We started our weekend on Friday (like most people) with a field trip to Maymont. It was a fun way to let B run around with his classmates but it was FREEZING! Well, it was 55 degrees, but it felt much colder!
B could not get enough of the fox....until we later found the bears!!
B and his classmates! Can you imagine teaching all these little guys?! It takes three teachers (there are a few kids missing!!) to keep all these 3 year olds in check. They do an amazing job and have patience of saints. B is loving school!
Later, we took a trip to the airport to pick up Aunt Kelly. She came to spend Halloween with us! It's becoming quite the tradition. The boys were up extremely late, but it's not every day your Aunt Kelly comes to visit!
Saturday we woke up to rain (that was to last all day...boo) and an email that there wouldn't be any soccer. So Aunt Kelly and I took the boys to Monkey Joes to expend some early morning energy. B is getting really good at the climbing, but some are still a bit big. Q just likes all the jumping and running!
That afternoon brought naps for everyone. Including a certain auntie that was enjoying a little snuggle time, with an anxious spider-man. This is what happens when she hears the shutter and yells at you to stop taking pictures of her sleeping...but I couldn't help it, they were so cute.
Chad had to work some, but once he got home Kelly and I got to enjoy some time alone shopping and eating. Shopping which, unfortunately (for her) was Lowes and the fabric store. But she was a good sport. (She'll probably never come back.) We did stop on Cary St to hit up Clover and a few other stores. We even got to see The Richmond Zombie Walk. It was more than a little bizarre but...to each their own.
Sunday we headed to Ashland VA to the Ashland Berry Farm (apparently there is a farm much closer in Chesterfield...oh well, next year!) The weather was great! A little muddy from Saturdays rain, but they had hayrides and an actual pumpkin patch. Q was really disappointed we didn't get to see the baby farm animals (he is OBSESSED with all things animals). You could only see them by going through the corn maze which was closed because it was too wet. Something else to keep in mind for next year!
Coming in at 3 and 3.5 feet (or something like that) it's the Phillips Brothers
All the pumpkins you can hold for $20
Our $20 loot!
When we were done there we headed over to the train station, where thankfully, a train passed close to every ten to fifteen minutes. No really. It was great fun!
We then walked to have some lunch and headed home with two very tired small children!! We needed them to be tired because we had lots more to do....or lots of pumpkins to be carved.
Monday brought Halloween (and Pioneer Woman pumpkin seeds DELISH!)! Here is your beloved Spider-man and Dumbo.
Dumbo is a third generation costume...it's just too cute not to use again and again!
The weather was gross (RAIN) for trick or treating but thankfully these guys are young enough that the five or so houses we visited was good enough.
Daddy evaluating B's take home. If it had been a picture of my dad, he would be looking for snickers.
Q showing off his take home. (take home=candy after mom, dad, and aunt Kelly have taken their share. You know, just like uncle Sam.)
Today we all woke up from sugar induced comas and struggled to make it out the door and take Aunt Kelly to the airport. The boys were bummed, but not nearly as bummed as mommy. There is nothing more fun than spending time with your family, no matter how busy or boring, trips to Lowes or pumpkin hunting! We will miss you Aunt Kelly but we can't wait until your visit in February!
I realize this post was a little photo heavy. I could have made it two post, but lets face it, your lucky you got one at all!
We did get one project done...some art on the cheap! Curious? Check it out on Refresh & Repurpose