Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Fall

We had to hit up 2 pumpkin patches before we could find an "acceptable" pumpkin. We were a little late to the first patch and the pumpkins were picked over, muddy, and rotten. Luckily there was another patch down the road and we were able to choose the perfect pumpkin!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Boyfriends Already??

Amanda and her boyfriend, Luke. (Her younger man by 3 whole days!)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Turn Your Back for Just One Second....

I am hoping that this is the only time that I find my daughter in her "birthday suit" posing for photo!

Miley! Miley! Miley!

I took Liv to the Miley Cyrus concert last week. It was so much fun. She was a little nervous at first but ended up having an amazing time. Taking my daughter to her first concert was one of my favorite experiences of all time!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Visit from Cousin Blake & Family

Olivia's cousin Blake came for a visit last weekend. The kids hadn't seen each other in 3 years. (Bad parents!, I know.) They had a great time getting to know each other and playing. Boys and girls are so...different. Blake talked about bodily functions and Liv played house and bossed him around. It was so cute. We can't wait for another visit.

Blake entertaining Amanda with a little cheer. (More like yelling!) HEHE!
Can't get them both to smile at the camera.
Busy playing video games, of course!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pillsbury Dough Girls

Olivia's been "itching" to do some baking ever since her Aunt Sissy mentioned the possibility of making cupcakes 2 weeks ago. I grabbed some ready to bake cookies at H-E-B last week and we let the girls do the rest! Some ended up in balls like play dough and others turned out perfectly! It was fun and the end results were YUMMY!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Grand Tour of Prue, OK

Adam's mom and granddad live in a VERY small town in Oklahoma. There is one store, a school, and the town hall (shown below). There is nothing else for a good 15 miles down an unpaved road. It is nice to be out in the pressure, no running to the store, etc...but I would miss my city life before too long!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Oklahoma...

Amanda in the "Johnny Jump Up" at Mimi's house!
Trying to walk.
Adam, Thad, and Tyler. Brotherly Love! (They were so thrilled that I was taking their pic!)
Liv and her Great Granddad Goodman
Debbie a.k.a. Mimi (Olivia's photography!)

As promised, more photos from our trip to Oklahoma. Our computer was out of commission yesterday (Monday). A little person got hold of the charger cord and caused it to short. I purchased a new one today and we are now "re-connected!"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Girls and Their Cousins

Olivia and Jolie. Jolie is 5. I think my daughter is really short!
Amanda and Samantha.
Jolie and Olivia
Amanda and Samantha
Jolie, Jasper, and Olivia

We had to take an emergency trip to Oklahoma last week. Adam lost his beloved Grandma on October 9th. She was a beautiful woman with a great spirit and wonderful voice. She will be missed dearly. Olivia and Amanda got to visit many of their relatives. These pictures are of the girls with their cousins (like 3rd cousins, but still...), Samantha, Jasper, and Jolie. More Oklahoma pics to come...get ready!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

That's All I Ask For Anymore by Trace Adkins

I heard this song on the radio the other night on the way home from the Miley Cyrus concert. It is written from a man's point of view, but it exactly how I feel!

it was a home run when the game was tied
a pick up truck when I could drive
one pink line when katie said I'm late
it was a passing grade, a pretty girl
all the money in the world
what mattered then kept changing every day

but when I bow my head tonight
there'll be no me myself and I
just watch my wife and kids please lord
that's all I ask for any more

now a days it's crazy how
a passing storm, a siren sound
can make me drop it all and pick up the phone
to hear her say that all's okay is all I need to know these days
can't wait to see their faces when I get home

and when I bow my head tonight
there'll be no me myself and I
just watch my wife and kids please lord
that's all I ask for any more

let 'em outlive me by a hundred years
let their laughter dry up all their tears
let 'em love and be loved back like I have been

when I bow my head tonight
there'll be no me myself and I
just watch my wife and kids please lord
that's all I ask for any more

that's all that matters anymore

My Birthday

The girls and I were sick on my birthday, but Adam got a cake and my dad sent flowers and we partied like I was 104~

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Olivia's Photography

Olivia grabbed my camera and started snapping pictures. There were lots of doozies, but she did get a few good ones.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Jail Time

Poor A. She seems to spend a lot of time in baby "jail." She loves to crawl and try to walk, but we have mainly tile and wood flooring in our house so even a minor crash can lead to major bruising. I have to keep her contained to keep her from looking black and blue. Olivia took this picture of her sister "do'in time!" At least she's smiling about it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fresh Beats

There is a new show on Nick Jr. called The Fresh Beat Band. Olivia loves it. She dances and sings and begs to watch. I took a few pictures of her dancing to "Loco Legs" this morning.

**Marina, one of the characters on the show, used to be on Days Of Our Lives! So, you know I support anything DOOL, past, present, and future!