Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

I hope your Halloween is full of more treats than tricks and tons of smiles and fun!

Have a great day and enjoy this super holiday!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Just wanted to share our 2010 costumes with my blogger friends/family. Link up and tell me what you dressed as this year!

Friday Flashback ~ Halloween Edition

Our first Halloween as a family of four.
Adam is 9 months old and Nick is almost 4.

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Have a Very Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Week 8 of 52 ~ Penns Cave

At Penn's Cave, a boat ride through a cave near State College (Penn State). After the 40 minute boat ride, we walked through the grounds. They had hundreds of painted and decorated pumpkins. I took some cute pics that I will share later.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

My boys did not like cleaning out the pumpkin and they helped about as long as it took me to take the picture.

A few weeks ago we went to the pumpkin patch and, in my opinion, came home with perfectly shaped pumpkins (I look and look until I find them - you should try Christmas tree hunting with me sometime - I'm VERY picky). Ahem anyway, everyone was soooooo excited to carve pumpkins. Apparently I was too slow because I was slowly abandoned, one by one. Well, at least I had peace and quiet to concentrate! I am quite pleased with the results.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Photo Flashbacks

2004 - Nicholas is 11 months old and we went to Hershey Park for their Halloween tour/display. They take the amusement park and tranform it for Halloween. It was a great day that I am thinking of repeating real soon ;)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Week 7 of 52

The kids and I playing on a beautiful day at a local Pumpkin Patch, Reynold's Farm.

The Smithsonians

I've briefly posted a few pictures of our trip to the Smithsonians in Washington D.C. We live so close to such a national treasure, sometimes you forget how lucky you are!
We had such a wonderful day and I wanted to share some more of our adventures with you!

Inside the Air and Space Museum

Climbing a tree on a rest break - we did LOTS of walking.

The National History Museum had a hands on table for kids to play and learn. In this picture they took the kids finger print and had them draw an ocean animal around the finger print. They turned out very cute!

Dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum. These were very exciting for the boys.

A tree made out of metal outside the National Art Museum.
The Reflection Pool ~ I love this shot!

Pointing out airplanes "flying" in the sky.

It was the last thing we saw and the definate highlight of the trip for Nick. We didn't even know it was there until we left, but Nick got to "meet" C3PO!!! Life was good :)

Michelle Obamas Inaugural Dress

Adam was convinced this was Buzz Lightyears rocket ship.

We had a super day. We go on this trip every year and I've been there 20+ times, but everytime I go I discover something new, different, and very exciting that I never saw before. It's an excellent day trip and I certainly recommend it if you are ever in the area.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday Mugs (on Tuesday) ~ Fall

We love trips to the pumpkin patch!

And being Silly while we are there!

Corn mazes are the best!

We love beautiful fall walks through the woods!

And it's always a special treat to carve our pumpkins, roast pumpkin seeds, and light the faces for Trick or Treat night!!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Flashback!

Since I was looking at photos fom ou D.C. trip this past weekend, I thought I would go back to a trip we took a few yeas ago. Enjoy!!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Week 6 of 52

This a hard challenge! I'm slowly getting there. Anyway, we went to Washington D.C and toured the Smithsonians this past weekend. We live about an hour and 15 minutes away and it always makes such a nice family day trip. My kids and I are in front of a fountain that becomes an ice skating ink in the winter. The building is the National Museum of Art.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Mugs - Orange!

This week's theme is Orange ~ just in time for Halloween!!!
Last Friday Nick didn't have school for a teacher in-service day so I took a "sick day" and we went to the pumpkin patch. There was lots of orange!

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Have a super fall week!!