Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

I just love Halloween. It might be because the color orange is at the center of everything but I love carving pumpkins, I love getting the kids dressed up, and I love going door to door collecting tons of candy and seeing all the adorable kids dressed up as well as hearing parents comments. This year we acquired a ridiculous amount of candy that the kids came home and traded right away with each-other. I pretty much let them gorge themselves with it til they get sick and then there is usually a lot left over that never even gets eaten. I must also add how I love living in Texas where we can trick-or-treat with t-shirts and flip-flops.

Mariposa (Barbie Butterfly Fairy)

Sir Knight Luke

Garden Witch


Look! My sugar high is already setting in!

Luke and Paisley checking out their loot

Ethen and Phoebe with most of their candy. As you can see....ridiculous amounts!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ethen with the Sack

Pumpkin Patch 2010

The kids had a 1/2 day of school this past Wednesday so Scott took the kids to the pumpkin patch with a group of friends. There was a hayride, animals to feed, and pumpkins to pick right off the patch.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Texas State Fair 2010

We decided to hit up the State Fair again this year after taking last year off. One of my co-workers gave us a few tickets and that was so AWESOME! There is never enough time to do everything and we must have done at least 10 laps back and forth through the place. I had a half day of work and so we picked up the kids early from school and headed downtown. Apparently, middle school doesn't think your a cool or nice mom when you tell them you are taking your kid out early to go to the fair. We ate more than enough fried food to last the year, rode a few crazy rides, watched some fun shows, and enjoyed the animals. The Texas State Fair is famous for it's original fried food that is conjured up every year. The corn-dog was invented here many, many years ago. So part of the experience is to try some new kinds of fried yumminess. We had a fun time and ended the night with a pretty cool water, light, and fire show.

I think this ride even made Scott sick, but Paisley and Luke loved it!
Phoebe (AKA daredevil) riding a CRAZY spinner ride
Feeding Goats

Look, it's Donkey!

Bird right over our heads at the Bird Show

Everyone's favorite FUNNEL CAKE!!!! We loved these so much that Ethen came home and found a recipe online for us to make some at home. We did wait a few days before frying up our own.
Oh, soooo yummy Fried Snickers. Yes that is a whole Snicker's bar deep fried. We also tried fried cheesecake, but I didn't get a picture of that one.
Ethen taking a bite
Paisley enjoying a nibble
Luke getting hand-fed

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Another touchdown for Ethen this week! This is starting to become a nice habit of his! I didn't do the best job with the camera, but you get the basic idea.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cheer and Football

It's that time of year again. Phoebe and Ethen are full swing into the football and cheer season. Ethen is having an amazing year of play with tons of great plays like interceptions, recovering fumbles and, so far, a touchdown everytime he is given the ball. He plays both offense and defense, and loves both of them. He loves to get in there and hit hard. Phoebe LOVES to cheer. She is adorable to watch and is always so happy to be out there. Her smile is just infectious!
Ethen is on the end there #25

Can she be any cuter?

Cheering loud for all to hear

Phoebe's smile just makes me smile

This is what Paisley likes to do at the games