Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Morning Holloween Fun

Carissa's having a great time this morning helping us around the house. She's loving her pumpkin shoes and shirt (the ghost lights up when she moves).

Little Bumblebee

We had our LifeGroup Halloween Party last night. It was so much fun. The kids were so funny running around in their costumes.

See more photos here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Funny Faces

Carissa has a fun approach to life. Blow raspberries all day.

Monday, October 26, 2009

American Royal Pro Rodeo

We had a great time at the rodeo. I tried taking a bunch of photos but only a few turned out well. At least the horse's behind is in focus in this one.

Here's to me buying a better lens in the near future:) This one would do nice.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekend in KC

We spent this last weekend in KC with my brother-in-law's family. Saturday morning we went to the Deanna Rose Farm in Overland Park. Carissa had a great time. She loved all the animals and was ready to have them all in her lap, like the cow above :)

That night we went to the rodeo at the American Royal. Barrel racing was Carissa's biggest interest. She was curious where the ladies were coming from and going to after racing around the barrels (they were entering and exiting beneath the stands).

See more photos on flickr.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Green Lake, WI

This week I'm up in Green Lake, WI at the Vineyard Midwest Regional Pastors Retreat. It is always beautiful this time of year. It has been a great time to relax and catch up with friends, but I can not wait to get back to my baby girl.

This is a photo that Christina sent me of Carissa keeping herself busy while at the doctor's office for her 15-month check-up. She has gotten very good at using her fingers and loves playing with small things, like little post-it notes. She apparently put on quite the show telling the doctor all the words and signs she knows.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Working on the House

We spent the weekend working on the house with Christina's parents and her brother. We're getting the siding put up now and the house is really starting to come together.

Carissa spent most of the weekend inside playing with her cousins. They pulled out the Nintendo that belonged to Christina's brother when he was little. Carissa had a good time trying to play too.

I noticed that we had a friend hiding up in the tree in our front yard. He was peacefully snoozing all day while we worked.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Hat

Carissa got a new hat this week to match a coat we bought last year on clearence. As you can see, she loves it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Monkeying Around

Today we had a family get-together (family reunion has too much baggage). It was a bit cool out but the sun was nice. Carissa a great fun with some of the other little kids. I won't even begin to describe how Carissa is related to the other girl, but she is, however distant. They were having a fun time playing chase.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wind Blown

This is from last week...when it was still warm out. The fall season is here for sure. Low of 35 degrees the next few nights.

Carissa's hair is getting longer but it's so fine the wind catches it easily.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Weekend with Family

We spent the weekend working on the house outside. It was pretty cool so Carissa was all bundled up.

Carissa also had her cousins down this weekend and got to spend sometime with Mimi and Jaxin outside.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Something New

We're trying something new in the Ayres household. A potty chair. Carissa has been very curious about Christina and me using the restroom so we're going with it.