Friday, November 16, 2012


We took a very quick road trip to Dallas recently primarily to go to the Dallas Arboretum. We thought we might also throw in the State Fair, but a little thing called the UT/OU game got in our way by means of thousands of people. We thought that might work in our favor at the Arboretum, but that place was packed.

We took Gavin here when he was 16 months old and I instantly fell in love with the beauty of the grounds.

Can you believe this was 3 years ago???
 During the fall season, the Arboretum sets up an elaborate display of pumpkins of all sorts of shapes and sizes. We got an added bonus of the Chihuly glass exhibit.


Neither kiddo was too interested in taking pictures, but we got a few obligatory pumpkin patch pics and then took in the rest of the sites.


It was totally worth the two day turnaround and countless pit stops because of a certain preschoolers pint-sized bladder. I'm hoping this will be an annual tradition.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kats and Knights

We dressed up our chicakedees yesterday for a night of fun at our church's Fall Festival. This year the festival was taken to Farrington Mission near downtown to share with surrounding neighbors of the fifth ward.

The kids, or should I say Gavin because Ava had no idea where she was, had a great time. He played games, ate candy, jumped in the bounce house and heard a Bible story using glow sticks. We didn't take our camera with us, but took a few pictures before we left. Gavin was a knight complete with his sword and shield and Ava was La La Kitty Kat, the nickname Gavin gave her before she was born. Without further adieu....