Little tidbits about our family: Matt, Alicia, Lyla, Hayden and Ella

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I just had a quick minute to upload some pictures to show off Lyla's and Hayden's Halloween costumes. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day where I get to take the girls into my office in the afternoon to show off their costumes and then we will be on our way home to go treat-or-treating. I figured I wouldn't have much time to take pictures so I put the girls in their costumes today. Let's hope Lyla likes wearing her costume! Grandma Knox did a great job making it and I just love it! It will be Lyla's first time going treat-or-treating as well so let's hope the weather turns out.


Our little Lady bug

All dressed up

Picking out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch

Best friends
Well we are off to go carve some pumpkins! I will need to update the blog from pictures of Hayden's baptism from last weekend when I get a spare minute.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Devil's Lake 2011

My favorite holiday, Columbus Day weekend, at Devil's Lake has come and gone already. This is our annual camping trip with family and friends and this is something I look forward to all year long. We had such a beautiful weekend with great weather and of course great company. We couldn't ask for a better weekend. Plus, this was Hayden's first camping trip!

We all tend to go on many hikes when we are there but now with 2 kids, we only went out a couple times. We let the big hikers, aka Gregg Knox and Ella, in front of the pack, and the group with the small kids go on their own and take their time. A hike that should have lasted around 1 hour takes 2 1/2!

The hiking kids: Clay, Lyla and Jordan

Queen of the mountain

Our future big climbers!

Family picture....missing Ella since she is in front of the pack with Grandpa

Momma's girls

Going for a piggyback ride

Leaf pile: Lyla, Anne, Jordan, Cullen and Clay

The crying kids: Aunt Megan holding Colin and Lyla

The funny story. The boys decided to play a little game of football and the kids were not happy campers. I came to the scene of 3 crying kids wanting their dad's! I just had to take a picture of a few of them!

Daddy's little campers

After Devil's Lake, I had the pleasure of going back to work. It was a long and busy week and definitely hard being away from the girls. At least they are doing great at daycare!

Lyla is still potty training and we are going through a big of a roller coaster ride with her. Dad put her on the throne this weekend with a toy catalog and she loved it!

And we have two girls cheering for the Badgers!