Friday, October 30, 2009

a few fall photos & video

we love spending time out on the back deck in this lovely fall weather <3



this is malcolm last year, when he was 9 months old


and this year, at 20 months old



this is malcolm in his halloween pj's last year


and this years pj's


taking photos of a toddler is hard work. most of my shots turned out like this :)


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

photos from this past week

malcolm is so funny, he loves to climb in small spaces, including the toy storage bins


on thursday, the weather was nice and warm out, so i took the kids to a little park near our house. it's in a nice older neighborhood where there aren't very many kids, so we were the only people there





there are lots of dogs in this area, and i thought this sign was hilarious. i did spot a couple of little piles of poop, despite their efforts to deter them



bethany arrived late thursday night, and stayed with us until this morning. we had a lot of fun with her, it was nice having her visit. we did a lot of exploring of raleigh, which included showing her some of the local sites, and looking for old urban spots to photograph. we made some yummy vegan treats. visited the farmers market, and then made some good food. watched a few awesome movies. and just did quite a bit of chillin'.

on saturday, we considered going to the nc state fair, but it was rainy and super crowded, so we drove around and ended up at the indoor flea market mall behind our neighborhood instead (i've lived in this house 2 years now, and had never been). yikes, was it sooo incredibly ghetto, but equally hilarious. it was like a giant awful rummage sale. but i found malcolm this great new little beanie (with a brim, just like danny loves), for only 3 bucks! and he actually likes wearing it too!


we made my favorite vegan treat! chocolate covered peanut butter balls!


on sunday, we all went to chapel hill and walked around a bit. it was a very nice day out, i just love this cool autumn weather. we went to wootini and chapel hill comics which are two of my favorite local stores out here. and then finished the trip with delicious food at cosmic cantina in durham. yum!




(there is bethany!)





my husband loves having his photo taken, and always makes the most attractive faces for me, haha



and malcolm loved playing with bethany


Thursday, October 22, 2009

hill ridge farms

yesterday i got a new camera! i bought a canon powershot that is very similar to the one i had that recently broke, but with lots more features and a bigger screen. yay for being able to take photos again!

we took our first trip to hill ridge farms, and it was so much fun. alanna and malcolm had a blast. we got there kind of late so we only had 2 hours to play, but it was a perfect warm fall day, and there weren't very many other families there. we could have spent much longer, so maybe we will take another trip back. i just wish it wasn't quite so expensive. malcolm spent the entire 2 hours running around like a wild thing. it was pretty cute, and totally made the cost seem worth it.

(the sun was really low and bright, and i'm still figuring out the settings on this new camera, so these photos aren't the best. sorry.)





this photo is for his grandpa hart :)



we loved the giant slide!






checking out bunnyville


instead of feeding the bunnies grass, malcolm was eating it himself, haha





this little building full of corn was our favorite part. we spent a really long time in there, and we all had lots of corn in our pants (and diaper) when we were done, haha






i just happened to catch this last photo, of alanna accidentally smacking malcolm in the face and covering him with corn. oops. (he was fine.)


we were the last family to take a hayride out to the pumpkin field to choose our pumpkins, so we got to ride it alone. it ruled. the driver was very nice and really patient with us.




it was an awesome afternoon!