Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Soccer...

 I realize neither of these are soccer action shots.  That's because the gym is so dark my pictures do not turn out!  This past weekend Boo & T-Nonnie came to visit!  They helped me SO much!  We're (dare I say it???) pretty much READY for Bowen to arrive!  We (er, Boo) added extra storage in Nixon's closet and my mom did TONS of loads of laundry washing all of the boy clothes!  So...we're ready and I was so thankful for their help!  But...Soccer...Ebby Lee had a soccer game on Saturday.  We watched the game.  My girl came in contact with the ball 3 times people!  Big news!  ha!
Nixon & Boo

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dump from the phone




They love drawing on the white board before school.











Picture day...Miss Sassy playing out front.


Handsome man on picture day!


Cheese!!!! At the fair


Biggest stick ever on a park outing.


Rapunzel joined us at the park.






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Best Girlfriends EVER!! and if you haven't heard...

I truly believe that I have the BEST girlfriends EVER!!!  Tuesday night they not only "sprinkled" us, I'd go ahead and say they "splashed" us with gifts!!  The shower was so cute and the food was DELISH!!  I woke up Wednesday morning still thinking about the food!  ha! 
I'm so sad I didn't get a picture with all of us in it.  I was starting to drive off and realized that I'd forgotten to take any pictures at all!  So...I ran back in and these girls were still there!  Thank you so much girls!!  Baby #3 and I were so blessed Tuesday!  I love you all!!  I'm telling you...I have the best girlfriends ever!!!
And...if you haven't heard Baby #3's FIRST name is...
Bowen
We still haven't decided on a middle name, but we've come so far by agreeing on the first one!  ha!

Happy Birthday Cohen!

 Sunday afternoon Cohen had an awesome birthday party at the pumpkin patch right by our house.  My kiddos were loving this slide and the bounce houses!
 All-Boy going head first!!

 Somehow I caught them both taking a little rest.
 It was pretty warm on Sunday so maybe they were enjoying the shade?
 They also got to ride a pony.


 Nixon did so good!!

 He looks so big here!
 Cupcake time...my kids loved it!  ha!  Sweet Olivia was sitting next to Nixon in her new white shirt and somehow Nixon got his brown chocolate icing ALL over here!!  So sorry, Lori!
Amber, Cohen's mommy, had the party decorated so cute!  We had a great time celebrating with them!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's that time of year again...

 to visit the pumpkin patch!!!  Daddy's home this weekend and we've had SO much fun!  We had dinner last night with some of our very favorite people, the Shulls.  Ebby Lee had a soccer game this morning.  Then we followed it up with a trip to the Pumpkin Patch!!  I always envision this day to be a cool, crisp autumn day and it NEVER is!  It's always 85 or 90 degrees!  Ugh!  Luckily for Nixon, Tab was here and talked me out of his orange/grey (perfect for the pumpkin patch, in my opinion) sweater!
 My homegirl was BRAVE this year!  She's growing up!  She was all about petting some goats right from the start.
 She did make this motion a couple times when they moved too quickly.
 But...she was very successful and I was so proud!
 Feeding all the animals
 Hayride time...Nixon needed glasses too.  Bright and hot little hayride!


 Family picture
 This was a new addition to the pumpkin patch...a hay maze!!  It was fun and pretty easy considering Ebby Lee led us through it!
 Train time!  Ebby Lee was pumped about riding this.  Nixon...not so much!  He told Tab right before it took off that his tummy hurt!  ha!  But...he was a champ and rode the whole thing without a tear!
 They look tired and hot!!
 Right before this was taken two grown women got into a loud disagreement (or fight but without pushing/hitting) over one asking the other to move so she could take a picture!!  Crazy!!  I really thought they were going to fight.  It ended rather abruptly when one lady told the other, "to go back to her trailer" and she walked off!  Isn't that ridiculous??  At the pumpkin patch? 
 Girl Time!!  One of E's favorite phrases right now!
 We hit up the animals one more time before we had to leave.
 Check her out!
At this point, Nixon was so tired and wasn't feeling the picture.  But...we had so much fun at the pumpkin patch!!  We're pretending that it's a cool crisp autumn day at our house.  We're ending the night with football, soup, and probably a drive around the neighborhood to look at all the spooky decorations!  We're loving the season!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Handsome Man...

I forgot to add this on my fair post!  Check out this handsome man!  After the parade, we walked through some of the car show quickly and headed home.  Awesome night!

Fair Fun...

 Wednesday afternoon we met Tab downtown to go to the State Fair of Texas!!  Ebby Lee and Nixon were so excited.  She remembered things from last year and seriously talked about it all year long!  Nixon heard Ebby Lee talk about it ALL year long so he was just as excited!  We're suckers for a fun little corny show so our first stop was the Backyard Circus.
 Tab and I were so disappointed.  We thought we were going to watch a super small version of a circus.  Wrong!  We watched kids pretend to be lions.  Kids pretended to walk a tight rope.  I'm sure you get the idea.
 Ebby Lee volunteered with 20 other little girls to be ballerinas at the circus.
 Before they had to actually act, she backed out.  So, we slid out the back door!
 On to another show, we thought the kiddos would love watching the horse show.  Wrong again!  This horse show was a lot of talking and explaining.  Not so fun for the kiddos!

 It did feel so good to sit down though!  After a few minutes of show #2, we bailed again.  (And vowed to not try any more shows for the night!)  ha!
 The petting zoo is always a hit!!
 Check out that big camel behind them!
 My two handsome guys!

 Then we headed over to the Little Hands Farm area.  Love this crazy crew! 
 They got aprons and baskets and had to go through the entire process of being a farmer.  Planting seeds, watering the seeds, picking the vegetables, milking cows....you get it!
 Farmer Nixon refused to wear an apron!  ha!  But...he's feeding his chickens corn.

 Farmer Ebby Lee (or pirate Ebby Lee...what is this face?) and I milked a cow.
 Nixon fed the cow some corn for us.
 Last year, we started through that exhibit and turned around...but this year they loved it!
 After a super delicious meal of fair food, it was ride time!!  This girl loves her some rides!  She would have ridden them all!  She was excited about this one because there was a mermaid in the middle!
 These two handsome guys watched Ebby Lee.  Nixon wasn't feeling the rides, which is so funny to me.  He's so crazy and energetic 99% of the time that it surprises me that he'd just rather watch!
 Daddy talked him in to one ride though.  They were on these dune buggy/four wheeler things trying to shoot gorilla/monsters?  It went really slow and another plus...Daddy rode with him!
 Love this picture!

 Daddy was the lucky one that got to ride all the rides this year.  Ebby Lee rode on her very first roller coaster.  It wasn't anything big and crazy, but it went up, down, and around pretty quickly.  Tab said that she was screaming and laughing the entire way!
 One more ride before the parade, the swings!
 Loved it again!
We made it to the parade spot just in time to watch!  Nixon told me that his favorite part was the horse in the parade.  Ebby Lee liked seeing the fuzzy cow??  Her words...not mine!  We had an awesome time at the fair this year.  We're ready for next year!  Hard to believe we'll be taking 3 kiddos next year!