Monday, November 24, 2008

Ok, so after a few years on blogger, I'm finally changing my blog title. Referring BACK to my first post ever when Josh and Gretchen gave me tons of creative ideas, I'm finally settling on 'The Coop Loop'. It's kind of fitting for the types of posts that I do.

So anyway, thanks was between that and "Blogging will never catch on". Hehe.

She's a hat Girl

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'm big too

I was putting Maddie's curlers in last night, and Laila was fascinated with them. Eventually I gave her one, and she toddled around the house with her precious curler, repeatedly putting it on top of her head. We got the message and put one in for her.
Then, of course, Grayson wanted one.

All Aboard!

So we went on the annual Polar Express trip to Danville's festival of trees. It starts at the Mall where they do the pajama contest. They had a winner for girls, boys, and families. Then we loaded onto our buses (they actually didn't smell horrible) and made a pit stop at McDonalds where they had our hot chocolate ready for us in spill-proof cups. The paper had boasted of "hot chocolate and chocolate candy with nougat centers white as snow" aka: bite size Charleston Chews! : ) AND we sang Christmas carols all the way there.
When we got to the 'North Pole' there were dozens of elves ringing bells and greeting us. Covington had a group there (Kennedy Fye was with them!) and they sang the songs off of the movie. It was really well done!
Then the Mayor read them the Polar Express and Santa made an appearance.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Death of the Pumpkins

Greg enjoys destroying things, so every year after Halloween he takes the much-labored-over jack-o-lanterns and throws them as hard as he can, far as he can, high as he can.
This picture was taken just before the annual smashing of the pumpkins-(see pumpkins to the right)
This picture was just after Greg hit Maddie in the face with a piece of pumpkin(ok, it was an accident). Very Hard. If you click on the picture you may be able to see the welt on her face...
she really didn't care...she enjoys destroying things too.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Election Day, Everyone!

This is it! God is sovereign. He has the right, power, and wisdom to do whatever he will do/allow.
I must say I am ready for it to be over! The back and forth on BOTH sides. I want to watch the Today show again without wanting to send them emails about their UNfair and NOT balanced coverage.
Anyway...happy voting!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Shrek, Dronkey, and Gangster-mania!

Maddie was SO excited about her gangster costume...I don't think there was anyone we ran into that didn't already know what she was going to be!

Laila's head piece was a little big and kept falling over her face...she didn't care...she just kept going. Grayson's big head filled his out fine. : )

Kyle and Grayson

I love Kaylee's rubix cube! Homemade costumes are hands down the best!
Annual pumpkin carving...

This one just shows the back of Dronkey...her tail was cute wagging behind her.

This is 'pumpkin man'. We got him at Cracker Barrel a few years ago...he has a motion sensor on him and when you go by he says, "would you like a treat from my bowl?", "I hope I didn't scare ya, I'm better at handing out candy than scaring crows!", etc. Anyway...we put him on the front porch in our absence and all the candy is gone when we get home.

This is Laila and him on the kitchen counter.