Monday, October 31, 2011

Our Weekend, A Rant and Cuteness

This weekend was by far the most low key weekend we have had in a LONG time. Travis was hunting (shocker!) and the girls and I had no plans.

Friday night, I cooked dinner and we watched the last game of the World Series on TV. I thought I was undecided since I like both the Rangers and the Cardinals, but I found myself cheering for the Rangers when Travis and I were watching the other games.

As the game was about to start, we were talking about who we were cheering for. Hannah said "What do the Rangers outfits look like?" I told her they had on blue hats. She saw them and said "OOOO! Pretty! I choose them to win". (This was a proud moment for me. Not because she chose the Rangers, but because she chose based on "outfit". That's how I pick my bets at the horse races.)

Saturday, Emma had a girls day birthday party to go to. She left about 10 that morning. When she left, Catherine starting crying, "My Emma. Myyyyyyy Emma!". Hannah watched them drive away, looked at me with sad eyes and said "I just really miss Emma already." It is SO sweet how despite the fighting, they love each other SO much! (But, I am not sure Emma was missing these two at her pedicure appointment.)

Hannah, Catherine and I spent the day playing Barbies and Littlest Pet Shop. At one point, I was laying...lying (whatever the correct verb is) on the floor playing with Hannah. Catherine climbed on my back, put her arms around my neck and said "I wub ooo!" MELT.MY.HEART.

We also watched the Razorback game. WARNING: Here is my rant:

I was EXTREMELY disappointed in the behavior of Wade. I understand that it's possible intensity caused him to hit the Vandy player and draw the penalty. I have no doubt things like that are going to happen. I had the biggest issue with his actions AFTER the hit while the Vandy player was still laying on the ground not moving. He chest pounding and cheering was extremely inappropriate. While he is still young (a true freshmen), he represents the U of A and the state of Arkansas. There must come a point where integrity is more important than intensity. I was VERY embarrassed of my team and hate that of all the great plays in the game Saturday, the one that has been on the forefront of the highlights is that hit. I hope that he is suspended from a game or two. But, mostly, I hope he learns his lesson and represents us the way he should in the coming years. Rant over.

(Bet you thought I was going to go off about our poor defense or our slow start. Not today...that goes without saying.)

Emma got back and her friend, Kerinan, Kerinan's mom and little brother hung out and played for a little while. After they left, we had an impromptu dance party in the kitchen. I taught the girls The Sprinkler and The Butterfly. (Unfortunately, this is my blog and there are NO pics of that.)

Sunday morning, we went to church and lunch with the Browns.

Travis got home just as the girls were waking up from a nap. We played outside for a while until Catherine melted into a pile of tears and snot over a basketball. I thought we better take that inside as not to alarm the neighbors.

Travis and the girls carved their pumpkin. Also, "Aunt" Sue gave the girls these SUPER cute (and easy) faces you just poke in the pumpkin. So, while Travis was cutting the jack-o-lantern, the girls created those.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Weekend Perfection and Beyond

We had a great weekend. The weather was gorgeous and we took advantage of Travis staying home instead of hunting.

Friday night, I went to Rachel's for the Favorite Things Party. She found the idea on pinterest. Each person picked out their "favorite" thing ($6 or under) and brought 5 of them. We did a gift exchange and each person walked away with 5 gifts. It was so fun!

Saturday, the day was beautiful. We managed through the Razorback game without having a heart attack. So, we took the girls to the Pumpkin Patch.

First stop was the corn maze.We let the girls choose the what direction we went at each turn. It was crazy how many times we walked in a circle. Travis and I were cracking up. After about an hour, we thought they FINALLY found the exit, only to realize we were back at the entrance. We called it quits after that.

(Hannah kept asking what happened if we never got out. Travis just told her, "It's a good thing we have all this corn to eat!")

Next we went to the petting zoo to see the goats and sheep. The girls had a ball feeding them. The animals LOVED Catherine. We couldn't figure out why they were all sticking so close to her. Then, I heard, "MOMMY! NO DOAT! OFF MY SHIRT!". A goat was eating the "hay" off of her scarecrow on her shirt. Everyone around us was cracking up.

Once Catherine's scarecrow finished with her hair cut, we got in line for the cow train. While we were waiting, I attempted a couple of pictures of Travis with the girls. This is what I got...

Finally, it was the girls turn. They were SO excited that they got the bouncy carts. After buckling them in, we watched them drive away around the corner. When they came back, they were all smiles!

We tried to walk down to the pumpkin patch, but it was starting to sprinkle, so we hustled back to the car and headed to dinner. We met Travis's mom and Aunt Linda for dinner. It was so good and we enjoyed visiting with them.

Then, we were running some errands and Catherine saw some boots like Emma and Hannah's. She HAD to have them. She wore them home and even kept them on with her PJs. It was hilarious. (And...she has worn them every day since!)

Sunday was a pretty lazy day. We skipped church, (shame on us!), and just spent time at home. The girls and I let Travis have his birthday presents early and enjoyed just playing outside and being lazy!

Monday, I picked Emma up early and we went to the eye doc to pick up her glasses. She was so anxious and was really dreading having to wear glasses. But, she looks ADORABLE! (Now...cross your fingers that she doesn't lose or break them.)

Today is Travis's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRAVIS!

I love you so much. You are the love of my life and my best friend. I cannot imagine life without you. You have my heart, just like you have since we were in high school. I hope you have a wonderful day! You deserve it.