Happy Halloween

Meg was super excited about Halloween this year.  Actually, Meg is always super excited about Halloween, so I wasn’t surprised that she was excited this year. 

As I mentioned, Meg wanted to be Neytiri from Avatar this year for Halloween.  After searching high and low, we were able find her the costume. 

Tonight, as we got Meg ready to be transformed into Neytiri, I asked Jarrad to snap a few pictures. 


***Meg before we are getting ready to start, I had already braided her hair***

***Meg & Mommy before the transformation***IMG_5589

***She looks like she could be on the set of Braveheart***IMG_5595

***First coat of paint on her face***

***Getting ready to put on her stripes***

***Stripes finished, applying the dots***

***The beautiful Neytiri***

***Dixie wanted to go trick or treating with us***

This year, we went trick or treating with our neighbors from across the street.  Meg and Rebekah are both in first grade and have become fast friends.  Emma, the 50’s girl, is in the 4th grade; Meg absolutely adores her. 

***Meg, Rebekah (a go-go girl), Emma (50’s girl)***IMG_5621 IMG_5622 

We joined up in the neighborhood with some of Rebekah’s and Emma’s cousins.  They have tons of family that lives in the neighborhood.  Meg and I were very grateful that they let us tag along with them for some trick or treating. 


***Emma, Rebekah, Victoria, Hailey, Meg***IMG_5629

We had a great night running through the neighborhood.  Meg got lots of good candy and was so excited to get home to show her daddy! 

***Meg trick or treating with Daddy***

Halloween wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t make Megan pose for a few pictures on the fireplace.  She wasn’t super happy when I ask her to, but I was still able to snap a few pictures. 

***My beautiful Avatar***

***Megan “hissing” at me***


***I love these pictures***
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I hope everyone had a very happy Halloween!  I know we did. 


Ponder Pumpkin Party

Tonight was Meg’s school’s annual Halloween party.  Last year, was our first experience and Meg loved it.  I knew then that we would definitely not miss it this year.  Meg loves the movie Avatar, so it came as no surprise to me when she asked if she could dress up like Neytiri for Halloween. 

She was pretty disappointed when we weren’t able to find an Avatar costume.  She settled for Spider Girl, but I could tell she wasn’t really happy about it.  After searching for an Avatar costume, I finally found one.  So, while Megan was at school, I picked up the Avatar costume.  When she got home from school, I couldn’t wait to show her the costume. 

Meg was so excited that I had found the costume.  Sheryl & Kyle were here, so we went on a mission to find Meg some Avatar accessories and were very successful.  We were able to find her a bow and arrow set.  The set was for an Indian costume, so we had make a few changes.  It wasn’t too hard, we just bought some paint, ribbon and feathers and we were good to go. 

Tonight, Meg and I sat down at the kitchen table to put her make up on for the Pumpkin Party.  I wasn’t exactly sure if I was going to be able to make Megan look like an Avatar.  


I mixed some white and blue face paint and got started on Meg’s avatar face. 

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We all loved the finished product.  Meg was very happy about it and couldn’t wait to get to the school to show her friends and teachers. 


We had Meg pose for a few pictures out front before we headed to the school for the fun. She grabbed her bow and struck a pose.  Thankfully I was able to capture it before she realized that she was wasting valuable time and that we should be heading to the school. 


***Meg and Daddy***

***Meg and Mommy***

***Meg and Sophie***


Peace shirt & Zebra towel





Happy Birthday Avery & Addison

Saturday, Meg and I drove down to Cleburne for Avery’s 7th and Addison’s 3rd birthday celebrations.  Jenny did an amazing job on the party decorations, everything was zebra striped and pink.  The party was a definite success. 

Meg and I almost didn’t go because we had some horrible storms roll through the area and I was unsure on how the weather was going to play out.  Thankfully, we only had to drive for a little bit of rain. 

***Avery & Megan*** 


***The group of girls***


***Sweet Tanner***
(don’t let this picture fool you, she’s no angel ;))


***Addison, one of the birthday girls***


***Megan and Tanner***


***The birthday girls, Avery & Addison, with their mom, Jenny***


A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Last Friday, I went with Megan and her classmates for a walk down to the church for a visit to the pumpkin patch.  As I was heading up to the school for Meg’s field trip, the skies were getting dark and the clouds were rolling in.  I was worried that the rain wasn’t going to hold off, but luckily for us, it did. 

Meg has a new girl in her class and has taken quite a liking to her.  They held hands the whole way on our walk to the pumpkin patch.  It was sweet to watch. 


After we walked from the school to the pumpkin patch, an adorable scarecrow read a book to the kids.  It’s amazing to watch 60 1st graders pay such close attention to a story that is being read.  They were definitely a great audience. 

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After story time, all the kids got a stamp on their faces and were able to pick out a small pumpkin. 

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We were able to group Meg’s entire class together for a group shot.  We did silly faces and a picture with their teacher.  They were all very excited to be out of the classroom, even if it was just for an hour. 

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After a few group pictures, it was time to head back to school and finish up the rest of the school day. 


Working in the backyard

Meg has such a great imagination and loves to pretend like she’s working in an office.  This day, she was an Executive Assistant.  She always has certain things that she wants me to do.  Today, I was to walk up to her desk, ask if Mr. Smith was available, and then she showed me to his office. 

I love this little girl!  

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Wordless Wednesday



Ladder Golf

Saturday night Jarrad, Megan and I played a little ladder golf in the front yard before we went out to dinner.   We had bought the game over the summer and this was the first time we had played it. 

Of course, Jarrad was great at it.  He had played it a few times before.  Meg and I really liked it.  We both need to practice a lot more though. 

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