Sunday, November 29, 2009

First Day of Advent

Carter and Ally had the opportunity to sing in a special church service, "Hanging of the Greens," with their children's choir today to kick off the Christmas Season. The both did really well, but unfortunately we didn't get any good pictures.

Catching Up - November

Here are the highlights of our busy month!

Carter has been participating in a preschool soccer program since September. It is a noncompetitive group, and he loved getting out on the field and learning some new soccer "tricks" every week!
Some days were easier that others to keep Ally entertained during the hour Carter played - this picture is one of those times! I finally convinced her that running to the soccer goal in the background was lots of fun, but she caught on pretty fast and it only lasted two or three times!
Sam and I decided that we would attend Ball for the first time in my four years of Junior League! Finding a dress was a little stressful, but I finally found one two days before the big day and I LOVED it! It was so fun to get dressed up for a night on the town with friends!

We made a quick trip down to Corpus to celebrate Sam's grandmother's 80th birthday. It was a whirlwind trip, but I'm glad we did it. The kids loved seeing the beach and the ocean!

It is hard to tell in the picture, but Ally has a really big goose egg on her head! She tripped and fell in the bathroom five minutes after we checked into the hotel!

The best part of the trip - according to the kids - eating ice cream sandwiches in the hotel room instead of going to bed!

Great-Grandmommy Angeline with Carter and Ally.

We made a fast-paced visit to the aquarium. The kids were impressed with the sharks and big fish!

Three generations of Noynaert men!

We stayed right next to the USS Lexington, which Carter thought was VERY cool! We didn't take him on it this trip, but we promised him we would take him next time!

We had a great Thanksgiving! We spent the day at my mom's house playing outside and relaxing, and then we got to watch the Aggies play T.U. at Kyle Field! We are very thankful for all our blessings!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Catching Up - October

Well, it's official...I'm a blogging slacker! Sam quietly mentioned that I hadn't updated the blog in a long time, which he informed me that he checks every morning when he gets to work (who knew!!)! This one is for you, Sam...and the other two or three people that check in.

We had the chance to take the kids to Dewberry Farm near Katy, TX right before Halloween, and they LOVED it! Carter still talks about it all the time, and he asks a couple of times a week when we can go back to "Blueberry Farm!" Here are some pictures from our fun day!

Halloween: this was the first year that Carter was really into trick-or-treating. He has developed the biggest sweet tooth lately, which meant that he thought it was really neat that every time you went to a house they would usually give you a handful of candy! Ally liked it, too, but she had a hard time keeping up with the "big" kids, and by the end of the night she just wanted to be carried! We started the night by going to a Halloween party at a friend's house...then off to our old neighborhood to load up on the sweets!

I'm sure that we did lots more fun and exciting things during the month, but it is all just a blur to me now (this is what I get for not updating more often!).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Picture Preview

We had some family pictures taken about 3 weeks ago, and the photographer just put a few on her blog. I can't wait to see how the rest of them turned out!