Saturday, October 27, 2007

Trick or Treat

Even though it is not officially Halloween, we have already attended 3 Halloween events. We are going to get our money's worth from Bailey's monkey costume!

We went to Boo at the Zoo (a fun trick or treating event at the Fort Worth Zoo that included cool pumpkin carvings, seeing the animals and more!), a party at our church and THE MOST AMAZING Halloween carnvial you could imagine (at the Ft. Worth Club, where my in-laws are members)! The carnival had a bounce house, craft stations, picture taking, caricature drawings, snakes from the zoo, a juggler, a balloon animal maker and several children's games. Then there was the food....from funnel cakes and mini corn dogs to mac and cheese and roast beef sandwiches (and that's just to name a few)! A desert table and even better, an ice cream bar!! They even had Halloween margaritas! They also had a D.J. and a dance floor for the kids to get their groove on!

Believe it or not, we still have more parties to attend! Our social calendar hasn't been this busy since Bailey was born! I am excited that this year Bailey will be able to go trick or treating on Halloween. He is really good at knocking on doors, so I think he will have fun.

Friday, October 05, 2007

September at the Newton house

We have been so busy lately! Time is just flying by and Christmas will be here before we know it! Our weekends seem to fill up before I realize what's happened! Jay and I ran our second half marathon (well, technically it was a 20k, which is about a 1/2 mile shorter than a half marathon). We had a great time and got our workout in before 10 am!

Bailey is getting cuter by the day, if I do say so myself. He is learning so much, so fast. At Sunday school they have taught him something pretty cute. They say "Bailey, show me your pretty eyes" and he bats those long eyelashes at them. He knows it's cute and really gets a kick out of it.

He has these new houseshoes that his Mimi got him that he loves to wear! He LOVES wearing shoes. Every day he bring me his shoes and says "Shoes" and sits down ready for me to put them on. He also loves trying to wear mommy and daddy's shoes. We put my tennis shoes on him the other day and he walked around in them FOREVER!

Right now we are learning about Noah and the Ark. He loves to make the animal sounds as he puts them in his toy Ark. I am not sure how much of the story he is grasping, but I figure if I keep telling it at some point things will start to sink in. At any rate, he loves playing with the Ark and the animals that go in it.