parade, party, & pumpkin carving

Camp had his Halloween parade at school today. Collins, as always, was along for the ride and enjoyed the parade bundled in his carseat.

Captain Hook!

I'm not sure what he was doing here, but the parents and classmates in front of him were getting a kick out of it! LOL

I signed up for the Halloween party this year with two other moms. I think we came up with some adorable treats!! 

I trekked to both Targets to find enough of the witch cauldron cups. I was so happy to find enough! I figured they'd be fun for the party and a cute favor for the kids to take home. 

Watching Charlie Brown while we set up for the party.

We finally carved our pumpkin this afternoon...I had an excited helper!

Camp the photographer!

I'm not the best pumpkin carver. The nose is quite crooked and I cut his bottom tooth off so now he looks like a vampire...totally not the look I was going for! Ha!! Camp's pleased and that's all that matters!

Happy Halloween!


6 month stats

Collins had his 6 month appointment last Thursday (10/18). 
He's 16lbs, 4oz (25%) and 26.25" (50%). 
Head circumference is 43.5cm (55%). 

sweetest baby boy around!!


blue ridge

ahhh...we just got back from a fabulous extra long weekend in Blue Ridge. We left town late Thursday night and picked Trip up at the airport in ATL on the way. We arrived in Blue Ridge around 2am on Friday and we were all exhausted, but so happy to finally be there. 

On Friday we headed to Mercier Orchards.
Since Camp missed school on Friday (his scheduled visit to the pumpkin patch with his class) we had to make up for it by visiting the pumpkin patch at Merciers! 

We took a tractor out to the patch and the apple orchards.

Camp had a blast checking out the pumpkins. He and the boys picked apples right off of the apple trees too!! 

The boys...

After we got our fill of pumpkins and apples, we headed to the Hard Apple Cider building for a taste testing session. Adam, Trip, & I enjoyed tastes of three hard apple ciders...our fave was Grumpy Granny made from Granny Smith apples. It was soooo good!! Too bad they weren't selling bottles of it yet, only by the glass. :)

When we got home, Adam carved the pumpkin that Camp picked out all by himself.

We enjoyed each night with a fire on the party porch...perfection.

On Saturday, we headed downtown to Paws in the Park...a pet parade! 

We experienced true fall weather and had to bundle up! :)


Camp loved it!!

family photo 

After Paws in the Park, we headed to Harvest on Main for a fabulous lunch! Collins ended up sleeping through most of our lunch...sweet baby!

Daddy and his boys...

Adam planted pansies for Bebe & Papa!

If this doesn't scream fall, I don't know what does! :)

Chandler's homecoming dance was Saturday night...she went with a big group of girls because that's just more fun! I went to my senior year (and junior year!) homecoming dance with my husband!

Camp's favorite thing to do at Bebe & Papa's...pop popcorn!

a friendly game of ping pong


No trip to Blue Ridge is complete without some fried pies...

We had a wonderful time and I was so thankful Adam could take off of work to join us...he even skipped out on opening weekend of deer season! He must really love me or something! :) 
It was just so nice to have everyone together at the same time.