Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Here's a sneak peak of what the girls will be dressed up as tonight when they go trick-or-treating. This picture was a freebie, compliments of The Picture People. Lydia's a girl pirate and Madeline's a High School Musical Cheerleader (East High School).

On Monday, we carved pumpkins. Of course, their favorite part was scooping out all of the seeds.

We carved three pumpkins....a scar face pumpkin, a boo pumpkin, and a classic jack-o-lantern.

We lit them last night.

Have a spook-tacular Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Flashback Friday

Halloween 2004

Here are the girls three years ago dressed up as Barney and Baby Bop for Halloween. I took advantage of having them complement each other for a couple of years, before they took more interest in what they wanted to dress up as. This year, we have about as opposite as you can get...... a cheerleader and a pirate.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fall Bazaar

Last night we had a Fall Bazaar at church. The girls dressed up for the occasion and participated in lots of activities. Pirate Lydia getting a Jesus tattoo.

High School Musical Cheerleader Madeline on the cakewalk. She won three items from the cakewalk.
Trunk Treating in the parking lot.

Lydia opening up her bag, waiting for some candy from the preacher.

Katie, the horse, who worked in the rain to give carriage rides around town.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Field Trip

The Kindergarten classes went on a field trip yesterday to Dean's Farm Market in Wilson. It was the perfect day for a field trip. Madeline really liked riding the school bus to Wilson. She picked out a pumpkin, visited the petting zoo, had a picnic lunch and played with all of her friends. She's already wanting to carve her pumpkin. With all the warm weather, we're going to do that just before Halloween.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Busy, Busy

October has been jam packed with happenings and events almost everyday. With that said, that's why I haven't posted in over a week. Here are a few pics from this week.
Madeline scooped up these mums that were broken off of the plant. You can't tell from this picture, but she now has a loose tooth. That's been a BIG deal this week.

Lydia showing off her hot pink boots. She loves these so much and even wore them to dance lessons that day. She did eventually change into her dance shoes.

David and me at Hawksbill Mountain. The hike up there was strenuous, but definitely worth it! I did upload some pics on flickr of our anniversary trip to Asheville.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Today is our 10th wedding anniversary. This morning I was explaining to the girls that it's kind of like a birthday of the day you got married. After my explanation, Lydia said, "Oh, I gotta go tell Daddy to get up so he can get married!" I uploaded some of our wedding day pictures to flickr. Today is also my one year blogiversary (as they say in the blogger world).

Monday, October 08, 2007

Our Weekend in the Mountains

We spent the weekend in the NC mountains. It was our first time camping in our new (used) pop-up! It was great! It was definitely a few steps up from tent camping.....HOT water, refrigerator, and cable TV! The girls loved it and had so much fun just running around the campground. Lydia was thrilled because there were lots of rocks, sticks and dirt.
On Saturday, we took a short hike down to this waterfall....Elk River Falls!

On Sunday, we visited Grandfather Mountain. The girls did great there, especially after being lectured about the importance of holding hands to avoid a trip to the hospital.
The highlight of the weekend was on Saturday when we surprised the girls and took them to Autumn at Oz. Of course, they dressed up and got all involved. We met lots of characters (all of them were great and very interactive). We got to go inside Auntie Em and Uncle Henry's farmhouse, experience the tornado and stroll down the yellow brick road.
It was a fun and memorable weekend. To see more pictures from our trip, click here.

Monday, October 01, 2007


Our "new" used pop up camper has been camped out in our backyard for about a week and a half now. It's the perfect clubhouse for the girls. We're going camping this weekend. It's really spacious and has lots of storage areas. I spent part of yesterday afternoon stocking the camper. Madeline and Lydia are excited about camping.
They don't know about Autumn at Oz. We're going to surprise them with that on Saturday.