Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to each of you! Halloween at our house gets more fun each year as the kids get older. Carter was so cute running from house to house trick or treating. My friend Kelly and her triplets joined us too! The triplets were so cute- all bundled up in their Red Skins outfits. We pushed the four "babies" in joggers but by the end of the night big girl Tay insisted on walking like Carter.

I love this picture! Taylor didn't want Spiderman sitting next to her.
Carter showing me his spidy hands!
Our little bunny Taylor.

Our family of pumpkins.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Aldie Day

We spent yesterday morning at a local harvest festival. We ate kettle corn, fed woolly alpacas, walked through antique shops, jumped in a moon bounce, chatted with some fire fighters, watched a black smith demonstration, and toured the historic Aldie Mill. After the festival, we headed off for a beautiful fall drive through the Virginia countryside to a farm for pumpkin picking. Here are some pictures from Aldie Day.

Tay's first moon bounce experience. . .
after Carter climbed in she understood what it was all about.

Here is our wild boy coming down the moon bounce slide.

Historic Aldie Mill. The tour was very cool.

I think Carter liked the black smith demo a lot. Why do boys like fire so much?

Carter was feeling a little shy. . .

so we all had our picture taken!

Picking Pumpkins

Tay found her pumpkin (with just a little help from Daddy).

At first I thought Carter was curious about the pumpkin but it turns out he was just really checking out all of the bugs! What a boy!

So many to choose from!

Carter finally found "the one" after trapsing all over the pumpkin patch.

Tay didn't like the all of the prickles the patch gave her. If fact, she took several tumbles on the hilly pumkin patch that left her with a few bad scratches on her face. Poor baby!

Even though she kept falling on the bumpy ground, she would immediately get up and keep going. She was having so much fun!
We told Carter we would take him to the the bathroom as soon as we loaded the pumpkins in the trunk. . .but I guess he just couldn't wait!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Random Thoughts

I love blogs. I love how you can go from one to another to another and you find someone you know again. I love the stories and pictures of people so far away. I love how those stories and pictures make me want to do more and be more (although, I'll admit that sometimes I feel like garbage after reading some of yours! I just can't keep up :). I love how they make you feel close to people you haven't seen in years (or weeks or days). Deep Sigh. Blogs are just so fun!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Our Silly Tay

Taylor loves to be dressed in her birthday suit. She is constantly taking her clothes off, especially when she is supposed to be sleeping. BUT she loves to wear shoes! On this day, she insisted on wearing a pair of Carter's socks and her robeez shoes. I love that her socks look like leg warmers! She has such a cute personality.

Clowning Around

I think these pictures pretty much speak for themselves!

Just Like Her Brother

Tay loves Carter and most of the time he is a pretty good brother to her. He does have a hard time sharing at times though. Last week Taylor started going into his bedroom closet and snatching a pair of underwear. At first, she just carried them around the house (and Carter was ok with that) but then she decided that she wanted to wear them as well. I put a pair on over her diaper and wondered what Carter would think. She toddled into the room that he was playing in and I waited for his reaction. To my surprise, his eyes lit up and he said, "look Mom, she wants to be just like me!" He was right, Tay likes to be just like her big brother. If she finds a pair of his undies she insists that I put them on her. . .so on some days she wears Thomas the Train undies under her clothes. One day she even wanted to wear a pair of his shorts- I put them on, tightened the draw string and smiled- they went down to her toesies.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Simply Amazing

I had the privilege of attending a birth this week. The mama birthed a beautiful baby girl, weighing in at 9 pounds 8 ounces. Isn't it amazing what our bodies can do! I was able to capture some really neat moments for the couple with my camera, but my favorite picture was of their clasped hands. This is why I do what I do. Simply amazing!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Fasten Your Seatbelts

OK, sooo...heh brother forwarded this to me...and it put me into a laughing fit all day long. You know you've had one of these laughing fits before. The kind when something really funny happens and you just keep re-playing it in your mind over and over and over again...and you just can't stop laughing...for at least the next 12 minutes.

That's what this video did to me today. Right in the middle of work. I think people in the office started wondering what was going on with me. I was shaking so much that someone finally came in and asked me if I was all right. All I could do was point to my rib cage and say, "I think I pulled a muscle."

So enjoy. And thank you Vince for brightening my day in so many ways!