Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Exciting November continued...

Liam turned one on the 19th. I just can't believe it. My sweet sweet curly headed cutie is 1. We adore this fella. He loved his first cake and kept repeating "num." :) His favorite word is "Cars!" He especially loves books with pictures of real babies and real cars. He says Hi! to everyone we pass in the hallway at church. He gives great hugs and loves the song "celebration" - Celebrate good times, come on. And he especially loves his Brother and Sister (and Dad and Mom). What a blessing Liam has been to our family. :)

Meadow had her Thanksgiving Feast at Preschool and it was really fun to watch her sing her heart out. She is a performer that one. :) We love our Meadow girl!! What a sweet little turkey. :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

November was an exciting month

On 11/11/11 we have been married twelve years. Greg now thinks he should have waited one more year to marry me so that we could have been married 11 years on 11/11/11. Surely we would have blasted off into the sky with fireworks all around us or something if that was the case. ;) We went to a blue grass concert in Fearrington Village to celebrate. We memorialized the occasion with Greg's camera phone. I think we were the youngest ones there. It felt nice. :) It also felt nice to hold hands with my sweet. :)

We walked for Food allergies! We called ourselves the puffy team. It was freezing in the morning so we all wore big coats UNDER our matching t-shirts. You know you are puffy when you have to loosen the straps on the car seat. :)

It was an amazing event! There were over 500 people there raising money for research and education/awareness for food allergies. We walked around the lake at regency and I think the kids felt great to be doing something to make a difference and to be around so many other kids and supporters/friends of kids with allergies. There was a sweet DJ playing music during and after the walk, A fire engine the kids could climb through, vendors giving you multiple samples and coupons for fun and yummy allergy free products and showering your children with jelly beans, italian ices, allergy free chocolate chip cookies, and apple dippers. There were games for them to play and they always got to play until they won and then pick a prize, no matter how many times they played. The prizes were awesome happy meal toys donated by McDonalds and Burger King. The kids racked up on plastic strawberry shortcake dolls, mini star wars skateboards, mega mind villan launchers, littlest petshop, etc. Basically they were treated like royalty. It made my heart so happy to see them having so much fun in such a safe environment where I didn't have to tell them they couldn't eat something or have something that someone else was having. I am in love with the Food allergy walk. We'll be there again next year if ya wanna come be on the puffy team. :)

Parker completed his 30 mile marathon at school. Kids that participated and finished 28.5 miles at home with their families got to finish the last mile and a half at school. It was fun to go cheer him/them on.

The yellow ribbon winners!! We're proud of ya bud!

This post is going to have to be continued because it is midnight. More November excitement to come. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

First we crashed the Holly springs Trunk-or-treat. (Actually Aunt Karissa invited us but I still felt like a crasher ;) Cousin Power!!

Kids goin' crazy!

I thought this couple was clever!

Befriending an Arch Nemesis

Then we had the annual neighborhood parade where the kids walk around the block in their costumes and then get a prize.

Halloween was cold and sprinkly this year. My family came over for chili and the cousins always like to go trick or treating together. Meadow was a fairy this time and Parker was Luigi.

Greg helped the neighbors set up an "Alien Idol" Halloween Karaoke. Greg's Dad owns a karaoke machine (he goes and sings oldie goldies at the rest homes and I think he has achieved celebrity status among them) and they used that. There were 3 Alien judges trying to find talent to bring back to their home planet and people could sing songs like the monter mash etc. It drew quite a crowd.

Then since they were all slightly damp anyway, we bobbed for apples. Liam was asleep by this point.

Come back here apple!