Turkey day was very close to home this year – in fact, it was in our home for the first time! It was a great day filled with good food, family and fun. We even kicked off the holiday weekend with a rare kid-free night out before the big day! Colin starts off Thanksgiving dinner…
Nearly once a year, four colleagues-turned-friends have the chance to reconnect and enjoy a weekend away. This year was another amazing few days, and a new location – Boulder, Colorado. Can’t wait until next time, though it was perhaps a long weekend “alone” for the boys at home!
We spent our first Halloween in Cherrydale, and it didn’t disappoint! We kicked off celebrations at school, with a Halloween parade, and ended back at home for a pizza-filled block party. The great, spooky decorations at home were the icing on the cake!
It came quicker than we may have thought, but Owen transitioned from the infant to the toddler room at school on his first birthday. He joined the same room Colin did four years prior, and so far is enjoying the new adventure!
We needed one last taste of fall before the real cold set in, and we enjoyed it at Corn Maze in the Plains…and with cousins to make it even more special!
We made it a year! It seemed like yesterday that Owen was on his way. Soon, we was here and coming home from the hospital, and then moving to a new home and now celebrating the many adventures of fall! Owen ate his cupcake like a champ, and enjoyed being spoiled by family!
While there was tons of fun to be had in the theme parks, Disney did not disappoint during our other time spent on the grounds. It was a bit more relaxing (only slightly), and just as fun!
We ended our Disney trip with a not-so-spooky night at the Magic Kingdom celebrating Halloween. We enjoyed rides, got candy, saw special shows and even had dinner at a beautiful table in Cinderella’s castle (meeting a few princesses along the way). A magical way to top off our last full day!
Our fourth and final park was Animal Kingdom, and it brought its own dose of fun and adventure! We saw more animals than we could count, encountered a whole new world with Pandora and had a run in with more characters, to name a few things. After a French dinner, mom and dad even got…