Monday, November 22, 2010

indian pow wow

 the fall is wonderful and full and a little hard. i feel like i have been a blogging slacker. i have kept up pretty well on my photo blog, but the family stuff has not been time. when i do have the time i struggle with where to start? do i go back and do what i missed or start from today and work backwards? i really don't know the answer, but i MUST start somewhere and so here we go. TODAY the Kindergartners had an Indian pow wow. they dressed in vest and headdresses and did special dances around a tepee.  it was super cutie.
feels like yesterday that wilson was having his pow wow.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

mcgoodens and razorbacks

 Last weekend my mom and I took the boys and headed to NWA for the football game, some shopping and a visit with great friends. On Saturday morning I photographed the McGooden family and then all of our boys (4,5,6,7 & 8) got to play. I love and really miss the McGoodens and appreciate so much how quick and easy it is to catch up. Our boys are the same way...they jump right in.
Here they are in the past...2009, 2008, 2007
 After some serious playing and some less serious shopping we headed back to the hotel and got ready to call those HOGS!
 We had a great time!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

pumpkin patch

 I am pretty committed to taking the boys to the pumpkin patch each year and it seems like now that they are in school it is hard to fit in. Two Saturdays ago we had a small window and so I jumped at it. I am pretty sure it was 90 degrees and that there were one thousand people at the pumpkin patch, I will not go back on a Saturday, but the kids really did have a great time.
 Mary Polly and Simon went along for the pumpkin picking fun.
 The kids each picked their own pumpkin, enjoyed the hay ride and hay tunnels.

 When we got home my grumpy sweet boys took a well deserved nap.
 And I put all the pumpkins on the front porch.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

pumpkin carving

 Last Thursday we decided to finally carve our pumpkin. I would like to carve them all, but it is really harder work than it seems. I dislike the cleaning out and wish that it was easier to make it look the way I want it to.
 Pete did all the hard work while the boys and I watched on.
 We were all thrilled with our final product, but Wilson wanted to add a speech bubble. We tried writing it on, but it looked crazy so I spent the rest of the evening slowly and carefully carving away the bubble without cutting through.
It was a fun night and we ended up with a cute pumpkin.

I love looking back on our jack-o-lanterns from years past.