Last Wednesday we had a great time just celebrating fall with our Agape' family. We had a bonfire where we roasted hot dogs and of course had s'mores for dessert, had a pumpkin carving and decorating contest, craft time for the kids, and bobbing for apples. It was pretty chilly that night so we did bring coats and hang close to the fire.
The kids roasting marshmallows Jack telling me he wants to go home because it is too cold, but hanging on to his apple he bobbed for! MK finally got one after several attempts Emorie and her "bff" Kaylie And my carving attempts...I used a stencil but still I impressed myself! for my daughter and my sister...Snoopy! Sorry it is a little blurry Happy Harvest!
My little Eme is very much into 2 things right now and they are opposite ends of the "girlie" spectrum. She loves tutu's/skirts and firetrucks. I know, crazy, right? She is not going to "school" this year so last Friday I decided a good thing for she and I (with Eli in tow) would be to bake some cookies and take them to our neighborhood fire department. She clammed up and somehow became shy, which is very unlike Emorie but she couldn't stop talking about it afterwards. Walking her cookies to the door at the Fire Station. The fireman couldn't have been nicer. He tried to talk to her, which she wasn't responding. He let her go see the truck and was going to let her get up in it if she hadn't have been so shy. So we settled for our mild, calm little girl (HA) having her picture taken by the truck!
No, he didn't just get his first tooth at the age of 6, but he just lost his first tooth. Well on September 9th anyway. In fact, as I am writing this, he lost another one last night! Loosing the baby teeth is hard on a mom, they aren't my little baby anymore!
Well, after 10 years I got to go to my first OU game with Richard. And check out these seats! I will give you that it was against Ball State, whoever that is, but it was awesome. By far one of the coolest dates we have been on. We enjoyed some football, and a night without kiddos. Richard and I at the game.I know some of you might be wondering, why does Dana care about Oklahoma. But I learned early on with Richard that if OU wins he is a very happy man and if they loose, not so much. It is a lot easier to cheer for OU when that is what makes him happy, and, lets face it, they are AWESOME! I still love my Aggies, but they have never had the team that OU has. Not to mention, they dislike t.u. just about as much as A&M does and I can't stand the "shorthorns". I will always yell "Farmer's Fight" against ou so don't you fellow Aggies worry! But for now, put your finger in the air and yell, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU" BOOMER SOONER
For the first time since last April or May the kids and I went to Dallas for a long weekend towards the end of September. They were so excited to see their cousins and the rest of the family. While we were there "Poppy" aka "Big Al" aka "Al", a dear friend of our family, blessed us with passes to the Dallas Arboretum to enjoy their fall pumpkins. The kids were so excited, it truly is wonderful to see. We all had a blast, even though it was almost October and in the 90's! There are pumpkin houses everywhere. Of course I had to stop and take a couple of pictures.
Gram and my kiddos Elijah's first trip to a pumpkin patch!
I know I am behind, but again I had some computer technical difficulties. In the last couple of months Elijah has done so much. He is still the toothless wonder, but now is walking everywhere, still saying "dada" and "hi", he has learned to wave coming and going but no other words as of yet. He sleeps in a room to himself at night so mommy is finally getting a little bit more rested. Elijah is an extreme baby, meaning, he is either really happy or really mad! There is not an in between with him. So for now, enjoy the pictures.
I have been married to the love of my life for 10 years, and we have six beautiful children; our angel, Jackson Connor who would be 8, Michal Kate who is 7, Noah Paul who is 6,Jack Gordon who is 4,Emorie Elizabeth who is 2, and Elijah Richard who is 1.