Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall 2010

I love this season.  The weather gets a little cooler, the leaves begin to change, all of my favorite holidays are just around the corner.  We have been enjoying everything about fall including football and pumpkin patches. 

Enjoying the Football Game

Alyssa just finished up her second year of flag football.  She had such a great time playing with her school friends..  One thing I can say about her..she is not afraid to try and do anything!  What a great quality to have.  I know fear keeps me from doing many things that I would like to do.  I hope that remains with her through life.

Flag Football 2010 "The Saints"

The Cousins

We had a great time this year at the St. Mary's Carnival.  It was a new experience with 2 kids rather than just one and Stephen called in reinforcements to help out while I worked our volunteer shift.  Alyssa was excited that her cousins got to come and play with her this year.  Alyssa is "Dorothy Gale" and Caleb is a pumpkin.  Can't wait for trick or treating!

Dorothy Gale


She also had First Reconciliation...for you non-catholics that is confession.  She studied really hard and had to learn quite a few bible stories and learn the meanings behind them, as well as certain prayers, etc.  Her favorite was Zacheus (you know the wee little man).  She then had to interview with the priest and show that she had learned the material.  She was really nervous, but she did EXCELLENT!  I was very proud of her.

Pretty darn cute!

We recently went to the Pumpkin Farm and had a great afternoon...just the 4 of us (man, that sounds weird!).  Alyssa and Caleb both got to pick a pumpkin and we went through a maze.  They had so many fun things for Alyssa to do.  Even Caleb had some fun!

A great day at the Pumpkin Farm

Loving her brother!

On the farm....
Last weekend we celebrated Caleb's Baptism.  What a great time to see family and friends and have them there to celebrate with us.  Caleb was so good...he did not even cry.  Even Monsignor complimented him on his good behavior!

Such a Good Boy!

Grandparents, Godparents, Cousins,etc...

This weekend is Halloween and we will have 2 days of trick or treating between Hereford and Amarillo.  We still need to carve our pumpkins.  Usually this is done while watching the classic "The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" or "Garfield's Halloween Special", but now that the World Series is starting I am not sure we will be able to do it.  On that note...Go Rangers!