Sunday, October 31, 2010

Build A G-Dawg.

Harris and his new pal, Sticky, had an awesome time at Brock's birthday party this weekend!  Thanks so much for letting us help you celebrate, big guy!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pre-K Costume Parade.

Featuring Superman.

Man, I love that kid.

The Great Pumpkin.

We carved our pumpkins last night.  Ben and Harris teamed up to create a "boys only" jack-o-lantern, while the Babe and I worked hard on our very own "Punky."

Harris was a little timid of the "guts" at first, but warmed up to digging out pumpkin insides fairly quickly.  Hadley, on the other hand, was all about the pumpkin seeds from the very beginning.

After working hard to carve the perfect pumpkins, we placed the finished products on the front porch.

Personally, I prefer the girls' pumpkin over the boys'.  I'm just sayin'.

After baths and pajamas, we all climbed into bed together to watch the Charlie Brown Halloween special.  While I loved snuggling in the family bed, I've got to admit that I'm not really a fan of the Charlie Brown Halloween show.  I know it's a classic, but it's a little boring for my taste. 

The kids ate it up.

So did Ben. 

I fell asleep smiling.

Happy Birthday, Granti!

In our family, when your birthday falls on a Tuesday, there's no other choice than to celebrate at Chick-fil-A.  With a Bruster's ice cream pie.

And pretend prom pictures with your family members.

I mean, how else would you commemorate 50 years?

I love you, Mom.  Happy Birthday.

Happy Fall, Y'all.

Corn Dawgs.

Here's one thing you need to know about me:  tradition is my bff. 

Here's another thing you need to know about me:  I like to create the best memories possible.  I also like to get the most for my money.

So, after hearing about Corn Dawgs this year, I had no qualms about changing up our usual Washington Farms visit and trying something new.  And to be honest, it looks like Corn Dawgs just earned itself a spot on the October family calendar. 

There were old favorites, of course, like the corn box and the cow train,

but this crazy fall farm also included a kid-sized corn maze, a regular-sized corn maze, a neat little petting zoo, and quite a few creative play areas...and that's only the beginning!

Babe (poor Hadley's nickname has been shortened yet again) LOVED the baby pigs and the toddler zip line, and I'm quite certain she had high hopes for that cow train, too. 

It didn't pan out the way she thought it would.

Harris dug the corn box, the flying pigs and the mountain slides. 

Everyone, with the exception of Hadley, dug the mountain slides, though. 

Ben had a tough time deciding which he enjoyed more, the county fair or our visit to the farm.

No worries.  I reminded him he'll have a chance to experience both again next year.  I can't wait.  I know Ben can't, either.

Date Night.

Last Friday night, Harris and I got ourselves all dressed up and headed out to our second annual Mother/Son Halloween dance.

Our theme this year was pretty simple:  "Bad guys, beware."  Harris made an excellent Superman, and I rocked the GBI/Daddy Ben costume pretty well, if I say so myself.

We danced our booties off.  Harris was stoked to hear Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA," and Gloria Estefan's "Conga."  The DJ even asked us to lead the super-long conga line all around the dance floor!!!

But with moves like this, I'm not surprised he singled us out.

In between songs, homeboy chowed down on some refreshements:  popcorn, smarties, oreo cookies, cupcakes, and orange punch were just a few of his favorites.

He also learned to rock the cha-cha slide and the limbo.

We danced all night long, literally.  (By all night, of course, I mean from 7:00 to 9:00.)  I was wiped out by the time we left.

So was Harry.

My Halloween's been made. :)