Monday, October 31, 2011


Posing in front of our happy pumpkin house!

Visiting our next door neighbors, Barren, Elizabeth, baby Paxton and Monte the dog.

Ready to get my spook on!

Heading out with Daddy!

Happy Halloween!

Daddy: What was your favorite part of Halloween JR?

JR: Eating all that candy!

Halloween: the preparation begins

To prepare for Halloween, JR decided to do some very good exercises in the spirit of all things spooky. Step one: dress like superhero at BFF's birthday party and run around like a crazy person. Check.

Step two. Sit on pumpkin at Nana's house to test its strength and endurance. Nana, this one is ready for your neighborhood festivities. Check.

Step three. Review and approve Nan's super spooky spiderweb on front porch. Yep, this looks good.

Step four: Give lots of love to pumpkin. After all, it has a tough job ahead!

Step five: Build up trick-or-treating endurance by taking a trial run, literally, through neighborhood with Daddy and Pop. Run with umbrella in case we have to prep for a rain plan. Rain won't stop him!

Step six: Pick out Daddy, Mommy, and JR pumpkin. Of course, Mommy's pumpkin rots before Halloween eve, so we are left with the best pumpkins (from Hall Family Farm) that we picked ourselves. Baby pumpkin gets painted.

Daddy pumpkin gets cleaned out and carved. Check.

Step seven: Try on Mommy's witch hat. It looks pretty good, I think.

I am ready for Halloween. Bring it!

Found: New Favorite Playground

Alas, Charlotte does have worthy playgrounds! JR and I ventured out and found one at William Davie Park one weekend! It is affectionately called the "red, white, and blue playground" by locals. Even Batman was impressed (yes, my kid was the one on the playground with half of a Batman costume on).

Goodbye, Dupre Drive

Our house closed on October 14th, 2011. We sold it to a great family--a single mom and 3 year old little girl. The mom was so excited and cried at the closing. She was having a "yay for me" party the night of her closing, which made us feel great. I know we will miss our little home of 8.5 years, but we will always have our awesome memories!

App State v. Wofford

It was great to tailgate with our best buds for App State v. Wofford! GO TERRIERS!

Yay for fall!