Our new puppy!

And, its name is Piper!! You didn't really think we got another dog did you??? Piper is so curious about the Oscar's crate we keep by the back door. This is actually her 2nd time to sneak into it! The first time she got in trouble and then I thought, "I should have taken pictures!" So, the 2nd time she got in it, I took pics and from now on she'll get in trouble. Yes, I know...great parenting technique!! Ha! She loved it! And, it grosses me out b/c it holds a dirty dog! But, it was still a little bit cute!
On a side note: I cut off Piper's mullet! Geez, the back of her hair grows way faster than the front part. And, she has started saying "Wuv you!" (Love you!) Isn't that great! Makes me melt!


November Happenings

Piper's 1st time to crawl up onto a chair...she's only done it once but she was so proud of herself! Last Saturday I met my mom and grandparents in Guthrie to watch my grandpa take part in a Mason ceremony. Piper and I didn't really see it b/c she wanted to talk loud the entire time so we removed ourselves!
We occasionally eat at this place called Papa's pizzeria and this is Papa! Piper is enamored by him!!
She looks just like her daddy!
Piper and her friend Claire at our house for a playdate. Piper really didn't want her in her chair so she sat on her lap and they both thought it was funny!
Piper just learned how to say 'cheese' when taking a picture!
See...she really likes saying 'Cheese!' This was her first time to do it and she really got into it! Ha!
We've been doing a lot of things lately! It's been a great month. I am beginning to really feel settled and part of this community. I am forming relationships w/other girls and though they aren't solid relationships yet, I see the Lord working and helping me get to know them more and more. Also, He's really opened the door for me to be able to serve other moms and even a widow in our church so that has been very rewarding! I've been very encouraged lately in what the Lord is doing in my life and around me. Piper is really talking using words and has even begun to put two or three word phrases and sentences together! I'm amazed at what she is picking up on! We are looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas!


Happy Halloween!

This was Piper's 1st year to participate in the Halloween festivities! She dressed up as a little 50's girl, wearing a poodle skirt that my mom sewed and I embellished! Friday night, we took her to our church's Harvest Party. She really disliked the Harvest Party! She barely smiled and did cry after looking at the kids dressed up. There was big crowd, lots of noise, and a lot of kids dressed strange...no wonder she was having a problem! But, she didn't have a problem when they let her pick out the candy from the sack! (I forgot to turn the pic..sorry!)
She stood around looking kind of sad like this or clinging to her mama! She held on to her pumpkin really tight and it took her forever to put that Reese's in the pumpkin. I think she thought Daddy might eat it! hehe!
But, by the time we arrived back home she was in her element! (the picture is staged of course!)
Then, on Saturday we went to OKC to hang out w/the Roush's to go watch OSU get slaughtered. Before that, though, we took Piper and Lilly to take some pics on the grounds of Chesapeake b/c they had matching costumes! Yep, my mom sewed two skirts!
Both of the girls had so much fun running around while we took their pics. Well, Chandra took most of the pics w/her fancy smancy camera. These are from my non-fancy camera!
It's tough getting two toddlers to smile and pose, but Lilly sure took care of Piper! She'd hold her hand and try and get her to come back so they could say 'cheese!'
But, that doesn't mean she has to be happy about helping keep Piper in line!
They are two cuties that is for sure and they really had fun together that day! While we parents got to go to the football game, Lilly's Grams and Gramps came over and took the girls trick or treating and to Chick-fil-a to play and eat! They said the girls had fun but Piper was a bit serious and really clung on to her candy bag! Am I surprised about that report??? Nope, not a bit! Hope your Halloween was fun and your candy jars are brimming over now!