Friday, October 31, 2008

Calvary's Family Fall Festival... Fabulous!!

At the Sock Hop...

Wednesday was the Fall Festival at church, and the twins went back in time and dressed as a fifties couple. Despite my best efforts of taking happy children to the festival, half of the duo thwarted my attempts. I bet you can guess who... instead of leaving the sock hop, Hailey appears to have just gotten off of the grump stump! Despite my sweet Kara's (Young) efforts, it took food to put the bounce back in Hailey J's socks!
Hailey and KK (Kara)

Harrison, on the other hand, was full steam. His socks were hopping most of the night. Here he is standing in the middle of a giant bubble. Despite the fun booths, finding the candy buckets was the most enjoyable activity of the night!

Harrison: on, or in, the bubble?

Dancing with my stars


Hailey whacks at bubbles with a noodle;

Harris (Ward) and Harrison;

double trouble in a bubble

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

"Special Halloween Edition"
We have little goblins (AKA: Hailey and Harrison) running around our house with full bellies and sugar high this week! We started out Monday night by carving our pumpkin. The twins got a kick out of it this year. They were very interactive and wanted to help Daddy.

Step #1: Carve a happy face

Step#2: Point, laugh, and make funny faces at the pumpkin

Step#3: Drill holes for special effects

Step #4: BLING!

*No children were harmed in the making of this Jack-O-Lantern.

Trick or Treat?!

It seems like only tricks here this week!!! By that I mean that our email and internet have been down all week. What a bummer! It has been a fun week with all the Halloween festivities, but I wasn't able to post them. However, don't be alarmed... we will post a full Special Halloween Edition with all the ghosts and goblins one can stand! Stay tuned for our updates coming very soon!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The "Ghosts" of Halloween Past

The Wacky Wamplers Love Halloween!
This year Halloween will be a new adventure at our house. Since both twins are walking , we get to officially trick or treat! We won't reveal our costumes quite yet, but they are in the works. I have posted pictures from our first two Halloweens. In 2006, Hailey and Harrison were couch potatoes, and in 2007 they were dice. We are looking forward to our church Fall Festival next week, where much fun and festivities are guaranteed! We will post new Halloween pictures next week!
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Kristi!

Happy Birthday, Kristi!
October 18, 1972
Kristi, left & Kerri, right
late 1970's
This weekend we celebrate my sweet sister's birthday. Oh the fun times we have shared!
I love you!

Friday Night Fever!

Harrison, Nicole, Keith, & Hailey

It takes Uncle Keefer (my brother, Keith,) and Travis to pull off a highly functional piece of equipment as seen above... Keith and Nicole came up Friday night - from Columbus- to eat burgers. We always have such a great time visiting with them. So, you can bet that if Keith is around, there is crazy fun. The twins hopped in the laundry basket and Travis used my belt as a handle, and OFF they went. Around and around and around the room. We love cheap thrills!
For those of you who want an update on Keith, here it is... he married Nicole Lollar on September 22 of last year (see picture below)- after many years of dating! They just bought a really cute house in Columbus, where she is a financial aid counselor at MUW and Keith works at Aurora Flight Sciences. They are doing wonderful, and it is always a joy to be able to spend time with the two of them.

visit them at

(she also has a nephew named Harrison, so don't get confused!) : )

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fabulous Fall Fun!

Today we went to the pumpkin patch and gigantic hay maze at the Tupelo Buffalo Park. A long- time friend from Columbus and her son (who is a few weeks older than the twins,) met us at the park. We did the hay maze... and got lost. Yes, we did. We ended up climbing over the bales of hay to get out!! I don't recommend the activity for preschoolers.. or maybe even their parents!! The twins played in the air castle, pet the goats, and enjoyed other activities that were offered. As for the pumpkin patch, Harrison wasn't too picky... Hailey couldn't find a pumpkin that was "perfect enough." So, I snatched one on the way out for her, just to make it worth our money! We left the park hot, red-faced, and hungry, but with lots of fun stories to tell! Thanks Susie and Thomas for a fun day!!

Positively Pumpkins!!!

Pick of the Patch...

Hailey and Billy.

Almost a FULL MOON in the pumpkin patch!

The tortoise and the.... goat? Possibly a new twist on an old story.

Making Memories

I have a dear friend in Virginia who is homeschooling her little boy, Nicholas. She gave me this great idea. They made a scarecrow, and in the process talked about shapes, etc. We thought we would give it a try. The twins are learning about colors and shapes in prechool, so we tried to pull from that vast pool of knowledge they have absorbed. I think we got more glue and marker on the table, but the results were little materpieces. She the final product in the left column... Thanks for the idea, Beverly!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Just Some Pictures!

Harrison got a new haircut... Hailey went along for the lollipops!