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Nov 18, 2009

Blowing Rock

Greg had some vacation days to use up before the end of the year, so last week we used one of them for a family day trip to Blowing Rock, NC. We were about a week late for the best leaf color, but we still saw some beautiful views.

Normally I like to go on a good sweaty hike to "earn" my views. But with little ones in tow, this commercialized view -the Blowing Rock- is a great option.

We had a fun day going to the park, walking around their cute downtown, and eating treats.

First Haircut

Clara had her first real haircut (other than trimming her bangs) this week. It was time to get rid of her stringy, uneven (but cute) curls. We had to document the occasion with photos.


I almost cried when I saw all of these curls on the floor.

But I do love the end result...

Nov 3, 2009


We had a little party at our house. Clara asked everyone who walked in the door "What do you look like?" (What is your costume).

It was too dark to get a good video, but I want to always remember how adorable these kids looked running up the street in their costumes, holding their pumpkins/treat bags, unable to contain their excitement about trick-or-treating.

This week, whenever somone asked Clara what she would be for Halloween she would say. "I'm gonna be like Annie, and Daddy's gonna be Daddy Warbucks, and Mommy's gonna be Miss Hanna again" (Miss Hannigan). I love how she almost gets the definition of new words right.

Here is some of the food and decor. The "bones and blood" won the spookiest food contest.

Family portraits

Clara also had a party at preschool. I made these place settings and we all made special food and treats.

Lunch was last on the schedule, but Clara kept running to the table and trying to start lunch, because she was so excited about the special meal. However, when it was finally time and we laid out all of the food (jack-o-lantern pizza, witch's broom pretzels, witch's fingers cheese sticks, and apple monsters), she said, "Mommy I can't eat Halloween, it is too scary." How ironic that we spent all this extra time making it, then had to disassemble it to make it look like the normal food so she would eat it. Ha, ha.
And last, but not least. Here are Annie and Daddy Warbucks performing a special song. (Greg and Clara have been singing this song, but we didn't plan any of these actions or dancing. Uh-oh, this girl is a performer!)