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Sunday, October 31, 2010


When I decided to make Annaleigh's costume for her first Halloween I thought it was a great idea to make a spider costume, that way when she crawled around she would look just like a creepy crawlie. However, I didn't think that 2 days before Halloween she would decide that crawling was no longer the thing to do! None the less, she was too cute in her Halloween costume, though she refused to wear the little black hat that went with it. Instead we went with the orange bow to let everyone know that she is a girl spider.

It was a challenge to get her to hold still for any pictures - we had to settle for a bunch of blurry ones instead!

Checking out the pumpkins.

Our first year as a three-pumpkin family!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hockey Night

I was way psyched when I saw that the Sabres would be playing the Dallas Stars in Texas this year, and was even more excited when my parents got AWESOME tickets to the game. Chris, Sarah, AJ and I drove up to Dallas the day before Halloween to watch the game. We had diner at the Hard Rock Cafe, which always makes me feel like a tourist, and walked to the arena. As much as I love HSBC Arena, the Dallas Stars arena is gorgeous - It even has a huge screen outside on which we could watch the World Series while waiting to get in.
We were impressed with how many Buffalo fans there were. We even got a pretty good chant going! However, all the Buffalo pride in the world couldn't have helped the Sabres. Didn't someone tell them it was my birthday? The 4-0 shutout was a bit of a downer, but we still had fun. It just means that the next time the Sabres are within driving distance we will have to go to the game to watch them redeem themselves.

At the Hard Rock

At the game - while we were still smiling!

Lalime doing what he did all night - nothing.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Great Pumpkin

Though we went to the pumpkin patch in Temple before Halloween, we decided to wait until closer to the actual holiday before we bought pumpkins. You northerners would not believe how fast a pumpkin will rot down here, as we discovered our first year in Texas when we woke up to pumpkin mush on our front porch!

Annaleigh once again loved the pumpkins, and got to pick out her own little pumpkin for the occasion.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Farm

A week before Halloween we went to Silo Christmas Tree Farm in Temple with the Kruger's for the pumpkin patch and fall activities that are held there each year. We had a great time with the kids - both Braden and Annaleigh had a ton of fun. We went on a hay ride, paid $3 to feed some goats (crazy considering we know two goats that would love to be fed for free) and checked out all of the pumpkins. It was a lot of fun, and a great way to get ready for Annaleigh's first Halloween.
Someone loves the pumpkins.

Stephanie, Braden and Dustin on the hay ride.

Our own little goat chowing down on some hay.

Annaleigh was unsure about the goats. After my extensive experience with goats, I don't blame her.

Every time we see Braden I am impressed with what a good big brother he is going to be - he loves to share!

This is Annaleigh's new "excited" face. She is crazy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

10 months!

This month - once again- has been full of changes. Annaleigh has been "cruising' along the couch and coffee table for a while now, but this month she started to take steps all by herself. She is still pretty wobbly, but she is quite proud of herself! Crawling is still the favored mode of moving, and I think it will stay that way until she can walk faster than she can crawl. If you haven't noticed yet, she has two bottom chompers, and keeps sucking in her top lip like the top gums are hurting. I think it will just be a matter of time until she has some top teeth too. (I will be glad when AJ stops singing that annoying "All I want for Christmas" song too!)

I think one of my favorite things that she has started to do is crawl to someone to pull herself up on their legs. She looks straight up at you with the cutest face - who can resist picking her up?