Bramell, Party of Five: October 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pre-Halloween and other pics

They had a Halloween party today at Becca's daycare. Instead of wearing her costume, we dressed her in this cute ensemble that Grandma Francena got her. The little skirt has a ruffle with black cats and witch hats on it. The shirt has a ghost with a strobe light that blinks when she moves. Pretty cute--especially the tennis shoes, I know. I just wish she would be still to take a decent pic. Tomorrow she will be a ladybug (what else?) and we might walk around the neighborhood to be seen.

Not sure when this one was taken; it was on Lee's phone. But cute.

Here is Boo chillin' in her easy chair with the night-night baby. She's got it made, huh.

Check this out! Becca loves, loves, loves to eat corn on the cob. Who knew?? She's had it 3 or 4 times now and eats every kernel. It's funny to watch. She is also saying several new words:
  • "knock, knock" (not sure where she learned that)
  • "Bit and Nee" (Bert and Ernie)
  • something that sort of sounds like "pumpkin"
  • "Grandma"
  • And the funniest of all is when we say "Eat your chicken," she says "bok, bok, bok!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

YAY for Becca's Pop!

Just wanted to share that after 30 long years, my dad has officially retired from UPS! Now we just have to convince him to stay home and take it easy for a while. He deserves it. Congratulations, dad!

More pics of the monkey

Here are a few pics of Becca. Excuse the red eye in the first one. We didn't notice until after it downloaded.

We had a busy weekend in Wynne for Tracy's wedding festivities. I'll have pics to post when she gets them from her photographer. We didn't have time to take any because of all the shopping, cooking, cleaning and chasing the Boo. It was a great party and everything was perfect!

Another exciting thing: STAY TUNED! We entered Becca into the Gap Kids model contest. They will pick 20 finalists for a trip to San Fran, CA for a professional photo shoot. The winner gets to model for Gap for a year and a new Gap wardrobe. Wouldn't that be cool!! The middle pic below is one that we entered in the contest. We'll keep you posted. Please keep your fingers crossed!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Goin' to the chapel...

YAY for Tracy and Jonathan!! Today they got married in Eureka Springs. We are very happy for them and can't wait to celebrate with them next weekend. I talked to Tracy this afternoon and she said the ceremony was beautiful and their romantic cabin is very nice....with only one problem. They don't have cable!!! Ha, ha. I told Jonathan that I bet most people don't go to a romantic cabin in the woods trying to watch football!

Blogging Backlog

OK, I know it's been a long time since we blogged so I will try to catch you up quickly. Hold on tight and don't be scared by what you are about to see.

Today we went to the Turkey Trot festival in Yellville. For all those who don't know, this is a big deal in a small town. The highlight of the day (next to the parade) is each time the airplane flies over the town square and throws out a living, breathing turkey down to the crowd waiting below. Seriously, I could not make this up. This was my second Turkey Trot experience--I went with Lee once, either right before we were married or right after. If you are thinking that this is a cruel thing to do to a turkey, settle down. It's not that bad, and most of the turkeys can fly anyway. It was a beautiful day today and we got to visit with a lot of people we haven't seen in a while, like all the Duffys and the Yellville Pugsleys.

Becca liked her grape sucker!

You can't have a parade without horses!

My thoughts exactly! (look close)

Here is the only picture we got of a turkey falling. Look right above the power pole.

See, I told you I am not making this stuff up...what a proud Arkansan!

Last weekend Pop came to visit us. Well, really visit Becca. This is her new thing. This wagon was not really made for kids, but don't tell her that. It is full of giant Lego blocks. We took a break from pulling her and let Pop take a turn. You can also see that Pop got Becca an Ernie doll. It is a TMX Ernie that will laugh (loudly) and spin around and dance. Honestly, she was not too fond of it so we turned the switch off. She is liking him more when he is still....she even let Ernie ride in her wagon.

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