Friday, October 9, 2009

Outdoor and Random stuff....

Want a muffin on this rainy, cold morning? I have apple cinnamon or banana. YUM!
Not too much has been going on this week. It seems like we have had a lot of homework and studying for tests, that we have helped Lexi with. The good news is that on her progress report she has straight A's....way to go Lexi. We will see if she still has that when she gets her actual report card. Here is my concrete goose with her holiday bow and a couple of pumpkins. These big pumpkins were at our little store in town for $4.50 each....cheaper than Wal-mart's $4.99 pumpkins. I need some more, but this is a start.

Yep, Fall is definitely here.....the leaves are starting to take over the yard and walks. We have so many trees that if we try to keep them picked up we have to constantly work at it. Not so fun!
This weekend, besides her normal Saturday morning cheerleading, Lexi is supposed to play in tournament softball in the Pauls Valley area (for my Okie friends that read). With all the rain, we will see if it ends up getting cancelled. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Marilyn said...

It is pouring right now. But maybe the game will be played. Lexi is so smart! Good going. Being so busy and getting good grades too means lots of hard work that she has put in. Enjoy the weekend.

Carrie said...

I will take one please lol

Have a great weekend :)

Amelia said...

Yes, the weather is playing havoc with lots of activities...but oh, the rain is great too...we can always use the moisture.

Lorrie said...

It's been kind of a quiet week here too Darlene. Your muffins are perfect for a rainy day. I sure hope Lexi's tournament doesn't get rained out this weekend.

duchess said...

Congrats on the straight A's.
We don't have many leaves falling yet but they are starting to change color a little - yay!
Enjoy your weekend.

Stacey said...

I think I saw heavy rains around Paul's Valley on the news last night. We are about to float away. :) A muffin would be good about now.

Lexi is such a doll. It's obvious that she has great parents!

Your duck is cute! We have those leaves too. I wish we could just mow the yard right now and get rid of a few of them.

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! That little Lexi is just everything - pretty as a picture, smart and jumps all over the place! :) How proud you must be of her.
They say we're actually going to get some rain and cooler weather today. I surely hope so.
Oh, thank you, I'll take a muffin please! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Ramona said...

Okay Darlene...come on over this is going to be 65 degrees and clear...I will bring the weather and a great pumpkin patch and you bring your precious daughter and those muffins! But the rumors about wet weather in Portland are is going to rain till the cows come home beginning Tuesday.

Great job on the fantastic grades, girls rule!!!! Have a great weekend and stay dry and warm....don't you just love fall?!!!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Ruth Ann said...

Congratulations Lexi on the straight A's! That's impressive especially since she's busy with dance all the time!
Love the goose and pumpkins! It looks great! And don't you just hate raking leaves? We have three huge trees in our backyard and I hate having to clean them up! Luckily, my husband does that most of the time! ;) Have a great weekend!

Ruth Ann said...

OH WOW! And she runs cross country too! I just read that after my last post! lol Not to mention she is on the jump roping team! WAY TO GO LEXI!

Karen said...

Hi there your blog. I am an Okie too! But living in Texas until we can get back to Oklahoma. We lived in Ardmore from 1997-1999. Our girls were just about your daughter's age when we lived there. They went to Charles Evans Elem. We loved it there!!

SmilingSally said...

Straight A's ... how wonderful!

Joanna said...

Hope she gets to play!

Aleta said...

Kudos to Lexi for the A's! Woot!

We have green overload in New Orleans. No falling leaves, no color changes...

Twice Remembered said...

Way to go Lexi! I know how that goes - with 3 in school, life just seems to take place between homework and school events...there isn't a lot of time in between!

Those apple muffins look delicious, by the way! Apple muffins are my kids favorite!

Diana said...

One muffin and one pumpkin to go, please!!!

Happy Fall

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO LEXI! smart girl :)

yes, the leaves are taking over our neighborhood, too! we live in "Tree City USA", so needless to say you can't even see the sidewalks! it's fun though. i love going for walks and crunching in all the leaves. :)

have a good weekend, friend!


Heather said...

those muffins sound delicious! way to go Lexi on all the A's!

Sandy Toes said... have a lot of leaves down!
sandy toe

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Those muffins look delicious. Lexi sounds to be doing great at school. I wish her well with the softball match. Hope the rain stops for you soon. It's pouring down here too. I love your goose and pumpkins, they are gorgeous.
Have a great weekend.

Deb said...

Congratulations on the straight A's Lexi! How fabulous! Love the concrete goose sitting among the pumpkins :-) & those muffins look delicious. Lots of rain happening here today too ~ hope it clears for the weekend.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Our leaves haven't started falling just yet... Some have turned color but many more need to. I think our fall weather is supposed to come next week, It's been looking more like summer here lately. (no complaints)

Thanks for the kind words on my blog today-You are so sweet. Ronnie has signed a 3 year contract with a top modeling agency here in Seattle. It's making me pretty nervous but I googled the heck out of it and it's on the up and up! She's been going to alot of photo shoots lately, but needs to save up for a portfolio so she can get some serious jobs. I've been watching Noelle while Ronnie is at the photo shoots-what a complete joy she is~♥
Have a great weekend,

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Yes, I'd love a muffin, they all sound good! Yay for the good progress report! Hopefully she'll see the same on the report card.


Ginger said...

The muffins look good. Save me one.
I think Lexi always excells at everything she does, so I bet her report card will be a good one.
I used to have a cement goose too, and my friend made clothes for it for all the holidays.
Have a great weekend.

jeanne said...

Hi Darlene, your muffins look so good. I baked an apple and berry cobbler today. Cooking and baking in cooler weather is just more fun. I forgot to take a photo. You would think I would know better by now. LOL.

Good for Lexie getting her good grades. I can't help comparing her with my granddaughter Ashley. She is older but like Lexie she does so much and still gets straight A's. We are so proud of her. I am proud of Lexie too.

Love your pumpkins and the duck. Not the leaves. They are a pain.

Our puppy is getting lots of fur now. We will have an updated photo this week.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Jeanne

Joy said...

I saw pumpkins at our walmart for 4.00 and they were pretty small.
The muffins look good!

Shelia said...

Thank you Darlene for your prayers.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rambling Girl said...

Oh yeah I would love some of those right about now...I haven't eaten breakfast yet but it is almost 11 pm so I guess lunch is the next best

Midnight sure is growing up so fast...I remember when you all found her..and boy the shine she has. My cat will do the same also...she always tends to get the bread and nothing else...never seen a cat so picky as Rowdy.

Love all the goodies you won and bought off Etsy. I love me some etsy! I haven't seen those books but do share some of the secrets maybe one day in your blog. I would love to hear some free decorating

love those burlap punkins...I have some burlap and was going to try and do one but still haven't.

Gretchen said...

If you still have some of those muffins left by tomorrow morning I'll stop by for one. They look delish!