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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Enid's Annual Christmas Holiday Kickoff

It was the first time that we had ever seen a fireworks spectacular on the day after Thanksgiving, but then again it was our first 'day after thanksgiving' in Enid, Oklahoma. It was Enid's annual Lighting up the Plains. Like many other towns it was the event where all of the downtown businesses turn on all of their Christmas lights and the town gathers for a peek. But Enid tops off their festivity with an awesome fireworks show right in the middle of town. There were some pretty good fireworks that we had never seen before. In all honesty, the downtown Christmas lights weren't all that good, but the fireworks show made the trip more than worth it.

Turkey and Taters and Yams, Oh My!

This Thanksgiving the ClayWardCrew headed to the other side of Oklahoma to the cousins, Matt, Stacy, and Quinton, in Tulsa. It was a lot of fun seeing them again, especially since it had been three or four years since we last saw them. The food was the typical thanksgiving day grub.....awesome. However, the cleanup was a little bit more difficult than in previous years, thanks to fireman CJ, who was constantly either trying to hose down the house with the water spigut(I think that's a word) or turning the water off all together.
The next morning (commonly referred to as Black Friday) Stacy motivated Laura to head out of the house at 4:30am for the annual 'Running Of The Holiday Shoppers'. No good deal was left untouched as Stacy, Laura, and everybody else in Tulsa (except for Matt, Clay, CJ and Quinton) went to meet the Christmas sales with open arms.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Halloween Happenings

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to do a test run on the POOH costume. CJ hated it! He screamed the whole time it was on and kept trying to rip off the hat. Oh boy… When Halloween finally arrived, we were all a little nervous about how the whole costume thing was going to go over….but to everyone’s surprise and enjoyment, CJ gave Winnie a second chance! He loved it!

When it came time to take it off for baths, he didn’t want it to come off. What a difference…whew. CJ had a great time trick-or-treating with his buddies, Ty, the spider and Zach, superman. We went to Clay’s squadron building and then just to a few select houses on our street. It was sooo cold that Mom was ready to go in before CJ. CJ was so fascinated with the candy he would have gone to every door if we would let him. We brought CJ inside where it was warm and he had fun greeting all the visitors at the door and passing out candy. He was soo funny, after the kids chose their treat, CJ always had to dip his hands in the candy and choose one for himself too!