Friday, November 11, 2011

A Little Taste of Walt Disney

Well, the past 4 weeks has been pretty poor for the ole' Harughty clan.  I got the first stomach bug, Hank got the next 2, Derric got the 4th one, and Hank got the last one.... So we thought we were on the clear, so excited to jump back into small group, Hank was missing out on MDO and momma hadn't worked hardly at all, until we got the dreaful fever Hank spiked during out Christmas photo shoot Wednesday night.  We went back to the doctor and he now has what they think.... is RSV!  Oh my, my, my! So, Cars 2 was on the news that they were going to be in town for a couple of hours and it was outdoors!   So, I asked Hank's doctor if I could take him.  He said as long as it wasn't touching other kids, or playing on toys others would touch he was able to go.  I was so excited he was actually going to do something fun!   So we went and saw them, got a big bag full of Cars goodies it was great!  Since we can't exactly afford Disney just yet, this will have to do!

This was Mack!  Lightning, Mater, and Finn McMissile were stationed in here until the event started.  The online time was wrong so we were there way too early.  It wasn't bad because we had a bite to eat, walked around the park, chased bubbles, and even got to chase a few new friends, but we did not touch a thing, we will have to come back another time when he can play on the playground.

The playground, we will play on next time!
Stretching our legs!
 Hank watching the other kids run around.

And for the finale......

 CA-CHOW!! Lightning McQueen
 Finn McMissile

Mr. Tow-Mater himself...

We had to wait in about an hour line to get close enough to have our picture taken with the CARS.

This event was put on by State Farm so here are the pictures I got off their website of me and Hank.

This was so cool, I wish we had a Disneyworld closer to us. Hanks just loved it, so glad we went.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zoo Boo and Two!

On Taylor's 2nd Birthday we were invited to go with the Machann girls to Zoo Boo!
The kids had so much finding the animals and making all the sounds, we had a great lunch in a cafe, right outside an outside giraffe habitat.  It was a great day. 
Katlyn, Hank, and Taylor
Precious Elephants

Picking their special pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch

It's a hat for Taylor!

Not two silly boy, just one.

Everytime we heard life light Hank was excited to see the helicopter.

The Zoo Train

Hank's very favorite part was riding the choo choo train.
He didn't talk much just soaking up every single second.

We will ALWAYS remember the sick children at the hospital when we visit the Zoo and pray for them while we are there.  Every time I hear the life light I pray silently for the family who has just been notified that their child is needing transportation. I get a knot in my throat every time I think of the time we were told in the hospital that Hank was going to be transported and it sends chills up by spine. 
What a wonderful way to spend a fun day at the zoo, but not forget how we got to this point, and the overflowing blessings we were given.  What an amazing place we live in to be so close to such talented doctors and nurses.  Praise be to God most high! 

We ended Taylor's birthday with a trip to Build-A-Bear with a few friends and dinner at Red Robin...YUMMMMMM!  Also, Colten joined us and then came over for the evening, he was so excited to play with Hank's toys it was really cute, we love him so very much.  It was an all around great day.

 Hank decided to get a Longhorn, Derric likes to call it a BULL and Hank named it Moo!

Colten was set on getting a DQ Blizzard Bear, I tried to sway him but he was not budging, haha!

Colten showed him the ropes on his bear he named "cheet-o" he gave him a bath and got him all ready for purchasing, it was so much fun to see the kiddos so excited about animals.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Two of a Kind

Hank and Hayes are growing up so fast, it's crazy!  They absolutely adore each other and constantly ask for one another.  It's such a sweet relationship, we are truly blessed to have them so close in age.  I can't wait to see them grow up together over the years.  They are too cute!

This was the boys being silly while we went shopping for Derric a suit.  We had a wedding to go to and Derric has been needing a new suit for quite some time, he look so good in it.  Here a picture of the handsome man with his bride, oh that's me! 

 Having fun with the photo booth!

Me and my bestie Gabi!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cutest Pumpkin I Know

Hank and I went to the P-6 Farms Corn Maize and pumpkin patch with a group of friends a few weeks ago.  We had a great time playing in the pumpkin patch, going on a hayride with a BIG TRACTOR, and then attempting to get through the humongous maize.   Here are a few great pictures my sweet friend Loretta caught of Hank, hope you enjoy our trip half as much as we did.

 Me and Hank in the Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Tay-Tee (Taylor Mae)

Hank has had not one but 2 stomach bugs in the past 2 weeks.  I actually got it on Sunday night was sick as a dog for the entire day, had to go to the doctor, Derric had to stay home and take care of Hank, then low and behold he really had to start taking care of Hank when he got sick at 4 o'clock that afternoon.  I was given some great drugs and felt like a different person by Tuesday.  Hank started to feel better on Tuesday and returned back to school Thursday to come down with it again by Saturday! UGH!!!

This is day #5 of the second bug, and he is much better today.  So, needless to say, our pumpkin carving this year is pretty easy, so easy a toddler could do it.  But it is AMAZING because of course it is  Mr. Mrs. Potato Head and he she is from Toy Story which makes her sooo cool to Hank.  I thought this was pretty cute, so we picked this up at Walmart to have a little fall fun today since we had to miss our Wednesday Toddler story time at the library wiht our friends.

Hank excited about her "errrs".
 "Hank errs Momma"

She is pretty cute with her broom and cauldron.

Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Story Time!!!!

We I am obsessed with going to the Wednesday Story time at our local library.  Hank crawled up into the librarians lap the very first day, and the second, but the third day I bribed him with Smarties!  I mean he is currently an only child and we don't typically read to him across the room, he is normally in our laps so I guess he thought he needed to assume the position yep, right there in the lap of a total stranger, I can't imagine where he got his confidence from??   It is so cute to listen to the stories, sing the songs, and sit on carpet squares.  My personal favorite time is when they do the felt board, the pictures are so vivid, and I heart the craft at the end.  The first day it was a pirate and one of the legs was made out of a popsicle stick, too cute for words. 

We started checking out books the second time we went and he loved reading over the week we had them.  I made a little library books bucket so we don't mix them up with our books from home, and he can tote them to and fro with ease, and it's pretty cute I may add..... 

Here are a few pictures from our different outings....
 The Librarians start off with 2 stories,
 Then some silly songs, and a felt board story, ending with one last time.

The last activity is coloring!  This cute little pirate has a wooden popsicle stick, PRESH!!

 Hank loves to play puzzles...
 and look out the window at the pond, he likes to look for "tish" (fish). 
Hank started putting his arm around Taylor today at story time, where do kids come up with this stuff, it is too funny! They grow so quickly it is amazing.  Here are a few pictures from our Story Time outings.  Now the newest thing is going to McDonalds play area after the library to eat and play with our friends.  Hank climbed today to the top of the slide from the wrong direction and wouldn't come down because he was having way too much fun, so yes.... I had to climb all the way up through all the twisiting tunnels to find him, he thought that was hilarious!  I bet everyone else watching also thought that, thanks Hank!

I love to type like mommy.
 Hank and Taylor!
Color Time!
 Can't believe he did this.... hahaha!

So much FUN!