Friday, October 31, 2014

Columbus Day

Jules learned about Columbus and his ships at school so for Columbus Day, we made paper ships and brought them to the creek to sail.

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Admiring our handiwork

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Jules wanted a sailor for the maiden voyage

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The Santa Maria is off!

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Then the Pinta and the Nina!

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A lovely shot before they sank.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Renn Fest!

Paul was still gone so we made plans with our friends Rebecca and Ben to meet them at Maryland's Renaissance Festival. The boys had fun playing and Rebecca and I had a chance to catch up since we don't see each other super frequently.

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We first saw a woman with a falcon.

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Then we spent some time by the lady with the big bubbles.

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Elliott gets taken for a ride at one of the con games.

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Jules gets taken for a ride on a pony.

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Elliott opts for the slide.

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Rebecca and Ben go down the awesome wooden slide

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Shockingly enough there was a fruit stand selling fresh fruit so the boys got some watermelon.

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Oh who are we kidding? Of course we got treats too!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Elliott's School Trip

Shortly after we went to Crumland Farms, Elliott's school took a field trip to a local pumpkin patch.

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Pumpkin slide

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Hidden pumpkins

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Slide

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What are we excited about?

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A tractor ride!

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And the special ladybug balloon we got!

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Driving the engine

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Checking out the dining car

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On to the caboose

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Riding the spinner

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Pushing the spinner

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Pirate ship slide

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Feeding the goat with school friends

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Crumland Farms

Sorry for the "radio silence" - things have been pretty busy and we haven't had a ton of extra time to post pictures. Not that we don't have pictures - boy, do we have pictures! So the next bunch of posts will probably be picture-heavy in an attempt to catch up on what we've been up to.

Paul was out of town for a week so I took the kids to Crumland Farms and we had a blast!

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We've arrived!

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Welcome to Pumpkinland!

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Goofy boys

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In front of the "piggy bank"
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Jules is "this" tall


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Elliott checks out the train cutout

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Jules on the wobbly train

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Mommy and Elliott take a ride

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The boys check out the animals

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Goat and alpaca (llama?)
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Investigating the corn maze



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Sliding down the big hill

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The adult trikes

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We found a better fit!

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Playing with water pumper

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Elliott looks on with interest

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Walking through the tire field



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Fuzzy caterpillar at the farm

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Fuzzy caterpillar at home

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Carved pumpkins!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I Saw the Sign

I think these images speak for themselves...

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