
Greta: Laura Ingalls , Matthias: The Big Bad Wolf and Owen: clown
Just the girls!!

Does this even need words!?!