Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

We decided to hit up one of our local pumpkin patches on October 9 with our friends. Anastyn got to go with her friend Mya and the girls had so much fun sliding down slides, seeing the farm animals and playing in the corn boxes. They took a little tractor/train ride and ran around the hay maze. It was a beautiful day and we had such a wonderful time. Here are a few pictures from our day.

This was our attempt at a family picture. Anastyn really didn't want to have any part in taking a picture with us, the only way we could get her to sit there was to put that pumpkin in her lap.

While we were taking pictures of our friends' family Anastyn was over to the side posing among the pumpkins. I thought it was cute.
Running around the hay maze.

Cheesing for mama.

There are two of these pictures (I only included one) both I thought were hilarious. Anastyn looks like she is really getting into it on this one. Mya was trying to fit her entire upper body through that little hole on the second one.

I thought these little "train" cars were cute. Each horse had a different name and the girls enjoyed their tractor/train ride.

We are hoping these girls remain good friends through the years. They are so cute together and really love one another.

Daddy waiting to catch her at the bottom.
One of the hundreds of times she went down these slides.

The girls would have played in these corn boxes all day.

I hope everyone is enjoying their fall and the beautiful weather we have been getting! We sure are!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bedtime Prayers

Before bedtime Anastyn and I have been saying our bedtime prayer. Anastyn used to repeat everything that I would say during the prayer and then I would ask her who she wanted to pray for. She would then list the entire family. Lately, I have let Anastyn do more of the talking and helping her through the prayers. She has really started branching out away from just thanking God for people and naming other things that she is thankful for. It is so sweet to hear from her. Recently, our church purchased a new building and we will be worshipping at the new building starting today (Oct. 6). She went with our babysitter to the new building on Tuesday to help get some things moved in and set up for services. So, that was on her mind as we said our prayers last night.

Her prayer went something like this, " Dear God, thank you to new church building, thank you to new class, thank you to Maddy's class (Maddy and Mya are the children of some friends of ours), thank you to Mya's class, thank you to Norma's class, (at which point I helped her move on), thank you to baby sister, thank you to mommy, thank you to daddy, (she continues to list all of her cousins and grandparents), thank you to food, thank you to piggy, thank you to Jesus, (and I helped her wrap it up) in Jesus name, Amen.

Instead of saying thank you "for", she says thank you "to" (which I think is cute). And she often thanks for her blankets and Dora and boots, and lots of other things that she either has done that day or things that she has heard us pray about. She has almost always started to say thank you "to" keeping us safe and for her food. I love this part of our night. She rarely leaves anyone out either, she could go on all night naming the people in her life that she loves and is thankful for!