Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's State Fair Time!

One of the many great things about living in Texas is going to the State Fair in the fall!  We are still enjoying several "firsts" with Joelle, and the fair did not disappoint!  

Of course we ate LOTS of food... who doesn't?!

 We tried out all of the gadgets that are far too expensive for this family.
 And, Joelle LOVED feeding the animals :)
 She was a little surprised about how large camels are in real life :)
 The ABC song she sings at school has Yakkity Yak in it, so this guy was a fav of hers!
 Everyone loves a zebra!
 We waited until the sun went down to ride any rides.  She was *patiently* waiting for that moment :)

 On our first ride!

 I about choked her to death on every ride.  I waited far too long for this girl to let her fall out!!!
 It was definitely a success!
 Her first solo ride!
 Riding with friends!

 I was NOT thinking before I agreed to do this slide.  We had to walk all the way up there... and, ummmm I haven't worked out in MONTHS!
 But it was definitely worth it!
We may have tummy-aches from eating too much, but we enjoyed every minute of it!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Could it be Fall?!

From what I just googled, tomorrow marks the first day of fall.  Could it be true?!  Might we finally be out of the summer months?!  Normally, I am a summer girl through and through.  I love short, t-shirts, and flip-flops.  I'm also quite fond of laying by the pool to work on my tan, BUT this year I've just about had enough!  I don't know if it's because I have a 4-year old now, but the heat has just about gotten the best of us.  I'm ready to sit outside and watch my little love play without being drenched in sweat, ha!

The good thing about Texas in the fall is that we can still swim and enjoy the last bit of warm weather.  We don't have to pull out our winter clothes just yet!  And we can finally go to all the outdoor places and enjoy ourselves again!  So, this morning we decided that a trip to the Dallas Arboretum was a must.
 It was a seriously beautiful day, and the Pumpkin Village is my favorite!  We have spent the last few weeks trying to explain fall and Halloween to Joelle, so this was the perfect opportunity to show her what fall in Texas is all about!
 Side-note... where did my baby girl with chubby cheeks go?!  She's growing into a beautiful young lady way too stinkin' fast!
 Precious!  We aren't sure if her teeth are ever going to grow in :)

 She tried to take several of the pumpkins home... umm that's stealing, baby girl!

 Houses made of pumpkins?!  Yes, please!

 Her favorite part was most definitely the hay maze!  She ran through it a few times :)

 Is this real corn, Mama?!

 She's a daddy's girl... no questions asked!
 OHHH, and her hair?!  I've been trying to tackle putting it into the perfect little puffs!  We are loving this hairstyle because it lasts for a while and gives her the ponytails that she has been asking for!  I *think* I may be getting the hang of it, but they aren't quite perfect yet!!!  Thankfully she is pretty patient with me while I'm learning :)  We only shed a few tears this past time :/
Happy Fall, Y'all!