Friends and Family November Fun

26 11 2013

We celebrated the “moms group” babies turning two together at Romp N Roll again this year. They are all so much bigger. I am so thankful I had these other mommies in my life to get ideas and share stress of being a new mom. Many of them are now having their second babies too, so the gatherings will be getting bigger!

The boys dressed alike.

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Not quite ready for the gym but loves to roll around.

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We stopped at a Piney Run Park to visit a pond and enjoy the last warm fall days. We missed the peak fall colors but it was still fun.

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Lots of pine cones at Piney Run

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We met up with Eddie and his parents at a local winery- the Black Ankle Winery.

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Grandma and Grandpa stopped on their way south for Thanksgiving. We had a lot of fun seeing them and sharing a meal!

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Henry is a lot of fun to roll around with these days.

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Amelia had her last gymnastics class this session. She loved wearing tutus every week and really improved her balance, jumping, and upper body strength.

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We’re going to miss seeing Owen and Pippa every Saturday morning.

 

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Amelia loves playing with mommy’s jewelry and the kitties.

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We’ve started decorating for the holidays.

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Mimi and Gaga sent a new tradition with an elf on the shelf.

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And mommy introduced an old tradition of playing with her childhood nativity scene.

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Amelia is having lots of fun playing with the Christmas trees and other decorations.

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I am not looking forward to the shopping and long lines!

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Weathering the cold season

08 11 2013

It’s already started…the cold weather brings sniffles and colds. This week Henry caught a croup cough and double ear infection. He has been so miserable and I have been home giving extra TLC and trying to keep up with work. I hope we don’t get too many colds this year, it’s not fun.

Groggy morning

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Watching mommy work

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Helping with paperwork

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Halloween

08 11 2013

I’m a little behind on posting this…we had a fun Halloween evening with a few friends over. The two-year olds learned trick-or-treating pretty easily! I switched out some healthy snacks for some of their stash, so Amelia thinks the neighbors were kind enough to give her raisins and veggie snacks. It probably won’t work next year!

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Eating a good dinner before the treats.

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Heading out into the neighborhood.

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Amelia also wore her Minnie Mouse dress to get a haircut and go to a local community Halloween festival.

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We celebrated Grant’s birthday party the weekend after Halloween and she got to wear a costume again. Good thing she has many options for costume dresses thanks to her cousin Caroline!

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