Thursday, November 28, 2013

Halloween 2013

 Our Halloween 2013 was filled with lots of fun activities this year! I attended Matthew's preschool Halloween parade and trick-or-treating through the school, we went to our friends (the Dallases) annual Halloween party, the kids went trick-or-treating at Matt's office, we had dinner with community group at the Matthew's house then went trick-or-treating in the 'hood (and ran into lots of friends), and last but not least we attended Caroline's Kinder costume parade at school. Whew!
The kids dressed up as their favorite characters this year: Caroline was Sofia the First and Matthew was Woody
Caroline & Kate
 Comm Group Kiddos: Brendan and Blaine, Caroline and Matthew, Kate and Cole, Parker and Ally, and Riley and Cade:

  Caroline & Cannon
 The Krauss kids plus Riley, Lauren, and Jack
 Matthew & Jachin
 Caroline & Lucy
 Shannon & baby Mae (aka best Halloween costume ever)

 Caroline & Lane
 Cole, Caroline, and Parker...don't they look thrilled ;-)
 Precious Ally & Matthew
 Checking out their loot...the best part of Halloween!
 Costume Parade!

 They were so excited to see each other in the middle of a school day. Love their sweet relationship!

I love these two kiddos who make Halloween a lot more special, fun, and exciting!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fabulous Fall Fun

We love Fall here in the Krauss house. And Fall 2013 has been jam-packed and full of fun. I thought I would share what we've been up to through an iphone picture dump.
First up...I took a wonderful trip at the beginning of October with 3 of my very closest friends in the whole world. Steph, Kelly, Shae, and I lived together at Baylor and their friendships are one-of-a-kind. These girls are more like my sisters, and I love them so! We had the best time visiting Stephanie in Palo Alto. It was so fun to see her before her first baby gets here (I was the only one NOT pregnant on this trip :-). We spent time in Palo Alto, explored San Fran, and saw BREATHTAKING Half Moon Bay. I'd like to go back tomorrow please!
Matt had fun with the kids while I was gone. One morning they visited our favorite neighborhood pumpkin patch and painted pumpkins:
We made our annual visit to the Texas State Fair a couple of weeks ago. A little rain didn't get in our way! Caroline remembered all of the fun things at the fair this year and was so excited to go back. She couldn't wait to ride the rides and the ferris wheel. She rode the wheel with daddy and wasn't scared at all. Mommy and Matthew stayed behind because we're not crazy ;) Matthew's favorite part of the fair was seeing/feeding the animals in the petting zoo. He was also so excited to sit on a "real" tractor and try out a couple of the kiddie rides (which he hated!!!) We can't wait to go back again next year!

I attended my first Kindergarten field trip on October 18. Matthew and I tagged along to the arboretum and it was completely crazy. Kids running everywhere. They had a great time and it was fun to watch Caroline with all of her classmates. I love any glimpse I get into her school life!!

My sweet friend, Lauren, and I completed our first duathlon (the Espirit de She in McKinney, TX) on October 26th. My mom brought the kids out to cheer us on since Matt was out-of-town. They kept me going :-)
Whew! It was a busy but fun October. That brings me to Halloween which is another post all together! Hopefully, I'll blog about it before Christmas, ha :-)

Matthew's First Day of School 2013

I thought I would blog about Matthew's first day of school since it's November ;-)
On Tuesday, September 10, Matthew started his FIRST day of preschool. Preschool 2s that is. We are so excited for his 3rd year at our wonderful preschool, and we know he is going to have a great year. He was so excited for his big first day after seeing Caroline start Kinder!!!

Matthew loved seeing his bff, Millie, when we got to school. We took some cute pics of these precious kiddos: 

We are thrilled Ms. Marci and Ms. Alison will be loving on our sweet boy this year!! Here's to another awesome school year!