Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

This was the first year that Ben could actually go trick-or-treating on his own and he had a great time! We ordered him a Yoda costume and he was AHHH-DORABLE in it. We took him to SeaWorld in costume to see their Halloween festivities and people kept commenting about what a cute little Shrek he was. Seriously?
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Yoda or Shrek? You decide.
The Ivankovich Family invited us to their neighborhood on Halloween night. It was fun to have some friends to trick-or-treat with. The kids looked great in their costumes, although Ben was a little out of place. (I’m not 100% positive, but I’m pretty sure Dorothy’s third friend was the Tin Man and not Yoda/Shrek).
The Wizard of Oz... in a galaxy far, far away!

Ben turned out to be a trick-or-treating pro. He had no problems walking up to strange houses, and he wasn’t the least bit bothered by the older kids in (sometimes scary) costumes. I guess he figured he’d do whatever he had to do to get the candy. :)
He looks so big walking with his Daddy!
Our very first house - please excuse my rear end.
"Everyone we know is just GIVING away candy?"
Just checking... yep... candy is still in there.
Keep on keepin' on
What a fun night it was! Thank you to Mimi, Aaron & Josh for inviting us to spend it with you!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A new ‘do

Another thing we did while Sweetie was visiting was to take Ben to get a haircut. We decided to mix things up a little bit and go with a new style. We were pretty sure that Brian wouldn’t approve, so we didn’t include him. Better to ask forgiveness, right?
Well, he was a head turner before, but not he is a little stud! I love it! Check out my cool little dude! :)

Monday, October 15, 2007

My Pal Army

We hope that Ben will have a brother or sister one day. Until then, he seems to be content to spend lots of time with this old guy:
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Love Creek Orchard

Sweetie and Gabriel came to visit us this weekend and we had a BLAST! Ben’s school advertised a pumpkin patch that was being held at an orchard in Medina, Texas (which is about 1 hour outside of San Antonio). We were so impressed with their set-up. There was so much for the boys to see and do. We stayed busy, busy, busy until it was time to head home! We got some great pictures of them, too!

The first thing we did was the maze. The boys took off running and were zig-zagging through the hay bales. It was a great way to get their wiggles out after the hour long car ride.
Then we headed over to the petting zoo. We saw birds, goats, rabbits, and horses. Gabe even got to ride a pony!

There was a great little playground set up. Ben loved the tire swing and Gabriel took a few turns down the slide. They also had more hay bales set up in the shape of a tractor. Too cute.

Speaking of tractors, we also went on the hay ride. Some big tractors were pulling trailers up and down the rows of peach and apple trees. The boys apparently thought this was a very silly activity!

There were some tables set up for pumpkin painting. We all took turns painting pumpkins.

Just before we were done, this guy came by to say “hello”!
Ben did not think much of him AT ALL!
But he put his happy pants back on once Mr. Scarecrow went away!

It was such a fun day. This will definitely be an outing that we try to do each year!
Happy Fall from the Barrick Family!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Hanging out in Huntsville

For Brian’s birthday, I got him some tickets to an Aggie game. We didn’t get a ticket for Ben, so we called Brian’s Uncle and Aunt in Huntsville to see if they would keep the little guy for the day. Wayne & Diane drove down to spend the day with them, too, so I’m sure he had more attention than he knew what to do with. The only pictures I have are of the ones that Diane took of Ben and Grandad… here they are playing in the wood pile and trying out an old tricycle.
I wish that we had taken some pictures at the game. Our seats were amazing. It was so much fun to be back at Kyle Field, and the Aggie victory made the day even better. Final score – 24 to 23. Whoop!