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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

fall 2012 at the arboretum

We finally made it out to the arboretum to see the many beautiful pumpkins and the Chihuly exhibit.  Each year I am still in awe of the pumpkins and neat it all is. The Chihuly exhibit is exceptional and just beautiful.  

The weather: cloudy and cool.  Perfect for our visit.

I had originally planned on getting an early start....but we were slow moving this morning.  When we both have a day (actually half of a day) off intentions are to get so much done.  But we both end up being so tired and then just want to enjoy all of us being together without the stress of blowing and going.  Another treat- Grace stayed in her bed all night AND slept til 9am!

But the slow moving paid off.  It was a little crowded as we got there a little past 11...but by noon...there weren't really that many people and the girls were able to run around a bit.

Instead of trying for pictures for an hour...we really only tried for about 10 minutes.  We got a few of BOTH smiling and so I call it a success!

There was a family beside us taking pictures of their boys and asked Geoff to take a picture of them.  So he offered to take a picture of us.  Love Parker's face.  She was NOT happy about this 'strange' man taking our picture and she was not going to smile.  He actually took 2 pictures and her face is a little nicer in this one.  Ha!

In Cinderella's carriage....

While standing in line for face painting..Parker decided to chase this squirrel.  Yes- this is the same girl that screamed for me this morning because there was an ant 3 feet from her that was 'going to get' her!

At the last minute she decided she'd better return....

I wish Grace's face was in focus here because I love it....

Other than when she's sleeping.....this is the most still I have ever seen her sit!

Running around the hay....

Just amazing...

Parker asked for us to take this picture of her posing....Oh brother.


And because it's what I do.... 

And last year....I forgot how little Grace was just a year ago!!
(I spent so much time on Parker's skirt she gets 2 years wear out of it!  And you'll probably be seeing it for the next 2 years on Grace!


OK- off to catch up on the show Revenge.  Do you watch it?  We cancelled our cable over the summer and got Hulu.  With no shows to watch during the summer lull- I watched the entire first season of Revenge and was hooked!  I also watched the third season of Parenthood and it might be my new favorite show.  It gets me every week!


Kristin said...

Love Parker's face when the man is taking yalls picture, but I also love Grace's smile in that same picture.
And the one of Parker posing is priceless and the one of Grace standing on the hay is adorable!!! Love them!

Viv said...

Love all the pics! Wonderful! Didn't get hooked on Revenge but have a really good friend who is! Love you all so!

Pei-Lan said...

Ahhh!! You got to see the Chihuly displays at the Arboretum!! <3 I've been wanting to see it, but at night when they all light up.

Your girls are adorable, you know I can never stop swooning over their sweetness.

And I watch Revenge! It's addicting!

Jessica said...

Great pics! LOVE Revenge too. We also got rid of cable and just do Netflix and Amazon :) We need to catch up on Parenthood. happy for baby #3! Congrats :) Can't wait to hear more about how things are going.


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