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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

We had a lot of fun this Halloween season! It felt like we celebrated for 2 weeks straight. There are so many fun activities for kids this time of year! One of our favorite places to visit this time of year is the Pumpkin Farm. It is so much fun! They have a great petting zoo including longhorns, sheep and goats, a fun hayride, pumpkins everywhere, a cute hay maze, great photo opps and hot dogs! Preston had a lot of fun playing at the pumpkin farm!

Another fun tradition of ours is the pumpkin carving! This year we decided not to buy one of the fancy kits, but decided to do it the old fashioned way and carve on our own. We had fun designing our own pumpkin as Preston told us that he should have triangle eyes and a circle nose. ;) It was pretty cute!

Halloween night was a lot of fun too! We have a great block full of great kiddos. We all got together, grilled hot dogs, the guys played football and the kids played! Everyone had a lot of fun! The kids also had a pinata that they kicked off their trick-or-treat bags with lots of fun treats! Trick-or-treating was a good time. Preston was excited to get the candy, but was also a little tired and ready to go home. I think the big kids dressed as scary clowns frightened him a bit about mid-way through and he was ready to head home. He got plenty of treats though and was a cute little dragon this year!

The Pumpkin Farm

Daddy and Preston Feeding the Animals

Just Chillin on the Hayride
My Family


My Handsome Boys
Preston's First Time to Try Root Beer!

Decorating Pumpkins

Pulling out the Goo

Impressed with his Pumpkin

Our Little Dragon
The Neighbor Kids
The Goodies!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Little Halloween Party

Mummy Juice
Witch Hats and Strawberry Ghosts
Scared Banana Pops
 Pumpkin Veggie Tray
 My lil Dragon ROAR!

 Handsome Boys
 Kiddos decorating their pumpkins

 My sweet family
 Pooh Bear
 A little Princess
 Cute Lil Elephant
 Trying to wrangle the kids!
 Minnie and Dumbo
 A Precious lil Olympian
Last night we hosted a little Halloween party for some of my co-workers. We have a lot of people with kids around the same age, so we thought it would be fun to get the kids together in their cute little costumes. It was a lot of fun. We had pumpkin decorating in the backyard with the firepit going to keep everyone warm and we had cookie decorating and lots of yummy treats inside to choose from. I think Preston had a great time! He loved wearing his dragon costume and we loved seeing all the kids in their cute costumes! Good times all around. Ready for more fun Halloween/Fall festivities!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Echo Canyon & Preston's First Road Trip

We got a chance to have a little adult weekend recently with our friends Kristina and Kyle. We all headed to Echo Canyon in Oklahoma for the weekend. It was a great little bed and breakfast located in the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains. They had delicious food, a great spa and lot's of fun to be had by the 4 of us! We had a great time catching up and acting like college kids again!

While we went away, my mom took Preston to San Angelo to celebrate Kaylin's birthday. He had a blast with Nana, Aunt Shelly, Uncle Drew and his awesome cousins!

We all had a great time, but were anxious to get home to have our little family back together! We missed our boy!


Visit to San Antonio

 Breakfast with Sesame Street

 Preston's 1st Show

 He LOVED it!
 The Sea Lions

 And HUGE Walrus

 Getting sleepy during Shamu

 Lil Stud!

 Roasting Marshmallows at the Hill Country Resort
 Watching the Movie on the Lawn (Preston quickly fell asleep)
A couple of weeks ago Steve and I decided to take Preston to San Antonio to show him our old stomping grounds (as if a 2 year old cares). He did care about Sea World and all of the fun activities that the Hill Country resort had to offer! We took a long weekend and headed south for some family fun! The first day we started early at Sea World! We had breakfast with the characters from Sesame Street which Preston LOVED! Then we saw all the great shows Sea World has to offer. It didn't take us long to get completely exhausted, so we spent a lot of time relaxing that evening. The rest of the weekend we played in the lazy river/pool, made smores, watched a movie on the lawn, played on the grounds of the hotel, had a couple of great dinners and of course drove by our old houses and reminisced about the good ole days! All in all it was a great little family trip! Love my boys!!