Friday, October 31, 2008


Tonight was our church's annual Trunk-A-Treat. Our Sunday School Class always arrives early and we all bring a ton of food to share! Ally helped me cook the brownies.
Ally (A.K.A. Ariel)
Before we left the house we had a bit of a costume malfunction. The shoes I bought that went with the costume were too narrow for Ally's feet (and she does not have wide feet). She was devastated! So I grabbed a pair of her purple Barbie dress-up shoes and ripped the decoration off of them. Then I cut off the Ariel face and marabou fur (from the original Ariel shoes) and hot glued it to the Barbie shoes. It was actually pretty cute and Ally LOVED her "new" shoes!!
Claire as a ladybug
(I could not get a good picture of her--she was all over the place)
Daddy & Claire
This child did not want to sit in her stroller and she carried her doll with her everywhere!
Ally & Isabella
The Brady Family
The Lollar Family
(Thanks for taking our pic, Leslie!!)
Elizabeth & Ellie
Beth & Isabella
The 2 Ariels (Ally & Lexi)
Grace Ann
Grace Ann, Ally, & Gavin
Leah & me
Shonna & me
Beth & me
The Wagner Family
The Grisham Family
Daddy trunk-a-treating with the girls
After the tunk-a-treating was over we headed to the gym. Ally played all of the games at least once and ate some pink cotton candy (it HAD to be pink). She got a TON of candy--her bucket was overflowing! I chased Claire all over the gym. She did not want to be held and did not want me to hold her hand--she wanted to be FREE!! I was absolutely exhausted by the end of the night! I asked Ally what her favorite part of the evening was and she said, "Seeing my teachers Mrs. Lori & Mrs. Vicki"--she cracks me up!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Carving Our Pumpkin

Tonight Ally and I carved the pumpkin that Daddy brought home!
scooping out the seeds (She DID NOT want her hands dirty) so I ended up doing most of it myself
trying to smile--she kept saying, "This is soooo gross!"
proud of the pumpkin Mommy carved
the pumpkins on our porch
All lit up!
Ally & her pumpkins!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Today we went to the pumpkin patch at Priddy Farms ( with my good friend Katina and her son Carter. Here are some photos from our fun day!The girls (yes--Claire has a HUGE bruise on her face--she walked into the door in our home office--she constantly has bruises on her face from walking into things)
Claire laughing hysterically
"If you're happy and you know it clap your hands!"
Claire swinging
Ally in the tire swing
Carter & Katina on the hayride to the pumpkin patch
me & the girls Isn't this the sweetest thing?! Ally is helping Claire pick a pumpkin!
Ally showing Katina the pumpkin she picked
hanging out in a wagon
Claire & me
Ally swinging
Claire was all over the place!