Thursday, November 11, 2010

Halloween 2010

This year for Halloween, Audrey dressed up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I think she made the cutest Dorothy ever! Madeline had a lion costume, but donned it only for pictures at Harolds. On Saturday we took Audrey we our friends the Loban's who have a daughter the same age as Audrey to trick or treat on Main Street. It was a gorgeous 60 degrees and the girls had fun going from business to business. Audrey even remembered to say trick or treat when she went up to the worker and thank you after so got her treat. On Saturday, we took the girls to get their picture taken together at Harolds and then only Audrey went trick or treating to the neighborhood houses. Overall it was a good weekend and Audrey got plenty of candy to last a long time.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Madeline Grace

Madeline Grace Hoff
Born 10/11/10 at 2:30 pm
9lbs 1oz
20.50 inches long

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Children's Museum

Brookings is the new home to the Children's Museum of South Dakota. The developers traveled to many of the Children's Museums throughout the U.S. in order to get inspiration for what to put in the museum. Supposedly it is one of the best ones in the nation. We took Audrey there the weekend before Madeline was born to check it out. It was amazing. They had such terrific things for the kids to do. There are separate rooms with activities for the kids to do and discover. There is a water room with all sorts of balls floating in the water and shooting in the air. They have an area where kids can pick foods from the garden/field and take them to the grocery store and go shopping and also checking out to pay for their goods. There's a post office, music area, and room with history of South Dakota items such as a mud house and tepee. There is also plenty of things to do outside as well that includes two dinosaurs that move and roar, tunnels, and fountains. This will be a fantastic place to go during the cold winter months. We were there a couple of hours and didn't see it all. Can't wait to go back!
The Water Room
The Music Area
One of the Dinosaurs
Audrey milking a cow

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

One of our friend's in-laws plan pumkins every year and this year we were invited to come out and pick some. So we went out to get some to put on our front step. Audrey enjoyed going from pumpkin to pumpkin to see how big they were and telling us which ones to pick. We all had a great time especially because the weather was great for an October day.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Last Pictures of Our Family of 3

Since our 2nd daughter will be arriving soon, I thought we should take a picture of the three of us as our last picture as a family of three. Also thought I'd take a photo of me at 37 weeks pregnant.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An Afternoon Out

Since Dave was gone for the weekend and it was so nice outside, Audrey and I decided to spend some time at McCrory Gardens checking out the flowers. We had a lot of fun checking out all the different varieties that were planted. Audrey enjoyed picking them...not sure if that was legal per se, but she did it anyway...and smelling them of course.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Summer Fun

We've had a lot outside play time this summer. She loves to swing, go down her slide, play with bubbles and sidewalk chalk, and ride her tricycle. She got her tricycle for her birthday and it took her a couple of months to figure out how to pedal, but she is quite the pro now.