Thursday, November 9, 2017

Halloween 2017

Oh how I loved looking back on these pictures!

This is definitely a fun stage of life, and I'm so glad I can dump some photos here!

Halloween screams fun class snacks and spooky reads. :)
Don't worry... this book is far from spooky. :) If you have little ones or teach little ones... this is the must have Halloween book. My kids and I die laughing every time we read it. :)
The class snack was made with clear plastic cups filled with green grapes and halved jumbo marshmallows. I just used a sharpie and some black construction paper for the details! Easy and healthy for the little ones!


The ghosts I made for my AU gals!



The dirt and worm cupcakes were Burke's classroom cupcakes for his class party.



He has such a precious little class!



The Friday prior to Halloween, we attended Payne's annual Halloween party! It's always a blast, and what is even more fun is getting a group pic of all these party animals. :)

*note... sister chose to sport some random Minnie dress in our dress up closet. It was after nap time and her cat claws came out. Minnie dress it was.


Wait for it... Morris was the highlight of this year's photo opp, with Jack Jordan a close second. 
These ages are so unpredictable, and you never know what kid is going to steal all the attention. I love it!

So... what did sister actually dress up as for Halloween?
She chose to be a black cat. Do you know why???
Because she is OBSESSED with a random black cat that frequents our house. I actually think this cat is bat crazy, but the kids have a fit over him when he shows up. He rubs all over them, tries to invite himself into our house, but then will jet away and not be seen again for a week. We can't figure this kitty out. 


We also had a Spider-Man in the house!

Funny ... or not so funny... story about the picture above.
This was our church's Trunk or Treat.... well, as most know, we live fairly close by and walk frequently, and it was no exception this particular evening. Well, we get one block away, and Burke requests for me to help him put his mask and gloves on... except... they were no longer in his seat, which meant they fell out along the walk. Needless to say we had to retrace our steps and located one piece at a time... the last one being 10 steps from our front door. (FACEPALM)
So we drove the route the second time around. :)


As for Halloween ... well... sister chose to be a bumble bee (yes... we have a serious dress up closet and obviously have commitment issues.) This picture was taken on our way to school, and I simply asked for them to strike a pose.
So.....


She was better once she realized we were headed to see her friends all dressed up at school too. :)


On to Halloween night...
We came back around to the black cat, and was finally super excited about it. :)


She did insist that I wear a costume too... so matchy matchy it was. She loved it, but was disappointed that I didn't have a tail. :)


We experienced our first REAL trick-or-treat in Sylacauga by going to the busiest neighborhood around. We couldn't have had any more fun! What a special memory! I'm pretty sure we can't go back to anything else. :)


It was a Happy Halloween indeed!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Mid-October Photo Dump

Life is just busy... it is! I am having an even harder time because our lap top has said sayonara, and so bringing myself to get on Ryan's desktop seems tragic. :) Maybe Santa will bring something to help me out, and give life to this blog. :)

Anyway... here are some of the October happenings around here!

What's fall without football???




And I had to throw in this screen shot, because look at this shout out!
This show was so moving!


Fall is also all about the festive class snacks!


 Sister and I have been making good use of our time together while Burke is away at school...


:) She was pretending to sleep in the dresser. :)


We went to the Pumpkin Patch with Burke's class. Sister wanted to hold "Jack Friday"s" hand. (She will not call him just "Jack"... it's first and last for this special fella. :)




Love this pic of my cute pumpkins!



Sister picked up the first one she could get her hands on after she got off the hayride. :)


And Burke had to pee the whole time. lol




"Mama! Take my picture!".... I oblige :)



 Pumpking Patch results in hard naps!

We have been back to Cullman to visit family, my grandpa, and sweet Claire. 
Everyone is doing pretty well, thank the Lord!




We visited an orchard near home... that we were too late to pick our own apples, but the kids still had fun exploring and conning the owner into giving them some balloons they found in a bag tucked away behind her counter. (#embarrassed)





I got to visit with a sweet friend while in town!


We ate at Carlton's, but ventured out to some newly opened spots in Cullman. This new fancy food court was ADORABLE!



And of course, on our way OUT of town, we had to swing by and give Claire some love.


Sister is in love.


We've still been going strong on ballet... sister is obsessed.
Monday is our "girls day out"... not that we don't get our one-on-one time frequently... but just doing something like ballet and then Chickfila seems special. :)



Burke gets me to himself for 40 minutes on Tuesdays. I let him pick the adventure. Most of the time it's Sonic.. but on this day he wanted to go to Home Depot to check out the spooky Halloween d├ęcor. :) 
I truly wish we had more one on one time, and he had that for 2.5 years, but I would really like to work some more special times in with him in the near future.


We have been soaking in this glorious weather the good Lord has been giving us! We never want to come in at night!

On this particular day, Burke kept drawing HM a crown. :) She loved it. :)



Oh... and there is this pic I just had to take off my camera roll... :)
Burke gets to dress himself on Tumblebus days. Can you tell? Yes... those are Ninja socks. lol

And the latest October happening included a nice relaxing, nowhere to be, Saturday and Sunday. Filled with chili, caramal apples, pumpkin carving, and lots of laziness! #muchneeded

Daddy knocks it out of the park every time.


 I had to snag some picks this morning!


Sunday sweetness right here!


And my girl and I got to be matchy matchy for church ... my favorite look. :)


We had a quick lunch and headed to the farm, because daddy had discovered a cellar at the farm house that no one has discovered since they have owned the house. (In the 1800's!)
It felt a little like a treasure hunt. 
Unfortunetly we did not find anything but spider webs and some water. Burke still thought it was the coolest thing! *and who are we kidding... so did we!

Hope to post more frequently! 
Here's to trying!