Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat

First things first, we had to carve our pumpkin. Thanks Aunt Haley for getting all the "guts" out for us!

Here is the final product. Kate was a little weary of the bats but I think it turned out pretty cool!

Then we got dressed up. This year was the perfect year to be angel. She loved to tutu and kept the halo and wings on all night. It really did fit her to a T (is that how the saying really goes or is it suppose to be "tea"instead?)

Kate asked Aunt Haley to dress like an angel too, so she did! Here they are together.

The night wouldn't be complete without sharing it with friends. Here is Kate, Aidan, Ella, and Cooper getting ready to go trick-or-treat. Aren't they cute?
Once we got outside Kate wouldn't leave the wagon. Who could blame her? She was being pulled around in a warm wagon(her favorite toy) outside (her favorite place), getting candy and lots of attention (her favorite things).

We did manage to get her out a few times. Here she is saying "Thanks Aunt Erica for the treat!"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pretty Payton

My cousin Drew and his wife Krystal welcomed their sweet little girl into the world at 5:25 this morning. She made mom and dad wait a week longer than originally planned to see her precious face but she came in perfect time and in perfect form. She weighed in at 8 lbs 15 oz and is 18 inches long. She has a head full of black hair and has the cutest little round face.

I snuck in a couple of cuddles and kisses while we were visiting and told her they were from all of the fam' that couldn't get there yet.

Well, Kate LOVES Payton. She laughed and giggled and told her all about something that none of us could decipher but I'm sure Payton understood every word! If you look real close you can see the huge smile on her face.

While we were there I got to change Payton out of her hospital clothes into a cute little girly outfit and change her first poopy diaper :) Dad was right there taking notes. Good luck next time Drewby, I'm sure you will do great! (Krystal is recuperating from a c-section and won't be allowed to even sit up completely until later tonight. I know she can't wait to be able to move around and do everything herself!)
Check out the hair and her sweet little naked body!
She got a little chilly while I was changing her so daddy swaddled her up tight and calmed her right down.

Congratulations Krystal and Drew!
Happy Birthday Payton!
We love you!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Go Dawgs!

This weekend J and I went to Athens to watch the Dawgs play Vanderbilt. We had a great time along with the other 90,000 fans in Sanford Stadium. There really is nothing else quite like that experience! Although neither of us graduated from UGA we are the truest of fans and loved every moment of the game.

It was homecoming weekend so they had a couple of neat things going on. For one thing, they had alumni cheerleaders. These little old men and ladies were such good sports! They cheered their hearts out and you could really tell how much fun they were having.

Uga was as handsome as always. He put on a little show for the crowd and then retired to his dawghouse for some AC and ice.

Kate stayed at home while we were out gallivanting. Mimi and Grandpa came down for the day and kept her entertained. I think Kate gave them a run for their money. Mimi said she must have walked 15 miles chasing after her, pulling the wagon, etc. When we got home Kate was pooped.
Dad brought Kate back a Knowshon jersey. Doesn't she look cute in it?! The only thing I have left to say is......GO DAWGS!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

What'll Ya Have? What'll Ya Have?

1 chili cheese dog
1 chili cheese burger
1 order of fries
1 coke
1 FO
1 fried apple pie


1 really cute picture with Grandpa!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kate Goes to the Pumpkin Patch

This past Saturday our family spent a fun filled afternoon at Southern Belle Farms.

We started out by checking out all the farm animals. Kate led the way!

She loved looking at the donkeys, cows, pigs, and goats. Kate made sure Daddy stayed right by her side, she wasn't so sure about all those loud snorts and sighs they all made.

Then she tried her hand at driving a John Deere tricycle.

She slid down a huge tube slide all by herself and landed in a huge pile of hay! That was tons of fun!

Next, she rode on a tire swing that was the shape of a horse.

She learned how to pump a well.

Of course you knew Aunt Erica and Ella weren't going to miss out on this big adventure! They rode on the hay ride with us.

It was getting late but we couldn't leave the farm before riding the cow tractor pull.

And last but not least Kate picked out a pumpkin! A great time was had by all!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy October!

Thanks Aunt LeLe for my "Ghouls just want to have fun" shirt!


I was never successful at teaching Trip how to fetch. I'm bound and determined to teach Kate! She loves to walk anywhere and everywhere so getting her down the driveway is no problem. It's the everywhere part of the statement that is! We started out in the right direction...

But then spotted a leaf and had to go check it out.

Once we got over there we HAD to keep on going, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis' yard looks so much more interesting than ours!

After all that territory had been explored we went to the other side of the driveway. We definitely wouldn't want to leave anything out.

Don't worry, she still has hold of the newspaper!

She finally makes it to the garage.

And then she finds something much more interesting than the newspaper!

Well, that's a lot farther than Trip ever took it!