Our dear friends, Sarah and Andrew, came to visit us today. We love hanging out with them. They came along with us while we fed the buffalo and flew kites at Lake Jacomo. Everyone had a blast and the time with the Beards concluded with Panchos and Modern Family.
John fed the buffalo carrots. He wasn't too scared!
Even when we are feeding a buffalo, Miss Sophia has a bow in her hair.
John took this picture...kind of.
Sophia chillin' while watching the kites.
Matt is a natural kite flyer.
John's first time flying a kite!
Our friends, the Sharky's, had us over for some kid friendly Halloween fun. It was so much fun! See below the fun activities that were completed while visiting with friends.
Eating dinner with friends
Kids hyped up on sugar, good conversation going on, noises everywhere...a great night!
Sophia loved it. She wanted to touch the pumpkin insides and eat it too! John didn't want to touch it but he really wanted to help cut with the knife. He even posed for a silly face for one of the pumpkins. Matt did a great job at making our silly faced pumpkins this year.
Scott and Emily...and soon to be Elijah John were all here this week! Scott is my baby brother. Him and his wife, Emily, live in North Carolina and we hadn't seen them since Christmas. (There will be another blog about their visit later on) We had a shower for the new baby that will be joining us in February. It was a fun, relaxing show
er and we got to see some good family friends.
Sophia got to meet her Uncle Scott and Aunt Emily for the first time! She LOVED them! We tried to get John in on the picture, but he not up for posed pictures at this point in time.
John colored Scott and Emily a picture to go on their fridge in NC as he waited for the shower to start.
Cute little decoration that I saw at a school shower. All you need is a diaper, washcloths and some ribbon.
My first diaper cake!
The table of snacks...
My mom found these cute little candies to make...2 lifesavers, one Dot and some icing for glue...what do you get??? A cute little edible pacifier.
My mom made these also...little Styrofoam cups that are made into little booties. They were filled with nuts. They were a hit at the party!
Sophia LeAnn was dedicated this Sunday. It was a special day as our family was able to stand together and dedicate Sophia to the Lord. It is a neat experience to hear our church family say that they will help us raise our children. It gives me a sense of security to know that my children are loved so much and have so many people praying for their spiritual future. I look forward to seeing what little Miss Sophia becomes.
The dedication was followed by a celebration with our family. It was a loud but fun time at the Turnbough household.
We dedicate our sweet Sophia to you. We pray that you will take her in your arms and mold her into what you want her to be. Dear Heavenly Father, we pray as parents that we learn to give her to You. She is your child and I thank you so much for the gift you have given us. We turn her over to you and pray that she will always come back to you in hard times as well as good times. We pray that in good times and hard times, we will turn to you for wisdom and direction.
Thank you again for this beautiful gift. Thank you for allowing us to have this little girl be a part of our family. Thank you for letting us see her grow and learn new thing each day.
We finally got to the pumpkin patch this year. We found a cute little place in Pleasant Hill called The Pumpkin Patch. It was a great place to pick pumpkins, sit by the lake, and sip apple cider. You can even tag a Christmas tree and cut it down in December. However, we have a fake one, but we will be going back for the free hayrides.
Sitting on top of the huge horse that was made of corn husks.
John and I being silly.
This was Sophia for the first part of the trip. Such an easy little baby!
Picking a pumpkin!
It is hard to get a 2 year old and a 7 month old to look at the camera...especially at the same time.
Isn't she getting so big??? She loved the pumpkin patch once she woke up.