Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Brielle!!

We were so incredibly excited to get to celebrate Brielle's birthday with her this year!!! Of course, Diana threw the cutest Puppy Paw-ty for her!! My favorite part....pup cakes. Which is actually what Levi calls cupcakes. But when I asked him to say it, did he? NOPE. Cupcakes came out of his mouth. Go figure.

It was great to see some family!!

Sweet girl playing with Kaytie!

Enjoying their delicious snacks!

I can't believe she has 4 candles already?!?!

There's no question why this little girl is so beautiful....

Look how stinking cute Hason is!?!?!

I was trying to keep them from swarming Brielle. I can't imagine anything more annoying than other people jumping in my face while trying to open presents. But seriously...every child's birthday party!

3 little posers!! Next year Hason will be climbing rocks with them!

We didn't even ask him to do that...he's just that cute. :)

The kiddos had a blast climbing on all the rocks.

Sweet cousins and friends.

They all got these adorable stuffable puppies. Chloe was in heaven of course!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The last couple of days...

This girl keeps us on our toes!

She cleared all the pictures off the sofa table so that she could sit on it, while listening to music, talking on the phone and tapping her leg. Can you tell she's looking at her Daddy here?

We went to hang out with Aunt Holly and her sweet fam!

Look at that sweet grin!!!!!! Baby Collin is 3 months old already!!

Sunday we celebrated Nana's birthday!

Chloe's favorite game to play with Grandpa!

Braeden had already melted my (and everyone else's) heart that morning at church. He was sitting down and Chloe went running straight for him! He picked her up and sat her in her lap. All the ladies were just oohing and aahhing over them. Then at Nana's he picked her up, put her on the couch and started reading a book to her! He's so sweet!

Today was the highlight of the week! The firemen came to the library for story time!! Usually he's quiet and shy, but today he walked right in and started talking tot he firemen.

We were early today, for once. When they started reading, Levi was talking and telling them what was going on in the picture. That is SO unlike him. It's just recently that he's even agreed to sit on the carpet without me.

Chloe, who is usually right in the middle of the action, was NOT thrilled about the firemen!

She LOVES to sing the morning song, but she was way too close to those big scary men today. Haha.

She got trapped in the circle and couldn't get out fast enough!

She was perfectly content in my lap today.

Then the firemen showed them all the gear they wear in a fire! Notice...neither of my kids wanted any part in this!

Hahahaha...Levi was really concerned.

Lucas is getting a little closer look.

I guess he'll go get a little closer with Aunt Kristie!

From the moment we walked in the door, he asked them to see the firetruck. You can only imagine how pumped he was to get to sit in it!!!

And Sparky came too!

Notice how he and Lucas are keeping their distance...

My little buddy...

It was incredibly hard to get him to take this picture...then he went and sat right in front of Lucas!

Lucas and Levi showing us how to stop, drop and roll. Or in Levi's terms "Strop and roooooooo!"

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Punkin' Carvin'

I bought this pumpkin a few weeks ago, but we're just now getting to carving it.

2 sweet punkins...

3 sweet punkins.... (Check out Trent's face. I posted this pic on Istagram and I was so thrilled that everyone caught it! hahahaha!)

Levi was SO curious about what he was doing!

Levi said "It's a oc-pus!!!" When Trent pulled it out. :)

My thoughts exactly....he may look like his Daddy, but he's got some of Momma's characteristics.

I was trying to catch Chloe's hair, it was just perfectly curled under this day!

Reading Hooray for Fish with Daddy! All day....every day....this is what we do. She says "BOOK BOOK BOOK" while shoving it in your face, then turning her booty around and sitting in your lap.

This is the 3 sweet babies that afternoon. Lucas came to play with us for a little while. They were having some pretzels, coloring pumpkins with purple. Can you tell what letter we were learning?

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Big Weekend Part 2!

Last Sunday, we said our goodbyes to the Batesies and then went to meet Uncle Brent and Tiffy! Brent had to work in Dallas on Monday so Tiffy came with him and stopped for the day on her way back to Amarillo. We were going to attempt the State Fair, but of course the traffic was terrible before we ever even got onto I30. We decided against it since it looked like it was going to rain. So....we went to the Dallas World Aquarium instead! Seeing the excitement on the kids faces never gets old. I could do this every day! Though it would be quite expensive...

First up was the otters! Tiffy took Chloe nice and close!

And Uncle Brent took Levi to get a closer look and watch them eat!

Hanging on real tight!

Here Sissy...come see!

Then we stopped to feed the little birds some blueberries.

The sloths were just hanging out in the tree. Uncle Brent wanted to get him a closer look, but he wasn't too thrilled with it! Haha!

Finding Nemo!!

Little daredevil wanting to go swimming with the penguins.

Just watching...

Next was the jaguar!! So cool! But the kids were very hesitant!

Sissy found a fish in the gift shop that she LOVED! She wouldn't let it go! We got Levi a Finding Nemo sticker 8 bucks we've ever spent! He LOVED it!! He would sit at the table and concentrate so hard and he amazed me with what he could do!! We will most definitely be getting more of those!

On our way out, there were carriages waiting. This beautiful horse had her sparkly red shoes on!!!

Hanging out with Uncle Brent and Tiffy is always a blast. We were super glad we got to spend the day with them!

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