Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Well, I'm officially "one of those", that gets up at 4:30 or so Friday morning after Thanksgiving and goes shopping! I've never done it before, never saw a deal I couldn't live without, but both of my sister-in-laws and my mom-in-law were going, so I thought it'd be fun. And it was! I was WAY tired the rest of the day, but it was a good time, and I think I'll plan ahead for next year and have some money saved up to spend. Saturday we went to a big parade in downtown Austin--it has the big floats and everything, the only problem this year is that it was about 40 degrees outside and raining!! YUCK! We went with Josh's brother and his family--and had a blast! We only stayed for about an hour, but saw some cool floats, and santa, and some other neat things, and decided we'd had enough. Luckily we found a great parking space (thanks Casey!) and were able to use the back of our van for the kids so they didn't get soaking wet.
Here are the girls (the only girls out of 10 grandkids!)
Dustin and Quentin:Dylan--can you tell it's cold?Here are all 6 packed into our van (yes, the van is on with heater on high!)Here are the girls in front of Strawberry Shortcake: And Bob the Builder:And the Coca-Cola bear:
Here are most of the grandkids and Mimi celebrating Darrin's 2nd birthday:
Our trip home took an extra 2 hours--because of traffic and lots of rain...but we made it! It's always good to be home. We have started decorating for Christmas--the kids are loving it!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
That night we went to an OC basketball game--we won! Yay!--and we went to downtown OKC to watch a big fireworks show after the Centennial Celebration. It was great--the kids loved the fireworks!
Action shot of Jodee, and enjoying the pile of leaves:
Dylan jumping in, and smiling for the camera:
Dustin "superman"! ~and where is his body?
We had fun!
We also went to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for their last free day of the year, and waited for Dustin to get out of school so he could go too. Here are the three kids in front of the big statue:
This was Dustin's favorite statue:
Dressing up as cowboys and cowgirls--look at how they stood for the pic--too funny!
Sitting on saddles, and of course, Dylan wanted to be touching the longhorn for the picture!
Our friends were their with us, that's the extra kiddo to the left:
I'm glad Dustin and his friend got to go with us this time. Being in 2nd grade is tough, when mom takes the other kids to do fun things in the mornings!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Here they are downtown by a firetruck:
Here are our silly faces with the lollipops from our neighbors!
While Dustin was at school on Halloween morning, we went to the Omniplex and played, and saw "creepy crawlers" up close, just for Halloween! It was fun, and the kids painted their faces (as you can see!) Here they are on the big anchor making funny faces at me!This was on our street, notice how light it is, and that we are the only ones out that early!
A quick little "thank you" picture to our Mimi--this is the dress up outfit Jodee received in the mail (along with some adorable pink rainboots), and since Mimi lives in Texas, we thought she'd enjoy a picture of her present on Jodee!