Saturday, November 15, 2014

NC State Fair 2014

It is so hard to believe that this was our 9th year at the NC State Fair!!  We decided to go on a weekday again and it wasn't crowded at all, which was great since we had a stroller with us this year.  The kids had a great time and Brayden was amazing (as usual).

We start with Smokey the Bear every year:
Zane took the older kids to visit the animals and machinery while I fed Brayden:
Bryson loved this lego design over his shoulder because it matched his shirt:
Zane was brave enough to take all 3 kids on the ferris wheel:
Picking our vegetables to trade them in for a prize!
Sleepy boy!
We did some more walking through buildings, tasting yummy samples, and visiting the kids' section before eating some lunch!
A little more walking to let our food settle before we head over to the kids' favorite spot...the rides!
Bryson absolutely loves the fast, spinning rides while these bumper cars were declared Ashlyn's favorite ride!
Another great experience at the NC State Fair!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

These kids all love each other...and we've got proof!

It is so fun to watch Brayden growing and going through all the many stages a baby goes through.  It is also exciting to watch Bryson and Ashlyn experience it.  They absolutely adore Brayden and get so excited over every little thing that he does.  If they see Zane or I do something that makes Brayden smile or laugh, they quickly imitate us to get the same response from their baby brother.  And, Brayden loves when Bryson and Ashlyn play with him or talk to him.  Luckily I have been able to catch many of these moments on video!

Brayden has started full on belly laughing.  This was the first night that we heard it and it had us all laughing along with him:

 Ashlyn loves making him laugh as well:

Bryson calls this his "secret weapon" and does this any time he wants to make Brayden laugh:

And Ashlyn was very proud of teaching Brayden to stick out his tongue:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Student of the Week and a Week with George

Ashlyn was so excited to be chosen as star student of the week!  She woke up Saturday morning, before everyone, and filled out this poster by herself!
She has had her heart set on being an ice cream truck driver for a couple years now and we still find it so funny!:
Part of her reward as student of the week, is getting to bring her teacher's Curious George home and document what he got to do with our family:
This was Ashlyn's journal of her time with George:
We were very proud of Ashlyn being chosen as star student and we enjoyed our time with Curious George!