Happy Halloween 2014

Dayla was a peacock this year. I LOVED her costume….so beautiful!


Sebastian didn’t want to dress up.

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But I managed to get August into a lobster costume for about 15 minutes…which was so cute that it was totally worth it.


There was also the parade as usual at Dayla’s school.
Every year the teachers dress up in theme together…I loved this year’s theme!




A little Wizard of Oz for you? So great!

School friends….


…trick or treating with our neighbors…

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…and jack o lanterns….


….all made for a very happy Halloween!

San Antonio

A little while back Daniel’s work split their corporate office between San Diego and San Antonio. This means that every once in a while Daniel will have to fly out to San Antonio to get some work done. My husband makes me feel so loved…cause he always asks me to come along.

This time he asked I had a ton of work to do (October is my busy season), but Daniel convinced me I would have more editing time without the big kids around. I also liked the perk of getting to have date nights without having to pay a baby sitter. So we dropped the older two kids with Grandma and Papa (thank you Grandma and Papa!), and spent our babysitting money on a plane ticket for me.

August tagged along for his first flight. He loved it.

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San Antonio surprised me! The food was great! The ice cream was great!

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The date nights were so relaxing and fun!

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This was a great day date we had….eating at “The Luxury” and spending the rest of the day at the museum across the street.

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We had a great trip. I can’t wait to go back again sometime.

Oma’s Pumpkin Patch

In years past we have gone to Bates Nut Farm for our pumpkin patch experience. Two years ago when Dayla was in PEPP, I went on a field trip with her to Oma’s Pumpkin Patch. It is a family run dairy farm that opens it’s gates for children and a “pumpkin patch” for the fall. When we went for the field trip, I knew immediately I would probably never go back to Bates Nut Farm. Oma’s is AMAZING. This year we went for the first time as a family together.




This is why Oma’s is my favorite pumpkin patch of all time. Not only is it completely family owned and operated…there is more.

When you go on the hay ride you get to see the dairy farm. They have pretend cows you can “milk”. They have a hay maze, a petting zoo, a play ground, homemade games to play, a cotton seed mountain to slide down, tractors to play on, and of course your admission includes a pumpkin to take home. They really do a fantastic job. So this year we went as a family and just the best day ever. Dayla was the sweetest big sister to her brothers. The kids had such a blast and enjoyed every little bit. They even let me take non-stop pictures which I adored because the light was just right.

It was a great, great day.The only tears were when we had to go home.