Monday, November 14, 2011

Pledge of Allegiance

Trick or Treat!

Lily and Dylan had so much fun trick or treating! Lily was a beautiful witch, and Dylan was Batman. Dylan wore his mask almost the whole time, only taking it off in between some of the houses. He always put it on before heading up to a door with Lily. They got a ton of candy, and Lily gave Daddy everything sour.

Pumpkin Carving

Lots of pictures from carving our jack-o-lantern... Lily LOVED the pumpkin guts, but Dylan didn't like the gooey stuff at all.  It was fun to carve our witch, and the kids were very happy with the finished product!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dylan with the Easel

This is the first time Dylan used the easel to create a masterpiece! He was very proud of himself, painting at the easel like a big boy.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Surprising sleeping arrangement

I already regret not taking a picture of this... I just went upstairs to check on the kids before I go to sleep. Dylan was sleeping peacefully on his back, with his little head on his pillow, in much the same position as when I tucked him into bed a few hours ago. When I opened Lily's door, however, it took me a few moments to figure out what was going on. I wasn't overly surprised to see her pillow without her sweet head, as she has always moved around a lot in her sleep. You're just as likely to find her sideways at the foot of the bed as with her head on the pillow. But what surprised me at first was that her breathing was coming from the right side of the room, not straight ahead of me where the bed is. During rest time in the afternoon, she will sometimes fall asleep on the floor while trying desperately to fight sleep. But at bedtime she generally falls asleep in her bed. But NOT tonight! So as my eyes adjusted to the dim light, I focused on the area near the window and realized that she was actually sleeping on TOP of her NIGHTSTAND! She was sprawled out on her tummy across the top, with her head turned to the side, resting her cheek on the hard surface and her arms hanging over each side. Her legs dangled over the back, with her toes just slightly reaching her mattress on the bed right behind her. She was sleeping so soundly, I almost hated to move her! I have no idea why in the world she decided to climb onto the nightstand in the first place, let alone go to sleep there. It will be interesting to see if she remembers being there when I ask her about it in the morning - she didn't stir at all when I moved her to the bed. Sweet, silly girl of mine!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Bash

Lily and I went to a Halloween Bash on Friday night!  We were sad that Dylan was sick, so he and Daddy couldn't join us.  Hopefully next year we can all go together.  We had so much fun trick or treating, dancing, eating dinner, decorating pumpkins, candy apples, and cookies... AND our two favorite parts of the night were when we went on the hayride to the haunted house (before it got dark, so the haunted house wouldn't be tooooo spooky for Lily), and the costume contest!  Lily was a finalist in her age group's costume contest in her "Beautiful Witch" attire.  The itty bitty baby in a skunk costume was hard to beat, though - he won first place.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Funny Picture

This picture just makes me laugh.
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Fall Party

Here are some pictures from our MOMS Club fall party.  The kids made ghosts out of marshmallows, played pin the nose on the pumpkin, went on a little costume parade, and of course had lots of treats!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Holy Cross Pumpkin Patch

Here's a picture from this year's trip to the pumpkin patch at Holy Cross, where we've been going since Lily was a baby. This year we got our big pumpkin from here, which we'll carve right before Halloween. Lily also decided to spend $1 of her spending money on a little tiny round pumpkin, which she later decorated with markers at home.
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Zoo Boo

We ventured out to the zoo on a Saturday during Zoo Boo, the Houston Zoo's Halloween celebration. It was pretty crowded, but it was a lot of fun. The kids loved playing the carnival games, and of course they liked the "Trunk or Treat" stations, where they received candy! They also used paint pens to decorate pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. It was a fun day at the zoo! (oh, in the last picture, Dylan is trying to see if he can get away with "marker on Lily's arm!?!" -- ornery little thing!)

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The Great Pumpkin Patch

We went to The Great Pumpkin Patch at a nearby church with some friends from MOMS Club.