Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ghost and Ghoul at Nashville Zoo!

Last weekend we took the kiddos trick or treating at the Nashville Zoo!We took Ellison for the first time last year and we all loved it. So we knew we would definitely go again this year. It was a very cold night (which made it more fun I think...gets you in the Fall spirit :). Ellison (Jessie) got lots of treats, Bubby (Buzz) loved seeing everything, all of the costumes and stayed awake the WHOLE night (never fussed or complained). We did the kid activities, games, Monster Mash Lab tour, haunted carousel ride and the haunted hay ride :)

 Buzz and Jessie
 Daddy and Buzz Ellison would say, "Yee Haw!"
 Mommy and Jessie at the flamingos
 Happy Fall Ya'll!
 I love this series of pictures...
 This one makes me laugh out loud...
 Happy kiddos :)
 Could he be any cuter?!
 Daddy and with Toy Story clan
 Father and Son
 Me and El being silly
Haunted Hayride!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Gentry's Farm (picture overload!)

Two weekends ago we loaded up the kiddos and headed to Gentry's Farm for some Fall fun and pumpkin picking! We love Gentry's Farm...we always have a blast. Connor and I would go even before we had kids. This was Elic's first trip and it was a hit! It even got to play a little bit :) We rode the hayride, played in the kid area for almost 2 hours. Then picked out our pumpkins! The pickings were slim this year but we found a winner in the patch.
 El, Elic and daddy on the hayride...
 Traditional Gentry's Farm sign!
 Up close
 Family photo at the farm!
 Mommy with the kiddos
 Bubby loved these little tractors and thought he was such a big boy riding on one!
 Ellison having fun :)
 Brother/Sister fun!
 Playing on the play set
 One of my little pumpkins
 She is getting big and growing too fast!
 Playing with the corn and wheat...she could have done this for hours!
 We tried for a photo and finally gave up!
 Too bad Ellison wasn't smiling
 My sweet girl
 I love this photo!
 Found a pumpkin...a green pumpkin!
 Love this one...
 My and my bubby!
 Sibling photo in the pumpkin patch
 Daddy and bubby
 He LOVED sitting with the pumpkins...
Of course he tried to put it in his mouth...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Arrington Vineyards...

Two weeks ago we spent a beautiful Fall afternoon at Arrington Vineyards with Connor's siblings, their significant others and his mom! We had such a nice time enjoying some wine, eating cheese & crackers, the kids played, we watched a hot air balloon and had good conversation...

 Aunt Sarah and me
 Love my little man!
 MeMac with her grandbabies
 Ellison playing soccer
 I love her expression :)
 Mommy, daddy and El
 Perfect Arrington Vineyard promotion shot :)
 Watching the balloon go up!
 One of my favorite family photos...
Aunt Sarah and Danny with the kiddos...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Once upon a Saturday...

So this post is from 2 Saturdays ago :) We had a very busy day! We had Ellison's soccer pictures followed by a game. The little pictures turned out SO cute. I love that Ellison enjoys soccer so much. We will definitely be playing again in the Spring and might do gymnastics too!

Ellison's Team
Our sweet girl...

It was a special game because Connor got to coach for the first half because Coach Brad was late. Connor did an awesome job and there were a couple of goals scored under his leadership :)
Giving the team a pep talk!

Ellison taking it to the goal!

Ellison's team won!

After the soccer game we loaded up and went to Connor's family farm for a yummy lunch and visit with his dad's side of the family! It was a gorgeous day. We really enjoyed being with family, exploring the land/property that a lot of Connor's family grew up on. We walked around the property and saw the remains of the house that Connor's great grandfather lived.
Ellison and her cousin Lee swinging on the porch at the farm...

Photo Op on the bails of hay!
Bo, Lee, Ellison and daddy
Riding on Danny's shoulders while checking out the property
Bubby and daddy
My sweet big girl!
Family shot at the farm...
Can't forget about this sweet face :)
Another cool thing we did was visit the gravesite where Connor's great grandfather was buried (this relative is where Elic got his name...Eli Alexander)...
Father and son
Ellison being cute...
3 generations...
We are so blessed!