Hurricane Sandy in Baltimore

My friend snapped these pictures this morning while she was out walking. All of this is within walking distance to my house. We are very blessed to not have had one single problem! And we found out many in Baltimore are without power, including people that live in the county.

Family Picture preview....

So we had family pictures taken a few weeks ago by Nick's friend Mark at Pier 23. He does a lot of East coast weddings, so he flew out here for one and we were lucky enough to be squeezed in to his short trip! Here are a couple he has posted online that I copied to show them to you all...I can't wait to see the rest!


Happy Day

This little girl adores her daddy! When he comes home from work she just giggles with excitment! So it's no suprise she loves to skateboard with him! What a fun night this was.

Apple Orchard...well sort of

We attempted to go apple picking. Turned out winter has come two weeks early so all the apples were already picked. Not wanting to waste an hour drive we instead picked a couple mini pumpkins! August and Cole were still so happy to be out and about...and yes, I did pick up some apples in the shop. They are waiting to be eaten, frozen in an apple pie form.


Pumpkin Patch

We had a really fun time at the pumpkin patch! Colette loved to pet the pony and cow and feed the chickens! Then we got a hayride to the pumpkin field where they had the most beautiful pumpkins! The field also had lots of caterpillars, so Nick showed Cole what they were, and she was scared at first, but we convined her to pet them. After that we did face painting and a roll in the hay! It was a great time...I can't wait for all the holidays to start pouring in.

Snack Time

These two are so much fun nowadays! They are learning to play together and communicate what they need more. August has started walking, and Colette is now trying to be his friend/babysitter. She likes to feed him, and give him hugs. When he tries to give them to her, he pulls her down and they wrestle some what. It's funny! Oh, and Colette has learned to say 'August' and screams it when their call pulls up because she is so excited to play with him!

We went to the animal fair...

Two weeks ago was the free day at the Baltimore Zoo! So I met up with some friends to walk around.  It was a perfect day (unlike the rainy mess when Becky and I went) so we got to see a lot of the animals out and about.
 For $2 you could feed the giraffe, so we definately had to do that together! Colette was nervous, so I held her hand out with the leaves and she was giggling when the giraffe came over. It was too cute!

 We saw monkeys, penguins, and elephants. We roared like the lions, pet and brushed the goats, and then were ready to head home. It was a long, full day.

 Above is my friend Jenna and I riding the tram back to our cars, and Colette was sooo pooped from the full day she immediately fell asleep in the car. My favourite part was the giraffe (of course) but I also love showing Colette all the animals from her books in real life!

Fun Happenings

 Her bottom lip is puffy from an injury she incurred after falling 5' off the castle at the playground. (yes there was an ER visit and she is fine!) She is so daring! Just like her dad.

 This is Colette giving the camera a kiss!

Rough Night

She must have had a rough night because when we put her to bed her pants were on, her shirt all the way buttoned, and she was sleeping lengthwise in her crib, tucked in with her blacket. Again, just like her dad with how he sleeps.