Thursday, November 25, 2010

Two Posts in One Day. Wha What?

What I did on my summer...I mean Thanksgiving...vacation:

Did some swinging.

Listened to secrets from Aunt Joann.

Chilled out with my new buddy...Buddy.

Chased some kitties.

Beed cute. (There's a whole series of these found here. Trust me it's worth a click)

Played outside with Dad.

Posed with the fam.

Played charades. Two words. It's a dance move....Sprinkler Dance!

Watch a movie with my bro.

Looked cherubic.

And at the end of the day I jammed as many applesauce cookies as possible into my mouth gerbil style by the double fistfuls. And I was thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are whirlwind touring across North Carolina once again. We started in Black Mountain, then went our separate ways - Eric to a conference in Atlanta, the boys and me to see my Mom at the beach. We spent four unseasonably beautiful days in Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills. It was warm enough to frolic on the beach...some of us in our skivvies.

Today we're back in Black Mountain celebrating a lovely Thanksgiving with Eric and his Mom's family.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Halloween night brought us a beautiful sunset fit for a lovely evening of soliciting free stuff from strangers. We joined some friends at their house in the burbs, had a spooky dinner and set off for tricks and treats!
Can you dig it?

They got the hang of it pretty quick.

Our crowd broke up pretty quickly. There were about 15 kids and their parent's in our group, so going all together was a bit ridiculous. Ironically, the racecar group was the slowest. I love how they're all doing their own thing in this shot.

Turtle crossing.

Nice trick.

A grand time was had by all.

Next year - smaller costume.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Iliff Picnic

We went to the annual picnic at the Eric's school today. It was a great turn out. They ran out of food...but there was plenty of cute to go around.

Eli was leery of the kooky magician/balloon guy. But his trepidation paid off. He was the last little lad to get a balloon, after much coaxing from balloon guy. It was crazy awesome.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

Saturday we made our 3rd annual trek to the Pumpkin Festival at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. We had to brave the crowds and schlepping without Dad this year, but I did get to park in handicapped parking, so that made it easier. And some lovely friends met us there, so that made it even better.

Eli's official costume wasn't ready yet, but we just happen to have on hand a pair of Aztec jaguar jammies the fella brought home from the British Museum. That'll work. So I whipped up a jaguar hood to go with...and Eli actually wore it.

He was a little too well camouflaged in the corn.
Amos revived the vintage tortoise look, circa 2008.

Keeping an eye out for those wily hidden jaguars.

Sweethearts Jon and Christa came too. They were such fun and a huge help!

Bird or Bug?


Cutie Leo!

Maya and Eli - Team Pumpkin!

Finding the perfect pumpkin is one dirty job!

What fun! Happy almost Halloween!