Friday, October 31, 2008

Oh, and...

Happy Halloween and Homecoming!

State Fair of Texas

Okay, everyone sing along:
"Our state fair is a great state fair!
Don't miss it, don't even be late!"

 I love the fair! I've been several times over the years, and wanted Brian to experience it with me and my family. So... on the Sunday after the OU/Texas game... which ended up being the most crowded day of the fair all year... my mom, dad, sister, grandparents, aunt and cousin joined me and Brian for 7+ hours of food, shows, and games. We all had a great time and can't wait to go again next year!

Brian and I parked at a Dart station and rode the train and then a shuttle down to the fairgrounds... Thanks to my sister-in-law, Allison, we used 2 free "teacher" tickets!

With Big Tex himself...

Our dinner consisted of a turkey leg, roasted corn, fried snickers, and a lemonade! We also ate Fletcher's corn dogs, onion rings, Texas twisters, and several other things I can't think of right now... 

Who won the only prize of the night?! That's right, it was me! I shot one of those water-gun things into a hole and made the line rise the fastest! We brought the lady-bug prize home for Mia to tear up at some point.
I'll post pics of that when the time comes...

We didn't actually ride the giant ferris wheel, but besides Big Tex, it's the classic symbol of the State Fair to me!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where do I even start?

I think I owe some of you blog-stalkers an apology... it's been over a month since I last posted! Ironically, it's not because we haven't done anything "blog worthy"... it's because there were too many things to blog about... I got overwhelmed and didn't know where to start! I'm gonna try to post one a day until I catch up.. here goes!

Kinley's 1st Birthday!

The cute set-up...

The birthday girl... not sure about all of the madness...

The Ballard kids decided it would be a good idea to show everyone how they can all eat an entire regular sized cupcake in one bite.

Then my husband, true to form, could not leave it at that...
He insisted on "one-upping" them all by shoving TWO regular sized cupcakes into his mouth at one time.
I'm so proud! ...or not!

It's no joke, folks.... He swallowed them both!