Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween & Pumpkin Carving 2010

Yay! We're all well this year and were all able to go Trick or Treating :)
This year we had a lot of fun in our costumes. Little Miss was invited to a fabulous Halloween party at one of her friend's houses. The next night we had a family Halloween party at a friend's house in Dallas and then we went out trick or treating tonight. Super fun Halloween for our family this year!

As for costumes, Little Miss went as Cleopatra, Little Man was Batman, I was an F-15 fighter pilot, and Ryan went as Poncho Villa. Luckily the kid's costumes still fit! We've had these costumes since last year since we didn't get to go last year because Little Miss and I had swine flu.

Ryan and the kids carved and decorated our pumpkins this afternoon while I was at a friend's house sewing on Little Miss's Daisy scout patches. Once I got home we had dinner and got ready to go out trick or treating. We took the kids door to door in our neighborhood and they were a hit!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Daisy Scouts go horseback riding

Today the Daisy scouts went horseback riding! The girls had a ball. First the girls learned all about horses, saddles, and what to call different parts of a horse and his hooves. Then we got to go outside and take turns riding a horse.

After that the girls all heard a story about Daisy Scout founder, Juliette Low, because her birthday is this weekend. We learned how she founded the Daisy Scouts and why and then we made a necklace to represent who she was and what kinds of things the first Daisy Scouts did. Very educational and fun afternoon!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ryan's 38th

Ryan turned 38 today :)

It was actually a pretty uneventful, normal day.

Church in the morning followed by general house stuff (Ryan weeded the garden). Then we went to our group connect meeting (church group) and then it was home for a delicious dinner of hamburgers, baked beans, fruit, and potato salad. Then we all cozied down to watch our newly purchased How to Train your Dragon.
We did presents when we did the group birthday dinner for Ryan, my father in law and Little Miss at the beginning of October. As a family, we gave Ryan a Texas Tech flag to fly on game day :) We've already used it twice! WRECK 'EM TECH!

I hope you had a fabulous day honey. I love you!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Little Miss turns 7

Today is Little Miss's 7th birthday. She's truly becoming a beautiful, intelligent, sassy and articulate young lady.

We had her 7th birthday party last night and it was so much fun! This year we decided to have a smaller party - she only invited 6 girls. It was a faux slumber party from 6-9pm. The girls were dropped off at 6pm. They ran through the house and played up and downstairs until everyone had arrived. Then we started with our first craft. We all made necklaces with our names on them. This was followed by a dinner of pizza and breadsticks. Next we made sleeping masks out of felt, purple sparkly fabric, sequins, and jewels.

Now time for our fashion show. Little Miss and I had gone to Goodwill and picked out 8 oversized dresses that she liked along with purses, jewelry, and hats. The girls each picked out an outfit and accessories and then I announced each one of them as they came through the sparkly door hangings to show off their ensemble. After the fashion show they ate birthday cupcakes and then it was upstairs to brush their teeth and change into their pajamas. While they were getting ready for bed, Ryan and I got the downstairs ready for "slumber". The girls then came downstairs and chose where they wanted to sleep and we put on the brand new movie "Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale".

Little Miss (and the girls) had so much fun and honestly, so did I :)

Tonight we had Little Miss's family birthday party. We celebrated Little Miss, Ryan, and Mark's birthdays by grilling burgers and hanging out at our house!

Happy Birthday to my sweet young lady!