Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Busy Season

Although I've been remiss in keeping up with taking photos of my own kids, my camera has not been idle.

Here's what I've been up to this past month:








And October isn't even over :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Here comes the sun

I don't *do* rain. There's a reason I don't live in the pacific northwest. I'm a Floridian all the way. I need my sun and hot temperatures and, yes, even humidity.

When it rains 3 days straight without the sun peaking through at all, I start to get a little moody.

Yet, when the sun does finally come out, all is right in the world.

We enjoyed the sun today and it was grand :)


Saturday, October 11, 2014

From my Phone

The Fall Photography season has officially started and I am already completely booked as of last night, until Thanksgiving. This blows my mind. I have a great mixture of former clients and a few new ones I haven't met yet. This is going to be the best season ever!

But, because of this, my kids are going to get the shaft around here on this ol' blog. They'll be lucky if I even have the energy to pick up my camera phone to capture their cuteness.'

Here's what we've been up to around here...

We took Snoopy to Taco Bell with us. She barked and licked a lot.


We made a new friend a few weeks ago at our local library. After a couple of park days, we finally broke into the "I think you're normal enough to invite over to our home" territory. We were guests in their home first and we had a blast outside. I mean, purple sand?? Jocelyn is very disappointed that we do not have colored sand at our house.



The Tween graciously allowed me to take her picture while in the car line for early morning drop off. She is performing in the middle school All State honor chorus this weekend.

The third child has only had time for car naps this week. At this point, she's lucky she even gets a nap.



If we are home, she is wearing her costume.






Oh, and I have a son, too. He plays baseball a lot.


So, that's our life in a nutshell. Lots to do, lots to see... that's the Walker Way :)

Monday, October 06, 2014

FestiFall 2014

Jaina couldn't remember what FestiFall was, so I showed her pictures from previous years. Look at my 3 year old Jayce!! ( FestiFall 2008 ) He was so itty bitty!

We arrived just in time for lunch.


Yep, chips and sodas. Jocelyn and Jayce turned their heads up at the BBQ. Jaina bravely tried a bite of mine and ate about 1/2 of it. Brian is anti-beef and anti-pork, so he ate the beans and coleslaw. 

Oh, and Jaina ate an apple. At least that's healthy!



Do you see how my child is wearing something other than Minnie Mouse, Snoopy, or Adventure Time? Yeah. She cried. I'm a mean mom.

The first thing we did was try our hand at writing with  quill pens. It was not easy.





Then it was time to watch the reenactment. Its slightly different every year. This year, I was disappointed that there were no horses.


Jocelyn handled the loud guns very well.



Jayce was absolutely dying to make another candle. We only have about 2,000 in our kitchen drawer :) Or so it seems.



I got bored watching Jayce walk around waiting for his wax to dry, so I took a tour of the farm's kitchen. The girls and Brian were touring the big house at the time.


Then Jayce wanted to play with the old wooden games. He befriended a college senior (She was a Converse Red Devil!!!) and they played quite a bit! Jayce got pretty darn good at throwing and catching the hoops.


Before I even let my kids near the table with the toys and souvenirs, I insisted on a picture of them all together. I got one!!! :)

Jocelyn picked out a flute. No, that was not a great idea. She thinks she sounds great, though!



Jayce picked out a yo-yo. He really likes yo-yos. Unfortunately, he's not very good at them :)






Jaina somehow managed to get a t-shirt AND a necklace. Big kids are way more expensive.


Thanks, Jaina, for documenting the fact that Mommy was actually there, too!



Friday, October 03, 2014

Its All Greek To Me :: Greek Fest 2014

You know its officially Fall when we hit up the local Greek Festival in town.

The first thing we saw upon entering was Chuck E. Cheese. He's not normally a staple at the festival so we were very suprised to see him. Jocelyn was thrilled! She walked right up to him to give him a hug and get her free book mark.

He followed us into the dining hall where Jocelyn got to spend even more time with him. She told him how her birthday party was going to be there and she'd see him soon.




The food is one of the best things about the festival. I had the Greek Chicken quarter (dark meet) with greek style potatoes and green beans. Oh, and of course, the greek salad with my favorite house dressing. Brian had a gyro and ate my spanakopita that I was too full to finish.
 

Jayce wanted to take a picture of me and Brian. Um, yeah. This is how Brian looks in a lot of pictures. It drives me crazy. I'm posting it anyway because I'm super cute. And I want all of the world to know I'm married to a goof.



My kids were boring. They all ate chicken and fries from the American grill. Well, except that Jaina stole my feta cheese off my salad. Sometimes I think I'm more Greek than they are, despite them technically being 1/8 Greek from Brian's side of the family.



Oh, and Jayce is wearing a tie just because. He's really into ties right now.

Then it was time to really get down to business. The rides are the real reason we were there.

The kids were slightly disappointed that there were no actual rides this year. But they made due with the plethora of bouncy houses.



Big Sisters are the best.







Then it was time for corn hole and face painting. Jayce won a prize.


Jocelyn surprised us all by climbing up into a volunteer's lap. She is normally shy around strangers. Not today!


Jocelyn asked for a Mickey with red sparkles. Not a Minnie with a red bow. There is a difference.




And then there was dancing...



I have pictures and video of Jayce and Jaina dancing when they were 2 and 5. I'm glad to know that Jocelyn was able to join in as well.



I had to run and take Jayce to baseball practice, which luckily was right down the street. By the time I had come back, her Mickey was all about gone from her face.

I also found Jaina trying to talk Brian into buying her stuff when I returned.





We escaped to the front steps of the old church to eat our greek donuts in peace. Unfortunately, we were followed by a swarm of yellow jackets who were very intent on eating our treats.


We hit up the infamous playground (where Jayce broke his arm) and were quite vigilant while watching Jocelyn.





Okay, so not everyone was so vigilant.


Another Greek Fest down and in the books. Next up, FestiFall!!

I love October!