A COVID Halloween

The pandemic didn’t stop a great Halloween, filled with a little school fun and tons of candy! We planned one stop at the local high school for a socially distanced treat bag grab, and ended up with a few more stops home as people put out candy really early! The main event was a trick-or-treat…

Birthday Among the Animals

While Owen had a nice, present-filled day on his birthday, we decided to venture out for his birthday “party”. He had a lot of furry attendees at Breezy Hill Farm, an alpaca farm between D.C. and Baltimore. We had a nearly private tour with cousins and made a ton of new friends!

A Force at Four!

Owen’s birthday turned an ordinary weekday into a big celebration! From special meals to time with grandparents and tons of presents, it was a pandemic birthday well spent!

Eight is Great!

Colin turned 8 and enjoyed a great birthday weekend, despite COVID-19! He ticked off his amended must-do list, including spending time with friends and cousins, chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, having a picnic and scootering outside. All in all, it was a fabulous birthday celebration!

Fully Fall in SW Virginia

While away for the weekend, we had a rare treat – a visit to a pumpkin patch and corn maze – to fully embrace fall. Overlook Produce and Farm Adventures, outside of Harrisonburg, had tons of pumpkins to pick from and a fun but slightly challenging corn maze. Here’s a recap…

Back at “Our” Cabin

It was a long few months, but we did a rare repeat trip somewhere – enjoying more of the cabin life in Shenandoah, VA. With the cooler temps this time around, we appreciated the hot tub and roasting s’mores even more. Plus the leaves changing made for a very picturesque backdrop on a hike!

Among the Grapes

When you’re in the midst of a pandemic, you have to get creative to have fun while staying safe! We enjoyed a lovely fall weekend under the sun at The Winery at Bull Run – open space, food, sun and wine made for a nice lunch out!

Fall Fun Without the Festival

Fall festivals look very different this year. A favorite – Cox Farms – redesigned their fall experience to be drive through “hayride” and curbside market. They did a great job organizing a fun experience, and even provided space for a few safe photo opportunities and key fall items, including pumpkins, apple cider and doughnuts!

Another Back to School Post

It’s a new chapter for O, who like his brother, is heading back to school! We’re very lucky, despite the weeks-long delays with opening, that there are only a couple other kids in his class for now – so he gets personalized attention in as safe an environment as possible.