Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Shower The People You Love With Love

On October 4th, Pat & I hosted a bridal shower for Maryse!

It was held at the Lakewood Community Center in Vidor.

We went with a 'country sheek' theme.

Also known as burlap & mason jars :)

We played a couple games during the shower.
This one was called 'Put a Ring on It!'

And this one was 'What's in Your Purse?'

After the games, Maryse opened her presents.

She got lots of great stuff!

She had a really great turnout, including

of course, her mom & Mawmaw Helen

my mom

and my best friend Jessica.

The shower turned out great (if I do say so myself) & I was so happy that Pat & I were able to throw it for her!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Halloween

A few days before Halloween, just as we usually do, we went to the St. Catherine's pumpkin patch to pick out a few pumpkins to paint & carve.

And while we were there, we ran into Alex's preK teacher, Ms. Linda!

Later that afternoon, the Gladhills came over & we painted pumpkins in the driveway.

And later that night, the kids carved pumpkins in the kitchen.

Alex carved the word HULK into his pumpkin & painted it green.

And Addy chose to carve a typical jack-o-lantern. Because that's what you're SUPPOSED to carve in a pumpkin!

On Halloween night, we went to the Gladhills house & went trick or treating in their neighborhood.

Alex dressed up as Hulk.

And Addy dressed up as a tiger. Rrroar!

Taking a short break to check out & sample their loot!

It was a fun night of trick or treating with friends & the kids made out like bandits!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Renaissance Festival

On October 18th, Nick & I took the kids to the Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, TX.

As soon as we got there, the kids wanted to get their faces painted.

Addy chose a snake

and Alex went with the Hulk.

Then we walked around & did a little shopping

played a few games

and checked out some of the interesting things you come across at the Ren Fest!

And then we found what we were in search of...
Animal Rides!!!

Addy rode a llama

And then Addy & I rode an elephant.

(And of course, these were Addy's two favorite things the whole day!)

Then we went over to the arena & watched the jousting show.

We were on Team France.

Sadly, Team France did not win.

Alex was begging to ride Neptune's Swing, so as soon as the jousting show was over, we did!

And as soon as the ride started, Alex was begging to get off!

After that we watched the awesome Whip Show. The guy used whips to pop balloons, snap a rose off the stem & even fire whipped stuff. It was very impressive. And it ended up being about the only thing that Alex actually enjoyed!

We'd had a long day & it was super hot so after The Whip Show, we decided to head out.

But before leaving, we had to stop for one last memento... a bird whistle!

We had an okay time but it was hot, crowed, expensive & really not our scene. 
And the kids didn't like all the walking!
But now we can say...
We've been there, done that, won't go back.