Sunday, October 25, 2009

Experiencing Fall

We are loving the fall colors that accompany this changing season. I once heard Louie Giglio describe fall in Texas as "fell". As in, one night (sometimes as late as December) the night time temperature finally drops below freezing and when you wake up the leaves are all brown and on the ground. Fell. Well, the Locketts are enjoying their first fall!

Brilliant oranges




Purple, this tree didn't photograph very well. It's an eggplant purple.

This is on the way home from J's school. The kiddos call it the Tunnel of Flames.

Some of the trees are changing very slowly, almost one branch at a time.

And some are like proud peacocks.

Ms. Ava got some boots that fit.

With her friend Pooh Bear at B&N

Thanks to Aunt Jaryn for the sweet Halloween greetings. You made our day!

On a freezing Friday evening we headed back to Orr Family Farm. Ava took a quick nap on our way there. She was pretty somber for the first part of our trip.

Oh so cold

Sweet Daddy shared his coat.

Almost time for a hayride

Petting a chicken

Riding a horse for the first time!

Very focused

Round and round

Our new favorite family shot.

On Saturday we headed to Noah's 4th birthday party. They had Ava-sized bowling!

Daddy helps her get started.

Sure the ball rolled backwards sometimes, but she had fun.

Smashing sharks

Cake and pizza with some law orphans

First time to play Putt-Putt as a family.


Trying it her own way



Okay, so maybe she threw it in.

Walking the ridge like a balance beam

Mommy takes a swing

Gone with the wind

Living without a dishwasher is not as bad as it sounds. I've found a soap I love and keep a fresh supply of scrubbers nearby. However, my hands were another story. I have chronically dry skin and my fingertips were cracked and raw. When I saw these darling gloves in the house cleaning aisle it was love at first sight.

On Sunday evening we headed to Grace's 3rd birthday party. The most exciting part was when the birthday girl's special Dora balloon escaped the chair and soared to the ceiling.

A grandpa and a manager saved the day. The kids were captivated.

Happy party kids

Grace's new brother Owen was also overcome with relief.

The best $5 I ever spent.
Every little girl needs a full-length mirror.

We love her

to the moon and back.


TeamRB said...

I LOVE the pictures of the trees! I can't wait to live in a place where I can experience a "real" Fall and Winter! The new favorite family pic it a great family shot! Thanks for sharing!
(what kind of soap is it that you love?)

Lindsay said...

I'm jealous of your fall! It's still so warm here!

Jaryn said...

Thanks so much for the fall pics - it looks beautiful there! I love Ava's new boots and the new family pic! I'm glad you enjoyed the cards, looks like you all are having fun!

Carrie said...

I'm so jealous of the beautiful fall foliage and cool temperatures! It is finally cooling off here, but no pretty trees like up north. :(

The pink gloves are super cute. I love your updates! Keep em coming.

Anonymous said...

Autumn I love the pictures! I can tell that Ava loved the pony ride.That would have made Papaw Billy's day! The trees were beautiful! I now have a great picture of the three of you. Thanks for such a great blog!
Love you,
Mom (Baba)

Kristyn said...

Your hair has gotten so long! I love the favorite family picture : )

k and c's mom said...

What a great post! Hope there was a Pumpkin Spice Latte somewhere in your day!

The Waggoners said...

Fall.......the tree colors are my favorite! I love seeing all your pictures-looks like you have been having lots of fun!