Monday, October 26, 2009

Corn Maze

Saturday marked one year we had been together as a family so we decided to load the kids up and take them to our local Corn Maze. We were very excited to start a tradition with the quads that we have always done with Hannah Noelle. And just as a warning there are tons of pictures, 48 to be exact! I was camera happy and it was a beautiful day, so I snapped away!Camp Meeting47 GunnerCamp Meeting4 CannonCamp Meeting8 LaurenCamp Meeting9Avery

Camp Meeting7 The Crew!Camp Meeting1 At least they were all looking in the right direction!Camp Meeting6

Daddy showing us how to milk a wooden cow!?! Camp Meeting2Not real sure why I was thinking a PVC slide was a good idea! Camp Meeting42Hannah Noelle loved it though!Camp Meeting38And right about now I was getting REALLY nervous!Camp Meeting43We did it and I still have the bruises to prove it!

Camp Meeting52 Next we moved on to the horsey swing!Camp Meeting53 Avery loved it but wouldn’t open her eyes! Camp Meeting40Gunner Absolutely loved it!Camp Meeting36

This picture is just for Beth!!!!Camp Meeting63 Gunner just wanted to eat the pumpkins!Camp Meeting49Trying to call the chickens over!

Camp Meeting57 LOVE THIS PICTURE!Camp Meeting58 The babies were not real sure about all the corn!Camp Meeting61

Group Shot!Camp Meeting74 HN found her way out first and tried to scare us!Camp Meeting66 Waiting for the Cow RideCamp Meeting67 I felt a little too brave and let Gunner
ride with Hannah Noelle!Camp Meeting70
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She did a great job taking care of him though!Camp Meeting124 Then off to our picnic!Camp Meeting85 Cannon was loving it!Camp Meeting86 Avery wasn’t too sure!Camp Meeting87 Need I say more for Gunner?Camp Meeting88 Lauren was a little confused! Camp Meeting90 The group and Cannon escaping with the Cotton Candy!Camp Meeting91 Still trying to get in the Cotton CandyCamp Meeting92 I don’t need a pinch, let me take a BIG BITE!Camp Meeting94Camp Meeting95 Camp Meeting97 Camp Meeting102 The leaves were also very tasty!

Camp Meeting104 The baby swings were next and a Big Hit!Camp Meeting112 Camp Meeting113 Camp Meeting114 Camp Meeting117 Camp Meeting118 Camp Meeting122 Camp Meeting123

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This was the view from the trunk
looking in when we got home!!!
It was a GREAT day with our family and we were all ready for a much needed long nap when we got home and settled!

For a few pictures from our trip to Baton Rouge three weeks ago, check out the Lambe’s Blog!

Have a Great Week!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Camp Meeting

Every year in October there is a special week set aside for the New Prospect Methodist Camp Meeting.  No, I’m not Methodist, but this week is not about what religion you are, whose family you belong to, it’s about being together and celebrating life together as a “family.” About 12 years ago (Geez, I’m getting old) the Fondren’s/Chapman’s always talked about Camp Meeting this, Camp Meeting that.  There were words used like tent, Tabernacle, Olympics, parade, gumbo, biscuits and gravy.  I’ll admit I was a little scared at first, but I agreed and went! I fell in love with the atmosphere of it all.  Imagine tons of great people, even better food in an old school style living atmosphere.  Every year I look forward to this week and always make sure I’m there on Friday Gumbo night with some of the best gumbo you could EVER imagine! Last year the babies were too small and fragile to go so I took Hannah Noelle alone, but this year I had made a promise to all my Camp Meeting Family that I would bring them.  Friday Night Gumbo night fell two weekend ago on the same night as Play House Disney Live and Pae-Pae had already made plans to take Hannah Noelle and Jayce.  Matt had a football game, so I loaded up the babies solo and we hit the trail! Amazingly enough (or not too amazing for those of you who know April) we bet them there, but I managed to make my way in with the crew and we started the festivities without them! Camp Meeting29 Camp Meeting13 Camp Meeting16 Camp Meeting23 Camp Meeting24 Camp Meeting25 Camp Meeting28Notice Gunner always has a fork in his mouth and the girls always have remnants of food on their faces!  Now that Cannon is walking/running I get very few pictures of him because he’s either full speed ahead or attached to my hip!

The next day Pae Pae and I had just not had enough of the fresh air so we loaded the babies up again and hit the highway to Hattiesburg to do some shopping! They were not so thrilled about the long ride, but since Chicken Nuggets from McDonalds were the light at the end of the tunnel for them, they recouped well!Camp Meeting14 Camp Meeting10 Camp Meeting11 Camp Meeting12 Probably my favorite part about this trip, besides the friends we met that went shopping with us was when strolling through the mall an onlooker/stalker said WOOOOW and Lauren looked right back at her and said WOOOOOW almost as if she mocking her.  Wow is now her new word and I LOVE IT!

Now, this weekend was jam packed too so stayed tuned this week for a Corny Post!!! Yea, I’m gonna catch some flack on the use of Corny there for those of you who click on the link!!

Have a GREAT Week!