Saturday, October 31, 2009

Little Monkey...Itty Bitty Banana!

We had a fun Halloween. Ryder was a MONKEY of course! :) So we decided little Paisley had to be a little BANANA! Ryder loved his monkey costume!!!

Mommy & the cutie pies!

Daddy's turn...

Daddy made us some yummy pancakes for breakfast then we headed over to some friends house and went to a little fall festival. We had 5 kids (3 boys the same age and 2 babies!) monkey & giraffe...

Paisley & London having girl time!

monkey on a tractor

Mommy & her little Nanner!

We tried to get a picture of Ryder & Ethan, but they wouldn't cooperate, so they were given cookies... but that backfired as you see - Ethan trying to pull Ryder's cookie out of his mouth!

A little better...

Going out for the night.

We just visited a few friends and called it a night. But it was a fun one.

And after the babes were bathed & sleeping we had a treat! A Pumpkin Tart! mmm...

Happy Fall Y'all! :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Paisley's first road trip!

We went home this weekend to Dallas - Paisley's first visit! She did great in the car - slept the whole way without a peep (unlike her LOUD older brother)!! Her great grandparents that had not gotten to meet her got to meet her along with a bunch of other family members! Our main reason for coming in this weekend was that my friend Erin from Nashville was going to be in Dallas for a conference and we were picking her up and bringing her back with us for a couple days. More on that later... Saturday we just stayed around my parents house and some family stopped by to visit and see baby girl.
Grammy & Paisley

The great grands chatting with little Paisley

Robin & the boys with little bit.

Ben loves babies :) This picture made me smile because it made me think of the memory of using Ben as our baby in "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" in high school - he was just about Paisley's age!!

Saturday night we got to go to Dinner Under the Cedars - a Mesquite Historic Society fundraiser that Daniel's mom works on. We went last year too.
Auntie Sarah & Ryder

"Pearl Snap Shirts" (cute shirt courtesy of Auntie Rachel)

Mimi & Poppy with Rydie

Yes, these gianormous cows were up for auction.

Grandma & Grandpa Williams meeting Paisley.

Grammy gets a little hug!

my sweet boys.

Family :)

Sunday morning we went to meet Erin & Zach for breakfast at Cafe Brazil. Erin meets Paisley...

After breakfast Paisley had her first trip to Northpark. It was a quick little trip, but I told her as we were walking in this was one of mommy's favorite places and one day we would come there and buy lots of pretty stuff... and not tell daddy about it! haha! :) She smiled - I have witnesses. Sunday afternoon we hung out with family a little bit before heading back.
Grandpa and his little P.R. (that's his nickname for Paisley Rose)

Ok- this was one of the best moments of the weekend. We were talking about Rachel's pink "snuggie," so Daniel put it on, but it looked more like an Easter pageant costume to us! "Come unto Him, Christ the Lord!"

And a last pic of the munchkins for mimi & poppy before we hit the road

Erin made the trip back with us and hung out Sunday night and last night. Yesterday we conquered IKEA with 2 kids - I think she's sworn off kids completely after that & the explosive spit up she witnessed! haha! :) We had a good time and she even stayed with them yesterday afternoon and let me actually go to the grocery store (which I have not done in 5 weeks because I'm terrified of going with the 2 babies)!!
We had a great visit & a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch!

Saturday we had a super fun day!!! We got up and headed out to Marble Falls to visit Sweet Berry Farms which is in the summer a strawberry farm, but in the fall is transformed into a pumpkin patch! On the way we stopped to eat breakfast at the Blue Bonnet Cafe, a famous little Texas hole-in-the-wall kinda cafe. Let's just say although we did not, it is perfectly acceptable to eat their pie any time of day and if that doesn't tell you enough Daniel had Chicken Fried Steak n' Eggs for breakfast!

Then we headed over to the insanely busy pumpkin patch. It was a gorgeous day and a lot of people had the same idea we had! It was a little overwhelming keeping up with Ryder, carrying a baby, taking pictures, pushing a stroller & then throwing some 20 lb. pumpkins into the mix! Ryder was SO excited. As soon as he saw the gobs of pumpkins he took off. This VIDEO is when we first got there and he was checking everything out...

pUmpKinS - Oh mY!

my 2 little people...

my little cowboy:

::loving his sister::

Ryder has a flare for the dramatic... no idea where he would have gotten that!?!

There were ponies (fortunately he's not old enough to asked to ride them - that line was ridiculously long!) and there were goats which he was really into.

This was cute till he started chunking it like a football!

The boys & a truck full o' punkins!

Paisley slept through most of it, but we got a few more pics of her that may be showing up later ;) It was really our first fun day out with both of them and it was a beautiful day!