Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Monday, October 27, 2008


This weekend we went to Spooktackular at the YMCA! The kids had a great time getting in their costumes and getting treats and playing games. I loved it because it was indoors- nice and warm! Here are some pictures of the kiddies in costumes. Jocelyn as Tinker Bell

Ellie as the cute Witch (not to be confused with Mommy the Mean Witch)

Caden as the cuddly, fuzzy Penguin

At our YMCA

I loved this picture because Jeff told Ellie and I to do mean witch faces. I think she did a much better job than me. Also check out Jocey striking a pose!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Anything for Family

My mother had a layover this weekend in Minneapolis for 2 hours. So I decided, hey lets make a day out of it and see her for a little bit and get some other things done in the city. (We live about an hour and twenty minutes from the airport) We figured we could pick her up and go get a quick bite to eat.

We got to the cities, got our car stuff done then went to the Mall of America. The kids loved the new park and seeing Dora and Diego. We found out that My mom's flight was delayed and wasn't sure if we really had time to see my mother. We went to a few stores (which didn't last long with three kids) on a few rides then headed to the Airport. We ended up only getting to see her for about 15 minutes. - But it was still worth it. We picked her up at baggage claim then circled back around to drop off and hung out there for a few minutes . We got to hug her and talk to her in person! It was so great to see you Nani! Hopefully next time it is a little longer! he he. We love you At the MOA
Hanging out at the Airport with Nani Maxfield

This is Jocelyn's 1st attempt at taking a picture.
Here is her 2nd try. Looks like she needs a little practice, at least our heads aren't cut off this time.
My cute mom gave the girls suckers- their favorite treat!
Even Caden wanted one. Yum Yum Sugar!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I love Fall- it is beautiful in Minnesota ! We had an orthopedic activity this last weekend at one of the best Pumpkin Patch's I have ever been. It was so fun they had a ton of activities, a corn maze, slides, sandbox, tractor rides, animals, tricycles to ride and much more- we could not get to it all. Here are a few pictures from this nice sunny day!

Little Caden with the pumpkins

El and her mini pumpkins
Jocelyn love taking her wagon around and loading up the pumpkins
Caden really love to eat the dirt off the pumpkins
Loving the wagon ride

The Jackson five in front of the corn maze

They had an awesome corn maze where you had to answer Minnesota history trivia questions to help you know which way to go. It was a great idea and the maze was a little tricky at times.

(Jocelyn, Lauren Pritt, Jeff , Caden, Landon Pritt)
sorry same picture-can't seem to get rid of it
The boys looking for the perfect pumpkin

Ellie going down this homemade slide face first

Jocey's turn
Caden's shirt fits him! he he But he is such a Lovable Little Terror
The girls had missed Lauren (one of the Florida friends), so luckily we saw them right when we got there and they were in heaven playing together again.

I love Halloween and all the fun clothes you can only wear this time of year. Here is another Great Halloween shirt! I can't believe he will be one next month! Crazy- Slow down!

Monday, October 6, 2008

1st Day of Pre- School for Jocelyn

We missed the actually first day and month of school since we were still in Florida. Jocelyn was really excited to start school again. This year she is going three afternoons a week. She has some friends in class that she knew before, so that helped the transition a lot. Jocelyn is pretty particular with her clothes, she has definite opinions on what she likes to wear. She was nice this morning and wore one of the options that I picked out.
With her Tinkerbelle Backpack with wings from last year- luckily she still loves Tink!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Jeff!


Happy Birthday Jeff! You are a wonderful husband and father. We love you!
Jeff with baby Jocelyn Jeff, and his girls sledding down our hill in Minnesota Daddy Jeff and Ellie
Jeff and Baby Caden