Friday, November 21, 2008


It's Tuesday night, 10:00. Brooks is awake in his room, playing, singing, reading books, anything but sleeping. Time for an intervention.

Erin: Brooks, it's time for bed.

Brooks: No mom, I'm awake, I'm awake!

E: It's so late, time for bed.

B: It's morning, I'm awake.

E: It's not morning silly, let's take a look out the window. . . it looks pretty dark to me.

B: It's not dark. Look, the beatiful colors of the sunset are up.

E: Really?

B: And the pretty, pretty clouds too.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fields of Gold

Well, we have finally returned to fall and I am so glad. I wasn't quite ready for the snow, though I know it will be coming soon. We have been so lucky to have had such a beautiful, warm autumn. I suppose I want to bask in it's red and gold glory just a little longer.

The leaves have created hours of entertainment, not to mention hours of hard work. But for some reason, raking leaves seems more a form of fun than a chore.

And while we are in full autumn glory, I would kill myself if I didn't post more of our October fun...we visited only the coolest pumpkin patch ever. Complete with huge slides, a little tractor train that takes you right through the corn maze, pig races, a bonfire, the actual navigating of the corn maze (not that awesome) and of course, pumpkins. We had a great time with Amma and Papa.

We also went to the farm with Brooks' Joy School class. He loves his little classmates and we even got to have Lucy and Charlotte with us on this outing. It was so much fun, tractor rides, feeding the gees and brand new piglets. Pretty cute.

But now that October is behind us, I am moving forward into the "Holiday Season" and frankly, I couldn't be more excited. I am itching to get the tunes out and paint our house red and green. Here's to upcoming, colder adventures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


It's 7:30 in the morning. . .

Just too excited to sleep, I suppose.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We had such a fun Halloween, here are some of our favorites.

We had a pirate running around our house all weekend. It was great. We got to attend the Laird park Halloween event with cotton candy, caramel apples, and an awesome d.j. Brooks loved dancing with his friends. And what good pirate can resist taking a break from the action to play with some tractors in the sand?

Getting ready to head out for the big night ahead. Brooks was so lucky this year, he had some great help. Aunt Bridget and uncle Mike came along for the trick or treating adventure.

Then we all went up to aunt Paige and unlcle Mike's for a huge party. It was so fun to get dressed up. I was a golfer and Bry was my caddie (as it should be.) Can you guess what everyone else was? Yes, that is my mom in the wig.

I loved everything about Halloween this year. Brooks was at a perfect age, he really got it and it was great to see it through his eyes. Until last night, around 11:30 (don't ask) he ran up to our elderly neighbors door screaming trick or treat, the day after Halloween. I guess we still have some explaining to do.
my sunshine