Friday, November 2, 2012

Weekend Trip, Halloween, and Other Stuff

It's been busy as always around here, so I'm playing catch-up with the posting again. In late September, Jon and I took a weekend trip to Biloxi while Mimi and Pappi kept the girls. Jon's brother, Troy, got us a free room at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino.

View of the hotel from the garage

Here are some pics of our room.

View from our room

It was overcast and rainy all weekend, but it did clear up just long enough for me and Jon to walk barefoot on the beach.

Even though it rained all weekend, there was plenty to keep us entertained at the hotel. We had a great time visiting with Troy and Shannon.

We picked up a new family member while we were there. This is Malice. Savannah and Scarlett absolutely love her.

Malice with Savannah and Kaitlin on the way home from school.

Last weekend we went to Cypress Creek Park with some friends for an outdoor movie. Here are the girls with their buddy, Macie, all bundled up and ready to watch Monster House.

When the movie was over, it was time to carve pumpkins. Savannah's job was cleaning out the pumpkin guts.

Photo of the girls from earlier that week painting pumpkins

Sunday, we went to Kaitlyn's birthday party. Savannah had never skated before, but she was determined to learn. It didn't take her long to catch on.

Here's a video of Savannah in the kids' race.

I skated too. It had been probably been 25 years or more since I last skated, but it's like riding a bike....well, almost. I only fell once, then it was smooth sailing the rest of the time.

I even talked Robin into skating!

Mary and I participated in the race. I was more concerned with staying on my feet that speed. I may have come in last, but at least I didn't fall! Everyone got a free snack bar coupon for participating.

Robin took a video of the race. Unfortunately, they turned the lights off for the adults, so you really can't see what's going on. But if you watch after the race, there's proof that I can STILL roller skate without falling! And if you watch even longer, you'll see Robin had no idea how to turn off the camera....

Halloween...Savannah's favorite holiday. She decided to be a werewolf this year. Quite ferocious looking isn't she? Scarlett wanted to be a mermaid, but she didn't want just any old mermaid costume. She wanted one with a real tail. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a kids' mermaid costume with a real tail? All we could find was the Disney Ariel costume that is a dress with no tail. We looked ALL OVER TOWN for one that Scarlett approved of. We finally found the perfect one at Costco of all places. She loved it!

The "gang"

I only got a couple of photos of trick-or-treating before it got too dark. The girls had a great time.