Sunday, November 16, 2008

Andrew's Baptism

We wanted to post a few pics from Andrew's Baptism.

The Deming side of the family.

The Harris side of the family.

The Smith Side of the family.

Grandma and Grandpa Deming

Then it was off to Olive Garden, one of Andrew's favorite places to eat. Also known as "The Grape Place" as coined by Andrew.

Apparently Lane did not approve of the photography. As soon as she saw we were taking pictures, she hid her face.

So Emma, you want to taste Tiffanies dish? Oh, you want to eat the whole thing!? Thanks Tiffany for being so sharing.

Allie was in her own wolrd, and would just stand on the chair staring at all the other people eating.

Newly baptized Andrew James.

Yes, at one point the waiter had to step over her to get down the stairs.

All in all, it was a nice day. Thanks to everyone for their love and support.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween Time!

New Pictures have been added to the Halloween blog!

Okay, so Halloween has come and gone, so we thought we should post a few pics of the halloween expereince.

Since Rachel volunteered to help with the kindergarten field trip, Allie got to tag along with big sis Emma.

The picture of Emma with her carved pumpkin would be impressive if it weren't for the truth telling image of Emma forcing her father into slave labor to carve her pumpkin. (plus, last time we caught emma with a knife, she had turned an orange into a three dimensional piece of swiss cheese)

Here is the house for Halloween. I unfortunately did not get my typical nightime photo of the pumpkins lit. Just use your imagination.

The unofficial Halloween Party! There was Dancin and Monster Mashin, all we needed was a mini piano and a dancing dog.

Lane and Lucy

So Andrew dressed as Count Dracula (he insisted on not being any old vampire, he had to be Count Dracula) and Emma was an Angel, figuratively and literally. Allie was whatever we could put on her. The original idea was that Allie would be a devil, but in true form to being a devil, she refused to keep her devil costume on.

Hey, she was a devil after all! This was one of many melt downs she had on our way through the streets trick or treating. Thankfully it was Halloween, so the blood curdiling screams just sort of fit in. Bascially she would violently disagree with the choice of following the rest of the kids instead of wandering over a cliff or something. And yes, this would happen in the middle of the road (she would take special note not to slam her head down too hard since it was a hard surface, but would still throw herself down for dramatic effect).

Ah, yes, the inner librarian in all of us comes out the moment we are done trick or treating. The sorting, categorizing, placing, logging and organizing begins.

So it's like 10 P.M. but as a parent, I can't stomach the fact that the sole diet of our kids was only two groups from the four food groups of the elves..... candy and candy corn. So we made some eggs. Protein girl downed the eggs, the vampire needed a bit of prodding.

All in all, it was a pretty fun day. At least we had the weekend to get over our sugar commas.