Peyton & Dad
Peyton & Mom
Peyton only had a half-day of school so after he was done we headed to get much needed haircuts for them. I love fresh haircuts on my boys!
Next up was the 3rd annual Lipscomb-family Halloween Party. You might remember my post from last year, and once again they outdid themselves! It was held at the Elves Pumpkin Patch in Pottsboro. It's owned by a guy that I went to high school with and is the perfect place for 100+ ghouls and goblins to safely celebrate. There was tons of food, a costume contest for both kids and adults (Thanks Jen for asking Peyton to judge the adults! He took his responsibility very seriously!), hay rides, hay bale jumping, pumpkin picking, pumpkin decorating and the finale-a magic show from BAM magic, the same magician that performed at our Upward Awards Ceremony last fall. My little Flash and Mario had a great night.
The Flash & Super Mario
The Flash -4 years old
Super Mario-8 years old
Super Mario, the Flash and Mom, the football player on a hay ride
After they decorated their scarecrowTonight we'll head out to Gran & Pap's and Poppy & Nana's houses to trick or treat. (Grammy & Granddaddy are in Illinois this weekend) and then it's the ROC breakfast at church tomorrow morning (with an extra hour of sleep)
Hope your Halloween is spooky but safe!
The boys have enjoyed U2's latest album as much as we have. They both have their favorite songs and can sing them word-for-word. Peyton was honestly disappointed that he didn't have his own ticket to the concert, but dear old dad brought him a souvenir...his first $40 concert T-shirt. I think you can tell from the surprised look on his face that he was pretty pleased. Thanks to Grammy & Granddaddy for letting them spend the night so that we could get away.
David outside the Stadium
This is one happy concert-goer outside our front door parking spot!
A look at the stage before the concert from our section.
We walked around the stadium before the show. Here's a few from the top
At our seats after Muse's performance (the opening band)
U2 on the jumbo screen
Check out the cool bridges that rotated around the stage.
Getting his first concert T!
Dad & Peyton checking out the dates & concert locations
This smile is priceless!
Smiling after a yummy meal
Upside down Preston
We love Aunt Jane (Nana) & Emma Grace
Uncle Brian and his dad Bill
The finished "Mr. Potato-head" Pumpkins
Peyton & his skeleton pumpkin
Preston & his pirate
In the past 6 days, our kiddos have gotten to spend valuable time with 3 people that are VERY special to us-their GREAT-grandparents. David's grandparents, Mama & Papa Reed live right up the highway from us in Whitesboro and we try to visit them often. Over the past year, Papa has suffered some health issues that have left him less talkative, but there is no less love in his eyes when Peyton & Preston walk into his room. The boys are so good about loving on him and there is no doubt that he soaks up ever hug and squeeze from them. Mama is so full of life and we love visiting with her. She is such a strong woman and has worked hard her whole life. I hope she's enjoying her long overdue chance to relax. They are both in their 90's. It makes me wonder if David & I will live that long!!
Mama Reed and the boys
The youngest & oldest Reed men
The boys and their Great-grandparents
My spunky grandmother, our Mema, is in town this weekend to pick up my Uncle Greg from the airport. He's in town from Anchorage, AK and next weekend, along with my parents, is headed to Illinois to visit Mema's brothers and their family. The boys and I got to spend some time with her on Friday night and she came to Peyton's football game to cheer the Colts on to another victory...not that we're keeping score! Isn't she beautiful!!??!! She's got a birthday on Wednesday and although she's another year older, she's still as young at heart as anyone I know.
Mema & the boys