Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween From the Donley's!!!

We had a fun night trick or treating with the Cadwallader's and Wade's!!! I didn't get many pictures, since I stayed home and handed out candy; while the kiddos and other parents went on a hayride (thanks Paul!!)

I love that we are now in a good neighborhood with lots of kids. We had over 100 trick or treaters!!!But, we had the cutest Dog, Cowboy, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Ninja in the neighborhood!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

What a Weekend!

We had a very chilly weekend, so we found lots of fun activities to do around the house.

We did some dot-dot halloween art, at bats and pumpkins for lunch (PB&Js)

Devin and Chatham showing off their apple jacks necklaces Chatham made with his leftover breakfast- haha!

We even found some time to make Pumpkin Spice Muffins- YUMMMMM-O!

Sunday, we bundled up and went to church! Notice the new fireplace! Well, we've had the fire PLACE since we bought the house, but this week we had the propane company come out and hook up the gas!

Monday, October 24, 2011

pumpkin carving at its finest

Chatham was very excited to have his friends over to paint and carve pumpkins with us Sunday.

This year we continued our tradition of dinner and carving with the Cadwallader's and added the Wade's to our mix.

Lauren and Chatham opted to paint their pumpkins- Cara and Harrison just ran around after they deseeded theirs- and Nick joined the adult clan in true carving this year!

It took me an extra day to finish my ghosty pumpkin- but I love it so it was worth the work.

Chatham loved the green paint- that unfortunately looks yellow in these pictures.

And Devin did the scream face on his pumpkin (which Chatham tore the left eye off of the following day) but we got some good pictures and had a lot of fun with our friends!

Red Wolf Farm

We made our annual trek to the pumpkin patch! This year we went with the Smith's, Cadwallader's, Wade's, and Martin's!

We got to know our farm animals.

Mary Grace and Chatham had fun exploring the HUGE wooden ark on the playground.

Played in the corn and went through the corn maze.

We even rode on the hayride!

Weekend Recap

We had a very Halloween-y weekend at Gram and Poppy's! Ali came to town as well as Beth, Ben, Thomas and Jack.

We tried on Halloween costumes and posed with our pumpkins.

We decorated Halloween cookies!

I snuggled with baby Jack!

We lounged around on the couch and watched football.

Chatham practiced holding a new baby to prepare for Harper's arrival.

Ali and the boys had TONS of fun and I know the feeling was mutual! We can't wait to get everyone together agian over the holidays!!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Class of 2001

This past weekend was my 10 year high school reunion. I helped with the planning process, and I think everything turned out nicely. Around 50 people came and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

I guess 10 years isn't long enough for people to have changed much- everyone was recognizable, and some of us just haven't changed one bit.

Lots of marriages, lots of babies, I loved all the happy stories that were shared.

Devin's biggest comment was that everyone gets along- we aren't really "clichey" and that was NOT how it was at his high school. I have always loved that our entire class got along and hung out as a whole.

Here's to 10 more wonderful years for the Newton-Conover High Class of '01!!!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sneak Peek

Devin has been hard at work getting our little girls room all ready for her! The crib should be delivered today and then I'll show some REAL pictures!

This is the bow holder Devin made this weekend! I ran to Target and bought some little bows immediately!!

There are lots of H's and picture frames waiting to be filled! The bunny on the bottom shelve is Harper's first Lovey from her Godmother, Ali!

Sorry for the blurry pictures, I snapped these with my cell phone this morning to show my mom,

This lamp was my favorite purchase- less than $10 and matches the bedding to a T!