October 31 and November 1, 2019 - Greensboro, NC
Halloween ended up being super stormy at night so our neighborhood opted for trick or treating on Friday instead. But earlier in the day I took the twins to Halloween storytime at our local library. We dressed up in our lion costumes and made it there just in time. They got to play with some pumpkins, sing some songs, and listen to some stories. Definitely a fun morning!
Trick or treating the following day was hilarious. At first they didn't understand what to do, and then they tried trading candy, and then they got really upset when it was over and we took away the candy. But boy were the really cute lions! <RAWR>
October 26, 2019 - Greensboro, NC
Boy oh boy was this entertaining!
We have a local place called Pigtails and Crewcuts that I had heard good things for first haircuts. They have a little package you can get- with a photo, keychain, and lock of hair. So we showed up on Saturday morning hoping to squeeze in before lunch.
At first the twins were like cool this place has a train set to play with! But once they were seated in their respective car chairs all bets were off.
Luke went first, grabbed the steering wheel, and held on for dear life. Not coming close to cracking a smile the entire time. It was really pretty funny. No tears and he sat completely still but would not smile AT ALL. But the mullet is gone and we barely recognize him.
Graham was next, also concerned, would not grab the wheel but also wouldn't smile. He didn't cry but their were times I thought he might. He sat perfectly still though.
They both did great! And have cut cleaned up haircuts to prove it. :)
October 23, 2019 - Raleigh, NC
First trip to the State Fair! It had been many, many years since I've been to the fair, but we rolled up with my parents and had a blast. We went early in the morning to maximize time there before the crowds.
We bundled up, and did lots of walking around before the rides started up at 10. We had all kinds of treats. The twins were big fans of fudge, cotton candy, hush puppies, you name it. We rode the carousel, big slide, wiggle worm, and mini ferris wheel. Graham loved every ride while Luke was skeptical of each and every one. He basically refused to smile the whole time ha. We walked around the farm exhibits, and the twins loved just walking around and being outside of the stroller.
We stopped for lunch and got some BBQ sandwiches. They loved the fries, while G loved the slaw and L loved the actual bbq. Then I grabbed my last treat- some deep fried oreos- which they liked but had a hard time biting. And we made our way toward the exit. Our last stop was for ice cream. They LOVED the ice cream.
It was a fun first trip to the fair for the twins! Can't wait for next year when they are taller and can ride more rides. :)
October 12, 2019 - Winston-Salem, NC
There are SO many fall festivals/pumpkin farms in the triad that we had a lot to choose from for this year's pumpkin patch adventure. The twins are still pretty young to do anything really at these places so I was so excited to find a free pumpkin farm over in Winston-Salem. (A Oiselle friend from the area clued me in and I'm so glad!).
Hawk's Pumpkin Patch was perfect for us. It was free! You were able to walk around the pumpkins, pick out which one you'd like and pay on the way out. They also had various kinds of flowers, as well as, apples and some decor and treats. The twins absolutely loved it. The ran around and around the pumpkins, not wanting to stop, (or have their picture taken)
There were also little wagons and a tractor that they were particularly interested in. Especially when Jon pulled them around and around. We had a blast and were in and out in under an hour... and did I mention FREE? So great. Thanks Hawk's- we will be back!
August 30-September 2, 2019 - Waynesville, NC
We drove up to the mountains to see Jon's family for the long weekend. Went for runs/walks at the lake, cooked out on the back deck, had a good time! The twins really liked swinging and running around on the deck. They also got to go to church and played with all the bulletins and hymnals. ha.
And finally the got to apple pick! They didn't know what to make of it but did show off their apples! Always a good time!!
8/27/19 - 18 MONTHS!
Holy cow! Where did the time go?! Suddenly we're now a year and a half old! Since our first birthday we learned to walk, started to say actual words, and did lots of fun things! We moved from Blacksburg, VA to Greensboro, NC. We got a new house! We celebrated St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and July 4th. We went to the beach for the first time for a week! And we also visited the NC Zoo for the first time- hope to have many more of those trips once we're a little bigger.
August 5, 2019 - Asheboro, NC
Jon's parents came to town, we celebrated Grammy's birthday, and then we decided to take a morning trip to the zoo!
I went to the Asheboro Zoo a lot as a kid with my grandparents so I was familiar but it had been a long time. We decided to visit Africa on this trip so the boys could see all the animals we'd been reading about in books. They still get in free (until age 2) after which we might get an annual pass if we come a lot- it's only 40mins away!
We saw elephants, zebras, giraffes, and lots of monkeys! Some of Africa is closed while they build an Asia section. And it's funny- what seemed so big as a kid felt a lots smaller as an adult. ha! Both kiddos loved seeing the animals. Graham was content to ride around in the stroller but Luke wanted to walk around on his own- Mr. Independent.
For lunch, we stopped at their chicken restaurant and chowed down. Twins are big fans of chicken nuggets and fries. They got banana and animal crackers too.
All in all a good first (of hopefully many) visits to the zoo!
July 4, 2019 - Raleigh, NC
We drove to Raleigh for the day for a cookout and to see family. The twins ate hamburger and baked beans as well as some tasty peach cobbler for dessert. And of course I took lots of photos so had to put those up!
June 22-29, 2019 - Kitty Hawk, NC
What a week!
Jon's family reserved a week at a beach house in Kitty Hawk. It was Grammy, Pops, Uncle Christopher, Aunt Jordan, the twins, and Jon and myself. Oh and of course all the puppies: Loki, Bama, and Ella.
The house was really nice, had lots of outdoor decks, two living areas, a pool, and fenced in backyard for the dogs to run around. We were about a mile from the beach but needed to drive due to the big highway! Most days started off with a run or walk for everyone (taking turns!), beach in the morning after twins napped and ate, and then pool in the afternoon. We ate out a couple of nights, ordered in a few nights, and had one kid free evening with just Christopher and Jordan. We also ate our weight in Duck Donuts. :D
The twins were hilarious. Luke was not a fan of the beach or sand (in his defense he was cutting his molars at the time) but Graham LOVED it. He wanted to run along the beach by himself, loved when the water rushed in on his feet, and like playing in the sand. They were also big fans of the pool and floating. They liked to relax, eat their snacks, and enjoy the afternoon.
It was trying at times, balancing what we wanted to do with what we needed to do to keep the boys on schedule but all in all it was a great week! Can't wait for next year!
June 30, 2019 - Greensboro, NC
Just popping in with some photos from playing in our new house. We've got our own (fenced off) room with lots of toys and we LOVE it.