Monday, October 16, 2017


Kenny is on his way home from High Point Market as we speak and this market turned out to be a doozy! Walker is about to be 3 and I am feeling every moment of it! He is exerting his will and opinion a whole lot making this market a whole new ball game with Kenny gone. Plus Elle's social calendar is no joke. We were very busy and I am tired! It was a whirl wind for sure. I am not really sure the rest of October is going to slow down one single bit. It may get even crazier.  But we will make it through!

The weekdays always go by really quickly but the weekends can be hard because the days can be long. So I got really brave and took the kids to the football game all by myself!  The game was at 11 so our tailgate didn't even go up so we just went to campus and walked into the game. It also worked out really great because Missy and Jack had extra seats so Elle was super happy to sit with two of her good friends Audrey and Ella and I had extra hands to help with Walker.  It was a really pretty day but pretty hot. And the bulldogs played okay against BYU. We won but that doesn't really mean much. We did have a whole lot of fun at the game and we stayed for every minute of it because we didn't have anywhere else to be! After the game was over we made our way back to the car and came home to rest and hang out. 

Sunday morning we went to Sunday school and church service and then went to eat at the country club for lunch. That afternoon we watched Halloween movies and Elle and I had a little mini pseudo sleepover in Daddy fashion where we watched America's Funniest Videos while we cuddled!  While it wasn't the easiest market and I am so happy Kenny gets home today we are always so thankful for Kenny and working so hard. I know it is so hard for him to be out of town because he misses us like crazy! I am going to include some pictures I sent him over the week too! 
Elle got her eyes checked at school last week and they made these fun glasses while they each took their turn. She has perfect vision but the glasses look pretty cute on her!
Last Friday was a dress down day and Elle wanted to wear jeans and not just a SA t-shirt. I wasn't ready but she did look pretty cute. So big!

Walker was decked out for Maroon Friday.
Sometimes I get to the preschool early enough to spy on Walker while he plays outside and last Friday he and his friend Jack were both wearing their Bulldog outfits and riding these tractors and it was the cutest thing! I had to get their picture! Sweet boys!
Elle, Mary Kenway and Piper
Elle had a friend's birthday party after school on Friday and I had friends take her and bring her home because I knew taking Walker into the movie theatre and then leaving without seeing an actual movie was just asking for a disaster. Elle had a great time riding with friends and at the party where she got to see My Little Pony for a second time!

All the girls waiting for the movie to start!
Walking into the game. It took us a long time to get to our seats but we made it with plenty of time to go to the potty and get our first snacks of the game before the game started.
Me and my silly boy with his tongue out.
Ringing his cowbell for the Bulldogs!
Lunch time and time for some hot dogs!
We got out the coloring books to get through some of the second half.
Pretty girl looking for Bully.
I love going places with Missy because she has the new iPhone and the camera on it and it is so amazing and she always gets the best pictures of the kids!
Elle and mommy!
Ella, Elle and Audrey

All ready for church. Missing Daddy!
Enjoying the best cinnamon rolls after Sunday school.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


So with October comes the pumpkin patch! When we moved to Starkville we were so lucky to have a wonderful place to go called Country Pumpkins. We have never missed a year although up until this year we have gone on a weekday. Before Elle was in school we always went on a weekday morning and I think last year we may of checked her out of school a little early to go. So we are used to having the place to ourselves for the most part.  We for sure have never been on a Saturday on a off weekend and Fall Break! Elle made me laugh because she was so excited to do the fun slides but when we got there she said, "I don't want to go on the slide because there are people on it." She quickly got over it but it was somewhat crowded when we got there and very crowded when we left but we still had the best time. We stayed a long time and were all hot and dirty by the time we left!

We started off the morning with donuts from Shipley's. And it is about a 30 minute drive to the pumpkin patch so Elle asked if we could get a Redbox for the ride and we said why not!
Walker was super happy with his donut holes and Elle was too!

Elle and Daddy picking out some movies for our very short drive.

When we got there we did the slides because Elle was excited to do them but then we made a smart decision and let the kids ride the train and we all did the hayride together. Walker was loving it all, although he got a little upset right when the train was pulling out because he realized I wasn't going with him but he got over it and was very happy when he pulled back into the station. Elle liked it but said it was very bumpy. Which she is right because I remember that when I rode it with her when I was very pregnant with Walker!

Getting ready for the train ride!
Uh oh. Not happy as they were pulling out.

The train ride is pretty long and covers a large area so Kenny and I goofed off a little bit while they were off on their ride. We have laughed and laughed at these pictures below because we stuck our faces in these things and took pictures of each other but later on when I walked back by this thing with Elle I realized that it wasn't a place to stick your face for pictures but a bean bag toss game. We have just cracked up so many times. We are so old and silly!
As you can see now there are bean bags allllll around the dang thing!
Yep.  I got a picture too.
We pretended we were on a child free date at the pumpkin patch for 30 seconds.
Getting ready to ride the hay ride that goes all over the farm.

Another family picture where Walker refuses to look at the person taking the picture.


We sat right behind the tractor and Walker loved it.

After the hayride we had a snack under their heavy duty fans to cool off. 
Mississippi trips to the pumpkin patch are hot!

Annual pictures in front of the measuring stick.

This year with Elle being older she wanted to do the corn maze. We had never done it in the past and it turned out to be really fun! We had to look for 10 different number tags and it turned out to be somewhat hard. We went all over the entire maze and the kids liked the adventure of it all!
Family picture before we set off into the maze!

Map of the corn maze.
Walking through the maZe!
Found one of the tags! We had to write them down on the tag as we found them.
Having some fun in the corn maze.

Elle was excited to find this corn but then she realized it had 
ants on it which is why she is making this face.
Elle loved doing these barrel roll things.
Playing on all the old tractors they have there.

We went out for mexican for lunch after we got back to town and Kenny took this picture because my pet peeve is when they set my tacos down in the rice and beans and then they get soggy and then this happens. I call it taco blowout and it stinks.

After lunch we considered going to see a movie but Elle just wanted to go home and play so we did. And I let the kids help me make a big pot of chili and we all ate chili and watched Casper before we went to bed. It was a fun fall night to end our fun fall day!
Elle and Daddy enjoying their chili.