Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Texas, a birthday and a blessing

    This month has been busy!  We had lots to do!  One thing that we did....we went to San Antonio, Texas to see Clint's side of the family (who live there, which is all but one sister in Indiana) and actually Clint's brother and family just moved from Wichita Falls, Tx. to Oklahoma city, OK. a few months ago for a better job.  They are still close though, so they came down as well and we got to see them.
    Anyway, one of his sister's, Danielle, just had a baby at the end of September.  I think it was the 22nd.  (If I'm wrong, Danielle, when you read this you can correct me in a comment.)  We went for the blessing of little Macy Samantha.  Also while we were there, her older brother, James was turning 5, so they had a Monster Halloween party for him.  It was a good weekend!  We all enjoyed being with one another.  The kids got to play with and get to know their cousins better, even Elsa was including herself more with her cousins.  We were happy to see that.  The party was fun, the blessing day went well and Macy got totally spoiled from all the people wanting to hold her.  On Monday, just our family, Danielle's family and her husband's parents went to see the Alamo.  Can't go to San Antonio and not see the Alamo, right?  It was pretty cool and the kids loved it especially when, as they walked in, a man, who worked there, handed them all a scavenger hunt paper.  They were excited to find everything on that list.  It was so fun to watch them! We spend about 2 hours there, then said our good-bye's and started our loooong journey home.
Regan (Uncle Jake's girl), Abby and Elsa making their goody bags at the party
Elsa, Calvin, Connor (Uncle Jake's boy) and Regan eating their cake

Spider Abby making her goody bag

Clint loved holding Macy!

Kit Kittredge (Elsa) ready to go to the Hobo Jungle in her hobo clothes

Connor also loved to hold little Macy

Abby holding Macy...she was happy about it
She's going through some kind of phase where she thinks she's smiling. :)

Abby with the rest of James friends eating cake

Danielle asked me if I would do the face painting, so that was my handy work.
(It's a spider with a bow....just in case you were wondering)

I forgot to mention that on Saturday night we went to a pumpkin patch.  We just took pictures though because the pumpkins were really expensive.

 Elsa, Abby, Regan, Dallin, Connor, James, Macy and Calvin in front.

 What cute kids!
 All the Singer cousins together!

 Our beautiful niece, Regan

 All the cousins with Aunt Steph

 Our good lookin' nephew, Connor
 All of them and Aunt Danielle

 Watch it Dallin...that pumpkin looks heavy!  ;)
Our silly nephew, James as Puss in Boots.  (They were giving out posters and masks to promote the new Puss n' Boots movie.)

 Us, Danielle's family, and her husband, Anthony's parents at the Alamo
 I had to take a picture of the girls drinking from the drinking fountain.  Don't ask me why.
Us in front of the Alamo

 Running to the cannon that they finally found.
 The kids in front of the well they had to find.
Clint and the kids with Steph right before we left to go home.
 Just the kids and Aunt Steph
 The kids, Aunt Steph and Aunt Tracy 
(Steph's best friend and "adopted" member of the Singer family.)
 The kids by the cannon!
 Another drinking fountain picture, this time Abby needed a drink.
 All of us except little Macy, who was sound asleep in her stroller.
 Our family with Aunt Steph
 The kids on the way home....when they were awake they weren't this nice to each other....or this quiet.
Well, we obviously made it home safe and sound and had a wonderful time.  Now onto Halloween!

Oh yeah!  BTW, in the last post, Who's that pumpkin head?  It was Calvin...I know....shocker! 

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Glad you all could come. It was fun. Too bad you couldn't stay longer!!

Of course...you have to go to the Alamo when you visit San Antonio!

Glad the cousins all had a great time.

Yes...little M was spoiled that weekend for sure...She has been wanting to be held a lot more this past week.