Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

butterfly flutterby

Saturday, we headed over to Grapevine Main Street for the Butterfly Flutterby...
Avery had a fun time watching the butterflies...
decorating pumpkins,
talking to the police car, riding bikes,

and just having an all around good time!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday MeMe!!!

Make a WISH... close your EYES...

and BLOW your candle out!

We love you MeMe!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


from the State Fair of Texas...We headed out to the State Fair on Wednesday with MeMe.

Here we are checking out Big Tex!
Avery has a Texas ABC's book and "B" is Big Tex.
We brought the book and she kept looking at the picture and then up at Big Tex...

a Fletchers Corny Dog & Big Tex...
now you know we're at the fair!

We also had a burrito, caramel apple & fresh squeezed lemonade...yum!

We chose not to partake in the fried food extravaganza...
but if we had, some of the choices were, fried pecan pie, fried oreos, fried lattes?, fried cheesecake and the big one this year...fried butter (yuck!)

Avery wanted NOTHING to do with the Corny Dog!

Avery's favorite part of the fair was the petting zoo...
a Texas Longhorn

feeding the goats..."here, try it"

more goats
a HUGE camel!

and a cow...

they also had donkeys, zebras, emus, ostriches, alpacas, bison, a mama pig with her piglets and a kangaroo with a joey in it's pouch!


On Monday, Avery & I met our friends Dena & Hudson and Leslie & Griffin at the Pumpkin Patch. It's been rainy and wet, and needless to say the pumpkin patch was a BIG mud pit!!!

But we went anyways and the kids had a great time!

Look at how much fun they are having!

This is one of my favorite pictures of the day!

Giddy Up Pumpkin!

Hugs for Griffin.

Checking out the pumpkins with Hudson.

I'm gonna get you, Griffin!

Don't they look deep in conversation!?

This is such a typical Avery picture...

tongue out taking it all in!


Mommy & Avery

This is the little pumpkin Avery picked out.


Saturday night we checked out the Southlake Oktoberfest.
Live music, food & vendors...
Avery's favorite was the live music.
They has a pretty good Beatles Cover Band and Avery got busy dancing!

she was having a GREAT time!

She also made a new friend while we were there...
Sitting next to us while we watched the band was a mother and her 14 year old son, Jason.
Avery was completely taken with Jason.
She walked up to him and handed him her kitty...then went back to dancing.
I reached over and told the boy thank you, and took the kitty back.
As soon as Avery realized Jason no longer had the kitty and Mommy did, she walked right up to me, took the kitty and handed it back to Jason!
She did this several times...each time someone else would take the kitty, she would march up, get it and take it back to Jason! So we finally had her put the kitty in her stroller (I mean, a 14 year old boy does not want to sit around holding a stuffed animal!)
Well, since Avery no longer had the kitty to hand to him, she just decided to give him hugs instead!!!
It was so cute & sweet, ans Jason was SO nice about the whole thing!!!
The funny thing is, his Mom says this kind of thing happens to him all the time and that little kids just love him!

One more thing...
how wrong is this???
(and yes, it's a man!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I must be getting old...
I just had to pluck a hair growing out of the mole on my chin!
Seriously? A Hair?
Yup...just like the Wicked Witch of the West... and just in time for Halloween!
{Did I mention the wiry grey hair on the top of my head too!?}
I'm telling you...getting old!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

welcome baby emma!

We went to a Sip-n-See today for my friend Amy and her sweet new baby girl Emma!
Avery LOVES babies and is SO sweet with them!
She likes to give them kisses and hugs!
Amy was so sweet {& brave} to let Avery hold her for just a bit!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Have you read this blog?? If not, get ready to be inspired...but a warning, you will need a tissue box near by!
Stephanie {AKA Nie Nie} will be on Oprah today...
my DVR is set & a fresh box of tissues is waiting!
On to other random stuff...
As I was driving home last night from my Pi Phi Alum Meeting,
I saw this sitting on our neighbors curb...
Of course, I had to stop and get it...
M is totally making fun of me, but come on it's a little rocker in perfectly good shape...with a couple coats of paint it will be adorable!! And Avery LOVES rocking chairs!
No need to send that to the landfill!
How cute is this coat I just picked up at Target!?!?
{I had to go to THREE to get it in this color in my size!!}

Don't these reusable bags make you WANT to go grocery shopping??
I LOVE them!
You can get your own at Pier 1...

That's it for now...

Have a GREAT Wednesday!

easy, yummy fall applesauce

It FINALLY feels like fall here...
a nice cool 59 degrees!
The fall weather makes me think of apples & pumpkin pie! here is an easy recipe combining both flavors...
Chunky Spiced Applesauce
1/2 C apple juice
2 lbs apples, cored and sliced (I like to leave the peel on)
1/2 C brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1. Combine apples & juice in large sauce pan; bring to a boil over med-high heat.
2. Cover, reduce heat & simmer for 20 minutes; stirring occasionally.
3. Stir in sugar & spice. Simmer another 12 minutes; stirring until thick.
Cover & chill.
{adapted from Cooking Light Chunky Chai Applesauce}

Sunday, October 4, 2009


the BEST flea market in this area by far!!!
It is about an hour & a half east of the Big D,
but definitely worth the drive!
The weather was also perfect...
we had a "cold" front come through which made it only about 80!
Here we are having a little breakfast in the car...
mmmmm, bran muffin! heading in for a day of shopping...

just a glimpse of the treasures to be found...

enjoying some "fresh" blueberries...
{from Canada???}

and some delicious and (not) nutritious nachos
What a fun day!!!

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