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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Lake Rudolph Halloweekend 2007

So I'll just apologize now for the massive amounts of pictures I've added to this post - but it was hard to sort through 156 pictures and just pick out 4 or 5!!! Just call this my equivalent to scrapbooking!

We've made this a yearly weekend trip and it just gets better and better each year we go! We met up went with our best friends from Cincinnati, the Cassidy's - Kevin, Linda, Alexis, Taylor and Megan, Friday morning about 60 miles from the campground, had lunch, then went to set up our cabins and campsite. We also took along our neighbors across the street, the Rock's - Mike, Jody, Amanda and Ben. If you like Halloween and/or Trick or Treating, you've GOT to take your kids down to Holiday World's campground and check this out - it's something we look forward to every year and it's worth every penny!!!

We finally broke down and splurged on the family cabins this year (we used to rent the RV's) - now we're really spoiled . . . and hooked! We've already reserved our cabins for next year!!!
Daddy, Evan and Grant - riding bikes and playing football!
Grant, Kevin, Blake and Alexis hangin' in the woods.
So Evan is way too young to know what the Bates Motel is, but he thought it was a cool thing to hang outside of our cabin. It's one of the few "decorations" we have left from our wild Halloween Party days.
Evan and Blake, chillin' on the couch inside the cabin. It's amazing that my kids never missed having a TV or XBox the entire weekend!!! It gives me hope that they really CAN live without it!
Blake loved the 3 twin mattresses up in the loft - he can't wait until he's old enough to sleep up there with Evan and Grant next year!
The Urban Assault Team - Another Evan (whose family was on the other side of our cabin), Evan, Grant and Ben
Daddy and Kevin playing football with Blake - he's actually quite good!
This was hilarious - Evan gave his plastic knife to Megan, and she kept trying to "stab" him with it, so he pretended to look scared so I'd take a picture of it!
Grant LOVES babies, so he loved every opportunity he got to hold Megan.

Blake and Taylor jumping in the "Monster House" during the carnival on Saturday.
Blake, Grant, & I getting ready to make some sand figurines (fish of course).
Blake loved trying to pour the sand into the funnel on top of his fish, and Grant was a true pro with a little bit of help from Amanda!
Blake, Grant and Taylor fishing for prizes.
Blake actually liked the clown - Grant wasn't so sure, but he eventually got a picture with him too.

Grant picking out a pumpkin to decorate.
Evan picked out a turtle figurine to fill with colored sand.
Everyone costumed up and ready to get "the booty" (candy) as they called it.
Another great feature at Lake Rudolph is the golf carts you can rent. Makes travelling around the campground so much easier - cuz' it's a pretty big place. This is me with the girls (cuz' I have to live vicariously through Linda with her 3 girls, and she through me with my 3 boys) and Blake couldn't stand it, so he wanted to be in the picture too.
Blake getting some candy from Amanda.

Evan and Grant going for more "treats".
The campsite decorations were unbelievable this year. Grant thought this one was cool, cuz' you had to reach into this slimy thing to get your "treat".
I think I'm going to be in trouble when my boys start driving!!!
Shawn and Kevin hangin' by the fire - and you should've seen the blaze these boys put together - good thing Smoky the Bear wasn't around or they would've been arrested for almost burning the entire place down!!!
Linda and I on the last night there! Love and miss ya already girlfriend!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

MMO Fall Hayride

Blake looks forward to the Hayride every year, he loves picking out his pumpkin and hanging out with his friends from class!

"Big Blake Liller" and the girl who gave him that name, Ally.
Blake and his bud Ryan.
Mommy and Blake on the way to the pumpkin patch.
"Hey Mom, I found one!"
Aren't I cute?
Blake and his class in the wagon.

Monday, October 15, 2007

2 videos and a picture

So here is Blake's tribute to a few things and people! I think we're more than in trouble in with this child!!! Blake just wanted to be like Sophie and show off that he also has the capability of having 2 binks in his mouth at 1 time. Usually he's only allowed binks at nigh-night time and in the car, but now he has discovered ways of getting them out of their hiding places, then comes back to me and says "I found it". Guess we're going to have to come up with better hiding places or just get rid of them altogether!

So I'm trying to get ready for an event I have to sing at Saturday morning, when Blake (who LOVES to play with our DVD player in our bedroom) decides to pop in a Worship DVD while I finish getting dressed. The first song is a Hillsong video called For All You've Done and Blake LOVES IT!!! I thought this was so cool though, because he's imitating the people in the video and raising his hand to worship during the slow part of the song, then he starts jumping up and down with the crowd in the video during the fast part (which is a whole other video, so I just decided to post this one since it's the sweetest!!!). Future Worship Leaders, look out!!!

For all you drag queens out there, you'll love this one. I think Blake walks better in my heels than I do!