Favorite Quotes

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses
are family happinesses.
Joyce Brothers

I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me
what I have asked of Him.
I Samuel I:27

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

99 Balloons

I have seen this video before, but it was shown on Oprah again on October 28th. Eliot Mooney was born with Trisomy 18 - also known as Edwards Syndrome. He lived for 99 days.

Trisomy 18: At conception, 23 chromosomes from the father and 23 chromosomes from the mother combine to create a baby with a set of 46 chromosomes in each cell. A trisomy occurs when a baby has three #18 chromosomes instead of the normal two.

This is one of the most powerful videos I have ever seen.
I wanted to share this video and also pass along Eliot's legacy.
Please click on the link below to view this video.

JOB 1:21

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fall Festival 2008

This year we went to Fall Festival with Gammie (Tom's Mom), Aunt Julie, and Cousin Carlie. Tom was unable to go, but we took a ton of pictures for him! We had such a great time. There was so much to do!!

Cade dressed up as a Monkey for this event and was the cutest monkey ever! I have to admit, that of all the fun things to do, Cade enjoyed the petting zoo the most. They had goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens, etc. Cade (for some odd reason) liked the pig the most. By the end of the night, this pig had almost demolished the grass from digging. It was crazy how much damage such a small creature could create!!

Here are a few pictures from the festival.
Cade in his Monkey Costume

Cade taking a ride on the Radio Flyer...

Cade and "Mr. Piggy".

Cade with a few of his new Goat friends...

Carlie had a butterfly painted on her face...

while Cade opted for the Monkey face tattoo.
See ya next year!

Monday, October 27, 2008

BOO at the ZOO

This year we decided to take Cade to "BOO at the ZOO". We dressed him up in his Dragon costume and headed out for an evening of family fun. The Fort Worth Zoo has been hosting this event for 17 years now and is the city's longest-running family friendly fall event held for six wild nights. At 5:30 p.m., the Zoo grounds turn into a haven of happy trails, pumpkin patches and treats at every turn.
Some of the activities included:
*Carnival games
*Professional pumpkin carvings
*Hay maze and hay house
*Treat stations throughout the Zoo
*Play areas for the little ghouls
*More animals than ever before (only until dusk. Some of them might be afraid of the dark!)
October 24 - October 29, 2008 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Cade in his Dragon costume!

Taking it all in...

Cade was so excited we had to hold his hand to slow him down!

We love Dragons!

1st Treat Station of the night!!
Cade was hoping for some good stuff!! :)

Daddy and Cade checking out the yummy treats!

Cade's favorite exhibit...THE PENGUINS!!!

We told Cade this was one of "Mana's Cousins".
(Mana is a penguin in Hawaii that Cade was fascinated by)

This one still haunts me. This is an "Alligator Snapping Turtle".
He is scary!!!

The Zoo had some great pumpkin carving exhibits.
Check out the detail! Cade loved how soft it was!

Finally, our little Dragon fell asleep.
All of the excitement just exhausted him.

See ya next year!!

Friday, October 24, 2008


She may be a Spaz.
She may be a Puppy.
She may chew on EVERYTHING!
She may get in the way and get yelled at.
She may dig up the back yard.
She may have eaten 20 pacifiers.
She may have eaten a remote control.
But, she loves Cade with all of her heart.
Annie + Cade = BFF 4 Ever!

And, for that, we LOVE Annie :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Clowing Around

This is what Cade thinks of "going out with Mom and Gam-Gam".
I think he has figured it all out!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

10 days until Halloween!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

NKOTB Rocks!

The New Kids on the Block concert was in Dallas last night (10/19/08) and was AWESOME! Going to the concert as an adult brought back so many memories of when we were 15! I've met 3 of the 5 New Kids and I'd love to meet them again! Thanks to my hubby for being so supportive about going and not teasing me too bad for being a "blockhead"!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

I have been a very good boy this year. I give Mommy and Daddy lots of hugs and kisses and I even share my toys (and food) with the dogs. Mommy said I needed to write to you because I really want a swing for Christmas. My friend Alicia has one at her house and I got to swing in it today and it was THE BEST day ever! Please, Santa!! I am attaching a few pictures so you will know which one!