Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall has arrived....it's Forest Festival week.

Bethany's allergies are going wild, hence the red, puffy eyes....mums are aplenty.....and the weather is bouncing around like a basketball. Warm and windy days, cold and windy nights, and then cold days, then more warm days.....that's okay. We are enjoying it. I took this first picture last night because it was our first night out to the Forest Festival carnival area. We walked downtown and rode carnival rides for a couple of hours, raced the piggies which is a carnival game, and had carnival food....yum. Their caramel apples are on the counter right now, and it's taking tremendous will power for me to not eat them while they are unattended. :) Hopefully, I'll get some better pictures this week and I'll share. We went to the Buckwheat Festival on Saturday, in the rain, but it was still fun. Mallory's new favorite thing is "harades" -- yep, parades with an h. She is excited for the parades this weekend, and she wants to see the "ween" - queen. We are going to have a week jam-packed with carnival, food, parades, crafts, park activities, and more. Wish you all could be here to enjoy it with us!



Mallory is wearing her new backpack in preparation for church Sunday. She LOVES this thing..thank you, Aunt Shannon. "Little Miss Sunshine"....do you all remember those characters from when some of us were young? There is a whole page of them on my Facebook Photos of Me page. The names aren't right, but there were little books with these characters named for their personalities and moods. Notice in a post below that Jaxson got a backpack that has "Mr. Strong" on it....very appropriate.
Because I took Mal's picture, Bethany posed for one, too. Doesn't she look like a little lady? Where has the time gone?


I loved this one....Game Day cheerleader.

11 comments:

heather said...

I miss my girls... and you too, sis!

Boyz Zone said...

Cute Little Mountaineer!

Bonna Keckley said...

what darling little girls!

deana said...

We just had Mule Days last Saturday. This year I missed stepping in a fresh pile of poop. We still love the parade and especially the clowns.

Staceroo said...

Good thing I wasn't at your house. I wouldn't have had the willpower to stay away from the caramel apples!

Alisa said...

I MISS FALL!!!! It's my favorite season. The leaves don't change here...it's still 90 degrees. The winters are great but I SOOOOO miss the fall!!!

Payne Family said...

So cute, Mandy! Love all the WV gear and Oh, the buckwheat festival! I am jealous! So glad we're connected through our blogs! Love seeing your girls!

Carey

Moffitt Family said...

I love the cheerleader outfit! Are those flowers yours? They're so beautiful - I can't keep anything alive! Your beautiful girls are getting so big!

Amber said...

So cute. I can't believe how big they are. How about that curly hair?? I wish we had fun little fall festivals in Vegas. That sounds so fun!

By the way, thanks for the motivation to blog again! I needed it!

Shannon said...

I can't wait to see them at Christmas!! I love Mal's cheerleader outfit...can you print that pic for me? And the one of the 2 of them on the porch. they are so cute!!!

erin sheely said...

Oh those girls!! Please tell them to stop growing. They look fabulous!