Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Halloween! Happy Thanksgiving! Heck, Happy Holidays!

Hello one and all. I'm here to finally post an update of Halloween and other Lowe family happenings in Texas. I'll roll it all out chronologically for your reading pleasure. In September, the library had a special fire truck day. Jonah was able to climb in and out of the fire truck and ambulance.

He was a little hesitant at first, but warmed up right away. I think he walked through the ambulance 5 times by the time it was time to go. He loved it.

Here he is trying to figure out the buckles on the stretcher. And he did, smart boy.

We celebrated Mike's birthday with tempura veggies, miso soup, cake, ice cream, and a treasure hunt for presents. Jonah enjoyed decorating himself with all of the bows.

We went camping that weekend with our friends the Martineau's. Their little girl Julia is one of Jonah's little buddies. They really enjoy being around each other. I think they each like how much the other one likes them. Julia: "It's Jonah! It's Jonah!" Jonah: "It's Julia!" "It's Julia!"

We attempted fishing, roasted hot dogs, stuffed ourselves with s'mores, searched for the advertised "alligators" in the lake, (kind of scary, especially since they had some camping spots right by the lake. Crazy!) and generally had a good time...except for the sleeping part.
Jonah and some of our friends from church went to a local pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins.

We found some we liked, and carved them up...Jonah had a sad face pumpkin,

Mommy had a happy pumpkin, and Daddy had a silly face pumpkin (all Jonah's idea)

Halloween was fun. We had a ward party and trunk-or-treat the same week. Jonah got some good practice in opening his bag, saying "trick-or-treat" and "thank you". Here he is in all of his Nemo Glory. He's the cutest clown fish I've ever seen.

Here he is on Halloween ready to go get more candy.

And, here he is looking very pleased with his loot.

We had some special visitors in early November. Mike's parents came out for a visit. We visited Brenham, Texas home of Blue Belle ice cream, a nunnery that raises miniature horses (whaaat?), and some fun antique stores. We really enjoyed having them here. They always spoil us, which I can't complain too much about.
We are going to Utah and California for the holidays and would love to see all of our family and friends while we're in our respective hometowns. Happy Holidays!!