Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

A picture walk with captions:

Sam, my handsome Jedi

the Jedi can parade walking backwards, oooo

Sam's Preschool Class with Ms. Judy and Ms. Kathy

My fellow parade watcher

Ewok sighting!

Our neighbor Gretta, Elijah and Sam ready to go trick or treating together

Ben's going too!

Pumpkin Patch with the Preschool

Ben and I were able to go with Sam to the Pumpkin Patch for his preschool fieldtrip.  We got to go on a hayride pulled by a tractor, pick some corn to dry and pop in the microwave, pick two pumpkins, and visit some of the animals.  Ben and Sam both loved it.  Ben especially loved the animals.

Group picture of Sam's cute class.  Sam refused to stand up there.

He was hiding behind the stroller glaring at me for taking his picture anyway.

It's a fake cow that Sam was able to milk.  He waited in line to do it and did it well.

Three Peas in a Pod

Well, not quite. More like three sillies in a box.

Elijah, Sam and Brenna (one of my wonderful YW) in Ben's carseat box

Fall drive: Gettysburg

We had a beautiful weekend a couple weeks ago and we decided to make an impromptu trip up to Gettysburg.  We loaded everyone in the car, including Tilly and went for a drive and a picnic in the beautiful Fall weather.  We found out that indeed Tilly does get car sick (twice) but despite that we all really had a great time (Tilly included).  Gettysburg is a beautiful place with a special spirit. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ben Walking

Sunday, October 2, 2011

B&O Railroad Museum: Baltimore

CJ was dying to go to the Train museum while he was here.  We all got to go with him to the B&O railroad museum.  We got to ride the Mile One Express.  The boys LOVED it!

Love this picture of Sam

The #4 steam engine that we rode down the track

Ben is ONE!

the Beach on Assateague Island

Saturday we all loaded into the car and drove out to the Eastern Shore of MD to Assateague Island.  The drive was beautiful, over the bay bridge and mostly through farmland.  I've heard of Assateague before and it did not disappoint.  There are two parks on the barrier island, a State park and a National Shoreline park.  We went to the National park portion.  It was a perfect day: temperature in the 80's, cool ocean breeze, and it wasn't too crowded.   It was also wonderful to have Josh's brother, Naaman, his wife, Becky, and their son CJ with us.   All told we had a wonderful time at the beach!   Their faces tell it all!

Elijah and Sam took to the water immediately.  We hadn't planned on them getting soaked (I should have known) and didn't bring their swim suits.  I did plan an extra set of clothes and they sure needed them.  They loved standing in the water hanging on to Naaman as the waves crashed into them.  Ben walked around with Josh along the beach and liked walking into the water in small quantities.  Sometimes he was squealling with joy, others he wasn't so sure about it all. 

We collected sea shells, caught a small sand crab, and even caught a small oyster who stuck his tongue out at us.  The boys loved it all.  I look forward to going again.