Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Wyatt picking out his pumpkin

The girls picking out their pumpkins

Tractor ride into the pumpkin patch

Who knew a pile of hay could be so much fun to play on!

Angelina petting the goats.

In front of the chickens

Homecoming Parade

I love living in a small town. When an event like homecoming happens, the ENTIRE town shows up! You can be walking down the parade route and see your kids' teachers, dance instructor, sunday school teacher, neighbor, etc all within a few steps of each other.

We had a lot of fun at the parade!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Little boys are so creative!

Wyatt likes his toys clean. He often slips his toys into a running washing machine, a running dishwasher, or the toilet bowl to get them good and clean. On this day, he wanted to make certain that his elephant was shiny and clean, so he took a more "hands on" approach.

A few other random August pictures :)

Playing at the Park

Angelina, Saige, Ozzy Bear, and Azalea at the park

Angelina's First day of school!!!

A few new members of our household

THEN, on the third day of school, we added two new members to our household! Welcome Angelina and Azalea. Two very sweet, very beautiful little girls! I don't know how we keep getting so lucky to have such sweet, cute sisters join our family each time we open up our home. It had been 8 months since our last kiddos left, and we were definitely feeling that void. So many people ask us how we are able to do foster care, hearing so many sad stories, opening our hearts then saying goodbye......I think these pictures answer that question rather well. Look at these sweet, happy, innocent faces! These pictures were taken on their very first day in our home. I can't even imagine all the feelings they were having on the inside that day, but look how they are glowing on the outside! It is so worth it! :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

First Day of School

Wyatt starting his second year in the ECSE program. Doesn't he look handsome!

Of course Mater had to come to school his first day too.

Saige starting her first day of 3rd Grade! Hard to believe we have a 3rd grader!

Ozzy Bear joins the Carlsons

In August, we welcomed a new addition to our family. Ozzy Bear Carlson is our labradoodle puppy. It took us 2 weeks and about 20 votes to pick the name! Everyone had an opinion, but I think Ozzy Bear suits him well.

No, this isn't him. I swear Wyatt climbed in there himself and he loved it. He definitely could have stayed in the kennel all day and been happy. Crazy boy! :)

Wyatt was so excited the day we brought him home, that he fell asleep on the bench in our kitchen. Well, at least halfway on the bench.

Here he is! Ozzy Bear Carlson at 8 weeks. Puppies really are almost as much work as newborn babies...and you can't put a diaper on a puppy.

I've been reprimanded, so here goes...

I've been reprimanded a few times over the last few weeks for not keeping up our family here goes a major catching up! We did do a few things over the summer, and had a few changes to our family.

In July, Saige went to Girl Scout Day Camp and had a blast! She came home every day with a million stories to tell about all the fun things she did. On the last night of Day camp we went up for family night, then Saige and I camped out over night with all of the Smithville Troops. Yes, July. It was fun, but hot and humid. Fortunately we had a decent breeze coming off the lake that night so we survived the 90 degree weather. Here are a few pics...