Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Fun

We finally made it to the pumpkin patch. Jacob's class had been rained out once & other days of rain had kept us away. Besides a little leftover mud, it was a beautiful day.
This is Jacob with his buddies from school, L-R: Kerry, Hunter, Jacob & Ryan

Who knew that these goats had been fed already by other classes & fieldtrips, they acted like they were starving!

The kids enjoyed seeing the animals

This was Logan's face pretty much the whole time we were there. He wants to be 4 and run around with his brother. I won't go into the poop disaster on the blog but let's just say we had all kinds of fun!

Ms Lynn passes out food for the goats

Jacob's class

The hayride


They got to pick out their own pumpkins

Logan wants to once again be a part of the class

Trying to get a picture of the boys together

Trying once again when we got home, thought maybe being allowed to bring the bat into the picture may work

We have had a fun week getting ready for fall & halloween. We had a fun fall festival at church last weekend. There are no pictures because someone forgot the camera, that person will remain nameless but he knows who he is.
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009



Monday, October 26, 2009

End of season

The look on Jacob's face sums it up. He loved playing soccer this season! We also got a kick out of watching 4 year olds run around.

He enjoyed playing goalie several times.
He always had a fan club on the side & he loved that too!

Until next season.....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Why haven't we posted pictures of fun fall activities? Pumpkin patches? More soccer games? Jumping in piles of leaves?
Because every time we tried, it did this...RAINED!

All dressed up & no place to go on our last attempt to go to the pumpkin patch. We will try again!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The rest of the weekend

Better late than never finishing the fun weekend update....
After the aquarium we walked through Centennial park & let the kids play on the playground & run around.

We felt like the Hopkins should be introduced to the Varsity while they were in Atlanta.
It was a hit! From onion rings to the frosted orange, there was something for everybody!

Logan learned a very important life skill while we were there, his first time to dip french fries into ketchup:)

The next morning Inman & I began our day with 4 kids. Robert & Jeanine were off to UGA so we started the day with Jacob's soccer game.

He played goalie for the first time & loved having his buddies there.

It was the most gorgeous fall day so we headed to the park for playing & a picnic.

We didn't know they were having an event for a local group so there were kids everywhere! Keeping up with 4 kids was quite a challenge even with the 2 adults. We played for a while but then had our picnic & Inman played football with the kids so we could keep the kids all in one place!

After some rest time (for all of us:), we played outside some more, had a little dinner then headed to Rita's for Italian ice. Kind of like a snowball to these NOLA kids. Here is the car full singing & making their favorite animal noises very loud!

The next morning we headed to church all together & had pizza afterwards. The Hopkins wore their LSU colors after a great game. They were in the minority at our very heavily UGA populated church but were proud to call themselves LSU tigers. The kids even knew the folks in red were "tiger bait!"

A few more pics before they get the car for a long ride home.

We laughed so hard when Inman was acting like he was the paparazi!

We had such a great time & are so thankful for our friends! Thanks Robert & Jeanine for making the trip!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fun weekend

We had a great weekend! Our friends Jeanine, Robert, & the kids come for the LSU/UGA game!
I really miss Jeanine! Jeanine & I were pregnant @ the same time with Jacob & Luke. Luke was born the December just before Jacob. We spent a lot of time playing together @ the park & walking thru the NOLA zoo when the boys were little.
We had worked together before Katrina & have a lot in common.
On Friday we took the kids to the Georgia Aquarium while Inman & Robert were working.
(the pictures posted backwards)

Here you see the torture part of the trip.
Why at these places do they always make you walk thru the giftshop before you leave?!
This is why Jeanine & I get along so well....we looked @ each other no words needed, our eyes said it all, "move quickly, no stopping, we have spent enough money!"

Marguerite was not as sure about the large turtle as Logan was!

Our 4 little monkeys

We had to make frequent stops at the handwashing stations particularly since I caught Logan putting his hand in the shrimp water & putting it straight into his mouth! What disease can you catch from shrimp?

Marguerite was not sure about the touch pool

We tried to snap pics of moms with kids since many trips go by & that doesn't happen!

The older kids liked the moving sidewalk in the tunnel

We had so much fun! Next I will post pics from Saturday & Sunday. It was also the best weather weekend I can remember!