Thursday, December 31, 2009

PJ Playdate...

Anna and Graham had a couple of their friends over for a Christmas p.j. party a few weeks ago. I am a little late on this post.
Here is Anna, Graham, Colin, Kate, Brady and Harper.The weather was so warm we spent some time outside swinging.And we made handprint potholders for all of the grandma's.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas in Houston...

We had a wonderful weekend in Houston! First, we celebrated our nephew, Carter's, first birthday. His mama, Kim did an awesome job with his football/tailgate/TCU party. The Halls

Sweet little Carter had a terrible cold and didn't feel well.Carter with his Uncle Dave
This is what this little one did the entire time.Mimi and PawPaw hosted our Chenoweth/Hall Christmas on Sunday night. It was so fun to be with all of the aunts, uncles and 10 cousins.

Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by!!!!!!
Here they are meeting everyone.
G-Man and Dad
Mrs. Claus was an excellent story teller and had the kids complete attention.

Santa had a present in his bag for everyone, even Paw Paw!
Anna wasn't too scared, but preferred me going with her to sit in his lap.
Morgan with Anna enjoying her juice box.
Kids table. (and Mike:)

Then time for presents! Anna loving her new baby!
All of the girls loving Anna's new Fur Real Kitty. It came with the name LuLu! How perfect! It meowed in our car all of the way from Houston!
(If you're wondering while all of the grandkids match, it is because we had their picture taken all together for a gift for Mimi and PawPaw.)
Thank you Mimi and PawPaw for an awesome weekend! We are so thankful for our wonderful family in Houston!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

First grin...

Graham is doing great! Eats A LOT! Sleeps a lot too and is overall a happy baby! I love that he is smiling now!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Graham's first playdate and first snow...

Today Graham and I got together with three of my good friends and their babies while Anna was at MDO. Helen, Annie, Amanda and I all had babies within 6 weeks of eachother. Jake is the baby at 5 weeks, Graham is 7 weeks, Will is 11 weeks and Emerson is 13 weeks.
Jake, Will, Emerson, Graham
Emmy and Graham

I thought this was funny of all the boys checking out Emmy!
Yesterday we had our first snow so I had to get a quick pic of the kids. It was soooo cold, so we only lasted a quick minute. I bundled up poor little Graham.
Anna wanted to stay out, but I convinced her it was better to just watch it fall from inside the house!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Day...

We had a fun Thanksgiving Day with lots of family, food and football. Here are dad and Dave before they headed out for the Turkey Trot, a family tradition. Us with Honey and Papa
A bunch of Watkins Family went to my Uncle Jim and Aunt Jan's house for an exceptional turkey dinner. Here is all of the family that could make it, except dad who was taking the pic.

Louisa and Will- the engaged couple!
Cute turkey that Honey made.Anna Lou enjoying Honey's turkey!Our fam.
It was a wonderful day spent with wonderful people. What a year to be thankful!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ode to my coach...

As of last Friday night our football season has come to an end. The Wildcats lost a heartbreaker to state ranked John Tyler 53-46! It was a shootout with two powerful teams! Last nights game was what high school football in Texas is all about. Like everyone says, there is nothing like Friday night football in Texas!! As dissapointed as we were with the loss, I can't help but be grateful for another successful season. We are blessed to be apart of a coaching staff, school and community that is extraordinary. This season will always be memorable with the birth of Graham. Graham has already been broken into this crazy life by attending every game since he was born. He spent a few in the car with Honey, but the past 3 weeks, he joined us in the stands snuggled up in my Moby Wrap. (ps- a must for all new moms.) And Anna Lou LOVES going to the games too. She proudly answers "Bootball" when asked where daddy is. And she is right! He is always at "Bootball!"

As challenging as it is sometimes to loose my husband from August til November , I am so proud to be Coach Hall's wife! I knew what I was getting into growing up with a dad as a coach., but my respect for these men has grown immensely over the past few years. You never know what it is really like unless the man in your house is a coach. And my fellow coach's wife friends totally understand! By the way- I am BLESSED with some amazing friends who also loose their hubby in the fall to high school boys!

BUT...I would not choose any other life! I love that my husband is a hardworking, passionate, character building, rear slapping:) COACH! And when I say passionate, I mean passionate! You will never see a man work so hard and put so much into every single day of work! My hubby, along with some other great men are influencing these teenage boys everyday! I know they don't always see it and often are frustrated that they aren't getting through to these kids, but they are! They are planting seeds and making a lifelong impression on them. They are teaching them much more than athletics! I always felt this way growing up about my dad and now I feel the same about my husband. I am willing to share the men in my life because I know so many high school boys need them too! What lucky kids to get to spend everyday with these remarkable men too!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Our munchkins lately...

Wish this one wasn't blurry...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Graham meets his great grandmother...

Last weekend we took Graham to meet his great grandmother, Mema, for the first time. Mema is wonderful with babies and loves cuddling with them! We are so blessed to have Mema in our lives!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween at the Halls...

Halloween donut for breakfast! Started and ended the day with sugar! And Halloween pj's from Aunt Sissy!

This swim ring had been a favorite toy lately, hmmmm....ok?

Attempt at a family pic before Trick Or Treating

Anna Lou LOVED trick or treating! She wanted to walk the entire way and loved knocking on the door, holding out her pumpkin and saying something that sounded close to "thank you." And I think I was more scared of the creepy people with masks. I'm sure as she gets older, that will be another story.

Honey and Papa stayed at our house with Graham to pass out candy so we could trick or treat.
Anna showing H&P all of her treats!

Our little pumpkin that slept through it all.