Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

{It is after midnight, so I am going to keep this post short and sweet!}

This year, instead of carving pumpkins, we used these "Build A Pumpkin" sets from Pottery Barn. I think they turned out REALLY cute, if I do say so myself!

I thought my porch turned out really cute! (Is that vain?)
Can you see how proud Addi is of her littel pumpkin? I love her little smile on her face!
(And yes, that is the same costume she wore last year. It was just as cute on her then as it is now!)
Addison went trick-or-treating for the first time this year. (Last year, we went to the local grocery store and Walmart - I had just had surgery the week before.) So this was new and fun for her. These pictures are of both the grandparents house. When we went to the neighbors, she hit about 5 houses and let me know that she was ready to get back to her daddy!
I think my little Peacock did a great job and got saying "trick or treat" down REALLY quick! She even tried it on her dad a few times!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

This afternoon, my mom and dad came over to bring us some bananas. Why? You ask yourself did my parents need to bring us bananas? Because Addison was throwing a fit for them and she ate our last banana last night at 11:30 PM. Again, you may be asking yourself "Why did they have to bring you bananas? Why didn't you just go get them yourself? Why? Why? Why?"

Answer: Because Addison is on day five (5) of a fever.

The cause of the fever is unknown. I took Addison to the doctor on Tuesday and the doctor told me that he didn't know why she had a fever. (Gotta love those doctors!)
He said that it could be because
(a) she has a bladder infection - I have changed some REALLY wet diapers, so I am thinking that it is not a bladder infection.
(b) she is having appendicitis - no vomiting, so probably not that either.
(c) she has roseola/sixth disease - we are on day 5 of a fever and no rash yet, so I'm assuming it is not that either.
or (d) she has swine flu and there is nothing they can do for her until she has had at least seven (7) days of fever.

So, we are back to the bananas. Addison was throwing a fit for them and I try and be the responsible parent who doesn't take her child out in public when she knows that her child is sick. (Doesn't it tick you off when parents take their kid to...let's say McDonald's and let their said kid slobber and sniffle their little boogers and germs/cooties all over the play apparatus when they know that their said child is sick?)

Anywho, my parents showed up on my door with bananas for Addison and some ingredients to make the easiest cookies...EVER! My mom and I pulled the following recipe off of my Aunt Deon's blog.
They were so yummy that I hope she doesn't mind me sharing! (wink, wink)



Pumpkin Cookies

1 box of spice cake mix

1 15 oz. can of pureed pumpkin

1 cup mini chocolate chips or raisins (or a mix)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, mix the dry cake mix with the pumpkin puree. Add the chocolate chips and/or raisins. Drop mounded tablespoons (or larger) of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on the size of cookie. The cookies will not spread.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Morris Family Pictures 2009

First off, please let me thank our super, fantastic, amazing, energetic photographer Betsy for ALL the time that she spent taking these photos and cropping and editing them.
These pictures of Addison show her little personality. She is such a little teaser. sweet! Our little family!
More of our precious angel!
This is a photo of the WHOLE Morris Clan...all 42 of us!!!
Lets just say our photographer was very patient with getting us all to sit still at the same time. (That and she knows photoshop! LOL)
This picture is of Randy, his siblings and his parents. Aren't they a good looking bunch?

I am already looking forward to next years pictures! :)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009


We love books at our house. I can not walk past a book store without feeling a magnetic pull. The other day as I was walking past a book store, minding my own business, I saw the clearance stand. This particular clearance stand was full of SUPER cute children's books. We happen to love playing with Fisher Price Little People at our house so when I saw this particular book, I just knew that I had to have it. (The $2.99 price tag didn't hurt either!)

Addison and I went on a little field trip with Papa and I pulled out this book to entertain her. Needless to say, it was HUGE hit! At one point, she started to call this flap book her "peek-a-book". I couldn't help but laughing! She is such a little smarty pants! I have a sneaking suspicion that she gets her smarts from her daddy! :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009


The other day, we were at my mom's house and she gave Addison some Princess fruit snacks. The only color that Addi would eat were the blue ones. My funny little girl does not like to keep her tongue in her mouth. (She thinks she's a puppy!) This evening was not so different. I started laughing because her tongue was blue. Addison ran to the mirror to check out her tongue and after that, it was ALL down hill. There was NO WAY that we were going to keep that tongue in her mouth. She loved her blue tongue SO much that she even posed for picture!

FYI: For those wondering, I canned 29 quarts of tomatoes the other day. I would post pictures, but Randy had my camera with him. (Sorry, I'm pretty proud of myself! I know, being prideful is a sin, but what do you do?)
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Southfork Ranch

When we went to Dallas in March we visited Southfork. For those of you old enough to remember, Southfork is the home of 'Dallas'. I remember watching that show when I was a kid with my mother and waiting all summer long to find out who shot J.R..
These pictures are a little old (March) but I am trying to figure out how to make collages for my blog. I'm still learning, so bear with me, please!
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