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Spring is right around the corner… we hope!

Last weekend, our nephew, Henry, came over for a few hours to play with Lennox. The weather was beyond beautiful so we made sure to get outside and have some fun! The weather was close to 80 degrees. Yes, 80 degrees (followed by a day in the 20s… Texas is weird y’all!).

So what do you do when it’s nice outside with little kids? Sidewalk chalk of course! chalk

 

 

Lennox and Henry had fun coloring. Henry colored a picture for his soon to be little brother, “Fire trucky” and Lennox was coloring an apple (like on her shirt!). They kept helping each other and it was so sweet watching them play so nicely together. It’s so nice that they don’t fight much anymore; although, Lennox is quite the tattle tail! henry-lennox-chalkcousins-playing-outsidehenry-sidewalk-chalk

After a while, chalk was done and it was time to play some soccer, red light / green light and red rover! They had a blast, but you pretty much can’t play outside in shorts without getting a scratched knee, right? First of the season for Lennox…lennox-scratched-knee

I just like this picture – she is probably so annoyed with me taking pictures of her all the time. This is just her MOMM..REALLY? face!
lennox-mommmmmAnd just as we were going in, we spotted a “flower” growing in the front yard – among all the dead grass. Spring must be just around the corner… we hope!
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Trick or Treating with HawkGirl

On Halloween I revealed Lennox’s DIY Hawkgirl costume, but today I’m sharing pictures from Trick or Treating. We had two Trick or Treating events this Halloween. The day before Halloween we went trick or treating at my work – Lennox always has fun with this, as it isn’t so often that she gets to come to work with me! Henry was of course there too since my sister works for the same company – they had a great time with the candy, games and party!

witch-broom-gamehawkgirl-firemanAlso – There are a few of her classmates that have parents who work where I do, so she got to meet up with them and she was so excited!lennox-friendsAnd then on Halloween evening, we headed out in our neighborhood for some “real” trick or treating! They were troopers and big kids! They hit more neighborhood than they have in the past year and had so much fun. Trick or Treats and Thank You’s were abundant – I was so proud of her!

She, of course, was Hawkgirl and Henry was a Fireman!

cousins-trick-or-treatingLennox wanted Kyle and I to dress up too so although we did not have real costumes we represented the Justice League together – Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and  Wonder Woman!

justice-league-family-halloweenWe took our pictures and then Hawkgirl was READY TO GO!hawkgirl trick or treating  hawkgirl-halloween-costume hawkgirl-kid-costume trick-or-treating The best costumes and sights that we saw this year were not from trick or treaters but those giving out the candy! We saw Mike & Sully from Monsters University and Shrek had a real donkey!!

funny halloween sightsLennox and Henry had a great time this Halloween and I can’t wait to see what they decide to dress up as next year!

And as a quick flashback – here is Lennox through the years!halloween costumes

An Evening at the Pumpkin Patch

We made our annual trip to the local pumpkin patch on Monday evening. Our nephew, Henry, was having a school event there so we joined him for the evening. We always head to Halls Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine / Colleyville area. It really is quite nice without being too huge. They have lots of pumpkins, set ups for pictures, cars, tractors, a hay ride, animals and a corn maze. It’s fun taking the same pictures every year to watch how Lennox has grown. You can see how much smaller she was last year!

I took SO many pictures – here are a handful of my favorites! I have a great comparison picture I will post soon too!

IMG_8210Surprisingly enough, we actually got a picture together too! IMG_8225IMG_8260This is the shot I get every single year – love this truck!IMG_8270This is what Lennox called her “Scary” face! She’s so scary, huh?IMG_8294And her surprised face….IMG_8296Last year, Lennox couldn’t even get up on the tractor on her own – this year – she did it all by herself. IMG_8305IMG_8309I say, we have entered the fake, cheesy smile stage! IMG_8350After a while, Henry arrived! IMG_8357You would never know they loved each other…IMG_8369We headed into the corn maze. It’s the best one I’ve been to! We even let them lead the way. We did some circling and wrong turns but they eventually got us out!IMG_8401IMG_8453Gosh, when did they get so big?IMG_8482ALL THE PUMPKINS!IMG_8503This is the pumpkin patch! Love how quaint it seems. IMG_8506Lennox and Henry’s scary faces! Not so scary kids!IMG_8535What a little ham…lennox-pumpkin-patch-2013This year Kyle couldn’t come with us – because last year he learned the hard way that he is allergic to hay! oops! But, either way, it was another successful trip to the pumpkin patch.