Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Mary Beth & Emilynn
Spooky Dinner in a Pumpkin
Trick or Treating. This is about the only house Alayna went to. She just wanted to dig through her pumpkin and play with the unfocused!Blake's Mom's Halloween Cookies. Not a great picture, but it is true to form: Melissa is always in charge of frosting colors. Deesh is entertaining Sam. And Sam eats & licks & snitchels.Jahnavie and Arjun have spent every Halloween with us since Sammie was 2.
Boo to You!
Thank you to Grandma for coming over this afternoon to get everything ready. Not sure I could do much of anything without her!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

On the way to the pumpkin patch, Sam drew a picture of her perfect pumpkin. She scoured the entire lot to find the right one!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Trunk or Treat

Just as I was about to be convinced it would be hot and humid until Thanksgiving...tonight (of all nights) was freezing! We're talking, like, 60 degrees people! Frigid! Actually, I think we were in the 50s once it was dark...but cold for Texas.Samantha and her buddies. They basically ran around like a bunch of crazies until it was dark.
Like I said...crazies.
Alayna was loving the ring toss game.
Seriously, of all the bows in the world...this is the ONE she didn't try to take off!
Trunk or Treat with Brianna & Atley
Happy-Holidays...well, most of us.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fancy Nancy

Today for school, Sammie got to dress up as a book character.
Introducing Fancy Nancy and all her fabulousness!
Ooh, La La!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dewberry Farms

After years of making the trip to Dewberry Farms, Blake was convinced to join us! Too bad it was also the year that the pumpkin crop was ruined with the Texas drought.We spend far too much time getting lost in the corn maze...I guess that can happen when Nolan, Noelle and Sammie take the lead.

Friday, October 14, 2011

One Year Old

Today is your birthday!Weight: 19 lbs 4 oz - 7%
Height: 30 1/2" - 98%

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Birthday to You!

Samantha Michelle
October 8th
Alayna Elizabeth
October 14th
What a weekend! We celebrated Samantha and Alayna's birthdays on Saturday with a backyard party! We are terrible at editing lists of friends, so we invited just about everyone. At the craziest, I think the count was 16 friends, 5 babies, 7 siblings, and 17 adults. Yikes!
Bounce House
We were sure this would be the highlight of the party...but it was trumped by the fort.
Fort & Swings
They could have played for 2 hours on here alone.
Craft Table - Jump Ropes
Grandma & Papa were in charge of the jump-rope making table. I underestimate the focus that little girls have....they just love to chit chat and craft...wonder where that comes from :)
Although none of them really ate a thing, they have appreciation for the social time. Lots of giggles and friendly name calling.
Dance Party
Aunt Melissa was in charge of the music, and did great! Most of the dancing was done with the family while setting up, but Heather and Sammie continued it throughout the afternoon. If anyone wants a CD, I am happy to burn you a copy!
Baby Ball Pit
Yes...we were also celebrating Alayna's birthday...kind of. She had a few of her buddies over to play: Isla, Atley, Lyle and Henry. Of course, not a single one would look at the camera (all 15 takes and this is the best).
Impromptu Make-up Session
One of Sammie's presents was a giant makeup case. It was a hit. They all went right outside and starting having a beauty parlor...there was no stopping the fun. Thank you Brooklyn!
I even caught the boys checking out the loot...
Cake & Ice Cream
Alayna will be having her very own cake on to come.And, presents!
Quite a whirl-wind of wrapping paper, bags and happy faces. Both girls got lots of great gifts...thank you!
Thank you to everyone who helped us make memories today!