31 October 2012

Photo A Day: October

It is crazy to think that October has come and gone.
But then again, we had a LOT going on!



I have a feeling November will be full of even more fun! :)

Where's Waldo?

We've been making quite a few Waldo sightings these days,
mostly because that is Max's Halloween costume this year!
I wanted to be sure little man got some good use out of his costume,
especially since I worked hard to make it. :)
(Painting a striped shirt is hard work, you guys.)

We started with our small group get-together a few weeks ago

 Max was not very happy about having his picture taken.

then a trunk or treat last Saturday

and finally, our playgroup Halloween party today.

In preparation for his Halloween debut,
I decided several weeks ago to buy a Where's Waldo book for Max
to help him "get into character"
and well, because this kiddo loves books!
Every morning he asks for "Wa wee" and points to the bookshelf.
He will spend long stretches of time
just poring over the pages in search of his little striped friend.

In fact, he's actually pretty good at finding Waldo.
I know, I know what you're thinking -
How can a 16 month-old find Waldo?

Just see for yourself...

I'm not sure if Waldo-finding at this age is an indicator of genius,
but we're gonna take it. :)

24 October 2012

Family Photo Shoot

We recently had the very talented Erin of ee photography take some family photos for us.
Both Clay and I love her work, and were so excited she was available!

We are beyond pleased with the images she captured. :)



 And this is just the icing on the cake, folks!
There were SO many great shots, it was difficult to choose just one favorite.
(Or really five, for that matter.)

Thanks again, Erin, for helping us preserve what the Rich family looks like
at this point in our lives. We will cherish these photos forever!

23 October 2012

Wildcats and a Pumpkin Patch

This past weekend we made the drive to Abilene 
for ACU Homecoming and all the festivities!
We made it on Friday just in time to have a little fun at the carnival,
where we took silly photo booth pics

Max attempted to feed the animals

and eventually rode a horse!

There were also some fireworks afterwards, 
but our tired little man was not so much a fan
and we didn't stay long.

The next morning we enjoyed the parade
with the whole Rich clan!


 In typical fashion, the boys are looking opposite directions.

Max loved waving at everyone
and taking it all in. :)

Since we had a little time before lunch,
we decided to attempt a few pics at the DRI Pumpkin Patch.

We got a few good ones, but those two little boys 
did not perform as well as they did last year. :)

The rest of the weekend was spent eating

reading books

enjoying the backyard fort

splashing in the water feature

(or the bathtub)

and playing 42.
Jack and I beat Clay and Ken, just so you know.

Max also started saying "Pa-pa" (for Great-grandpa Ken)
and "Ja-ki" (for Jaxon). So cute!

It was a wonderful weekend to spend with family. 
We always enjoy "coming home" this time of year!