Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This mama (and mama-to-be) has had a LONG day, but I wanted to get this post up so Nana could check it out :) And to say I can not WAIT for my birthday pre-natal massage from my parents which is scheduled for the morning is an UNDERSTATENT! Back to Halloween :) The next few years will probably be fun, but three is DEFINITELY a fun year to take a child trick-or-treating! Preston had a blast, and Jeff and I learned some things as this was really the first year we have taken P on a formal trick-or-treating trip. I did take him downtown while Dad was still at work, and it was fun, but I would definitely say to come early and then get out early. We ran into a lot of friends, including Ally--such a cute couple :) After that downtown, we headed to CTB, Resa's and K-K and Kevin's house. It was leaving The Singhs that he had his only real "I want CANDY!" meltdown of this night. Otherwise, he did great to understand that he could only have a small amount of candy. (And P.S. Kendal he DID get into his flashlight--he was having a ball with it in the car when it got dark!) So, after those stops we thought we would head to Wedgewood because we heard a lot of people go there and WOW--I had NO IDEA! It was like a scene out of a movie or something but super fun. We ran into Davis and I love this pic of them together :) We stayed there until it was getting dark and decided to make one more stop and Grandfather and Gran-Gran's then head home. We dined on cheesetoast, tomato soup and apples and put a really tired little BUZZ down to bed. What a FUN night! Hope you all got lots of treats :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Festival

Well, today is my 33rd birthday and although I have a nasty sinus/allergy related cold(that I don't think is contagious because neither Jeff nor Preston is sick) I can honestly say that I don't know that I have ever felt more blessed! A perfect example is that on our ride home from Fall Festival, after Preston realized that my birthday was almost over and there had been no birthday cake, he asked his Daddy if Mommy had a birthday cake :) **I DO NOT WANT A BIRTHDAY CAKE! I WOULD EAT THE WHOLE THING!** But how incredibly sweet was it that my little man wanted to make sure my birthday did not pass without what he considers to be the best part....Many thanks again to all of you who have made my birthday so special!

Fall Festival was at our church this afternoon and it was a great time! We were about an hour late because of nap--for Mommy AND Preston, HA!--but we had time to do most all of the activities. Shown are pictures of the hot-air balloon ride, cake walk and pony ride. Of course Preston spent some time in the jumpy, and he and Daddy rode the hayride. We enjoyed our viist with Resa and seeing our church family, and are so grateful to have a Church home that really values family and the nurture of children!

Can't wait to take Buzz out Trick-or-Treating tommorrow night! Hope to have pics up soon thereafter for Nana and Pop :) Hope you have had a great weekend!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Under the Big Top

Well, it was a pretty big tent--only one ring inside but I assure you Preston did not notice :) Jeff is gone to the World Series tonight so I was happy to have a date with my little man this afternoon as we went to the circus the Jaycees brought to town. We only arrived minutes before the show started, so we (thankfully!) only had time for one ride. It may have not been the best parenting decision to let him ride an elephant that I had no guarantee was trained, but it turned out fine and he LOVED it!. The actual show lasted two hours, and although parts of it were downright comical, I am grateful we had the opportunity to attend so close to home. I just put a tired little boy to bed--who had essentially popcorn for supper--but it was a day to remember for sure. Happy Week!

Friday, October 21, 2011

TAC Halloween

I'm pretty sure I have blogged before that I have "never seen Preston more excited" but I can honestly say that all of those days paled in comparison to how excited he was about going to Trick-or-Treat at the TAC last night! Thursday afternoons are usually NOT his good times, because he doesn't nap at school, so I picked him early so I could get him home to nap. After a THREE HOUR slumber, he was raring to go! Jeff and I actually had a couples shower to attend last night, so Miss Paige was so sweet to take him and I really regret I don't have pics of the actual event but I did hear LOTS of stories this morning :) Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Calling all Cowboys!

When I was downloading these pics, I titled the folder "Boys' Rooms" and just thought how strange that was to type will be commonplace for me to use "Boys" in the very near future, though :) Hope you enjoy the glimpse into John Cole's and Preston's rooms, along with their shared little bathroom. Since I am not the best photographer, I think it is MUCH cuter in person, but I just wanted to document while everything is fixed and neat. Hope you are enjoying this PERFECT weather.

***Pregnancy Update***
Saw Dr. Lebleu yesterday and it was VERY uneventful...and that is a good thing! I go back on November 2nd for appt/ultrasound, then start my once weekly visits. I am still feeling pretty good--tired in the evening but that's probably because I do to much during the day :) My lower back has been bothering me, don't remember this with Preston, but I realize if that is all I have to complain about I am BLESSED!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

'Dem Bones

It's no secret that I am the opposite of crafty. In fact, just last night Jeff and I had the conversation that we really need to make sure Preston does his math and science homework, because he will probably need to go into one of those fields as there is not a left-brained person in his ENTIRE FAMILY :) I mean, Kendal and I can play the piano, but not by ear by training, which is totally right-brained. Ok, back to the subject :) It is my week to bring snack to school, so I thought I would try a Halloween themed goodie. My "Bones" aren't much to look at--it was my maiden voyage with candy melt--but something tells me they will be a hit with Mrs. Tory's class!! Hope you are enjoying this gorgeous Saturday!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

I think Crystal Garcia's photography speaks for her! She just tagged me in these off facebook but I am really hoping she sends me more images later. She took some of Preston kissing John Cole, etc. and I really hope they turn out. Can't wait 'til next year to take pics of TWO little pumpkins!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chuck E Cheese

Tonight was not Preston's first trip to Chuck E Cheese in Monroe--his Aunt K-K and Uncle Kevin took him when we were gone to Dallas this Summer. He was SO EXCITED to get to go because he kind of knew what it was all about and we had a great family night! P and I picked Daddy up from work just a tad early to beat the rush, and we went straight there. We were all hungry, so we ordered our pizza right away. (Note: the pizza was not half bad--but I am pretty pregnant and will eat just about anything right now :) Of course, we played some games first, but then sat down to eat and Preston actually ate pizza since we told him he had to if he wanted to play more games. We were there about an hour and a half total, and he really was pretty good at the games. Now, skeeball was not his forte--but he cheered himself on every time he got a gutter ball. "Yes! I DID IT!" His favorite game was shooting plastic balls into a moving hippo...and it was pretty tough to actually score...but he didn't care--he was just having fun throwing the balls. I got a workout from picking up the misses :) After redeeming our tickets for Nerds and AirHeads, we ran to Target then headed home. Just put a sleepy boy to bed...hope he sleeps in tommorrow!! Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sunday at the Red Apple Farm

Sunday afternoon, Jeff took Preston down to Sikes, LA to his Dad's "farm"...which mainly consists of a weekend home, barn, land, a fishing pond and some cattle. I don't know how many cattle, but a fair amount, and right now they have three baby cows. It was very strange for both of my boys to be gone, but I knew they were having a GREAT time. Another note is that gone are the days that Preston is scared of the 4-wheeler! Jeff says he is no daredevil but he is not scared to go for a ride. Hope you enjoy these pics--looks like fun I will definitely make the next trip when I am not pregnant :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Cotton Candy!

I'm gonna let these pictures speak for themselves.....Happy Fall Y'all!