Thursday, October 17, 2013

Showering Kennedy

Last weekend the family loaded up and took a trip to Charlotte, NC to visit our very good friends the Crawfords. We absolutely love the chance to spend any time with them we can. This trip was centered around throwing a baby shower for Anna and her baby girl on the way Kennedy. We were fortunate to make it a long weekend so we could fit in everything Anna had planned for us.
First and foremost Avery got her ears pierced. I went back and forth on when to do this. After talking to lots of moms I decided it was the time and of course Anna insisted on taking her. She cried for a few seconds before receiving her very first lollipop which immediately ceased the tears and put a smile on her face. She has done remarkably well and doesn't even touch them or whine when I clean them. I am beyond impressed with how brave my little girl seems to be.

Watching her clean everything to get prepared...

Brave girl barely even shed a tear! first lollipop!

Brave girl...

Next up was Miss Kennedy's baby shower that I threw for Anna along with her sister in law Mandy. The venue was so chic and Anna was beaming as we spoiled her and baby Kennedy with lots of family, friends, good food, and presents :) We cannot wait for the arrival of that sweet baby girl!
The rest of the weekend was spent going on our very first visit to Krispy Kreme, visiting a pumpkin patch, pedicures, cooking, lounging, and enjoying each others company. We had an incredible time with the Crawfords as usual and hated when it was time to leave. We would have way too much fun if we lived any closer :)
Courtney stuck around for the afternoon to enjoy a nice relaxing pedicure with Anna and I

Somehow I knew Krispy Kreme would be a hit for these two!

My absolute favorite picture of these two!

Off to the pumpkin patch with three little ones in tow...
Avery almost missed out by sleeping through the first half of the our trip to the farm.
He looks way to big in this picture...





Pumpkin Painting!

Someone really got into it...

Until next time!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Renaissance Festival

This was the second year we've brought Avery and Grayson to the Renaissance Festival but their first to truly experience it. Last year we just strolled them around and we had the fun. This year was SO much better because they were able to enjoy and take part in all the fun activities at the festival. It was oddly warm for October but that didn't stop us. They rode an elephant, ate LOTS of yummy food including their very own ice ball, got their face/arm painted, rode ponies, and went down a really big slide. They were absolutely exhausted and completely dirty by the time we left. I don't think any of us were able to stay up too late that night.
The frozen ice inside a orange peel may have been their favorite part. We got them one to split and you would have thought I had just hurt my child when I tried to get him to share it and give his sister a turn to taste it. I quickly decided to spend $3 more dollars so they could each have their own. They were in pure heaven...

Avery was holding on for dear life to let us know no one could take her ice away.

He was saying 'YUM' in this shot

Happy boy
Picking out what they wanted painted.
Grayson had a dragon painted on his arm.
Avery had a unicorn painted on her face.

The whole family rode the elephant.

Grayson loved the elephants.

...and playing games with Daddy.

Fun with Suz on the slide (just a little bit scared).
Yeah...pretty messy by the time we left. But I'd say they had a little bit of fun!