Saturday, October 31, 2009

10 minute trick-or-treating

  • 1: Take screaming baby and throw on a lion costume.
  • 2: Take a know it all toddler and insert into ladybug costume.
  • 3. Make sure kids have shoes on before they make a beeline for the door.
  • 4. Have the camera ready (we mean have your finger on the button-so you can catch the fleeting smile)
  • 5. Go to neighbor #1 who has the bowl of candy that says "please take ONE"... Yeah, Right.
  • 6. Go to neighbor #2 who doesn't answer the door, but is clearly home.
  • 7. Go to neighbor #3 who opens the door before you even have to ring the doorbell and lets the toddlers pick their own candy... Sophie grabbed the whole bowl.
  • 8. Go to neighbor #4 who comes to the door, but doesn't have any candy and forgot it was Halloween. Oh Come On!
  • 9. Go home!
Our trick or treating went from 6:45- 6:55. What can we expect from a couple of 1 year olds? All in all, it was a very successful night! Enjoy TONS of pictures. These are for the Grandmas!
We were so speedy- all Becky had time to take a picture of was our behinds.
Cute as a bug!
King of the neighborhood!
She thinks she's flying!
I am Austin... Hear me ROAR! The Spoils.
THE PUMPKIN PATCH We bought the first pumpkin Sophie liked. (But gave it to Austin shhhhhhhhh) Sophie made it through the maze. It was pretty easy if a 1 year old can do it... We'll skip that part next year. Austin's favorite part was the bunnies. He tried to strangle the duck, but that's okay because there was another one. Sophie actually petted the was shocking since she usually whines if any animal gets too close to her. Oh and then she almost poked it's eye out!
What talent Uncle Bryce and Aunt Becky have at carving pumpkins! This is my masterpiece I call "Haunted Austin." I thought I would be artistic and try to carve his face into a pumpkin... I think I'll wait a few years, or twenty, before trying this again. Can you see any resemblance? Happy Halloween from the Barons and the Carpenters!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Here's the long awaited video of Austin walking. He's been walking for about a month and finally walking more than crawling (not that we're encouraging that.) I don't know what's going on with the open mouth... maybe that helps him stay balanced? Ah! We love our guy!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Everything's bigger in Texas.

Everything really is bigger in Texas- just look at the pictures...
The Cows
The butter sculptures. Yes, there was an entire room made of butter.
The Water fountains
We've had Andrew's parents and sisters in town for the weekend. It has been SO nice having live in babysitters.
Thanks Barons for an awesome weekend!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

One Man's Trash...

Is my treasure!!! I've been very busy. Enough said. :)
I'll post more house pictures soon!

The Cutest Little Longhorn

Arn't they cute?! Chick-fil-a ran a promotion that gave away free sandwiches if you wore "team garb". It was the motivation we needed to get out of our sick beds and out the door. I hope we didn't contaminate the rest of North Texas... but the swine flu... H1N1... (is that the PC term?) is going around anyway.
Austin's new fashion statement. The glasses save his eyes from the camera that's constantly pointed at him.
I've been a yard sailing maniac lately. I am a sucker for a good deal. I got these balls for 4$. I won't go into detail about how I spent an hour trying to bleach the balls, but I think it was money well spent! Now I just need to figure out how to get Austin to stay and play with the balls instead of just throwing them onto the floor.