taking back roads

Jam packed and full of Fun!

What a weekend! It started out bright and early (and cold!) Saturday morning with a soccer tournament. Abby’s team is the undefeated champs of the U11 bracket! It was also the last game of the season – now on to basketball!
From the game we headed to Greenville for a birthday party.

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Today we’ve raked and jumped in leaves, made S’mores and carved pumpkins.

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Tomorrow the kids are off and I think it’ll be a pajama day!

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clean, clean

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Such a big helper, even does the floor with a smile!

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We have a yard boy too –

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I had so much fun in Charlotte! I was away for 12 hours and came back feeling so refreshed!

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Starting left front and wrapping around to the right front (and the state they relocated from): Liz (So. CA), Yanira (No. CA), Dovie (AZ), Connie (FL) and Jamie (MI). That was at IKEA. We spent more time at that table talking and laughing than we did shopping! We then headed to a mall and then to Cheesecake Factory. I honestly wasn’t ready to head home! In the Spring, I think we’ll do a weekend getaway! Grateful for these new friendships I’ve made!

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(boys will be boys)

Another month is flying by!
Here’s a photo dump of this month..

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The boy loves to pee outside. Which I’m okay with because cleaning up pee soaked walls and floors is no fun. Now if I could just get him to do his business in the backyard, instead of the front..I’m sure the neighbors would appreciate this too.
When he’s not peeing outside, he likes to color. Here’s a family picture:

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She’s getting close to walking on her own! She’ll take a few steps all on her own then plop right down.
Ben’s class sang at Open House. Melt my heart. That boy is SWEET. Like a scatterbrained mom I forgot the real camera, so this is as good as it gets:

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(bottom row)
We’ve had lots of fun at Fall Festivals:

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And lastly, here’s a bunch of random pics:

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Hope y’all are having a great month! This Sunday I’m heading to Charlotte with a group of friends for a Mom’s Day Out! Can you say: Excited?!!!

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Gray hair

It’s such a battle getting Josh to nap. One day last week he snuck outside and accidentally locked himself out – while only in his underwear.

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Today it’s sneaking out at nap time, tomorrow it’ll be ___

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Baking with Abby

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Here’s what she made: http://weelicious.com/2010/09/23/banana-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/

It’s a simple recipe that she was able to do all on her own and they tasted great too!

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