Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

Halloween 2013

On Halloween  during the day the boys wore their costumes to school.  In the evening, we go to Halloween on the Square.  It's one the neatest things our small town host.  The Chamber of Commerce organizes it and all of the local businesses, churches, and organizations hand out candy.  It's safe and fun.  They have a costume contest, games and a bounce house/slide.  Our church gives away candy each year.  

Will was the Blue Power Ranger.  Ben was Buzz Lightyear.  Clearly they took their characters very seriously!  Here's an action shot.

I think this might be my very favorite.  Look at Ben!!!

This one is pretty cute, too!

Before they filled their bags with candy at Halloween on the Square.

Woo hoo!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

State Fair of Texas 2013

Here are more photos than you'd ever want to see on our trip to the State Fair of Texas on October 19.  It was the last weekend that the fair was open.  The weather was amazing.  It was sunny and cool.  We decided to get to the fair earlier in the day.  It was easy to find a parking spot and it wasn't that crowded.  Later in the day as the temperature warmed up, more people arrived and the lines got longer. We left around 3p.m. in the afternoon, which was a good thing.  We were still having fun and we'd made it through the day meltdown free.

We took the boys back in 2010, but they were too young to enjoy it.  It's a lot more fun to do things like this now that they are older. 

My little monkeys!

The only ride that they rode on the midway.  Ben's a little too young to enjoy them all by himself.  

Will loved driving the car!  Look at that big smile.

I made a mom mistake.  Ben and Will were in the same car, but I thought Ben would want to drive his own car on the ride so I had him move.  I should have left them together.  Ben looked miserable the entire time. I felt bad for moving him.  I thought I was making it more fun, but I didn't. You can see by his expression here.

My mouth is watering just seeing this photo.  I love the Fletcher's corny dogs.

We tried fried oreos.  Yum!

And last but not least...Funnel Cake!

Children's Medical Center Barnyard was a fun experience.  Will enjoyed feeding the animals and Ben liked it as long as we stayed close beside him.  It was very crowded inside the petting zoo, but the cute animals were used to getting fed and petted so they came right up.

We thought about riding the Ferris wheel, but decided not to when we saw the long line.

Ben did a good guiding us through the fair with his map.

Goodbye, Fair!  Hope to see you again in 2014 for more fun.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hello, October!

Hello, October!

It's beginning to feel like Fall.  The weather is slightly (just slightly) cooler.

I've pulled out my boots.

I've put the mums and pumpkins on the front porch.

Isn't it neat how God makes the most wonderful color palettes in nature?  The berries on this American Beautyberry shrub in our yard are the perfect compliment to the oranges and browns in the Fall. 

I finally put out a few more decorations for Halloween.

We've been up to other fun things this month. More posts to follow soon.  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday {September 2013}

WIWW {September 2013}

Thanks for stopping by.  If you're new here, I'm a junior high history teacher.  We are usually allowed to wear jeans on Friday, but we participated in a teacher pep rally so our reward was being allowed to wear jeans any day for the rest of September.  Great incentive to participate!  So, more of my outfits are jeans than usual.

Skinny jeans: Target
Pink cardigan: Target
Striped top: Gap outlet
Sandals: Shi
Necklace: American Eagle

Same skinny jeans and sandals as above
Polka dot top: Loft
Striped cardigan: Old Navy
Necklace: Personalized initial disc was a gift from my husband

I wore this outfit when we went out for my 36th birthday.
Skinny jeans: Rich & Skinny bought at Nordstrom Rack
Top: H&M
Sandals: DSW
Bracelet: Charming Charlie

Black jeggings: Gap outlet
Striped top: Milk & Honey
Earrings: Ike & Co
Flats: DSW

Y'all know the drill.  Linking up to some serious WIWW fashionistas at the Pleated Poppy.

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