The Razorback Homecoming parade! You just can't beat it. A beautiful fall evening, Razorbacks, candy, and friends! This is yet another tradition that we share with Ella and Rylan. I just love these traditions.
I love how they are all (even Aiden and Rylan) are making the Pi Phi "angel" sign. They got so many "awwwwww"s from the Pi Phi's that went by. It was really cute. They had to represent for cousin Maggie. :)
And I love looking back... at these (from 2010).
And back to 2012... so the homecoming parade brings... HOMECOMING! It just makes you feel like you need to tour campus and take pictures of the places you spent so much time!! Emma was not very excited...
Here's the Walton College of Business where I spent hours and hours and hours! Smile a little, girl! It wasn't that bad!! ;)
She perked up when we met Natalie for dinner.
Those girls, shaking their booties!
And on the way home, we got to meet Miss Lindley Fern Ramsey! This little girl was really wanting to go to the homecoming game, I guess! She came 2 weeks early!!
And her big sis, "Little" Ella was so excited!! She was so sweet!
Later in the month, we helped Daddy get his hunting stuff ready *at an undisclosed location*
But oh, my. It is a beautiful undisclosed location!
Emma and Aiden weren't so upset about the Hogs sucky season because it meant there was plenty of room to sit by Grandma and Grandpa every week. They had WAY more fun over there!
We thought our sweet girl had a fracture in the growth plate of her ankle and she rocked these crutches for a whole week! But, crutches and a CT scan later, she was fine. :)
But while she was out of school for so long, she did get to help me vote. And as political as I was 8 years ago, I am that NOT political now. She chose several of our candidates based on how closely their names resembled names of food. Our presidential selection may or may not have been chosen because his name sounded a little like "Macaroni" and another local selection looked a little like "Pizza". But we voted and we got donuts so it was all good. (OMG, I'm glad you had heart surgery, Dad. Otherwise, we'd be giving you the BIG ONE with this paragraph, huh?)
One day Aiden was REALLY MAD at me.
But he got over it and had a fun time at his tball party. :)
He also got to go hunting with Daddy (VERY EARLY!!) on the first day of Deer Season. Emma went the next weekend and I will spare you the picture of her over her Bambi Daddy. Blech! She said that the jewels on her jeans were too scratchy in the deer stand and Daddy said she sounded like an elephant plodding through the field, but somehow, they found an unfortunate 10 point to cross their path. LOL.
We got started on our tree a little early.
A little Pinterest project to get ready for Disney!!
These goobers I live with... watching our first 3D movie. Aiden picked Cars 2. Also, notice Aiden's crossed feet. ;) He has done that since he was a baby.
On Thanksgiving, we headed to Nanny and Papa's to watch the Parade and also do a little Pinterest decorating.
Then we headed WEST and had lunch number 2 at Uncle John's. Thank you to Kellie for keeping the Cranberry Salad recipe going. Nana would be so, so proud.
... and more cousins. Conner, Kellie and I are the Thanksgiving birthday cousins.
And on a slightly sad, but SUPER brave note, Aiden had to do his first blood draw since his diagnosis. He was a ROCK STAR. He didn't even cry. The nurse said that he did better than most of the adults that they have and she was serious. He was very glad to get a Sponge Bob band aid.