a handsome hubby, two darling daughters, a pair of puppies

and other reasons I'm a Chipper Chickie...


Happy Halloween!

My favorite part of Halloween is all the pumpkins.

Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin scented candles. Pumpkin carving. All things pumpkin.

Here's a look at our pumpkins this year. Chris and I love them so much that we keep them out all fall.

And here's a look at our lil punkins...dressed and an owl and a cupcake for a night at Zoo Boo. 

Le Bonhuer Zoo Boo is a five night event of frighteningly good family fun. You dress up in costume {many adults even get in on the action} and go trick-or-treating at the various candy stations around the Zoo. 

There are activities for all ages, including a haunted hay ride and Dracula's Disco for the older kids. But there are also toddler-friendly activities that were a big hit with our crew.

Here's a look at our favorites from this year's Zoo Boo...

We enjoyed all the festive displays around the Zoo...

Including the art exhibits from local schools.

AC was really impressed with this costume...she somehow knew he was the Marshmallow Man. That impressed me, since we've never talked about him before.

The highlight for all of us was the camel ride...just $5...to ride a camel people! You've got to go do it! Very cool. AC is still talking about it. {I am just sick that these pics didn't turn out!}

Maggie's favorite was the free children's rides...the airplanes, carousel and boats.

The singing pumpkins were also a big hit.

And for the big finale...we got to meet and pet some creepy-crawly creatures...

Eeeeek!!!! {Thankfully they passed out hand sanitizer as we left the petting area...they thought of everything!} :)

Tonight we will be trick-or-treating as Sleeping Beauty and Minnie Mouse with some of our sweet friends. 

Hope you and your families have a safe and happy night full of candy and fun!

Happy Halloween!



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Priddy Farms

It was a pretty day at Priddy Farms!
We met our friends there for a play date. The girls had a blast.

They have playgrounds...


And a train ride {only $1 to ride the train}...

And a hay ride {only $4 per family}...

And lots of pretty pumpkins...

Admission is free and it's just a quick drive down the interstate near the Wolfchase mall.
Gotta love some inexpensive fall family fun.


Five Things Friday

Fall is certainly in the air.

Last week we had lots of outdoor fun.

We went to the Zoo with our cousins...

We went to the park...

We gathered pumpkins...

The nice lady at The Market at Poplar Estates even let us feed her hens and rabbits. So fun!

And my fall allergies brought on a bacterial infection that brought on an asthma attack that landed me in the ER on Monday...


No pictures of that. :)

So, this week has been a week of laying low. A week of recovery.

Here's a Five Things Friday recap of what I've done all week...besides allowing the girls to go through all our baby wipes and watch way too much Nick Jr.

1. I went Pinterest crazy. Why not? Here are some of my recent fallish faves...

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2. I read {am reading} some good books. I tend to have some sort of book ADD that causes me to not be able to focus on one book at a time. These are the ones I'm reading right now. I recommend both.

Unglued Book
Praying the Scriptures for Your Children

3. I got in some good journaling/quiet time. Isaiah 43 provided some recovery for the soul. Good stuff.

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4. I opened up orders for Turkeys yesterday.
Got five on the books. Yay! Email your order to chipperchickie@gmail.com
if you'd like me to add you to the list.

5. And lastly, I rested. The whole house is a complete wreck...but I got in some good naps.

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