Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Party With The Winslows!
During our Fall Break this weekend we headed down to Southern Maine to visit family and to party with the Winslows! Our friends, the Winslows, sure know how to throw a party! Melissa is just such an incredible, thoughtful hostess and it is just so much fun to be around their sweet, caring family! And though just being with the Winslows would have been enough we also got to enjoy the company of the Yorks, Hays, Bethels, Knights, and Grays (all friends who have been involved with Lifelines)! And if that weren't enough...the Winslows had such fun planned for all of us...
And while this was the only shot I got of the food there was plenty of it...snacks (including maple popcorn balls we made at the party), an amazing pot luck dinner, and oh my the desserts!
And while these are mini-pumpkins we also had a contest to guess the weight of the GIANT pumpking their son grew (it was almost 400lbs)!
And one of my favorite activities was pumpkin archery! That could be because I WON the adult archery contest (okay, I tied with my friend Ryan, but still)! Seriously, I haven't shot a bow (even these kid's bows we were using) since high school and I had to get a lesson from the Winslow's 7 year old son, but I still rocked it (shooting the pumpkin man twice)! Okay, it was totally a fluke, but I DID beat Joe (and I may never let him forget it)!:)
And the kids got to try their hand at it too! Lily wasn't so sure, but Eli seemed quite into it (Joe's already talking about getting him a bow)!
And a doughnut eating contest (they had to eat it off of the string). Can you see the little girl just beyond Lily? That's Ella- and man oh man that girl was the true doughnut eating champion (she was seriously focused on eating every bit of her doughnut off of the string)!
And I found these two swinging (Lily and the Winslows son Elijah- who are just a month apart in age)...and I couldn't help but laugh as I listened to these two talk up a storm, telling each other stories (mostly about insects) while they were swinging!
And these two- Eli and Jeremiah (the Winslow's youngest) are just about 6 months a part in age and would be just two peas in a pod (if only we lived a little closer)!