Friday, November 02, 2012


Tyler lost his first tooth!!!  He came to me at the beginning of the week and said his tooth was hurting when he ate or brushed his teeth.  I took a look and realized it was loose!  He was so excited!  Throughout the week he would wiggle it.  On Thursday he came home from school and showed me how loose it was.  I took a look and realized it was ready to come out.  I asked him to go look in the mirror and I would show him how far back it would go.  I got a kleenex and managed to pull it without him ever realizing it!  He was thrilled and was super excited about putting it under his pillow for the tooth fairy!

Happy Halloween!

The kids had so much fun on Halloween this year.  They all got to wear their costumes to school.  Cooper's school had a parade where they went through all the older classes (1-6) and the older kids gave them candy.  The older kids went crazy over Cooper's costume.  I must say it was my favorite!  

Cooper and some of his favorite girls in the class getting ready for the parade!

Cooper's class posing for a picture!

Later that evening we headed over to Cooper's school for a Trunk or Treat and Festival.  Then we headed over to Uncle Lynn's and Grandma's for a little Trick or Treating!

 The King Pig, A Pretty Ballerina, and Clone Trooper

 I love Coop's costume.  We had to stuff him with two pillows to fatten him up!

 Tyler the Clone Trooper

 My little ballerina who calls herself, "Stinkerbell"

 Uh oh, somebody found the cotton candy!

 Sugar High!!!

Fall Fun!

We have had a busy fall around here filled with lots of activities.  A couple of weeks ago my parents came down for a visit and we packed in lots of fun while they were here.  Friday morning we headed out to eat lunch with Tyler at school.  He requested that we bring him pizza, so that's what we did.  He was very excited to see us and we ate a quick lunch with hundreds of crazy kids!

Friday night we headed to the Donna Corn Maze and had a great time.  It was a nice evening and we had the place almost to ourselves due to the Friday night football games around here.  We did the smaller corn maze made for kids, rode the oil barrel train, rode on the hayride, played tetherball, jumped on the blob, and rode the big slide.  We had fun!  Here are the pics from Friday night before my camera lost battery.

 Gram, Papa, and the boys before the corn maze.

 They boys found a marker!

 Tyler enjoying the hayride.

 Tyler on the big slide!

 Cooper on the slide- his expression never changed.

 Daddy got in on the fun and raced the boys down.

Saturday morning we headed to Chuck E. Cheese's, Harlingen's newest fine establishment!  It is very close to our house and the kids have been begging to go since it opened.  We thought we would save the joy of Chuck E. Cheese for when Papa was here!  We went at 9 am and the kids had the place to themselves.  We finished up our tokens and rushed home to watch the Aggies play.  

Saturday afternoon the boys headed to a fall festival while the girls headed to a birthday party for one of Claire's friends.  It was a super cute tea party.

 Claire and the birthday girl, Paisley, enjoying some afternoon tea!

 More, please!

Sunday morning we headed to the pumpkin patch fundraiser at Claire's preschool.  The boys picked out two big pumpkins to carve.  We headed home to do the carving.  

 Cooper watching Papa scoop out the guts!

 Papa getting ready to start the Angry Bird pumpkin!

 We headed inside because it was blazing hot outside.  Cooper was super excited about his yellow angry bird!

 Tyler and Daddy working on Darth Mahl.  Of course Tyler picked out the hardest one he could find!  His was so hard!!!  Papa cut off one of his eyes at one point and we had to get the super glue out!!! 

 Cooper and Papa working hard!

 The kids with the final products.  

The pumpkins lit up.  They turned out pretty good!!!

Sunday afternoon we headed to the airport to drop Papa off (Gram got to stay for a week).  Then headed to church to finish off our weekend.  Gram was awesome to have around for the rest of the week.  I think she did every single item of laundry that I had and she may have done the kids more than once.  I tried to convince her to move down and live in the guest room, but she left on Friday.  :(  Thanks for coming, Gram and Papa!  We had so much fun!


It's time for our recap of 2012!  This year has brought some major answer to prayers and we have seen the hand of God move in incredible...