Saturday, November 12, 2016

Week of 11/6 in Pictures

This week was a crazy one. Monday George and I tried to get out and about and enjoy the day since Tuesday I had sinus surgery. Alan took off for two days and got to do the Girl Scout pickup and the riding lessons etc. Speaking of lessons, Caroline's new instructor/owner started this week and she was surprised to find out the pony she rode, Brownie, wasn't staying so she got to ride an old horse, Aiden. She took it in stride and is excited that she'll get to switch up horses from now on. We were also all thrown for a loop over the election and Caroline not only got a lesson on voting at school, but on how sometimes, crazy, insane things happen :/ She believes that Presidential candidates should only be taken from a pool of Girl Scouts from now on because they are both honest and fair. Not a bad idea. On Thursday Alan went back to work as I was healed enough to get back to work. Of course, overnight George woke up with a croup cough and I was dreading the day ahead. The snuggling on the couch and watching TV I was up for, but not getting sick post op. Thankfully, he was sick for a few days but the worst was behind us after that first night. Friday Caroline had off from school so we did some crafts and then she went to Nana and Grampy's for a sleepover. George, Alan and I hit Dairy Queen to give the sick little boy a treat since he was feeling left out. Saturday was errands and house work day. One week until we have everyone over for George's THIRD birthday party! How did the past three years go by SO fast?


 On a walk from the park to get a cookie, 
but the bakery was closed. Thankfully, 
he took it in stride!


 Caroline tacking a much bigger horse than she's used to!




 Little photo loop of the dumb, bug eating birds :)


 Her "sad, little face" selfie


 Poor babe


 Poppies for Veteran's Day


 Getting crafty for the party


 I look over and realize someone 
has taken it upon himself to taste test the fondant!


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Week of 10/30 in Pictures

Another crazy week here. The highlight, of course, was Halloween. On Tuesday Caroline had her first Girl Scouts meeting. She had a week off from riding lessons so on early release Wednesday she headed to her pre-school friend's house for a playdate. I really wish they had ended up in the same elementary school, they have such fun and love each other so. Thursday George and I headed up to a health screening for insurance and since he had been doing a lot for his sister this week I treated him to breakfast at Friendly's. Waffles are the way to my boy's heart! Later we hit a few stores and I found out I'm headed into surgery for my sinuses this coming Tuesday. So, we rushed home so I could vote since it was the deadline for absentee. Yikes! We ended the week with a two hour PTA meeting and George was amazing, so I treated him to a cookie from the "red barn place" that he's been requesting for a couple of weeks now.

Hardly any pictures, which is rare, and oddly none of Caroline. But here they are!


 He melts my heart :)




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy Halloween!

What a fun Halloween! Caroline headed to school dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast for Bookoween. George and I headed to the library since we missed the costume parade on Friday. Our favorite librarian, Miss Terri, was celebrating her birthday and George wanted to sing for her. Of course, we went in costume. Then we headed to CVS for Mommy's flu shot and had so much fun we went to the grocery store in costume too. Everyone loved the little dinosaur and he got lots of attention, and candy. Seriously, people who had just bought some were opening their bags in the parking lot giving it to him!

When Caroline got home from school I gave them a quick dinner and got them ready. Alan got home around 4pm and we headed out to Dock Square. We went all over and got lots of candy. Caroline had a ball running into her friends and teacher and George had a ball following and "roaring" at everyone!

Afterwards, we were getting pretty tired so we headed to Nana and Grampy's and then called it a night. We knew we weren't going to hit Summer St. this year since George was a little timid with all things scary, but in the end there were no complaints. Lots of candy, lots of fun, and got home and in bed only 30 minutes past bedtime on a school night. Win!


 After our library visit
The librarian grabbed a picture of the two of them
and posted it on Facebook. 
We love our library!


 First bite of candy for the day!


 Watch out for the crazy Dinosaur driver!


 At the start....






 Checking herself out in the reflection :)




 Making marshmallow treats 
at Federal Jack's




 "Roar!"


 Dragging his bag back to the car






 Trick or treat Grampy!



Monday, October 31, 2016

Week of 10/23 in Pictures

This was our busiest week yet, but we knew it was coming and the things should settle down from here on out. Hopefully :) The week was filled with projects (Alan took the day off to work on some things around here), lots of doctor appointments for me that all seemed to happen this week, riding lessons, girl scouts, parent teacher conference and a big storm that ruined George's fun.



On Sunday the kids went and got some pumpkins
 with Nana and Grampy


 Caroline had her last lesson with
her instructor as she is selling the stables 
and moving south. Caroline has come a 
long way and we'll all miss Miss Theresa. 
She gave each kid one of her Briar horses 
last week and gifted Caroline the 
pink helmet she always wears during her
lessons.




 George having some fun running
around in the ring after the lessons


 Doing some science :) 





Caroline and most of her new Daisy Troop 240 members 
A little meet and greet for the kids Tuesday night after
riding lessons! 




 Caroline ready for school pictures!


 George ready for his check up!


The guineas roaming around


 George doing some repairs for Nana


 and helping Grampy out


 Friday morning we lost power after we woke up. 
We got Caroline ready and on the bus by candle light
and then George made a block tv and some snacks. 
After some snuggling and watching You Tube on my phone
the power came back on but the rain and wind 
were still pretty bad so we stayed home. 
But, that meant we missed the library costume parade :(



 A little Halloween movie night to end the week :)




Sunday, October 23, 2016

Week of 10/16 in Pictures

Another crazy week for the Lovejoy household. I think we're getting used to this being our life now, well not used to, but accepting it :) It was crazy with a little bit of "nothing going right" but we made it to the weekend! It started off with a busy weekend going to a housewarming party and then on Sunday we headed to Caroline's first 1k and she did awesome. We're so proud of her. Afterwards, we headed to Cole's 3rd birthday party. As the week started we had all sorts of goings on happening, field trips, play dates, board meetings, riding lessons, dentist appointments, galore! The next couple of weeks will be more of the same and then it should calm down, at least a little bit :)


 Some pre-race warm up :P

 
 So proud of herself!










 Hanging out with the cousins
Apparently, we need a bigger sandbox!


 Waiting for the bus to arrive


 Caroline's home for some fun! 
Sadly, I had to interupt this as we 
needed to go to the dentist for 
Caroline


 George's turn at the dentist!



 Had ot go up to Portland
to run some Daisy Scout 
errands for Caroline
so we treated ourselves
at the mall :)



 Sticker man!


 Friday George was pooped and woke 
up from his nap grumpy. 
Caroline came home with a headache. 
Thankfully, the weekend was here 
and we had NO plans!