Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Last Saturday before Brain headed off to the debacle that was the OU/Texas Tech game, the family headed out to Chester's Party Barn.
We went there last year with both girls and we loved it. This year was just a little bit different.
We went quite a bit later into October than we did last year. (Probably because there have been so many night/home/away games) So this year, the animals were not as hungry, the pumpkins were a bit picked over and the ponies had walked a trench in their corral.

But it was still fun!

This is what all my pictures look like with the girls. They wouldn't look at me! They were too mesmerized by the animals.

Katelynn and Aubrey "meeting" the ponies.

Aubrey letting the ponies know who was boss!

OK, check this out.....

Aubrey with the pumpkins this year and....

Aubrey last year. WOW!! Cannot believe she was that tiny just a year ago!

When we were in line for the Pony Ride three (3!!) buses pulled up. One of the employees informed us that 150 children were on their way to the Party Barn for a day of fun. Needless to say, we hopped off the pony, grabbed our pumpkins and headed home.

Next year I will try to pencil in a Saturday morning at the "Barn" earlier in the month.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our Saturdays.....

Our Saturdays are seldom routine.
There is rarely a schedule to our Saturdays.

Some Saturdays we grocery shop.
Some Saturdays we hit Hobby Lobby.
Some Saturdays we go out to eat and play on the playground.
Some Saturdays we sit at home and watch movies.

And this Saturday was no different.
We had company this Saturday. My friend A and her two little lovelies popped in so we could master the art of frosting cupcakes. And catch up, and talk, and compare stories, and watch and wait to see how our little ones would react to each other this time. And it was all good!!
Ok, so maybe we didn't Master the art of frosting, but we got one step closer.

Here are my Brown Butter Pumpkin cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting, they were so good!!

After that, the girls and I decided to watch another movie in hopes that Katelynn might settle down and take a nap. That did not happen. So after an hour or so of trying to convince her that she needed a nap, we started playing.

Katelynn got to make up the "games" today and she had a couple of whoppers!!

First we went outside to play in the playhouse. This involved books, billfolds and a big white stick she called her "golf stick". Not sure what the rules were, but obviously little sister and I had them all wrong because Katelynn spent a good deal of the time yelling "NO!!" to both of us.

Aubrey and her billfold.

Katelynn and her (MY!) book and she appears to be "stamping" the birthday card I received from my friend, A. (Note the "golf stick" under her arm.)

After playing outside for a while we headed in for a snack and then a much needed bath. Maybe it is just at our house, but on a Saturday afternoon, after a bath, it is a bit difficult to get clothes back on those girls. Note that I said "THOSE GIRLS". I do not want to scare any friends into not dropping by on a Saturday afternoon. Brian and I are always fully clothed. You are just taking a gamble with an almost 3 year old and 1 year old. =)

Our next game was dress up. Of course the only "clothes" we put on were jewelry, shoes and purses!! I believe she was channeling her inner Lady Gaga, a puzzle piece became a ring, she let the beads hang long and she was rockin' it!!

I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me. Papa-paparazzi.

Then Mommy was asked to join in on the dress up game. We had to get dressed up because Nanaw was coming to take us out to eat dinner. We were going to have "salad, tea and Pinese" (Chinese). All that K needed was a nice pair of shoes, so that was all I had to have. (Whew!!)
Katelynn picked out a comfy pair of sensible flats for Mommy. She on the other hand went in the totally opposite direction!

I bet Jessica Simpson NEVER thought her heels would be paired with Yo Gabba Gabba panties!!

My little Miss Aubrey just followed along. Neither complaining nor voicing an opinion of the ridiculously fabulousness that was our Saturday!!

She is such a sweet little girl. But I have a feeling once she gets older and gets a handle on her older sister's "games", Watch Out World!!!!

Because she is definitely following in Katelynn's well thought out, all-be-it in high heels, footsteps.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pictureless Post

Work has been crazy and we have been doing lots of things with the family but the camera has not been pulled out, ever.
My older brother was home for a visit from Afghanistan, no pictures!
My little brother was here from Chicago, no pictures!
Brian and I went out of town for the weekend and spent it with some good friends and Aunt Emily and Jason, no pictures!!

That is going to change. I am going to slow down (mentally) and remember to pull out the camera, I have to.

Have a wonderful weekend and follow my instructions, Take Your Time, Take a Breather and Take Pictures!! (You will never regret it)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Running behind, terribly busy, but loving every minute of it.
Here is a quote I ran across on Pinterest.....sums up my life's goal......

Marjorie Pay Hinckley - “I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”

You are a wise, wise woman Marjorie Pay Hinckley!!'
Have a great week.