Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We love Halloween. There are always so many festivities. First was Safety Town. We got there early and narrowly missed a huge crowd and an even bigger downpour.
Recycle Dog giving... a hug?

The NTTA go karts are always a favorite.
Next was the playgroup church trick or treat.
After that was Trunk or Treat. Olivia was a huge hit in her poodle costume, though she had her doubts about it and aired them loudly (in other words, she was super fussy). It certainly kept her warm on what turned out to be a chilly night.
After a round of the parking lot, the girls decided to jump in a trunk to keep warm.
Our pumpkin carvings for the year. I bought this battery powered pumpkin carver at CVS this year, totally excited to cut our drilling time in half. It was a disappointment. The power saw was so weak it was easier to do it manually.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Scenes

Happy Fall! After leaving it up for 10 months, the nut wreath I made last year succumbed to moths (yuck!) So I made a new one, which was very fun and I think it is a definite improvement over the old one. Making these always reminds me of putting together a jigsaw puzzle.
It was Olivia's turn to wear the yellow wig! Charlotte wore it 3 years ago. She really thought she was something in it.
We visited the Big Orange Pumpkin Patch and loved it! It was perfect weather, not crowded, and not far away at all. It was fun driving through acres of farmland scenery to get there.
Pumpkin surfin'
The animals were well fed that day, and most were sick of the offerings. A few good-natured ones would still come up and say hello.
Enjoying a late afternoon hayride.
Loving Halloween already!
My pumpkin in a pumpkin patch.

Friday, October 08, 2010

9 Months

My butterball is 9 months! She has developed severe separation anxiety and won't let me leave a room without hollering. But, she is a little sweetie who you can't help but cuddle with. She gets excited at the very glimpse of her alligator xylophone and plays it like a rock star.

Weight: 23.6 lbs - 97%
Height: 28.5 inches - 84%
Head: 18.5 inches - 99%

Huge thanks to Mom, who came down for the weekend to take care of these ladies while I went to Time Out for Women in Plano. It was tons of fun to learn a lot, carry on uninterrupted conversations with friends from the ward, and know that my girls are in good hands!
...although still not entirely cooperative when it comes to taking pictures.