Greg and Matthew’s 40th Birthdays

My brother Matthew turned 40 on 10/2.

My husband Greg turned 40 on 11/4.

We all met up at my parents home in mid October for a quick weekend together.

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Madeline has become a lot more confident running on hay bales.

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There was a special moment when Carter trusted Madeline to play the banjo we are renting.  He fingered chords for her while she strummed with great concentration.

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Grampy gave Harrison a set of harmonicas.  There was such joy as Harrison blew into one for the first time.

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The Aggie fans and Texas Tech fans enjoyed watching Grampy get a win on Saturday when TX upset OU.

(The commentary during this game plays out like a personal vendetta between my dad and Bob Stoops.)

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An unsuccessful trip to find a pumpkin patch within a 60 mile radius resulted in a trip to the gas station where Carter managed to annoy both Emmeline and her reflection at the same time.

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Aunt Lindsay beat Harrison in Rummikub.

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Carter and Em taught Madeline how to play checkers.

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