Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Carving!

Pumpkin carving started out very promising with the family, this is how pumpkin carving ended........
We started like this :)
The small pumpkins were the hardest pumpkins I have EVER tried to carve, so we moved on to the big one, with the plan to scoop out the seeds and bake. Peter did not like the smell!!
We switched back to the small pumpkin already scopped out and Daddy stepped in to help Peter carve, we kept it basic.....
Basically Jack just wanted to play with the knives :) We convinced him it would be fun to scoop!
Our pumpkins aglow!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

We're ready! While I'm hoping that we don't lose power and to us Hurricane Sandy is nothing but a lot of rain for us, we're still ready! We have a generator so that will help us out, but I'm still going to keep dinners for the next few nights basic! I'm very excited to have our 5th annual Halloween party, no storm will ruin that for me!! To those of you also in Sandy's path, be safe!

Monday: Homemade Italians
Tuesday: Meatball Subs
Wednesday: Our Annual Halloween Party!!!
Thursday: Melt In Your Mouth Crockpot Cube Steak
Friday: Dinner at Bethany's!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday iPhoto Dump!

Today was a great day.... a beautiful fall day :) We've had a great week and got to end it with some fun at Halloween at Main St. then over to the Community Center for Fright Night! 
1. Last Friday night, we got some Chinese from Panda Garden and thought it would be fun for the kids to have a picnic dinner in the room where we don't allow eating! They loved it! They also loved that we rented Madagascar 3 to watch while we ate. A fun family night :)
2. Jack fell in, Jack got helped, Jack still laughing!
3. I took this last night :)
4. This afternoon we headed down to Main St. for Halloween. They close the street down and their is music, candy and fun! Jack wasn't sure what to make of some of the characters we got to see!
5. Some of the friends we went with or ran in to!
6. I LOVE doing this stuff with my boys :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Anniversary Family Photo Shoot

5 years ago we took our wedding photos at Deering Oaks............
So what better place to take our family photos 5 years later!

We had it scheduled for almost a month ago but with the weather and our busy schedules we just couldn't figure out a time until this past weekend. Considering Peter hadn't napped, Jack never stops moving and Pete was not impressed the photo shoot was at the same time the Patriot's kicked off I think Bethany did an amazing job! For more information on Bethany click here! Here are some of our photos.......

Jack went on a snack break....he's a union member :)

All because two people fell in love.......

Monday, October 22, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Another beautiful fall weekend in Maine! As you can see from the photo above, Pete made a delicious lasagna for dinner last night! We got a TON done around the house that I have wanted to
get done for a while now. Love starting Monday feeling accomplished ! Enjoy your week!

Monday: Roast Chicken with Garlic Sweet Potato Mash
Tuesday: Peppers & Potatoes Beef Skillet
Wednesday: Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Thursday: Taco Bake
Friday: Takeout :)

Get more menu ideas at orgjunkie.com and here

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Roadtrip to Laura's

Last weekend we headed down to Laura's for a visit. My sister Nicole ended up coming down and my Mom & Stepdad also decided to go, they were going to see my cousin play football at Stonehill.

While they went to the game, we went shopping at Target :)
 It was exhausting for Allie :)
When we arrived back at Laura's she realized we were locked out! Nic and I took Jack & Allie with us and drove to Stonehill College to get the house keys. We snuck in a trip to Papa Gino's as well! 
Nic throwing out the evidence so Laura doesn't find out!!
After the game, my Aunt Patty, Uncle Jimmy(Mom's twin brother)&  Aunt Dee ended up coming over for an imprompto bday celebration. It was great to see them! I hadn't seen some of them in two years! My mom then called my Aunt Joyce and before dinner was served, she arrived also!
Sister and sister in laws...
Learning a video game...
 Sunday morning we headed over to Patriot Place to shop at Bass Pro Shops.
 He loves "meeting" NASCAR drivers :)
We then went next door to Gillette Stadium, Peter was excited to see where Tom Brady worked!
The reason we went down was to see one of Dylan's football game.. we got to see the first half before it was time to make the trip home to Maine.
 Allie & Jack hugging, it was a nice weekend!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday iPhoto!

Hello Friday!! I am still working on two posts that I am behind on, it's been such a busy week!
1. I LOVE fall. On a sunny day, I love sitting here at the table with the warmth of the sun streaming in.
2. Tuesday was my Mom's birthday. She helps so much with the daycare, we sent her a video of the kids singing happy birthday to her :)
3. The boys relaxing
4. This is how he feel asleep on Wednesday afternoon :)
5. The boys got a hold of my phone the other night and I had about 25 pics of them :)
6. Playing Peek a Boo! Last night, Bethany and I enjoyed some girl time & dinner at Frog and Turtle while the boys and kids had some fun together. We came back home to join in the fun :)