Cousin Collin's Wedding

Several weekends ago we ventured to Austin and then to Kerrville for Josh's cousin Collin's wedding.  We were able to stay with his dad for a night and all went to the wedding together.  It was quite the whirlwind of a weekend, but so fun to see everyone and get to introduce them to Cooper.  We were a little leery on how they would do at a 2 o'clock wedding after a 2 hour drive and no nap.  But both kids did pretty well.  Unfortunately Josh had to sit with Cooper outside of the sanctuary for most of the service.  He just felt like talking more than watching.  :)
Caroline and Cooper found ways to entertain themselves before the wedding started.

Aunt Joanna was a big help and was definitely good with all of her Auntly duties!  She had her hands full!
Caroline found a friend!  Josh's other cousin, Brian's youngest daughter was 7.  She was the flower girl and played so well with Caroline.  Caroline just can't get enough of bigger kids!

Aunt Mary met Cooper for the first time!  She was a beautiful mother of the groom!
So typical!

Our attempt at a family picture.
All Caroline wanted to do was KISS!
And she got one!  However we didn't get a picture with everyone looking...  And I'm not really surprised!  :)
Of course Caroline's all time favorite reason for visiting Austin... Rocky and Bella of course!  I'm sure they were relieved to see us go.
Congratulations Collin and Michelle!  We had a wonderful time and wish you the best!


little models

I just love this time of year!  We had a fundraiser for the Mom's Club where a photographer took some pictures in a pumpkin patch and the kids were both pretty cooperative.  Amazingly, she even got all 4 of us looking at the camera!!


little blessings!

Two weekends ago we were able to celebrate Lauren and her little one who is SO close to making his appearance!  Lauren is such a dear friend and we are so excited to welcome Miles into this world!!  We had a small shower with several of her close friends and were able to enjoy lunch and sprinkle her little man with some special gifts. 

Lauren was just glowing! 
 We can't wait to meet this little guy!



Halloween festivities seemed to last quite a while around here. I guess that happens when the actual day lands on a Monday. I was a little Halloween-ed out, but after talking to my mom and her telling me I was no fun, I decided to step it up a notch! Caroline and I made Halloween gifts for some of her friends, ghost pudding dessert cups and went over and played with Cate and Ava. They even got Caroline to put on her Belle costume!! These three make pretty cute princesses! I guess it was worth buying even though this was the only time she wore the costume!

Later that night, Josh came home from work early and we headed to the church where Caroline goes to school for another Fun Festival. She enjoyed another petting zoo and played some carnival games for candy. We came home and were able to visit several homes in our neighborhood to trick or treat.

 We got home, put on skeleton pajamas, turned on our front light and waited for trick or treaters. We got quite a few more this year and Caroline {and Beca!} got so excited every time the doorbell rang. All in all, we had a great time with our kiddos!

Silly kisses from my silly girl!


Fall Festival

Every year our church, Northwest Bible, hosts a HUGE Fall Fun Festival the Wednesday before Halloween.  We took Caroline last year even though she was a little small to partcipate in all of the events.  This year she had a blast and ran from one game to the next!  She went as Olivia the pig and Cooper was Superman.  The ears held up pretty well for the first part of the night and then were later taken off and she was pretty much just a girl in a red dress... with a drawn on pig nose of course!

The petting zoo was a huge hit!  There were tons of animals walking around that the kids could pet.  Caroline of course had to find and touch every single bunny there was!
The bounce houses were so much fun!!  She looked like such a big girl climbing up herself and then sliding down the big slides.  She did this one over and over several times.

She loved this one!  You can only see the foot, but it was a gigantic T-Rex... her favorite!!
The best part of the night... COTTON CANDY!!
And Daddy even had some too!
"Uh oh!  Somebody caught me!!"
It's tough being such a SUPER man!!  All cuddled up with his monkey!