Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Please just go to sleeeeeep

Since birth I have said goodnight to Sean, sang him songs, said prayers, snuggled and walked away. He has never once gotten out of his bed to ask for water or call my name or need something. This is the exact opposite of Carter. Every.single.night she is difficult to put to bed. She never stays in her room, she is always up late reading, and she is constantly calling my name after I have put her to bed. A lot of nights she is up after I am! We followed the same process as with Sean but clearly she just is a different kid! Most recently, she must have been jumping or messing around on her bed  and she knocked off a letter from her name.. She came downstairs and we said to put it back and go to sleep. Wait....another 10 minutes go by and she comes back downstairs hysterically about the letter T which has fallen off her wall and gone behind her bed. She desperately needs Daddy to get that letter and put it back on the wall. Dan and I both respond the same--just wait til tomorrow and someone will find the letter and put it back on. This puts her into even bigger hysterics, she says, "But then I will just be C A R E R without the T" Oh lord. Dan and I burst out in laughter at her dramatic response and then Dan proceeds to go find the T and hang it back up for her. We would hate for her to be "CAR ER" for a night. That T is important. . .

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fall Pictures 2015

Auntie wasn't available for Fall Photos this year so I did my own! Our friends met us at the park and we took each other's family pics and then I took the kids pics myself. I am pretty happy with how they turned out. There are not quite Follow Your Bliss originals but they work for this year!
We used this to share our new address

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2nd Grade Veteran's Day Program

Sean's grade performed at the PTA meeting this month. They did a great job honoring our Veterans!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mommy turns 35

I had an action packed birthday. It started off REAL early when I ran the Richmond 8K downtown. It was the perfect start to my birthday. When I returned home, this wonderful breakfast was waiting for me! (Thank you Kevin!). I was able to squeeze in Sean's soccer game and a nice long nap before heading out with Jenn/Kevin/Dan to meet our friends for drinks at a local brewery. Our last stop was a super fancy Italian restaurant where we were able to have a nice long and delicious meal together. What a day!

My cake was delicious!

These are my people! They are like family to me!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rain Gutter Regata

Sean competed again this year with his boyscout Den. His boat did pretty well!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween 2015

Halloween was fun this year. I organized and planned the neighborhood Halloween pre trick or treating party. Everyone gathered in a culdesac and we ate pizza and had fun! The kids had a great time trick or treating and getting as much candy as possible.We came back pretty early and then they enjoyed passing out candy to the older kids that were still out trick or treating. Everyone loved their costumes. I am so happy they chose them on their own. Carter was a princess at school because not many 4 year olds know who Hermoine is! 

The kids designed their own pumpkins.

They matched the drawings perfectly!

Meet Hermoine and Harry Potter! Oh and Moaning Myrtle!


The Old House Run Crew!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Surprise Nama!

We showed up at Nama's doorstep on her birthday to surprise her! We told her we couldn't visit because Dan and Sean were camping (which they were) and she had no idea! It was so fun to surprise her. Carter and I had a great time celebrating with her. Of course Poppy was able to set up a wonderful bonfire for us roast hotdogs and marshmellows. What a fun weekend!

Hitching a ride on Poppy's tractor

Carter loves Bokeh a little more than Bokeh loves Carter! 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Boyscout Camping Trip

Dan and Sean enjoyed a weekend of camping with his boyscout troop. It was a little chilly at night but apparently Sean had so many blankets on him he actually got hot!

Monday, October 19, 2015

My little Artists!

Thankfully Sean and Carter both inherited Dan's artistic skills (and maybe some from Auntie too!) and not mine. They are both quite the little artists! Sean was chosen as the artist of the week for the whole school and Carter continues to amaze us with her wonderful artwork.

Dan showed Carter how to make this cat and she immediately picked it up

She loves to draw people! This is our family.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Boyscout Popcorn

Sean took the neighborhood to sell some popcorn to support his boyscout troop. He did quite a bit of virtual sales through this cute pic I posted on facebook. He was able to raise some money towards his personal fundraising goal. Thanks to all those that purchased from this cutie!