Tuesday, November 01, 2011


October was a busy month. And it went by super duper fast. Here are pictures of a few of the things we've done (in no particular order, of course. Again, too lazy to change the order of my pictures. Why does blogger make it so hard?)

Starting with last night....trick or treating!

Hannah was a fairy from the Barbie movie Fairytopia. Bailey was a pirate (which was Hannah's costume from when she was two). And Brynn was a witch. Neither of my girls kept their hats on last night, though, so it was kind of hard to tell what they were. Even in these pictures, Brynn's hat is drooped so you can't even tell it was a witch's hat. Oh well.

We went trick or treating with my cousins, so these are Hannah's second cousins.

This is Bailey's excited face.

You may be sick of these pictures, since this will be the fifth time I've posted about Hee Haw farms, but it's tradition. I must. So here's Hee Haw farms, a fun pumpkin patch/corn maze/farm activities place that we go to every October.

The girls thought it was fun to bury themselves in this corn box.

And I also went with Hannah on a preschool field trip to a different pumpkin patch.

These are the kiddos from her preschool, though not all are in her class.

And Hannah finished her gymnastics class and won a medal. She was very proud.

Cute little girls patiently waiting while their sister performs.

And here are pictures of our yearly spook-tacular dinner. Spider 7 layer dip, mummy dogs (without the eyes), Jack-o-latern carrots, bloody cups, mummy pizzas, and fruit salad. And our dessert, which is not pictured, were tombstone cupcakes.

And finally, my beautiful cousin, Amy, got married and asked Hannah to be a flower girl. Hannah was more than happy to do it. My mom and step-dad drove up for the occasion and stayed with us for a couple of days.


Hannah, the flower girl

My momma and step-dad with the girls.

My beautiful sister and her hubby with my girls.


I had to take a few pictures of Hannah by this gorgeous tree. I love fall colors.

The bride with all of the flower girls.

The end.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"And it's Also My Birthday"

( Quote from Tangled, which you probably wouldn't know unless you've seen it a bajillion times like I have.)

Happy 5th birthday to this little girl!!!

We had a "Tangled" birthday party for Hannah last Saturday. She had about 15 little friends here. I tried to save money by making most of the decorations, so don't mind the homemade looking stuff. I think Hannah really liked it, and I suppose that's all that matters. I wish I could say that I came up with all these ideas, but I didn't. I found a lot of them on the internet.

Here was the cake. It's supposed to be Rapunzel's tower, but Hannah made sure I knew that it didn't look exactly like the tower in the movie. Hey, it was easy, and it somewhat represents a tower (despite the fact that it was a bit crooked). Good enough, I'd say.

Here are the goody bags for the kids.

The kids really liked drinking out of those fancy cups on the table.

I got this Pascal template from Disney's website to make Pascal blowers.

I also found these flags here on the internet, printed them out, and glued them to that yarn.

I was going to do a "Pin the Something..." on this Rapunzel but decided at the last minute not to, so it just became a decoration.

Onto the party....

The kids started off by coloring a Rapunzel and Flynn Rider picture.
Then we went outside and hit a Flynn Rider pinata with a frying pan. I think the kids liked doing this the best.

Then we played tug of war. It only lasted like a minute, though.
The birthday girl hitting the pinata.

Then we went inside and opened the presents (Hannah's favorite part). And we sang happy birthday and had cake and ice cream.

And here is Hannah on her real birthday (Monday) with a yummy cheesecake. Ok, yummy to me but maybe not so yummy to the kiddos. Why don't kids love cheesecake like I do?

I'd say she had a pretty good weekend. And to top it off, my mom and step-dad came into town on her real birthday. What can be better than having her grandparents here on her birthday (maybe having ALL of her grandparents here)? I can't believe my little girl is 5. Can time please stop? Seems like just yesterday I was kissing her little chubby cheeks for the first time.