Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

We had a fantastic Halloween. The weather was so perfect-a gorgeous fall day! We started our celebration by carving pumpkins. I thought Zoey might be a little afraid or grossed out, but she just dove right it. She had her oversized spoon and was digging out the pumpkin guts like a pro. She even had a little raw pumpkin as a snack. She is such a weirdo. My family and some good friends came over to celebrate with us. The fam manned the homefront while us and the Harlans took our girls trick or treating. It was so much fun! The girls loved it! Zoey was loving rolling around in the wagon with the wind in her hair ( I have a feeling she is going to be a convertable girl). At first, they were a little unsure about what to do. Emma knew that she was supposed to knock on the door, but they didn't know what to do with the candy. Zoey figured it out pretty fast, and she had a dum-dum unwrapped before we knew it. The eventually figured out that people offering them candy was a very good thing. They were so funny!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

so far today....

I have:

snuggled a kitty:)

arrived early to work:)

been forced to do the cupid shuffle:(

been lectured:(

been chastised:(

tried to come up with a solution to hair problems using a hand dryer:)

scarfed down the October birthday breakfast:)

and the bell just rang. The Cupid Shuffle? Really?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Little Punkin

We took our little punkin to a pumpkin patch this afternoon. The weather was perfect for enjoying some fall festivities. Zoey loves pumpkins; every time she sees one, she points and says "poumpin."She is turning out to be a true lover of fall. I am so proud.
A little girl in a BIG chair
She was serious about this sucker. This may have been after she dropped it on the ground.
A quick pose with mommy-kinda. She was still pretty intent on her sucker.
Giving daddy a big hug
Showing some love to the pumpkins (She kisses things she loves)
Happy little girl
a cute little punkin' amongst the other pumpkins
Sharing the love
She especially loved the Zoey sized pumpkins.

Birthday weekend

For my birthday surprise this year, John planned a weekend away from the bug. We bought us tickets to the King's Feast at the Renaissance Festival-something I have always wanted to do. It is a 6 course meal complete with entertainment. The weather was perfect for a weekend of outdoor entertainment. I could not have asked for a better birthday treat!
The King's Feast at the Renaissance Fair
We gorged on the food! It was so delicious! We were stuffed! (and the couple sitting next to us were SLOSHED-it was hilarious!)
Some of the entertainment was a troupe of belly dancers. They were fantastic. One of the girls even danced with a snake.
John tried his hand at knife throwing. He wasn't too bad.
After we enjoyed the festival, John whisked me away to the Messina Hof winery in Bryan.
The weather was so beautiful during our tour of the winery.
After sleeping in and a sumptuous breakfast at the winery, we decided to explore the town of College Station.
The George W. Bush Library at A&M-It was actually a really interesting museum. I was a little surprised:)
A tribute to the Berlin wall

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Okay Nick Jr., we've had enough

I hate Dora the Explorer. There, I said it. I know that she is a much loved symbol to children everywhere, but she is SOOO bossy and loud. The girl never says please. She shouts all the time. She is offensive to all my senses. I can't stand her voice. It is grating and caustic. I can't stand the way she looks. Her eyes are so big and freaky, and if they move any further apart, they are going to fall off her face. Nothing she wears matches. And sometimes, you catch glimpses of her midriff. What a skank. Today, she told children across the world that one of her destinations was a river infested with alligators, essentially giving kids the "go ahead" to play with alligators. Thanks Dora. You have signed the death warrants of hundreds of innocent, naive children. You have pretty much wiped Louisiana off the map.
As much as I hate Dora, Zoey loves her. That is her favorite show. Today, she was sitting in her highchair eating dinner when Dora came on. She practically clawed her way out of the chair when she heard the song start playing. And when the part came that said, "Swipper no swiping!", she, who had contorted her body into unnatural proportions trying to catch a glimpse of her beloved heroine, promptly replied "Aw, man!" In that moment, I died a little. I'm not sure my sweet little girl will ever be the same. If she starts demanding that I "Say backpack! Say backpack!", I may break the TV.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Drop it like it's hot

What can I say? The girl can drop it like it's hot! She cracks me up!