Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving in College Station

 We were so happy to host Thanksgiving in College Station this year! We had such a great time seeing everyone! On Wednesday, we all met at our land in Giddings for a little outdoor fun.  It was such a beautiful day!

Cooper checking out the cows.

Jackson loved the cows!

The grandkids ready for a ride in the jeep! Hadley had an ear infection and was pretty miserable for a couple of days. Can you tell?

Cooper and Kate ready to catch a fish
Meghan caught one!

PaPa, Hadley, and Jackson headed out on an adventure

Cooper and Jackson having some guy time in the truck

Courtney, Jackson, and Grandmommy swinging
 Some serious horseshoes...

Cooper and Grandmommy's turn!
 Shooting skeet
Meghan showing everyone how it's done
Grandmommy taking a turn

On Thursday, we had a delicious Thanksgiving lunch with way too much food, of course.
The expert turkey fryers
The kids had fun writing what they were thankful for on our table runner


More boy time :)

Paying tribute to the first Thanksgiving

Cooper insisted on having this huge turkey leg. Ha!

Jackson enjoying his feast
The kid table (Hadley slept through lunch) :(

All the grandkids in their Thanksgiving gear. (Don't mind the princess.  Some battles aren't worth fighting.)
 Next, we loaded up and headed to Kyle field to cheer on the Ags.  We won't talk about how that ended. 
Kent, me, and Kristen
Unfortunately, Hadley and I (and the camera) didn't make it to Abilene for the Chambers Thanksgiving.  We stayed and went to the doctor and recovered.  But, I heard rumors that there was a giant inflatable turkey waiting on Cooper and Chad when they got there.  They had a ton of fun going to Cross Cut and the zoo and playing with cousins.  Can't wait to see you all soon!
Never too sick to be a princess.

Despite a little sickness, it was a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We have so much to be thankful for, and have been blessed greatly. 

Thanksgiving Feast!

The week before Thanksgiving Chad, Hadley, and I attended Cooper's Thanksgiving feast at his school.  He was SO excited to perform all of his songs and his special prayer for us.  He knew them all perfectly (of course).  He was so proud of his Indian costume and of the table decorations he had made for our table.  We loved getting to watch him interact with all his friends. 
Our favorite little Indian
Cooper and his buddy Weston
The performance!

Daddy and Coop

This little turkey loved getting to feast with the big kids.  She was so proud of her brother.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Trick or Treat

We had such a fun Halloween night this year.  We have trick or treated with the same group of friends for the past three years in a row.  It just gets more and more fun every year.  Everyone came over for pizza before we hit the road.  Stay tuned...there were talks of adult costumes next year!

Hadley was in heaven with all the Elsa's!

The Lintz's made the trailer into a pirate ship this year.  It even had a steering wheel.  The kids thought it was awesome!

Cooper ran into his friend Travis and they trick or treated together for awhile!

Miss Independent

Hadley did such a good job and was smiling the entire night!  She loved every second!

Cooper was so fast I could hardly keep up much less get a picture! Ha!

Pictures from Halloween's past.  Can't believe how much our kiddos have grown!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

More Halloween fun

We had such a fun Halloween week!  I think we had some type of Halloween event every single day! Whew!
First up, the Pebble Creek Country Club Haunting at the Creek!
Cooper was a member of the SWAT team.  He chose this costume so he could have the gun, helmet, and handcuffs! :)  It's all about the accessories.  He has informed me that he will be something scarier next year though.  Ha!
Hadley was a ballerina.
Ballerina in action...
Ready for some candy!
 Cooper and I braved the Haunted House.  Chad took Cooper last year and they both said it wasn't scary at all.  Well, they must have improved their game this year, because all I know is that I got chased by a guy with a chainsaw.  HA! 

 Working the runway for the costume contest!

 So happy with her treats.  This girl loves Halloween!
 Cooper's school had Trunk or Treat.  (minus the trunks!) I am the room mom, and had a lot of fun getting everything together for his party!
Cooper's teachers Mr. Wil and Mrs. Kristen.
The theme for our "trunk" was Aggie Tailgate.  Thanks for the good idea Betty.  Super easy and fun!
Hadley had this down complete with snacks. HA! She had a fun time helping me hand out candy to the kids.  And she thought it was awesome that she got to wear Cooper's football uniform.

These are the snacks I made for Cooper's party!


 We also had our small group over for a BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) party.  The kids decorated pumpkins while we visited.  It was a lot of fun.  This picture was taken before everyone got there and the glitter started flowing heavily.  I'm pretty sure our grass is still sparkling!

 The finished products!
 Decorating our family pumpkins!
Hadley decided to paint her tiny pumpkin.  Thank goodness, because I have no idea how we would have tried to carve it.

Cooper gave very specific instructions to Daddy as he carved a bat in his pumpkin!  Neither kid wanted any part of cleaning out the pumpkin.