Thursday, October 21, 2010

Countdown to DISNEY!

Only 44 days until we leave for the Happiest Place on Earth- you got it- Disney World! We created this countdown calendar for William and he puts a sticker on each day to countdown until December 4th, when we leave! He loves it!

I also submitted some pictures of our disney memories to the disney web site for their new campaign- "Let the Memories Begin" features real guests photos and videos which are being used in commercials, online and will even be projected on the castle in the near future each night!!! I submitted 3 pictures and here is a link to at least one that is featured on the disney web site!

My little neat freak!

Well William definitely takes after his mommy.........the kid loves to help clean. Really, if you give him a 'chore', he tends to behave better and not get into trouble. He is obsessed with trash cans and trash still- he loves to take it out and put in a 'new bag' as he says. He always has to look at the vacuums when we go to the store too. Don't ask me why- he even preferred to buy a mini trash can over a toy!

William also likes to help with the laundry- with his shades on of course!

Coming Soon.........Baby Brynley

So our family is very excited to welcome a new family member on December 17th! My baby sister, Mandy is having a girl! My mom, my other sister Wendy and Mandy's best friend, Kristina and I all threw her a baby shower in September. It was a lot of fun! We decorated with just some of the cute clothes we have for her! This child won't be spoiled at all, huh? This is Jeff and Mandy's first and the 4th grandchild for my parents- now they will have two girls and two boys!

William calls her baby 'ben-ley'.

Crawl Through Fall

Fall is always a busy time for us- filled with birthdays (including Will's), halloween parties, the State Fair etc. This year, throw in 2 work trips in October, a baby shower for my sister (that I helped host) and you can say it has been downright crazy. We are just barely crawling to the finish line. Come on November!
So i had to fly out to San Francisco in early October for a work meeting for 2 nights and then a week later, I flew out to SEattle for a tradeshow- again for just two nights. Those are LONG flights from DFW - about 3.5 hours. So talk about being exhausted and off schedule. At least I did get to see the famous public market!
We also attended our first halloween party of the season at my brother in law's on 10/16. Had a ball- i was half angel, half devil, can't make up my mind, ya know! Here is my gorgeous sister in law and I at the party!
And my mother in law and two of her boys!

We've also been busy decorating the house for the holiday too! Of course we have to sprinkle a little Mickey in the mix!

So October, we love you, but ready for November and some rest!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fried Food Haven

We had a great time at the Texas State Fair, home to the 'fried anything'. this year's popular choices were fried beer, fried margarita, fried s'mores and fried frito pie. Nothing like your favorite 'bad for you' treat, deep fried for double the artery clogging goodness.

We started the day in horrible traffic due to the Tech vs. Baylor game at the Cotton Bowl. We headed first to the petting zoo where Will fed a ton of animals and saw a baby giraffe!
Next up, some rides. the kid has zero fear and wanted to ride the roller coasters.
then time for some fuel- the fried frito pie. Pretty good, but it was so darn hot outside (90) that i just couldn't eat more than a few bites.

Roller coaster with Daddy

Playing a game- basically we pay $5 for him to pick a duck to get a guaranteed $3 little stuffed animal. carnies.

A visit to big TEX

Sharing a classic Fletcher's corny dog with Daddy!

All in all a great time had by all!