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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013.

All ready for the greatest day of the year (as far as the girls are concerned)... Rory as Glinda and Mommy as Elphaba.
On our way to trick-or-treating at Daddy's office we stopped to pick up Lily at school. She did a quick-change in the car to transform... Here's Hermione and Glinda.
Lily as Hermione.
The Hobbs witches.
After trick-or-treating at work, we came back to our neighborhood for the parade, followed by the potluck, followed by MORE trick-or-treating with all our friends. And this would be the 6 pound pile of candy that they came home with.
We lost two wands, both kids wiped out on the street, and everyone cried before bed. It was totally legendary.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Carving.

All by herself, for the first time ever.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dinner and a show.

First, a little team spirit.

And then a little pop.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

State Fair 2013.

What's better than the NC State Fair?

The RIDES at the NC State Fair!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Rock star.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happy birthday, dear Lucy!

Special birthday walk for the new 8-year-old!

Pumpkin Farm!

One of our favorite Fall traditions...

Running, chasing, conquering mazes and slides.

And our favorite part of the whole place? The corn pit.

Feeding goats.
Hay ride.

And fun in the corn maze.

Finding the perfect pumpkin.

Rory's perfect pumpkin. (At long last.... It had to be not too big, not too small, not too fat, not too dirty and NONE OF THE ONES MOMMY SUGGESTED.)

Such a fun day!

Anniversary crowns.

Today is our 12th anniversary. Not only did the girls let us sleep in, but they also made us cards AND these super-fabulous crowns.
And Rory took this picture.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Another one bites the dust.

That's 5 teeth down.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The eternal question.

Her answer has changed a little... "When I grow up I don't know what I want to be. I like teachers. I like doctors." Both good choices, Bug...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Field trip to the zoo!

I got to chaperone the 2nd grade field trip to the zoo. It was such a fun day with Lily and four of her classmates.
There were two baby gorillas!

The statues are always somehow more fun than the actual animals.

We saw both of the lions, which has never happened in all the times we've been there before.

And we even got to see one of the elephants up close!
I was exhausted by the end of the day, but it was so much fun. Especially since right now, Lily still loves having me around. I want to soak up as much of that as I can for as long as I can.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Rah rah!

Another spirit day at school for our little Carolina girl.
This was right around the time that NC State was playing Syracuse, and Lily announced that she would be cheering for State because, "State is my 2nd favorite team and Syracuse is only my third favorite team." (Much to Mommy's dismay.)

And then, when state lost (Yay 'Cuse!) and there was a little bit of smack talk from Mommy & Daddy, Lily sat up, looked us right in the eye and told us "We just have different opinions about who should win and I'm allowed to like who I want. And people from State always come do things at my school!

Um, I think I'm okay with her cheering for State. That was one of my proudest moments... Good job standing up for yourself, LilyBug! Just please don't start cheering for Duke - I don't think you could argue your way out of that one!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Horseback riding!

Daddy and Lily were working on earning their feathers for Y Guides and needed another physical activity. Once they decided on horseback riding, Rory and Mommy decided to come too. Everybody was very excited about this adventure.
Little Lily on a big horse!
Mommy and Rory got a special 2-person saddle.

Thanking our new friend...