Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Mario and Luigi Halloween

For Halloween last year I was so wanting the boys to be the Mario Brothers, but Drew was determined to be Buzz and, how could I upset him and make him be something else??? BUT this year came around and to my suprise Drew wanted to be Mario and Luigi! Boy did this make me one happy Mommy!

Since Drew's first Halloween we have made it a tradition to go downtown to walk in the Pumpkin Path Parade. I am an old school girl that likes to stick with the same tradition each year! After the parade we walk back through and trick or treat at each of the different stores located downtown. Much safer than going to strangers doors. We never had this kind of thing growing up where I am from, so it is nice to have something like this for my kids to look forward to each year!

This year Drew's Pre-K Halloween Party fell on the same day as Trick or Treat, so this lucky guy got to be Mario all day!! 

I think I definitely had the cutest Mario and Luigi!!!

We joined our friends and their kids downtown to walk in the parade with us! Lots of fun!
Here is Gavin as a Cow!! This is his first year in Carterville!!

Meyer as a cute little Owl!

Knox as Mickey Mouse! His favorite! :)

This was also Keegan (army man) and Hudson's (shark) first year at the Carterville Halloween Parade!

And here is Drew and his friend Drake! They are such great buddies!

What a great time celebrating Halloween this year!! Dylan was so excited to open his candy when we got home! ( Imagine that! )

It's kind of bittersweet not getting to be able to choose their Halloween costumes anymore! But at least I get to have fun making them!! :) Now, wonder what Drew is scheming up for next year?!??! Whatever it is, I will be sure to make it look cute! At least I got my wish of having them as Mario and Luigi!!!!

Brista Barrington

Saturday, November 12, 2011

World Series

If you have ever met me you definitely know that I am nothing but a girly girl!! I love pink, ruffles, pedicures, make up, shopping, shoes, etc. One thing I do NOT enjoy is SPORTS!!! Hate them. No doubt about it. I am pretty sure if you know me you also know this very fact about me! So what did God do?? He blessed me with a husband and two boys!! Now I am stuck with sports FOREVER!!

I enjoy anything my boys enjoy doing, so I can suck it up and watch sports for a bit. And of course I will always enjoy watching my boys play sports. Quite funny how I always used to say that  I would never be the crazy Mom on the sidelines, but I just might end up being that way! :)

As we all know because of the wonderful millions of Cardinal posts on Facebook, the Cardinals won the World Series this year. We were lucky enough to get to go Game #2 of the Series. What lucky boys I have! Some may say I am just wasting a seat in the stands with my "Negative, I don't care about the sports attitude." Haha! However, of course I wanted to be there to witness by boys getting to go to their first World Series game. After all it is a pretty big deal in sports and once again, I have to suck it up and realize, they are about to take over my life!

The Cardinals may have lost the game that we went to, but overall it was a wonderful experience. Drew is only 4 years old and he has already been to an All-Star Baseball Game and World Series Game! I was pregnant with Dylan at the All Star Game, but Dylan is 2 years old and he too has already been to a World Series Game. That's a big deal is boys lives! :) And Mommy even had a good time! And Justin-well of course he had a good time!

 Need proof?? Here is Justin and his family after the Cardinals scored!

Drew was super excited to head to the Cardinal Game! Here is he is holding his ticket to get in the gate! He was PUMPED!

And precious Dylan is just always happy! He too even yelled Cardinals, Cardinals, Cardinals a couple times throughout the game!

Daddy was so happy to have experience a World Series Games with the boys! (as they stuff their faces with popcorn! lol)

Drew cheered throughout the game, waving his rally towel, and cheering Go Cardinals! Cardinals!! Cardinals!! Cardinals!!

So happy I went! We went with Justin's sisters and their family, here is a pic of all the kids, minus Dylan, at the game!!

Moral of the story: What makes my boys happy, makes me happy!!!! I'll do anything for them!!! :)
Brista Barrington