Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Yes, yes, I know that Halloween is still 2 days away....but, Ohio seems to be the only place that celebrates on a designated "Beggar's Night" each year, so the girls went Trick or Treating last night!!!

Before we get to the Trick or Treating pictures, I will share a quick few from last weekend. We actually began our Halloween celebration while Paul and Rachel were in town and we took the girls to the zoo for "Boo at the Zoo!" We had a blast!

This is the only picture I got of Paul and Rachel while they were visiting, because we were just so busy! The girls LOVED spending time with Paul and Rachel and Macy especially took a huge liking to Paul! She talked about "Pawww" for days after they left! I hope that spending time with the girls got P & R even more excited for their little girl's arrival in January, but perhaps it terrified them a little too! :)
Here are my pumpkins headed into the zoo!
Pumpkins watching Daddy!
The girls loved this brown bear!
He was eating a Halloween pumpkin! Thankfully it wasn't one of my tasty "pumpkins!"
It was a chilly night for Trick or Treating, but we set up a bonfire in the fire pit, had warm spiced cidar and sat in the driveway waiting for the kids to arrive!! Here are the girls getting ready to take a ride in the wagon!
Macy Moo!
Sadie Bear!
Two small pumpkins and one big Pumpkin (Grammy)!
Getting ready to take the girls Trick or Treating. They LOVED ringing the doorbells and even tried to walk right into a few houses! We'll have to work on perfecting our trick or treating skills next year!
Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wish I had more pictures!

I wish I had more pictures to share with you, since it's been a while since my last post, but the girls are so busy and active at the moment, that if I take a second to pop behind my camera lens, I risk either losing one of my kids or someone getting hurt. So, unfortunately, it's a rare occassion that I actually get to snap a picture these days!

Despite the lack of proof, we have been very busy! The girls and I plan at least one activity per day and the weather has been fabulous for outdoor play and walks. Today, we tested out a cool place that we've been scoping out for the winter months. It's called Recreation Outlet and it's a place that sells large play equipment and outdoor toys. They have the inside set up as a huge show room of all of the items and they allow kids to come in a play on everything! It gets a little busy, but it's going to be great for getting out some energy as the weather gets cooler.

We went today and had a blast. It was a little crazy trying to chase after and keep track of my two kids, amongst a million other playing children, but the girls enjoyed themselves and I certainly got a workout!

Since the only time I seem to be able to safely snap pictures these days is when the girls are "contained," here's a picture of my impatient girls at the car dealership, when we brought my car in for servicing. Thankfully, since they rarely get to watch TV, they were fairly enamored with the cartoons playing in the waiting room!
And one last picture to share! A few weekends ago, we traveled to CT for my step-sister, Kate's, wedding. It was a long drive and BUSY weekend, but as usual, the girls far exceeded my expectations. They were flexible with our travels and never got cranky as we kept them up well past bedtime for the rehearsal dinner and other events. They really are terrific during travel, which I very much appreciate!! Here we are at the rehearsal dinner. Don't the girls look adorable?!? Oh and I should mention that this picture was taken at 8:30 pm (1.5 hours past bedtime) and they are still smiling!
We are so excited to have some of our oldest friends, Paul and Rachel, come to visit this weekend. We have a fun weekend planned and I can't wait!!! Paul and Rachel are expecting their first child in February (a little girl!), so we hope to give them a quick taste of parenthood while they are here! And a huge early thank you to Grandma and Auntie Aubrey, as they will be on babysitting duty a lot this weekend, while we get out for some much needed adult time with our friends!! I promise to "try" and take some pictures!