Monday, October 25, 2010

Its Almost Halloween!

So what does that mean? Time to pick out a pumpkin of course! We are kind of late on this but we finally had a free weekend that allowed the time to sit as a family and start this new tradition. There werent any local pumkin patches that we knew we would be strolling by on Sat so we hit up a produce stand instead.....& we got the same effect.

They found their perfect pumkin....home to carve it. After nap time of course ;)

Patiently waiting

Mommy drew on the face, Daddy does the carving.

Andrews first look at the "guts"

Tims face is priceless!

Andrew wants in on the spoon action!

Taking a break while Daddy carves the face.

Zeke comes out to survey the progress.

Shes a beauty!

After dinner we lit the pumpkin. Andrew was pretty amazed.

Happy Halloween....I think it just hit me that October is here. & now its over. Goodness!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

NC Transportation Museum

Saturday was a family day. We stepped back in time to go and visit the NC Transportation Museum and an antique car show that was being held onsite. Both of which were for Tim and Andrew. I was just happy to spend a cool fall morning with my boys.

The site of the NC Transportation Museum was a working train repair shop/factory/roundhouse that dates back to the 1850's. I wont give you a history lesson, go and visit, its a neat place to walk around for the morning, and maybe even take a train ride. The museum is working to restore many of the buildings.

Ready to take his "first" train ride!

The roundhouse was neat, its one of 3 left in the US. Its where the train engines were serviced and housed.

Getting up close and personal with many of the old locomotives on site. I didnt realize how large the trains are up close.

Daddy's shoulders were nice to take a break from all the walking.

It was a fun time, and we'll visit again when Andrew is a little older and can "learn" more about the history of the trains on site. Its crazy how a "town" can be built around a business. Spencer is def one of those towns. Very sad to see how happens, and how its still happening today. Things dont change much after 60 years.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Seems like Andrew is learnng all sorts of songs at daycare these days. Singing ABC's, just this week he added Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and to not let him slow down he added Ba Ba Black Sheep as of last night. I cant get over it sometimes. Oh and he also fake snores...and you'll see in this video.

Really not much going on in the last few weeks. Get togethers with friends here and there. Park trips, and just family time. Trying to savor the last bit of summer and fall. Fall is def setting in though. Katie made sure Andrew had his first smore ;)

We had his 2nd bday party in late Sept for everyone here. He's happy to help mommy make cupcakes ;)

He really enjoyed his "tractor cake"

Few weekends later we hit up a favorite park for some fun and a little fall festival. It was a nice crisp day to be out. So we let Andrew burn off some energy.

But who knew we would have a few more warm spells. So we headed out on the boat one more time bf it was time to winterize it. We tried to explain that it was too cold to go swimming. He was just happy to ride around. I still cant believe summer is over!

Here are a few of his pics from the 2yr photo shoot we had done. We'll do a family shoot in a few weeks at our house that Im really exicted about.

Time is flying, its breathtaking how fast. A few things planned here and there, maybe even a trip to the train museum this weekend. Stay tuned!