Sunday, November 14, 2010

Of Leaves and Cupcakes

Ava spent Monday loving on her cousin Nolan.

She was amazed by how tiny his hands were.

Sometimes tiny babies make funny, not so tiny sounds.

As evidenced in the new Thanksgiving blog header, Mimi is the queen of holiday costumes. In the past we've dug through Mimi's boxes to dress Ava as a pilgrim, a turkey, and this year a Native American.

Funny story, Ava has a Fisher Price Little People Thanksgiving set with Native Americans, pilgrims, the Mayflower, and other items from the first Thanksgiving. She insists that the pilgrims are actually pirates, and will definitely correct you if you address them otherwise.

Shaking the seed rattle

Doing her best Tiger Lilly

Playing in her tepee

The chilly wind blew colorful leaves all over the the yard, so Ava and Daddy spent a blustery Friday morning raking.

Watching the leaves continue to fall as they worked

This weekend we welcomed Ray & Sarah and Nate & Hannah to Norman. The boys were all gussied up for the big Tech/OU football game on Saturday. And yes, boys can be gussied. See?

The girls, all coincidentally in purple, headed to do what girls do when boys go to football games.
Cupcakes and shopping! Our sweet photographer friend, Amanda, spent the morning shooting some Christmas card pictures for us and stayed for a day of girly fun.

Deep conversations in hues of violet

The tree managed to hold onto enough leaves to create a gorgeous backdrop for pictures. Not that these two need any help from the background, stunning.

Part of the Sunday Lunch Bunch

Another beautiful couple in front of the foliage. Love these two.

It doesn't take much convincing to get Uncle Nate in the backyard for fun.

Beene Beene made Ava three of the most exquisite dresses I've ever seen. Keep watching in future posts for the other two.

Just hanging around

Enjoying company on the swing set

A rare sibling shot, thanks Hannah!


What a marvelous, restful, peaceful, playful, cupcake-full weekend!


k and c's mom said...

So sweet! (Oh, Nolan: I must meet you SOON!)

Tammy said...

Great pictures. I love my little Native American.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Ava looked so cute in the indian outfit. The one with her arms crossed looked like a cross between you and Sarah. So adorable. I know Nate and Hannah enjoyed their visit. I miss you guys and can't wait to see you!!!

Love you,
Mom, Baba