Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pumpkin Carving Party

We had a great turnout to our annual Pumpkin Carving Party this year.

We had a lot of people participate in the carving this year and the contest was a hit.

Taking a break from the hosting duties


Carving is serious business

Eddie was trying to copy Evelyn's idea




Chris was pumped to carve a pumpkin


The kiddos



Monday, October 10, 2016

Seven Springs Autumnfest

On October 9th, we all went to Seven Springs for Autumnfest.

It was pretty chilly, but we still managed to walk around. The kids fed the animals, rode horses (Grace's 1st time) and had lunch.








Grace even rode the ski lift (Tommy wouldn't). I bet we rode it 3 or 4 times. She couldn't get enough.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My Dad's 60th Birthday

 We traveled to Texas in September to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday.

Instead of one gift, I decided to do a table of 60 things that we love about my dad. It took a lot of time to come up with everything, but it was worth it to see how happy my dad was.

Table of 60 things

My mom helping cook the food

The birthday boy





The grandkids

Tommy can't believe that Grandpa is that old.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Color Dash

On August 28th, we participated in the Color Dash. A color dash is where you run and colors are thrown on you.

The day was really nice and we all had a lot of fun. Tommy and I went together and Tom and Grace went together.

Waiting for the walk to start




Tommy & I post race



After all the color was thrown


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Grace's Day and the 1st Day of Kindergarten

Kindergarten always starts one day after the rest of the school, so on Wednesday after we dropped Tommy off at school - the 3 of us went to Ihop for breakfast.

Grace got her Nutella crepe and then we went back over to the school so she could meet her teacher and drop all her stuff off. Gace is typically very shy - and this day was no exception. We said hello to her teacher and then did the scavenger hunt her teacher handed out. Afterwards, we stayed a little while so she would get used to the classroom and she talked to a few of the other kids there during the same time.




After we left the school, Grace and I headed off to do our girls day.

First up, going to jump around at Altimate Air. We had a lot of fun jumping together. The next thing on our list was getting a manicure and pedicure together.



We had lunch at Subway before heading back to pick Tommy up at school.

Grace woke up excited for her first day of school (until we pulled into the parking lot). I ended up walking her into school and I felt bad leaving since she was still a little upset. :(

My little Kindergartner



Tommy played photographer

Grace didn't want the plant to touch me



Cutie Pie

The good news is that I pick the kids up on Thursdays, so it made me so happy to see a big smile on both of their faces when they ran out to the car. She couldn't wait to tell me all about her day.

Friday, she wasn't even a little nervous getting out of the car. She just jumped out with Tommy and went into the school. :)


Monday, August 29, 2016

Westmoreland Fair & Tommy's 1st day of 1st Grade

The night before Tommy started 1st grade, we met our friends (and one of Tommy's classmates) at the fair for dinner and some rides.

Tommy & Juliette

Lizzie & Grace

Tommy, Juliette, Grace & Lizzie

Grace was so sweet - she rode every ride with Lizzie and they had a lot of fun!

Tommy started school on Wednesday, August 24th. He was so excited to go back to school and see all of his friends again.

My future Pierogi Racer

Grace loves her brother so much