Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween is upon us already...which means two things: lots of candy and November is almost here. Both of which are equally exciting! The weekend started off fun...I decided to do a last minute 5k race Saturday morning just for the heck of it. Mom and Dad were heading in from Knoxville for the weekend so they met us there and cheered me on while they helped Daddy with the kids. Even though I managed to hit my same PR that I feel I hit every time, it was a fun time and great to have the support. Second in my age group isn't half bad for not running much in the past few weeks. We ventured off to lunch at Panera and a trip to Trader Joe's (which we all love) before heading home for the kiddos naps! The afternoon was filled with relaxing and playing outside and a quick trip to the Pearl Street Pumpkin Path in our neighborhood - games, activities, playgrounds, and a pumpkin carving contest. It was fun! We all headed off to an early dinner at Pueblo Real, our standard favorite spot. Nate and I got to stay a little late and enjoy a date night while Mimi and Pops took the kids to bed! So nice! We always hate to see them go, and Sunday morning came too early.

Sunday is an odd day for Halloween, I'll say that. Not that there is a great day for it anytime, it's just odd to have it on Sunday before everyone heads back to school. We dressed the kids up in their costumes and donned some fun play clothes to trick or treat with them before heading to our party later that evening. Aiden was Bamm Bamm and Teagan was Pebbles. They looked so cute. Nate dressed in a soccer outfit and I squeezed into my old cheerleading outfit from high school. Memories in the making for sure! After getting them to bed we headed off to our party all the way across the street, this time as the Beckhams. It was such a great time and we had fun playing, dancing, eating, and just enjoying the merriment of great neighbors. All in all a very memorable weekend and a fun time making memories with family and friends to last a lifetime.