Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We were very excited to be able to make a trip to Kinsgville to Bdad and Gram's house for Thanksgiving this year.

My in-laws have an amazing back yard.  It is one of my favorite places to sit and drink coffee.  The weather was gorgeous, and we spent a lot of time outside.  Rhett fell in love with the chickens and pretty much chased them around all weekend.

He was especially fond of the white chicken.  I'm pretty sure he poked this chicken in the eye several times.  These chickens got a good workout in with Rhett around!

Unfortunately, Tim's grandma fell on Thanksgiving day, and ended up needing surgery.  We were sad that we didn't get to share the day together, but we were thankful that she was okay.  We were able to visit her a couple days later in the hospital.  Rhys and Rhett sang to her, gave her kisses and hugs, and were very concerned about her "big ow-ie."

We went to a really nice park one morning and the kids had a great time running, sliding, and climbing.

There was a really cool lion slide, too!

We decided to try to take some pictures of all of us together while we were in town.  We forgot the tripod, and the timer remote, but we still got some nice pictures.

We headed back to the park with the lion slide for another round of fun!

Thanks Bdad and Gram for a wonderful weekend of fun!  We loved our time with you (and the chickens.)  Also enjoyed visiting with Mickey and Mindy and Uncle Ted.  So much to be thankful for and really thankful for our family this year.

P.S.  I know the Bennett family is disappointed that I did not take a single "food" picture for this post.  I can't believe it myself.  I'll do better, I promise.  But, for the record, the food was wonderful!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


We decided early in the year that the twins would dress as Duck Dynasty's Phil and Miss Kay for Halloween.  We got the idea after my mom bought Rhett a camouflage shirt.  We were joking about the idea for a Phil costume, but then decided to actually do it.  I think our little couple turned out adorable!

My mom sewed Rhys' apron, and surprisingly, she didn't mind wearing her little black wig.  Rhett wore the camo shirt, shorts, and a cool headband attached to his beard.  It was a little itchy (and hot!) but he kept it on most of the night.  He even wore his sunglasses in true Phil fashion!

Here is a picture of the twins right before we left to go Trick or Treating.  They weren't really sure what was going on, but were excited.

After a few houses, they really started getting into it.  They would stand at a door and say "trick or treat" over and over again until the door opened.  Then they would just stand there quietly.  We couldn't get them to understand they needed to say trick or treat again!

Rhys LOVED going door to door and filling her pink bag with candy.  Rhett got tired after a lot of walking and was ready to go home.  Rhys kept saying "little bit more?"  This surprised me because she is usually our shy and quiet one.  I guess her sweet tooth gave her a little more motivation!

Here is the crazy amount of candy we collected:

We let them pick one piece to eat Halloween night and they both chose fruit snacks.  LOL

And, because trick or treating is hard work, a corn dog to finish the night off.

Hope everyone had a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Halloween!  And, I'll close this post with some memories of the past couple of Halloween nights...

Twins' first Halloween (2011) - dressed as A&M football player and cheerleader

Halloween 2012 - Puppies!