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Monday, October 24, 2016

Standard October weekend

How can one live in a world where cold fronts arrive right in time for the weekend and still doubt the goodness of God...? 

I don't have pictures to show for it, but we kicked off the weekend with dinner on the patio at Live Oak Grill with some friends on Friday night. Covered patio, fenced in grassy area with play equipment for the kids, and queso on the menu, so pretty much the greatest thing ever. 

Saturday was the same routine we've been practicing for several weeks now: soccer in the morning and Aggie football in the afternoon. We sprinkled in a lunchtime picnic at the park to spice things up a bit. 

As usual, Clara opted not to participate in the game because she was "so tired" [Insert eye roll here], but you better believe she had the pep back in her step when it came time for the post-game snacks to be doled out. At least Colby played, and if I do say so myself, he looked pretty cute doing it:

Pumpkin photo sesh break during the A&M game

Making Halloween cookies!


After: nailed it!

After church on Sunday, we hit up the pumpkin patch at the church across the street from ours. It ended up being a flop for us, so after I spent an hour or two pouting about it, I put on my big girl panties and decided to make the most of the afternoon. And that we did:

Went on a walk to the store to get a few more pumpkins

Painted pumpkins (clothing optional)

Carved a jack-o-lantern

...dined al fresco, dressed up in last year's Halloween capes/masks, watched a couple of "spooky" cartoons, read our new Halloween book...

and checked out our jack-o-lantern in action before hitting the hay!

October, I heart you.


  1. I spy Davis's old jams! I'm glad you were able to make the most of the pretty weekend despite a couple of flops here and there - wish we could have enjoyed it with you more!!

  2. Aw what a fun weekend! The Halloween cookies made me laugh. I have two sugar cookie recipes, one that makes perfect shapes but doesn't taste as good, and one that makes bloated cookies but tastes amazing. Taste > appearance.

  3. Hey, at least you attempt Halloween cookies!! I can't say the same!

    Way to make the most of the weekend. Sounds like a super fun Sunday!

  4. Bahahahaha at those cookies. And thanks for reminding me that we should probably carve a pumpkin. Ick. Hope Clara isn't "too tired" for soccer one of these days, but glad she can get pumped up for the snacks still!!

  5. So many cute pictures of your soccer-playing, Aggie punkins! :)