Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We have a Vampiress and a Rapunzel this year! And pictures from 3 different Pumpkin Patches to share...

This pic is one of my new faves of Jade...I think because the perspective makes her seem younger! ;)

This is the first year Lily has wanted to be something "scary".  My baby is growing up! Sadly, I enjoyed using the black waxy make-up on her lips and brows.  Of course she wouldn't let me stop without first adding "blood".  Oh my. 

Jade chose another wig when she went to trick or treating at school today...

No pictures of our jack-o-lanterns yet.  We started them Friday night with friends but then paused to watch the Ranger's awful World Series loss.  I guess we've been in mourning since.  Hope to finish carving before trick-or-treating tonight.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lily...already a month past 7!

Before the onset of homeschooling this year, I couldn't fathom adding another after-school activity to ballet, tap, choir and soccer...times two children. But now that our days our less scheduled, we have been able to add piano lessons for Lily and gymnastics for both girls. Gymnastics has been a real hit, so I was not surprised when Lily wanted a gymnastics party for her 7th birthday.

But way before the party, first thing in the morning...we did the "birthday string".  Tied some twine in various rooms, leading her all over the house until it finally led her to her presents.  She loves this new tradition!

                                     ***                GO     RANGERS !!!           ***    

After Jade's soccer game it was finally time to party!

She was fortunate to have cousin Eli in town!

Loved this pic...worked great for her thank you note...

She had a great time...and I *think* her friends did too!

Cannot believe another year has flown by...7 sounds so OLD...and here we head to # 8!   We love you sweet Lily Grace...cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for you over this next year.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A little field trip to the White Rock Spillway

I started homeschooling Lily this year. It has been an amazing yet tiring time. ;) To speak of the good though, my favorite part of the whole situation is getting to take impromptu "field trips". Jade still attends Pre-K two days a week, so often it is on those days that we get out a bit more.

Our part of Texas has finally gotten some rain! Yesterday morning it was coming down as we dropped Jade off at school. Already in our raincoats, with umbrellas in hand, I knew just where we could go...the White Rock Spillway. Jade is terrified to even drive near it when it has been raining, but Lily? Lily was all smiles.

It rained on us as we walked, but it was so worth taking in the sights and sounds of all the rushing water.

It started to clear up as we were leaving. Time for one more pic...

...and then it was back to school!

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