Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pumpkin carving

We had our annual carving contest a few weeks ago at Aunt Shelly's. This year it was a little less competitive, which was a nice change of pace from previous years!

Me, Price, Shelly, and Honey all were on the same train of thought. We all carved/decorated what the kids (or ourselves, in Honey's case) were going to be for Halloween.

Some looked better in the light.

Price's pirate, my honey bee, Heath's face (he also was going to do Hulk), Shelly's Hulk, Jacqueline's pumpkin face eating a lil pumpkin, Poppa's face, and Honey's raggedy Anne pumpkin.

And some looked better in the dark. (This only slightly improved mine. I need to develop my carving skill.)

Jacqueline won this year with Poppa's in a close second!

On a semi related note, I can't believe it's November!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Photo op

Presley has been loving taking pictures! And this particular series, I heard her instructing Teagan on what to do and how to pose. I couldn't have been more proud!!

Although it started a little rocky...

She soon made her subject feel at ease!

Caught some good emotion and a nice composition.

And finished strong.

Sure the subject might be missing an important article of clothing and look a tad disheveled, but it's "just a few pictures" that your mother allots you that can really document a memory! :)

Halloween 2010

It's been a long Halloween! We've got our money's worth out of our costumes, that's for sure! And that's precisely how I prefer it! :)

Saturday, our good friends, Monica and Stevie had a fun family Halloween party. The girls playing in their back yard. It was a wonderful WONDERFUL night outside!

We left there and headed to Aunt Shelly's who also always throws an awesome Halloween party for the kids and adults! Here's the host and hostess who always have awesome costumes (Katy Perry and a homeless man)!

Here's Honey with all the little grand kids. (Jacqueline was having way too much fun with all her friends for me to ask for a picture with her little cousins!)

All the little ones again with Poppa.

Here's the best family picture we got. I didn't try too hard.... I was a pirate (although I think I made a better gypsy in retrospect) and Price was The Most Interesting Man in the World.

Here's Jacq with some of her friends. I thought their outfits were cute!

After five minutes and a few pictures, Price took his beard off and became Taylor Hicks!

On Halloween night, we went to Aunt Mac's for tacos and trick or treating around the block. Here's the little ones before we got started.

Here they are with Marie, Madden's older sister, who chauffeured the little ones up to the houses and helped carry them around the neighborhood when they decided they didn't want to walk anymore!

Here's Chloe with her posse. (She went as Snooki!)

Willa and Dovie went trick or treating with Jay's family. So we missed them this year, but still got to see their cuteness via text of this cute picture.

Now we just have to polish off our stash of candy and we'll be completely done with Halloween 2010. And unfortunately, we've gotten a great start!