Monday, October 29, 2012

shaake's pumpkin patch

Grandma Kems organized a fun family outing for all her children and grandchildren to spend the evening at the pumpkin patch this past weekend. Afterwards, we met up at El Mezcal for some yummy Mexican food and drinks......and many pictures were taken. Our family is too cute!

Alex and Tristan

Taylor, Misty, and Alex

Isaiah? or Jackson?

So sweet!

Here Mommy!

Justin posin'

Hi Grandma!

Christine and Bailey

I'm still here Grandma....



Pumpkin totem!

Daniel loving his family.

Sally....and Alex.

Bailey and Justin hanging out.

Every. Single. Grandchild.

Count Dracula.....hahahahaha

Daniel and Justin.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Friday night we went to Funtrackers to play games and ride the go carts. Prior to playing, we sat in the "cafe" and ate chili cheese frito pies and fries....yep, that wasn't really cheese. After eating it, Danica and I were reminded why we don't eat that kind of crap - our stomachs were killing us!  

Then out of the blue a loud ROAR comes from the game room, Tristan turns around and starts running towards Nathan screaming and crying because he's so upset and scared. Why would a kid's place have such a horrible sound coming from their video games? The dinosaur game looked friendly, but when you walked by it every ten minutes it would scare the beegeezus out of whoever was standing there - including me!

We headed out to the tracks to see J-bug and Braedon racing away. They looked like they were having so much fun! So Nathan decided to drive Tristan and I would go by myself. I was a  little nervous because I'd never rode one of those before - but it was SO. MUCH. FUN. SERIOUSLY. LOVED. IT. It was great too because Tristan ALWAYS wants to "drive" our car, so this way he was able to drive himself. Every time I passed him he was beaming from ear to ear because he enjoyed it so much. 

Playing a racing game.

Patiently waiting for his turn to "drive".

Ready. Set. Go.

Racing each other.

Riding the rock and roller ride.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

braedon's birthday bash


A weekend trip down to Corpus Christi was a surprise for Braedon as we arrived...and a surprise for Justin before we left. These two became good friends over the summer and live so far apart, that bringing them back together again to celebrate Braedon's birthday, was so much fun to do for them. Plus, Justin kept saying this past summer how he would love to go to Texas - so it worked out perfectly. What a wonderful trip, as always. Take a look at some of the pictures we captured!

The way Justin slept in the car.

First time at the beach!

The boys enjoyed the little time we spent there splashing in the waves.

A less cautious than he had been previously at the Dominican.

Love this.

These two just adore each other!
Time to cool down!

The birthday cake!

Spider Oreos....

Looking cute...

The party van!



I'm pretty sure he looks straight out of the 70's here with all his hair blowing...

Black and white and orange...

Helping Violet ride the bike (the dog).

They were so cute doing this!

Ready to blow out his candles.

Opening presents!

We found a mustache and played some games....

Naturally looks like him.