Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall Fun!

One of these days, I sure hope I'll post something thought-provoking and insightful. But for now, life is so busy that it's all I can do to post the various photos I take along the way! Here's the latest batch, in whatever order they uploaded:

Tamsie and Evie wore their princess costumes from YaYa, Papa Herbie and Uncle Noah to our church's fall festival!

Tamsie chose to be Ariel that day, and Evie was Cinderella. They thoroughly enjoyed all the inflatables they were big enough to handle!

We loved watching them have so much fun.

Chasing after balls and throwing them into holes

Pierce, AKA Woody, joined in on the fun!

Halloween night, saying "This is our candy!" over and over in voices of wonderment and poring through all of it. This year they are still blissfully unaware that it's edible... ha!

Halloween night with the Birthday Granddaddy himself

The day after their birthday party, since all of Chris's siblings were in town, along with Mrs. DeeDee and Papa Herbie, the whole bunch of us went out to celebrate at Owen Brennan's for the most delicious brunch Memphis has to offer. Here's Alex with Evie.

With everyone there, I didn't even have to lift a finger to help T and E with their brunch! I was loving all the extra help and the chance to sit down and eat to my heart's content on the other side of the table! ;)

Chris, Tamsie, me, Evie, Noah, Jennifer, Tyler, Mrs. DeeDee, Alex, Papa Herbie

T kept snuggling up next to Chris at dinner that night

Typical... I failed to get the silly pic memo!

Evie is crazy about her Granddaddy!

They turned their tent from JT into a little book nook/TV viewing station, as both are demonstrating here. Kinda reminds me of how my Granddad used to watch the news and read the paper all at the same time! ha!

Sometimes Allie passes shoes down to the girls. Amazingly, they often share just fine like this! :)

Playing at the mall playground

Whenever they see this picture in one of their books, E always identifies the brunette as Aunt Mo -- which we find hilarious, since she used to hang out at the fence between our houses back in the olden days, making lots of noise and trying to get me to come out and play while I would be diligently practicing piano inside. Love it!

The book is nearly as big as E.

I love how they get so intrigued by their books!

Future Librarians of America? Future writers? Future book reviewers?

Thursday Afternoon Ladies' Book Club??

Grandparent time is always a favorite.

Wild monkeys!

That face. Those dog ears... or pigtails... or whatever you call them!

Here's Evangelyn rocking her first set of them!

And here's T playing with her slide whistle and rocking her pigtails too.  She wouldn't sit as still as E (shocker!) so hers didn't turn out quite as well.

Hogging the remote!


T walked over to a bookshelf, picked out this book, and proclaimed, "That's a big book, baby. Let's read it!"

Sometimes it's interesting to see who gets rocked to sleep in the cradle. Each toy is also lovingly serenaded with lullabies, including such favorites as "Go To Sleep, Sweet Duck" and "Go To Sleep, Little Baby Doll."

That's my girl T, taking after her mom with the Starbucks.

They beg for my cup the whole time I'm drinking it, and then when it's as empty as I can get it, they have a go at it.


Silly girls will use anything as a utensil to feed their baby dolls with. Here T is meticulously dipping a hook from her doll cradle into this yellow cup and then placing it on the baby doll's mouth. 
Here's a sweet hat that Gigi's mother made for the girls, modeled by E!

And here is T's version. Once again the girl has an abandoned coffee cup in hand.

Helping Daddy water the plants

If you look closely, you'll see T and E climbing up this inflatable at the church carnival. I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me a little nervous letting them go inside something like this with other bigger kids while I waited outside! This was a first for them and for me. :)

Looking at the camera is apparently SO overrated.

But you can still tell they're super cute in their costumes!

I told them Granddaddy's birthday was coming up, so OF COURSE they went and found their mouse ears to wear! Birthdays = opportunities to wear mouse ears, as far as they are concerned!

At a fall festival at Mrs. Kim's preschool. We discovered that the girls had ballerina costumes that had been given to us ages ago, so that's what they wore to this carnival. Things were so chaotic that this is the only decent picture I took there!

Trick-or-treating with the neighborhood kids! We love living in a neighborhood with lots of littles! :)

T climbing on her Granddaddy's back

I told them to look at Tamsie, and then I realized they were making the same basic face -- so I had to take a picture!

Remembering my Tri Chi Genie days, mom came over before work and had me do her makeup on Halloween. Here she is at the end of the day, genie eyes still intact.

These days, the baby dolls receive a good bit of their food in stacking cups.

This actually happens on a regular basis during snack time!

Chris and I were able to go on a couples' retreat this weekend with church friends, thanks to grandparents who volunteered to keep the girls!! This was our first-ever time away from the girls overnight!

We sure were ready to see the girls when we got back. Here is Chris cuddling with Evie during naptime the next day.

Hanging out with Cliff at the mall!
So things have been pretty busy lately, as usual, but also pretty fabulous! Hope your November is off to a great start! :)

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