Yes I'm so late in posting about Halloween and I wish I would've done it long ago. My computer crashed last week so while I'm waiting for a hopeful recovery, these are the only pics I have of the kids from Halloween. They decided to go as super Heroes, so we've got Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, and Super Girl! If they don't recover my stuff you can bet they will be reprising their rolls....

I did shot a couple of screen grabs to text to my mom!
The best I had of all 4:

And the sweetest ever of Cooper and Drew! Cooper was Batman his first Halloween, so I thought it was funny he wanted Drew to be Robin!

Pumpkin Patch

We visited the Quail Valley Farms pumpkin patch again this year. Since we've been a couple of years ago they've added a fun tire swing and a couple of slides. I'll let the pics show you how much fun the kids had!

Pumpkin Carving

Last Friday Drew, Kellyn, Maddie and I went to Edmond for ballet. We kicked off the weekend with pumpkin carving at Mama Jo's with Charlie, Chaney, David, Leslie, and Charlie. I carved 2 pumpkins....Maddie wanted Elsa (I know shocking) but she settled for a princess crown instead!

Cooper decided to stay back with Dad because he thought that going to ballet and to Molly's Barbie party wasn't a good plan! He was a little upset that he missed the pumpkin carving. But there is always next year!

Fall Break

We decided we'd take a little family trip up to Kansas City for Fall Break! We did a little something for everyone and had a great time! This is our second trip up there and the kids have loved it both times!

We started Friday at the Oak Park Mall where we visited The American Girl Store!

The little doll salon had both Bitty Babies looking nice and clean!

We checked into our hotel and let the kids swim before venturing out to dinner. We stayed at the Embassy Suites Plaza, which was a great hotel and even better pool. It has a large 3 foot pool, a deeper pool on the lower level and a nice large whirlpool! Bonus is it's close to lots of restaurants and shopping!

The next day we visited Lego Land Discovery Center, which was fun! I think Cooper enjoyed it!

Right next door we walked through Sea Life Acquairium, which I purchased with our Lego tickets. It was a small nice Acquairium!

To cap the day off we made it just in time to enjoy a few minutes of this Kaleidoscope kids activity at Hallmark. It's such a neat place for kids to just create things out of paper! I made a puzzle for Drew and for Kellyn who was asleep!
Best of all it's free!

So overall it was a great day of some good family time!

Sunday we visited Ikea and the Legends Outlet Center before heading back!

Then they were spent!

I'm glad we got some good family time in before the craziness of the holidays and basketball season! It was nice since the kids last day of fall break was Monday we had a day at home!

Recovery time....

Last week I might have been a little busy.... Yeah I know you're thinking and that's different from any other of my weeks how? Well Monday Kellyn, Drew, and I made a trip to Edmond for women's day lectureship at MRCC. My mom was on a panel so I wanted to support her. All of the women were great speakers and then I stayed for She Speaks....if you do one thing a year at OC, it should be She Speaks. The speaker was Nika Maples and she was fantastic, everything about the event was wonderful!

She gave everyone her book Twelve Clean Pages, I read it, you should too if you haven't!
The. I decided if I was going to be in Edmond on Monday I might as well pick up all the food for the Fall Carnival at Sam's. So I did, and we had the fall carnival, how is it already October? The carnival went well, we raised about $2500, so I guess that's decent for Newkirk.

Unfortunately Maddie woke up sick and missed school on Friday....but I thought she was better for Ballet on Saturday....she proved me wrong when we forgot her belt and she had a melt down. We left. Then we had plans with our Newkirk Family to go to UCO's football game to watch Connor play. He scored, twice, in overtime! So that was super exciting! These pics are of us at Connor's last home game we went to.

I love it when he holds my babies cause Connor makes them look so small!

We headed out right after the game to get dinner ready. We all had tacos after the game over at my parents house. It was such a fun night with everyone!

So another busy week/weekend in the books! The kids are in school tomorrow and they've got Friday/Monday off for Fall Break. So we are doing a little family get away with some surprises for the kids! I'm so pumped!

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