Sunday, November 26, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year was the first year in 3 years that I have been home for Thanksgiving. Jerry has never had the chance to spend Thansgiving with my family. What wonderful chaos it is! However, this year EE has had an on again-off again cough. So, as nice as it was to be home, he wasn't 100%

My dad made his turkey, my mom made all of her wonderful trimmings. My brother and his family were there. EE adores his cousin Chas (he calls him "boo boo") We had such a nice time just being together and talking about old times. That's what the holidays should be like. The smells. The laughter. The family. Here are some pictures of EE and "Boo Boo". You can click on each one to make them larger. WOW, I can't believe how big my baby is getting.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Birthday Party Fun

Well, my best friends daughter (Fayth) turned 2 this weekend. Jerry and I took EE to Huntsville, (which is only about an hour from our house) for her birthday party. They decided to have it as McDonald's since they were also moving that weekend and EE had a BLAST. He decided to plant himself up in the "tree house" that they have and spend most of his time up there. Much to our dismay, he figured out that we could not come and get him. He then figured out what great fun it was tormenting us with that said fact. Actually though, it wasn't so bad. He wore himself out climbing in and out of the different tunnels. Then proceeded to eat french fries and drink tons of milk. It was a great time to visit with Tiffany and her family. I've included a little slide show. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Last night was our first night really trick-or-treating with EE. We've dressed him up for the last 2 years just for our sakes (we thought he looked cute), but this year he was starting to understand!

To be honest, Jerry and I waited until the very last minute to get his costume. Add that to the fact that it's very hot in Texas, and our choices where limited. He is still into the Wiggles so we decided to go with the Captain Feather Sword theme and he LOVED it.

Our plan was to take him to just a few houses in the neighborhood and then go back home and let him help pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters. That plan lasted all but 5 minutes. After we hit the first house he was convinced that trick-or-treating was his new calling in life. He had the routine down pat. He would go up to the door (holding my hand and his Elmo bucket) and proudly exclaim "trick-or-treat" about 3 times before anyone would even get to the door. He would then repeat it when they answered the door. Then came his sweet beaming thank-you as the candy passed into the bucket.

What started out 2 or 3 houses ended up becoming an entire street and a whole bucket full of candy. We finally went home where he helped Jerry pass out candy. He would squeal in delight every time he heard the door bell ring. We did have to convince him that it was not OK to give 2 fist fulls of candy to every child and it was also not OK to trick-or-treat in our bucket every time he passed out candy to someone else! HA!

All in all, he had a blast and I must say- so did we. Here are a few pictures of our adorable pirate (minus the eye patch).