Friday, October 29, 2010

Runnin' on fumes

Ya'll, it's only Friday and Kate's already worn her costume twice.  We've got two more parties to attend (yes, one is actually on Halloween night) and by the end of the week the costume should be able to walk by itself. 

Hamp wears his in small increments of time, as his hot-natured self tends to get sweaty quite easily, and it doesn't really go with his no-fuss wardrobe requirement.   But I think we chose the cutest little costume for him.  He really rocks it.

Kate's had her mind made up since August on what her costume would be, and she never wavered. 

Children's department costume party at church on Wednesday night

Kate's preschool party was on Thursday, so Hamp and I joined her for some festive fun.

performing their songs

This is actually turned out to be an unintentional picture of all three of us.  There we are, we're the lady-with-a-baby-on-her-hip shadow.  Look closely, my sweat droplets probably have a shadow of their own.

The party was lots of fun.  We even went on a hayride that put Mr. Mister right to sleep.

Kate's soccer season is almost over with only a couple of games remaining.  She had a game last night and as you probably guessed, she and cousin Lydia were side by side.

I don't know if they ever really play an entire game without digging in the dirt, playing chasing, or better yet, breaking out their baby dolls on the sideline.

After the game, we went to dinner at Papa T and Grammy Shirley's house.  Thankfully, they live just right across the lawn. 

Feeding the ducks with Papa T

me, kate, and the never ending tootsie roll

M to the Izz-A and I have gotten into the habit of drinking coffee in the evenings. 

I have become my parents. 

I also enjoy going to bed early, like by 9pm or so, but not on Tuesdays because I can't miss my show, Parenthood.  I simply love that show.

And we finally got around to carving our pumpkin this week. 

Originally, it started out with all of us outside involved in the carving process.  Then, Hamp got hot, or the wind was maybe bothering his ears, or the gnats were gettin' bad, or something like that.  I can't remember the excuse I actually ended up going with.  There's something incredibly wrong about having temperatures in the high 80's in late October.  We were melting.

 So Kate and Daddy finished up on their own.  They LOVE having full creative control. 

And look how cute they turned out.

Meet Sad Face and Happy Face.

So adorable, right?

Wait.  Are they making fun of my mood swings?

They probably are, but I'll take it.  Today.

Tomorrow may be a different story. 

Now with Halloween coming this weekend, M to the Izz-A and I decided to just skip the costumes this year.  Some of you will remember that last year the whole family dressed up as pirates

Up until last weekend we were still going with the no costume plan, until a few of our friends had a different idea in mind for us.

You guys are going to DIE when you see us dressed up this year.  Seriously, it is a hoot!  Let's just say, long johns have never been tampered with in such a way.  Let's hope I don't chicken out.

Anyway, I gotta run.  Matt just brought me a big ol' cup of hot coffee and a handful of pumpkin seeds that he and Kate just baked in the oven.  Let's hope it keeps me up 'til 9.


Anonymous said...

Cute costumes! Is Hamp a little red head? So cute! I love the Parenthood show too! So sweet.

Pam said...

The kids are adorable and I CAN NOT WAIT to see pics of what you guys are going to be... :) Happy Halloween!!

The Regal Pup said...

You're family is TOO cute!

The Regal Pup said...

Your, not you're... {too much wine on this Friday evening!} :)

Oh, Sweet September said...

Great photos! Such a beautiful family! :)

Annie said...

cute, cute, cute!!!! kiddos in costumes are adorable! :)
hope ya'll are having a happy halloween weekend!!!

According to Ashley said...

Love Parenthood! Although I cheat and watch it online on Saturdays because I'm too tired to stay up that late every Tuesday. :)