Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tricking but Mostly Treating

What a fun Halloween we had this year. Danielle was bat girl, Rayce was a cowboy, (although he was trying to figure out a way to fuse ninja, cowboy and pirate into one testosterone filled entity), and Avie Jo was a ladybug. Avie thought Halloween a complete waste of her time until she realized exactly what it entailed and then...well I bet you can guess!

Avie's not sure about this.

Still not interested,

Not quite yet,

Bingo! At this point she's thinking dressing up like a dumb ladybug is fine if it gets a kid a plastic pumpkin full of skittles and smarties!

What a great night and it didn't hurt that the weather was perfect! Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Avie's Many Napping Spots

I'm thinking she must have some form of infant narcolepsy. She just kind of drops wherever she is and is out, although she seems to prefer a rug of some sort. It's quite convenient except when I want to vacuum!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stick Em' Up

This last Saturday we packed up our posse and headed over to Glendale for the Wild Western Festival. Now maybe it's just because my expectations were in the dirt or maybe I've just been that bored, but, I'm happy to say it was a lot of fun.

There were a couple of shows and every time a volunteer was needed, guess who volunteered...

Dan and Ben decided to not be yellow bellies and to volunteer to stand there holding a piece of crate paper while the guy attempted to snap the paper with a whip (dentists don't really need fingers anyway). Luckily no appendages were lost but I think Rayce was inspired to volunteer for the next demonstration.

Rayce was told his job was to stand there looking cute, at which point he immediately went into his super model smile winning the crowd over. I don't know where this kid came from, but he is a little ham. The cowboy then circled him with the lasso, Rayce thought he was pretty cool and the cowboy gave him a bullet as a souvenir.

Don't worry Avie had a lot of fun also,

She was a little jumpy and irritable with the noise of the gunshots, but she loved the horses! Danielle captured this happy moment on camera.

I can easily say we would go back again, the kids had a great time and although it was still a tad hot, it felt great to get out of the house and be outside.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Good Thing

Usually when my kids are quiet it means they're doing something really naughty, but sometimes...

it means they've just worn themselves out!

That's right, that big mess of hair to the right is Avie Jo completely out a top her big Sis. They do love each other and I have the pictorial proof; these moments make my heart happy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pretty, Little Pumpkins

Is October almost halfway over already? This month is flying by! It's still been pretty hot during the day, but the night's have been cooling off which is good, and the mornings are lovely. Now that it's decent weather you will most likely find us on Friday nights watching Dan play soccer.

Maybe even Avie as well

In October we've also been known to do some cookie decorating,

and to also fill our house with lots of pumpkins!

I love everything about pumpkins, even the smell of cut pumpkins. Maybe it has more to do with what comes with pumpkins, cooler weather, the beginning of holiday season, whatever it is I love this time of year!

We also had our family pictures finally taken last weekend (preview to come shortly), but you can view the photographer's blog at
It hasn't been that long really, only about 6 years. Better late than never, right?