Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Mary really liked being a peacock this year for Halloween. One of her favorite books to read is Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? There is a peacock in that story. Cousin Vincent used the costume last year and passed it along to Mary. Thanks guys! Mary really got into the trick or treating this year. She was excited to see all of the other costumes and getting candy in her pumpkin.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Arts and Crafts

Aunt Paige sent a Halloween package to Mary on Saturday. There were all kinds of goodies. She loves the paint set. These brushes are really cool. When you paint on the paper the color appears. If you brush any where else, it's clear.

Grandma Betty had sent her some craft projects. She named the ghost one, Spooky.
She also had fun putting the balloon witch together, too.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Imagestation to Shutterfly

Hello all,
The website I have used for more than 5 years will be shutting down in Febraury. I have already transferred all of my albums and pics to shutterfly. I am in the process of updating my links. If you are unable to view the website or the pictures, please let me know and I'll work on getting it fixed.


I got Mary a raincoat a couple of weeks. She loves it. This morning it was raining, so she wore it to Ms. Kim's. When I came to pick her up, Kim said she had worn it most of the day. Even when we got home and ready to eat supper, she wanted to keep it on. Finally, about 7:00 she took it off.

Mary's first sleepover!

Jason and Charmaine had to get up early Saturday morning to go "Race for the Cure." So we kept Hunter overnight until Saturday after lunch. They both had so much fun playing together.

Mary and Hunter getting ready for bed (and, no they did not sleep in the same bed!).

We had waffle sticks for breakfast. Yum!

They had fun playing outside together.

We had corn dogs for lunch.

Mary helped out with the cupcakes

On Tuesday we made chocolate cupcakes. Mary helped lick the spatula and beaters. She also helped put on the sprinkles. I think that was her favorite part.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The 80th Austin County Fair

Mary enjoyed her 3rd time to the fair. We left Wednesday afternoon and met Granny and Pa-Pa up at the fair. Mary loved seeing all the animals in the junior barnyard and in the show barn.
On Thursday morning we got up early to go watch the parade in town. Mary got to see lots of things in parade, including Pa-Pa. She was not happy when the parade ended.

Sometimes you never know what you might see in the parade.
Mary spotted Pa-Pa on the back of the truck! She was excited.

The truck squirted water at us.

The trail ride.

Bellville Varsity cheerleaders.

Mary, Kathryn, and Jackson all watched the parade.

We went to the fairgrounds afterwards to enjoy some lemonade and corn dogs.

We went home to nap. Later that evening we went back for more fair fun. William had a really bad headache so we left early that night.

On Friday we went to the flower shop to help Granny water the plants and play. We went to the fair for lunch and had some good BBQ. In the afternoon we picked up Pa-Pa from the fair and Granny from work, and we went to the Bellville Brahmanette Volleyball Game. They won easily in 3 games. Mary had fun watching and cheering. After the game we went back to the fair to enjoy a 4-H hamburger and curly fries.

On Saturday, we slept in and had lunch at home. Our friends, Gordon, Aurora, and Liam came to enjoy the fair. Liam had fun dancing to the Polka music and riding carnival rides. Later on in the day Todd, Jessica, Carter, Lilly, Jessica's parents, Ricky, Kim, Ben (Jessica's brother) and Laura (fiance) all came to have fun at the fair. The kids enjoyed the rides and music, as well. After dinner, we enjoyed music by Neil McCoy.

Last year I rode it with Mary and was SICK. I refused to ride it this year. So, Todd rode with Mary and Carter, the kids loved it. Todd was SICK this time!! No adults are allowed to ride the bear affair again!

Mary like driving the truck and flying the helicopter.

The super slide was fun!

Mary enjoyed eating her snowcone while listening to The Lazy Farmers Polka band. She even shared with Carter.

On Sunday, Mary slept until 9:15, when we finally woke her up for church. After church we went to Pop's on the Square for lunch. We went back home and got everything packed up and loaded up. We went to the fair so Mary could say good bye to everything and everybody. She even got to see Landon before we left. William was also excited because this is the first time that he got his season pass punched everyday. We left about 2:00 and made it home at 6:00 (nonstop).

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Playing with dolls

Tonight Mary got out her dolls and put them down for a nap. She decided to join them!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Come and Join us!

Get your cowboy boots out, your hat dusted off, jeans starched, and come join us at the 80th Annual Austin County Fair, which will be held October 10-14. All attending the 2007 Fair will enjoy good Austin County fun, food, entertainment and fellowship. A big midway carnival, PRCA Rodeos, Livestock Show, Parade, Queen's Contest, Youth Auction Sale , exhibits and national recording artists will keep fair patrons entertained. Your general admission tickets includes the concert and rodeo and everything else!
(Pay One Price - See It All)
ADULTS - $10.00/SENIORS $6.00

Click on the link below for the schedule of events:

We will be taking off work Thursday and Friday, so we will be there Wednesday night!
See y'all there!