Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Tonight we headed over to Uncle Ron's and Aunt Sue's for their 3rd annual Halloween Bash! My dear friends The Morris' were able to join us and so was Nicole's mom, Ms. Parks. We had such a good time. Of course, we had Bailee that refused at first to put on a costume, then of course poor Riley was shot in the eye with a NERF arrow/bullet, and ended up with a scratched eyeball. So yes, we kept our tradition for drama.

That reminds me of the other night.... a good friend of mine and I were talking and she made a comment about drama..... and I said.... "oh, drama, I hate drama, but everywhere I go, it seems to follow me." She of course just chuckled and said.... "yeah, sure Misti." But in reality I do..... but yes, my life is full of drama.

Having a little girl is adding to that drama. We went through THREE costumes this Halloween. ALL THREE itched her so, and she refused to wear them. We were finally able to get her in the Cinderella costume for just a bit. Oh, and her latest antic of refusing to look at the camera when I pull it out.... now THAT is about to drive me CRAZY.

Then of course there is Brayden...... as we are trick or treating tonight...... there was this particular house..... well let's just say their garage was overflowing.... and the home owners were in the driveway handing out candy.... as we were walking up to them.... Brayden yells out... "hey look, it's a garage sale too!" Daddy and I about died.... we were so embarrassed. The funny thing is..... our garage is in the same shape and we aren't having a garage sale any time soon. Ugh.... kids!

All in all we had a wonderful night with family and friends. Here are some of shots from tonight. HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL!
Here is my favorite shot..... daddy wearing Bailee's tiara. Doesn't it look like he is having a blast?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flag Football

Today Brayden played his first game of Flag Football. He only tackled once. All afternoon before the game he kept saying.... wish me luck mom, this is my first game. He was so excited to get on that field. During the school day, at recess, his favorite thing to do is play touch football on the playground. He says he has been practicing ALL year for today.

We enjoyed watching him thoroughly. It was great! His expressions as he is playing are hilarious. Although he seems a little on the small side for his age.... he is a heck of a football player. I said in the previous post that he looked just like daddy but was 100% me.... well I sorta lied... his athletic ability came from daddy. I don't have a sliver of athleticism in me. I was able to get some great action shots. Check them out. Can't you see the determination and competitive attitude in his face?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

I have been on an unintentional hiatus from blogging. It has been so crazy around here, I haven't taken the time to blog and I miss it! A lot of things have been going on around here.... for one... Bailee has decided she wants to potty train, and no longer screams at the top of her lungs when I try to put her on her potty. In fact, she regularly goes and does it herself, granted the potty is dry but at least she will sit on the darn thing. Potty training a girl is much more difficult than a boy. Brayden was potty trained at 2. Being that she is my last child.... there is no rush, although the savings would be nice!

Brayden has started flag football about four weeks ago. But, between him being sick and the rain we have had.... he hasn't played one game. Tomorrow will be his first! School is going great for him. He loves his teacher and his school. He has become crazy about reading Junie B. Jones. There are nights were long after putting him to bed, he is up reading. I have had to get on him about putting down the book and going to sleep. I never in a million years thought I would be having to get on him for staying up too late reading! He may look like his daddy but he is his mommy 100%.

Today the kids and I, Mimi, Aunt Shelley, Uncle Brian, and little Luke all headed to Bracken United Methodist Church's Pumpkin Patch. It is a fabulous pumpkin patch with FREE hayrides and a HUGE selection of pumpkins. The best part is.... it is only 1o minutes or so from our house! The kids had a great time and thanks to Mimi & Opi, we have a HUGE pumpkin. I will be posting pictures of it after we carve it. This year for Halloween, Bailee is going to be TinkerBell and Brayden is going to be Bumblebee from Transformers.

Well.... I am signing off.... headed to bed so we can make it to early church.

In this picture... Bailee was refusing to look at the camera and decided to keep her eyes closed. Brayden, as you can see, thought that was hilarious.
She finally decided she would cooperate. Oh, that girl! (wow, they really look alike in this one)

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