Tuesday, October 25, 2011

From Tonka to Superheros!

This last weekend was the State Farm Halloween party!!
Greg and Gary with the scarecrow
we couldn't convince Isaac to go sit with him.

Candy dive. This was fun!
Ready, Set...


Isaac received some help

Gary dove right in!

The very much anticipated Fishing Game!!

Also. We are into a new craze at our house!
Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh BATMAN!!!!

Everything is;
"To the Batcave!!"  
"We haven't a moment to loose!" 
"Holy Catamoly Batman!"
"To the Batmobile!" 
And I am LOVING it!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tech Free Weekend

Greg and I decided to go technology free this past weekend! Friday night we turned off/unplugged the computer, TV, phones and radio! Not because we were protesting or have anything against technology, but because it felt like a good idea!
So what does one do when they decide to go "tech free"?!
Well. When TV, phone, radio, and computer are not an option it gives you a lot of time to spend with your awesome family!!
Greg has been working with Isaac on riding his bike without training wheels, well. Mission accomplished

We also made "Buchanan family spiders"!
Greg got this idea from someone at work and decided it would make a cute addition to our Halloween decorations!

They are sooo cute I can't take it!

We had so much fun this weekend as a family! Greg and I try to find stuff to do as a family every weekend but this weekend was packed full of family fun time!  Saturday we went out to breakfast, played at the park, took the boys to ride bikes in our church parking lot, got the house and yard work done. Sunday wasn't a whole lot different than any other Sunday, we went to church came home, had dinner, made our family of spiders, hung out .... typical Sunday .... except for the spider thing, we don't do that every Sunday.  The biggest difference we could tell was, because we didn't watch TV everyone was in bed by 830! So we got a lot of sleep at night. It was a great weekend and we will go tech free again, just not sure when. I recommend at least trying it! It's amazing how much closer you feel as a family when you unplug your self!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sholz Farm

Isaac had his first field trip with his preschool! We went to Sholz farm which is a pumpkin patch with animals and a greenhouse. It has a little corn maze and a  little shop to buy fresh veggies, and popcorn, pumpkins....really cool!  The nice part was that siblings were allowed to come with us so Gary got to go too!

Isaac's class at the beginning of the tour

Isaac and his teacher Mrs. Shawna


The gourd shed. Our "tour guide" is teaching them how farmers would dry out the gourds and then use them for stuff like water bottles, spoons and bowls.


Isaac randomly thew out the fact that the more grass cows eat the more milk they make and the lady was so impressed that he knew that. Isaac then got embarrassed and gave her a hug, because that's what he does when he gets shy/embarrassed.

She is telling them that they need to be SUPER quiet because the sheep just had babies last night.

Twin lambs born around midnight!

Isaac (red hood) and Gary (green and blue hood)

Here she is teaching them about what it was like to be a farmers wife way back before electricity

Learning about the Greenhouse

Goats. She's telling them how goats like to climb on their tip toes which is why they have a huge tower in their little area

After the tour the kids got to pick out a pumpkin!

Class (plus some) after the tour

They had this play area for the kids to play in. Which consisted of a HUGE pile of sawdust and tractors, cars, a little playhouse a toddler friendly putt putt golf course...lots of fun

The "hay pile" was the biggest hit!

It was so fun to be able to go and to take Gary along! The boys did really well and everyone listened and I think learned at least 1 thing! 
Yay School!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Fall Ya'll!!

A little video on Isaac's bike riding progress

And because we are in a house I've really gotten into the decorating spirit! Here are some of our Halloween decorations
I let the boys help me put up some of the gel clings
it's hard to not fix them.

I LOVE these little pumpkin lanterns I found. And the boys love having fun lights in their bathroom

The front window
Isaac did the bottom

Gary did this part

The Kitchen window

Kitchen windowsill

Front door

I found these awesome spiderweb lights and they fit perfectly on our porch

They are soo cool!!!

and of course our football pumpkin!

What's even more exciting is that the boys still fit into their costumes from last year and are really excited to wear them again!
Yay for saving money on costumes!! =)

Isaac is doing well in preschool and is excited for his first field trip on Friday! update to follow.