Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Long time no blog...pics, pics, and more pics

Good grief...I knew I wouldn't post every day, but thought I could manage once a week. Guess not, LOL! Things have just been so hectic around here lately...guess that happens to all of us.
I'm finding that the older Rachel gets, the less time I have to get online...a laptop would certainly come in handy! It's difficult to find time to squirrel away in the office when there's a toddler in the house.
What have we been up to?...We finally got our coffee table and end tables, praise the Lord! Took about a month, but we've got em, and Rachel can't tip them over, woohoo!
Here are some pics from the Centennial Parade...I have yet to scrap any of them yet...just haven't felt inspired to do it yet...

I'm a big Dr. Seuss fan, so had to take these pics of Horton & the Cat in the Hat.
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Here's Grand Marshall James Garner, who hails from Norman (home of that guy Toby...)
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And speaking of Toby, no, he wasn't there, but I had to take this pic for you anyway, Tina! It's as close as I'll get to him, I'm sure!
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I love the Native American dance finery...
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Finally, Miss America Lauren Nelson...we've seen her twice in the past couple months.
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We did have a good time, and have finally caught the parade on DVD...for posterity's sake more than anything else. This next month is the big Centennial concert and fireworks show...looking forward to that.
Also in November, the first of OKC's new river taxis should be arriving. They won't be in full operation until sometime in the spring, but I think it'll be great fun. It'll be a 45 minute ride, and once the American Indian Cultural Center opens on the river next year, it should be very convenient for us to just hop on the boat and head to the museum & Bricktown.

So much for all of that! The end of October brings 2 things to mind...Rachel's birthday, and Halloween costumes. Rachel's birthday was over the weekend, and boy did she enjoy herself! Her sisters, niece and NiNi (forget Nana, it's NiNi when she says it, LOL) were there. DH grilled burgers, and we had dinner and then let her open up her presents. Her favorite thing, by far, was a set of dishes, cups, and flatware. That's about all she's wanted to play with since. She even took one of the cups to bed with her! If she gets a snack, she'll dump it out of whatever it's put on, and put it on one of her play dishes...she's really enjoying them. So, NiNi has decided to get her a toy kitchen set for Christmas...she'll be in hog heaven then, I'm sure!
Here are some party pics:

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Finally, we went to a Halloween carnival at OSU-OKC last week...Rachel does not like scary costumes or masks of any kind! She got some candy, and tried to give it to everyone else! The next day, we went to Storybook Forest and she was able to go meet lots of different fairy tale characters, and trick or treat there...she did learn what those trick or treat pumpkins were for! I was impressed though...while some kids where grabbing HANDFULS of candy, and leaving not much for everyone else, Rachel would reach in and take one, and only one...which is good, since I didn't really want her to have much candy anyway. We ended up giving most of it to her sisters, and she kept the lollipops. Here she is in the costume that NiNi made for her...

I scrapped it with Tracy Drane's 50s Diner kit:
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Finally, I've been working on my family heritage book for the Lifepreserver Chat at Seaside Scraps...it's every Wednesday night at 8 CST (except for this week...no chat due to the holiday). I did this entymology LO using Cheryl Whitesel's Josie kit...now I'm thinking of doing another one, but with family names. Time to go do some research into Coat of Arms!

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Hugs to yall...and I'll try to do better about posting!

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