Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Halloween Sneak Peak!

Tommy struggled for awhile as to what he wanted to be for Halloween this year. It seemed like he changed his mind about every 5 minutes! So we waited for a bit before buying anything until one day he decided he wanted to be Paul Konerko from the White Sox. As mentioned in previous posts, Tommy is obsessed with baseball, ever since Chris and Poppy T. took him to a White Sox game. So I think it's fitting that he is a White Sox Player. He loved his costume and loves the painted goatee on his face too. Here is a preview of his costume.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


One morning back in September we spotted a beautiful full rainbow behind our house. Too pretty not to share.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Fun Filled Fall Weekend

Last weekend Uncle Scott and Uncle Brian came to visit with their friends Mary and Maggie. Since they were here we thought we would plan a perfect fall weekend filled with great fall activities. We started our Saturday with a soccer game. Then we were off to Grandpa's Cider Mill in Coloma. We had so much fun tasting all the different ciders and eating their yummy donuts. However, I of course, forgot my camera at this stop. After our bellies were full we headed down the road to Jollay Orchards. There, we fed farm animals, rode the ferris wheel, went on a hayride, and then had a picnic lunch. We then headed back home to celebrate Brian's birthday! Since we didn't have party hats, we decided everyone had to wear some sort of hat while singing and eating cake. After that celebration the adults headed to Weko Beach for the 2nd annual beerfest. We had a blast, it was so much fun. We were worn out by the end of the weekend, but we all had so much fun. Thanks everyone for a great visit!

The Cullen Boys

Ferris Wheel Fun


Brian, Maggie, Mary, and Scott

I just don't know what to say about this one...

Brian's Birthday Bash!

Weko Beach

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Visit to a Pumpkin Patch

While Nonni and Poppy T. were here, the weather really turned on us. Luckily we had a few nice days with cooler temps so we thought it would be fun to hit up one of the local pumpkin patches one afternoon. The temps we had that week were nothing like now (80 and sunny!)

DeVries is a pumpkin patch we frequent often in the fall because it's close to our house and they set up a lot of play areas for the kids all for free! When we were there they were just getting everything out, no pumpkins at that time, but they are in full swing now. AJ loved this place. This year he could run around and really participate in all the fun rather than sitting in a stroller like last year. What a difference a year makes!

By the way, I'm still on my quest for a good picture of the two boys together...ugh!

What a cutie!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

When Grandparents Visit, Parents Will Go Play!

So again, I know, it's been awhile, and boy did I feel the heat from Uncle Scott this weekend about that! I could still use the excuse of appendicitis, but that was a month ago. So I don't have any excuses other than just trying to keep up! Anyways, I have tons of pictures and I will try to be better about my blogging.

A few weeks ago Nonni and Poppy T. came to visit for a week. While they were here, Chris and I went down to Austin, TX to meet up with some college friends. We had so much fun. It was great to catch up with people, get a break, and sample some beers from Jester King. Jester King is a brewery that our friend Jeff started up. We spent most of the day on Saturday there and then sampled some Texas bbq at The Salt Lick...YUMMY! I think everyone had a food hangover after that meal!

While the grandparents were here they were able to see Tommy play soccer. I think I can say everyone enjoyed the games, they are fun to watch. Thanks again to Nonni and Poppy T. for watching the kids while we went off to play!

Chris driving the boat on Lake out!

Jester King Beers

Jester King Tour