Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween & Mountain Time

Happy Halloween!

One advantage of having a nine month old is you can pretty much dress them up in whatever you like, and they don't care---well, most of the time. I enjoyed dressing Margaret up all last week in multiple costumes. She was a flower (thank you, Tricia) and a pumpkin a few times, and for the most part she liked it.

Hats--not so much!

Although, she thought Mommy's hat was really funny.

Halloween afternoon we dressed Margaret up in her pumpkin costume and visited a few houses. Our last stop was Grandma and Grandpa's house. Margaret loved her bag of board books--thanks, Grandma and Grandpa!

Daddy even tried on Mommy's hat--he made a great witch! When we got home, Margaret enjoyed greeting the trick-or-treaters, and we tried to get a good shot of our punkin' with our other pumpkins on the front step. Not too successful-she wanted to grab the pumpkins and fly off the steps---

Here's a shot of music class earlier in the week. Margaret loves going to class--it's a great time for us to sing, play, and relax together! She loves to tap the drum and shake the maracas!

One afternoon Wade and I had to wake Margaret up from her nap, and we were shocked to find her like this---

bottom completely up in the air! Hilarious! I guess she really is like Daddy--sometimes he sleeps with his knees in the air---weird!

Last weekend we traveled up to Monteagle again to visit my sister and her family. My nephew, Hudson, had his fall break, so we all took advantage of the extra day off from school. The colors on the mountain were beautiful---here's a wonderful shot off the deck!

I played photographer over the weekend and tried to get some good shots of my sister's family for their Christmas card. I won't show any of them just in case she uses one. It was pretty hard to get a 3 month old, a 31/2 year old, and a 6 six year old to look at me and make a pleasant face all at the same time!

I also took some pictures of Katherine in a basket. Don't ask me why--we were just trying to be creative. Margaret decided she wanted to be in them too!

Did I mention Margaret has some teeth coming in right now? Actually, they have been coming in for over a month, but we can really see and feel them now. Look closely and you'll see them.

Hudson is now in Cub Scouts, and over the past few weeks he built a boat with his dad. Charlie didn't want to miss out on the fun, so he built one too. We ventured down to the lake one afternoon to try them out on the water. Very successful--way to go, guys!!!

Then we headed to the dock to do a little fishin'. The boys loved it and even caught a few fish.

The girls hung out on the porch and enjoyed the peacefulness . . .

and another photo-shoot!

Curious Katherine

and true happiness!