Falling Leaves

Picking back up with the 2011 Recap in FALL!  Fall has always been my favorite season.  I think maybe it’s because my birthday is in Fall.  And this year, I turned the big 3-0!  Woot!

We started remodeling the main floor of our house the first week in September.  I’ve related it to having a baby… it’s a painfully slow process, really uncomfortable while you are going through it, and you get something beautiful when it’s done.  Plus it takes a REALLY long time to forget how much work it was.  Needless to say, we aren’t having another baby or doing another remodel!

I’ll do a separate post & show you the beauty that is my new kitchen.  During the remodel (which took 8 weeks), we were confined to just a few rooms of the house.  That is REALLY hard with a toddler!!  So we spent as much time as possible out of the house.

There is this really big park a few minutes from our house.  We spent a lot of time there.  Not only does it have excellent swings & slides, but there are several really large fields that little (and big) boys can run around in.

Doug & Johnny would run in the field throwing footballs, kicking soccer balls. They both really love it.  It’s evident that Johnny thinks Doug is the coolest person ever.  And vice versa.

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There is a little boy that frequents the park that wears a Red Sox hat.  After the first few visits, we made it a point to always wear a Yankees hat… you know, gotta represent. =)

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Sometimes the swing is just sooooo peaceful & it’s close to nap time &….zzz

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And on days when we didn’t go to the park, we were in the back yard playing even more football.

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Johnny just can’t seem to get enough of his cousin, Fisher (my sister, Kristin’s little boy).  Any time they are in the same vicinity they are chasing each other & cracking up.

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Piper (my niece – Kristin’s little girl) can pick awesome hiding spots while playing hide & go seek.

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More hiking – I think all of these were taken while hiking Blodgett.

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And spending even more time with cousins. 

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This little guy is so much fun.  He’s all about exploring & testing his boundaries right now.

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I think we are *almost* caught up on 2011!  Yay!!

Until next time.

XO,
Carly

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