Friday, October 30, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Halloween Costumes

Kelly is hosting yet another "Show Us Your Life" tour. This week the theme is Halloween costumes. It certainly will be exciting to see everyone's costumes....such a fun, fitting theme for this Friday. I am posting pictures of my son, Kyle, dresssed in his costumes since he was born. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of Kyle in his costume this year yet, but he will be a fireman! Please visit Kelly's Korner to view many more adorable and creative Halloween costumes.

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Happy Halloween!

October 2005
Kyle was born premature and spent his very first Halloween in the NICU. Here he is dressed as the Tin Man. Kyle's little NICU neighbor was dressed as Dorothy
so they certainly made an adorable little couple.
October 2006
My husband and I couldn't decide what Kyle should be for Halloween this year, so he had two costumes. The first picture, he is dressed as a little pumpkin,
which was Mommy's choice.
October 2006
Kyle's second costume was a dinasour, which was Daddy's choice.
October 2007
Kyle dressed as a lion...Roar!!! October 2008 Kyle dressed as Thomas the Train

Thursday, October 29, 2009

LSU Snuggie

I recently found my new best friend, well, at least for the upcoming LSU Snuggie. This blanket with sleeves will definitely keep me nice and toasty when the freezing temperatures arrive in the coming months. They are sold in a variety of colors and even sell snuggies for children as well as dogs! I'm certain Kyle and Chloe wouldn't appreciate one, but I'm convinced John will be wanting one very soon! If interested, check out College Snuggie, to see if they make one for your favorite college team.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkinland at Thies Farm

The last several weeks we have seen rain, rain, and more rain, so outdoor activities have been somewhat limited. This past Sunday, however, it wasn't raining and the sun was shining so we decided to head out to Thies Farm so Kyle could experience some fall and Halloween fun! Thies Farm has an area called Pumpkinland for the children to run, play, and explore. The area has many activities including tractors to ride, mazes made with hay bales, pumpkins, a hay ride, and a pirate ship. There is also pony rides and farm animals to keep the little ones entertained. We all enjoyed our time enjoying the pretty weather and having a little fall fun at the same time! Of course, we took pictures so I am sharing several for your viewing pleasure!

Kyle loved riding in the tractor tire swing!
Kyle also enjoyed playing in the large area of hay. Kyle making his way through one of the hay bale mazes.
The Spence Family at Thies Farm It's a must for Kyle to pose with the pumpkins although at the time he was more interested in watching the tractor being used for the hay ride.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hello Out There...

I'm back! Well, at least I hope so. I have completely neglected the blog for six weeks or more and am very disappointed in myself. With my disappearance, there are obviously many posts to catch up on. I will be back dating many posts to correspond to the day the event, etc. actually took place. Unfortunately, I have been very out of touch with the blog world and find that I have missed keeping up with many blogs I used to read on a daily basis. I truely, hope to clear my Google Reader account soon and officially get back into my regular blogging routine.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hello Fall

Goodbye Summer...Hello Fall! Fall is such a pretty season with the leaves changing. In the STL area the leaves are much more vibrant and beautiful than in years past...maybe because we have had more rain than usual. On this Sunday morning, we decided to take a colorful and scenic drive. We headed out to the wine country area to a little park John spotted in the past. Klondike Park was the perfect destination to enjoy the fall leaves. With several different walking trails and an overlook to the Missouri River there was plenty for Kyle to explore.

During our site seeing of the area, we made a very special, small world meeting. At one point, John was calling Kyle Robert and a mother and son approached us to say that the son's name was Kyle Robert. It was such a coincidence, especially since we very rarely say Kyle Robert in public. We continued talking and soon realized that the lady works in the NICU at the very same hospital where Kyle spent the first 86 days of his life. She has worked in the unit for 25 years so she was there when we were, but we didn't have the opportunity to meet her during Kyle's stay. She was so happy to meet Kyle and was amazed at how well he is doing for a former 25 weeker. I think it makes her remember why she does her job each and every day. She was such a sweet lady and it was such a special treat to meet her....we were meant to each be in Klondike Park on this day, at this time! Next time we make a visit to the NICU, we will certainly check to make sure she is working! It just goes to show that it really is a very small world!

Below are several pictures from our fall family outing! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Day Out With Thomas - 2009

Saturday, October 17th we took Kyle to his second "Day Out With Thomas" event. He still loves anything and everything Thomas and Friends so we knew he would have a ball seeing him up close and personal once again. As expected, Kyle was so excited to take the twenty five minute train ride with Thomas. He was also able to take his picture in front of Thomas the Train and also with Sir Topham Hatt. Kyle was thrilled to see Sir Topham Hatt at first and even gave him a high five, but after several minutes he was rather unsure about the huge railway suprentindent, as you can see in the photo below. Kyle even received a special personalized letter from Sir Topham Hatt, which will be a great souvenier for him to treasure in the future. It was a great day for The Spence Family and it is always wonderful to see the joy on Kyle's face when he is experiencing the world around him.

Kyle and his favorite train, Thomas
Who is this huge railway conductor...Sir Topham Hatt
Happy to be taking a ride with Thomas