Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat!!!

We practiced for a week or less how to say "Trick or Treat" when the door opens. And it paid off. Pierce, er, Elmo racked up this Halloween and had the best time doing it!
We started out at my cousin, Sarah's annual party and enjoyed the adorable little costumes and the delicious mini-corndogs. Pierce doesn't do really well around large groups of people for extended periods of time, so after an hour she said "Go home Mommy."
We headed to Ooba and Grandpapa's for some trick or treating. Bana met us there and we all watched (and acted like paparazzi) as she approached the first door. At said door, she knocked, then wouldn't speak, and tried to give the only piece of candy she had at that point to the man at the door. After that though, she got really good! It's a shame I'LL be the one eating it all.

I have very vivid memories of hiding my candy from my dad at a very young age. Pierce hasn't caught on.
Next was Dodo and DeeDee's house (Geroge and Brittany) for some football and more trick or treating. George and Brittany were all hyped up because of all their trick or treaters. Pierce and DeeDee and I did one more round of trick or treating before we called it quits.

Carving the Pumpkin

I haven't carved a pumpkin since the 1st year Peter and I were married. Our Sunday School class had a carving party/contest. We decided this was the year. And MAN are we good :)

She needed to rest after some hard work.
And then some much deserved play.

My personal favorite part of the process? Roasted pumpkin seeds. MMM good.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Begins!

Tonight was our first Halloween activity (well our first one in costume.) It was the Fall Festival at our church and it did not disappoint. First, as we walked to the festival, she announced to several passers-by that she pooted. Nice.

Then, we met a bumble bee as we walked further.
This was fun until she spotted a jumpy jump. She walked toward it with eyes glazed over, noticing nothing but the big jumpy castle. This is where she stayed until it was time to eat.
A quick round of fishing and she was onto the playground. What a happy gal. And a DARN cute Elmo if you ask me :

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween Prep

We are in full-swing preparing for Halloween. My brother and sister-in-law had a pumpkin carving party tonight and it was just right for the season. Lots of unhealthy food, breezy weather and kids running around on a candy high!

AND... just for a switch from the pictures of my beautiful daughter's face :) I planted our fall flowers today. Pierce and I went and picked them out at the Homewood Garden Shop on Tuesday and planted them together over the last two days. I am quite pleased. I believe my little helper was too.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Flip Burger Boutique

Peter and I went to the U2 concert in ATL Tuesday night. It was a great concert, no surprise, and a great night. We went to dinner first, with Hagen and John. We dined at this really great burger joint called Flip Burger Boutique. It was very sleek and modern with shiny white tables and tall metal chairs, flat screen tv's behind the bar with chunky white picture frames around them. The food was fantabulous. The Southern Burger, which John and I had, consisted of a lightly breaded and fried burger with pimento cheese and homemade pickles. I had tempura battered butternut squash with chocolate salt. I realize that sounds like the most unhealthy thing ever, but it was worth every calorie, I assure you! Hagen had a farm burger, which was organic beef and Peter had the bacon cheeseburger. I enjoyed a pear martini and a peach sweet tea, which involved peach schnapps and firefly liqueur. For dessert.... oh. my heavens. I had a nutella milkshake, Hagen a white chocolate pistachio and John a Krispy Kreme. That's right folks. Krispy Kreme in milkshake form. I hear that one of these delightful dining venues is coming to the Summit in December and all I have to say is SIGN ME UP!!!!

Punkin Patch

I don't really like it when grown-ups call pumpkins "punkins." I do, however, LOVE it when my daughter says "punkin patch." And the orange of the pumpkins make such a gorgeous backdrop for pictures... anyone want to schedule fall photos of their babies? :)

The bumpy pumpkins really intrigued her.
She tried to wipe them off.

Picking out her "punkins."
Here they are!!!