Saturday, October 29, 2011

Super-Madelin, Not-So-Super-Anders and a Sweet Little Leopard

Dressing up three kids for Halloween is quite a feat, especially if two of them are not having it at all! Thus, is the case in the picture below.
Weeks ago Madelin wanted to be a cheerleader then decided on a super-hero. And I thought what a great idea (two easy costumes to make)...Anders can be one too because he refers to himself as "Super-Anders" and can be heard running around the house saying " the rescue!" And thanks to my mom, Kate was decked out in leopard gear.
Kate and Anders were not digging this whole dressing up thing! God bless 'em!! And don't you like how Mad and I are just smiling through it all? Madelin and her super-hero it girl! Star shirt and mask (I don't quite have the mask making skills mastered!) compliments of mom. Super-Madelin cape compliments of mom. Anders preferred Shrek over trick-or-treating, fine by me...less candy for me to eat! ;) He didn't want to wear his handmade-my-mom lightning bolt shirt or this... Maybe next year he will wear his "A" cape.
Love it!!!!!
How sweet is that! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

A Hansen family favorite...Poppy's Pumpkin Patch near Norfolk. Less evil and spooky stuff and more naturey attractions.
What would a kid attraction be without a barrel train?
Yes, Anders you've got a ways to go before you're "that tall!" Let's just pray you don't take after your mom in the height department! The two above pictures are the "story of my life" chasing after Anders and Madelin!!!
Kate's first visit to the pumpkin patch.

Apples, Some Flowers and Pumpkins, Too...

There's nothing quite as gratifying as picking your own apples and having lots of them to eat and bake with. It's those simple things in life for us... :)
Got to love those bright zinnias and those smiling faces.
The duo walking through the orchard. Notice Madelin's sweet outfit, she's dressed appropriately for a warm day (yes, those are rain boots)! ;)
Now, that is a good apple!
The trio posing for mommy with some girl's backside in the shot, thanks girl!! As some guy said to us, "Do you think she (referring to Kate) will remember her first trip to the Apple Orchard?" I wanted to say, "Um yeah, dude, probably not!!" but held my tongue, smiled and said something a little more polite. :)