Made it through day 3 of the Xponential Festial fairly intact. Rain and flash flooding got the best of us during the 2nd to last band and we had to abandon 2 camp chairs, a camp table, our picnic blanket and my sunglasses. Trekked back to the car in the downpour and ankle deep water but it was worth it for such a fun end to a great weekend. Let it be know, our daughter is a trooper at a festival. She made friends with everyone sitting around us and all over the park people would stop us and say they had seen her dancing/singing/clapping/climbing all over Patrick and they were impressed she was handling it all so well. Seeing as I think she was fueled almost exclusively on free strawberry lemonade and samples of ice cream, I’m not surprised she had enough energy to make it.
Eavan had a blast this Halloween. During the day she went with her babysitter and her best buddy to a local schools Halloween Parade.
Then it was off for the new adventure of trick-or-treating! It only took her about 3 houses to get the hang of it and soon enough she was running behind her cousin Colin taking candy from strangers and thanking them with a gleeful "BYEBYE!" as she torn off to the next house. Smashing success!
Just a few shots from our road trip to Atlanta to visit the Fowlkes and new baby John.
Backseat sitting for multiple (read: hundred) readings of Kailan’s Super Happy Heart Book made mommy’s heart less than super happy.
Virginia Beach camping. Eavan was a champ but she didn’t understand the whole “it’s ok to not sleep in your crib” thing.
We were totally unsuccessful at getting a photo of all three cousins smiling and looking at the camera. This was just one of many cute failures.
Our last night in town we had a lovely time at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. They have this great event where they set up bars all over the garden so you can have drinks while you let the kiddies run wild. That’s Eli, Carter and John in the center way ahead with Eavan chasing after them. Thomas and I (and Patrick phototaking) hung back with our drinks. Who are the smart ones here?
I did such good job recovering from surgery that mom and dad put together the learning tower Mama Helen got me. I’m already baking!