Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween.  Here is Kayla as "an 80's chick"

 And here is Caroline as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

On Sunday we went to a Fall Festival with Kayla's friend, Emori.  The girls had a great time.

 Kayla loved this...they got to beat on an old car with a baseball bat.

 We ran into all of the cousins at my dad's house.

Kayla wanted her daddy to dress up.  Here he is as the tacky tourist.  The girls loved it.  Andy was a great sport.

Kayla actually had dance tonight so we got a late start.  I don't think we even made it half-way through the neighborhood.  I could not get over all of the activity.  There were kids everywhere, almost all of the houses either had their lights on or they were outside passing out candy.  There is one place where the road kind of dead ends in a cul-de-sac.  It opens up to a field where a group of people had a large fire, hot dogs, chips, candy, and drinks for anyone who wanted to come by.

We got home and let the kids dump out their candy and pick a piece to eat.  Only one - it was 9:00!

We had a great night.  I hope that next year we can get an earlier start.  We all had fun.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Livesay Orchards

Caroline's class went on a field trip to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago.  Lone Star always went to the pumpkin patch in Bixby.  Now that we live in Bixby we go to the pumpkin patch in Porter, Oklahoma.  It is called Livesay Orchards, and it was a lot of fun for the kids.

Here is Caroline's class

They first go into a small theater where they watch a video about everything at the farm.  This is also when they learn the rules for the day.

Then it is off to Pumpkin Playland where there are all sorts of things for them to do. 

This is Caroline and Jaselyn leaving the hay maze.  They were fast.  I could not keep up!

Next, it was a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch.

They actually got to pick their pumpkin right off of the vine.

Caroline and Jaselyn with their teacher, Mrs. McCracken.

We all piled back onto the hay ride for a trip to the apple orchard.  The kids all got to pick 2 apples off of a tree.

Lunch Time!!!!!

After 2 1/2 hours it was time to head back to the bus.  The kids had a great time.  There was so much for them to do on this trip.  

 * For those that do not know, Jaselyn is Caroline's friend she met on the first day of school.  I was so happy that they stayed in the same class after all of the kindergarten classes were switched around.  A few weeks later we discovered that Jaselyn lives almost directly behind us.  What a small world!  Now they ride the school bus together in the mornings when I am not able to take the girls to school.  I don't think Caroline would have been so agreeable to the whole bus idea if it were not for Jaselyn also being there.  They are so cute together.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Baylor (SFA) Game

 We went to Waco a few weeks ago to watch Baylor play SFA.  It was a great chance to visit with all of the family there.

Aunt Jenny and Nanny found this when they were out shopping.  We finally convinced Caroline to try it on.  As of now, this is what she wants to wear for Halloween.  She is the cutest cheerleader I have ever seen!

 Here she is modeling for Mamaw.

Andy and I then took the girls and headed for the big game.  Andy's parents now have a reserved parking spot.  They had not been able to see it yet so we took a picture for them.

We enjoyed all of the pre-game festivities.

I did not expect my little school to win.  I was hoping they would at least get on the score board.  I am sure that if the game did not get called before the 4th quarter they would have made a come back!