Sunday, September 5, 2010

Off to the Fair we go!

The end of summer got here before we knew it... and with it... brought the Oregon State Fair!
This year we were able to all go as a family...
Grandma & Auntie Ashley even came along too!
We were very excited to show Madisen all that the fair had to offer.. she has been recently obsessed with animals and has learned what sounds they make.. So of course the first stop on our "things to do at the fair" list was to check out the animal barns...

She checked out the Horses

And the Cows...

And the goats...

and then took a little walk to see Madi's very favorite "fair" animal of them all.....

The Miniature Horses!!
I think she would have stayed there all day if we had let her.... but alas... the curly fries were calling our (ok, MY!) name.... so off we went to have a bite to eat...

Yum! Curly Fries!

After a quick lunch we made a stop by the petting zoo ... at first Madi wasn't too sure about being THAT close to the animals... but within a minute or two she was talking to them & petting the animals like they were all her best friends! (Although she kept calling the goats, piggies and then the piggies, sheep...the horses though she got right everytime!)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Summer time fun!

It seems as though the summer just flew right by this year!
We had lots and lots of fun in the sun!
Check out some of the highlights.....

We hung out at Izaac's (Madi's cousin) baseball game:
We had lots and lots of playdates at the park with our friends:
Celebrated a few birthday parties: Had a fantastic visit with Brendan's cousin Elizabeth: Played around in the sprinkler: Played with the sidewalk chalk daily: And of course lots & lots of dress-up!:

We were sad to see summer end... although with little Mr Halen on the way we are all looking forward to January!

(Ps: Liz's belly is growing like crazy! Mama & baby are doing great! That boy kicks like crazy! We think he is going to be a kung-fu expert by the time he makes his entrance into the world!)