A Weekend in an Instagram

Monday, November 3, 2014

It seems like each and every day we experience a new first with AC, and this past weekend was no different. Friday morning we went to Disney on Ice (a separate post full of pictures to come). I'll just say it was magical to see my daughter experiencing this for the first time.

Since the Mr was gone for his new job training last week, he had Friday at home with us and we enjoyed a lunch with my parents after Disney on Ice before they left to head home. After lunch we came home to nap before AC's first Halloween night! Only she didn't nap until 5 p.m. and didn't wake up until almost 7. I honestly thought she was going to miss her first time to trick or treat! But, she finally woke up and we walked to three of our neighbors houses for the experience. We turned down all candy offered since she can't eat it. And our sweet next door neighbors invited us in to warm up and get out of the rain to take our family picture. Yes, rain! It was cold, rainy and windy; and AC wasn't too happy we had her out in it. After all, she was all warm and toasty from her long nap.

And as you can see, AC was Minnie Mouse!!!

The weather wasn't ideal, and that held off a lot of the trick or treaters until after 6:30. While we went to our neighbors houses, we left a bucket of candy on the front porch. After the first house, we stopped back by to check on it, and it was empty. We're pretty sure someone dumped it in their bag because it was a lot of candy. However, we had plenty so we just replenished and went on to the next two houses. When we got back most of the candy was still there. I guess we shut our door and turned the lights off around 7:45. AC was tired and hungry, and we start her nightly routine around 8 every night. We had one more visit later on from a former co-worker (and his family) of the Mr's and we tried to give them all our candy before they left. We still have a little bit of candy left, but not much!

AC loved seeing all the kiddos in their costumes. Well, all of them but the scary ones. I guess we're just not a fan of the scary Halloween costumes. When we would see little girls in their sparkly costumes AC would smile big and reach for their sparkles!

On Saturday we geared up for a night of football! And I'll admit, we were a bit nervous about the Mississippi State/Arkansas game. Arkansas might not have the record to prove it, but they are a great team this year.

AC wore her lucky game day onesie, and had her cowbell ready for action!

We were on pins and needles all night watching the game. And thankfully, the dawgs managed to pull out another win to keep our team #1! After the game was over, the Mr said he was glad we were getting an extra hour of sleep because he was going to need to calm down for an hour before he went to bed.

Sunday morning AC woke up around 5:30. I'm pretty sure she thought it was 6:30, but she managed to stay in bed with us and sleep until it was 7. We got up and got ready for church and made it only five minutes late. Yes, we will consider that a win! After church and small group, we made it home around 11:15, had lunch and were all asleep by noon. AC and I slept in our bed until 2 p.m.! Talk about some great sleep! What we love about going to church early is having the afternoon open for an early nap, and other things before dark.

And speaking of dark, we might be the only ones on the planet that love daylight savings time. We were all in the bed at 8:45 last night and asleep by 9:15!

How was your weekend? Hope everyone stayed warm!


  1. What a fun weekend. Glad her first Halloween was a success. The daylight savings has messed our sleeping up. Fulton has woken up in the 5 am hr the past two days. Yikes!

  2. I am pretty sure that Avery the cutest minnie that there ever was.


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