Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

This is the first year since Lily has been born that the girls have not wanted matching costumes and it kind of broke my heart.  So i put on my big girl panties and let them pick out what they wanted.  Lily wavered between being an angel and a princess.  Bella wanted to be a cowgirl and then decided she wanted to be a pirate in the end.  Grace was going to be Thing 1 and Thing 2 with her cousin Hannah until.....she saw this silly old Twister Game costume at Halloween City that was screamin' her name.  Lily ended up being a pink princess and Bella's pirate costume had skulls on it, even though we don't do skulls.  The skulls were kind of cutsie with hearts and bows, but what sealed the deal was the $7.99 price tag.  We could do skulls for one night at that price.

What a glorious night for trick or treating in Washington.  Hope you had as much fun as we did!

A Pirate, a Twister Game and a Princess!

The Cousins

Twister Game or Lady choose.

Real hoop earring and real eye liner too!

Thank goodness one of them still wants to be girly.

Lady Gaga for sure!
And guess what?  Her costume was the coolest!

"Lou and Jake"

My sister Betty and her husband Tripper

Ran into my bestie Jenny

After all these years...still so cute together!

Don't you just love it when people dress up to give out candy?
Thank you Mamma Bear Caryl!

Heading home......

Goodnight jack o' were fun!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

Last year i felt like a bad parent for not making it to the pumpkin patch, so we got on our boots and headed over there last Saturday.  Froze our tushies off, drank hot chocolate, ate caramel apples and searched for the perfect pumpkins.  I let the girlies each pick their own pumpkin, and then agree on a family pumpkin...two hours later, we finally came home with four pumpkins and some other goodies.  Finding pumpkins is almost as bad as me picking out our Christmas tree. :-)

Happy Fall everyone!

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Pumpkin carving is hard work.  Sugared us all up before we started. :-)

Lily picked this pumpkin because it had 'hair'.

Bella would've done this for hours...sifting through the gunk to get to the seeds.

Our finished products.
Grace had each of the girls draw a 'diagram', yes that was the word she used, and then i carved
the faces.  Left to Right:  Lily's, Bella's, Mommy's, Grace's and the Family Pumpkin, which Grace came
up with the idea on.

Grace named my pumpkin, Pumpnochio.  How cute is that?

Love my 'witches wart' pumpkin!

This is who i was following into the pumpkin patch.  Got a good chuckle and hope you did too! :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beautiful blended family!

Love this couple!
They are still newlyweds....all of 8 months and by the looks of these happy and so in love.
Monica and Steve, may God continue to bless your marriage and your amazing children.
Thanks for a fun after school shoot in your parents amazing yard!

Newest furry member of the family....Bandit.

Monica's lovely parents.

Yeah, she's finally done!