Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Aren't these two the cutest things EVER?!

We took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch on Sunday, October 18th with the Mello Family. The kids always have so much fun together...picking out pumpkins, running through mazes, and eating apple goodies. This year was no exception...except that they picked out pumpkins at lightning speed, got scared (and lost) in the maze, and ate apple donuts instead of caramel apples. Do those donuts have any ACTUAL apple in them? The kids did have a really great time in Apple Hill and we look forward to doing this for many years to come.

He's a pretty strong kid!

Showing off her pumpkin

Tyler navigating the hay maze

Before she got lost and scared in the hay maze
Lucy, the littlest pumpkin

Tyler showing off his pumpkin picks

Matea, Lucy, Aria & Tyler

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lucy's First Day of "School"

Now that Lucy is old enough to understand that Tyler is heading off to school each day for three hours she has gotten a bit curious about school. I would love to put her in the same school as Tyler, but unfortunately that money tree we planted hasn't produced anything yet! Through a friend of a friend, though, Lucy has been given the opportunity to go to "school" every Monday for two hours with Miss Tracy, Miss Erin, and Miss Allison. Yesterday was her first day...and by the smile on her face during art time I would say she had fun.
Here they were painting with apples and having craft time. Lucy was using green glitter paint. She also got to play with glitter Play-doh, and I would say she's enjoying the extra sparkle in her day.
The kids also do circle time and sing songs, listen to stories, and the best part (according to Tyler) is snack time. I had Lucy go sit in one of the kiddie chairs so I could take her picture on her first day of school. I don't think she had fun at all. :)

Actually, she got sad on Tuesday when I said Tyler was going to school. She asked if she was going and I told her, "Not today." She got a pouty look on her face...

Michelle's Baby Shower

We always get so excited when Auntie Shell comes home! This trip we were going to have a baby shower to celebrate Baby Anna's arrival in December. So, Joey and Michelle came to stay and play for about 4 days. We had such a good time!
On September 27th we filled Grandma Karla's house with friends and family and had a GREAT baby shower for Michelle. We ordered some filled cupcakes (that she couldn't wait to eat!) and had some cute cookies made as party favors. Don't these just look delicious?!

This is the Molinari future...a little diva girl

Mommy & Joey...aka the BIG Brother

Mom, Michelle, and Jenn

The shower was so much fun and we ate some really good food. I wish it could have gone on longer...but we had children melting down and a pregnant mommy that needed a nap. The joys of motherhood...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Apple Hill Field Trip

On September 25th Tyler had his FIRST field trip. His class was going to Apple Hill to pick some apples. I'm not sure who was more excited...Tyler or Mom! Going on field trips and watching the kids play sports is the main reason why Jenn had kids. :) Luckily siblings were able to come, so Lucy enjoyed in the festivities as well.
Tyler and Lucy with their friends Corbin and Charlie

Lucy was excited to get to she was picking up the rotten apples Ready...Set...Go Pick!
Lucy was enjoying herself

Tyler and Payton were showing off their muscles
The boys were being so goofy