Sunday, October 30, 2011

One of my FAVORITE weekends of the year (part 1)

Let me tell you that since having Garrett, besides Christmas this is my favorite week/weekend of the year!  This is such a busy, but FUN weekend.  It all starts with Spirit week at Garrett's school.
Monday = Hat Day
Tuesday = Pajama Day
Wednesday = Tacky Day (love this one)
Thursday = Sports Team Day
Friday = Orange and Black Day

Here are some pictures from his first Spirit Week at school:

As someone told me yesterday, he was the plumpest skeleton they had ever seen!  HA!!!!  He was so chunky, but I loved it.  His tacky day outfit reminded me of Miami Vice.  What fun times!!!!

This year I just picked out three tops and three bottoms and said pick what you want to wear for tacky day.  It seemed to work!

On Friday they have a Fall Festival at the school and it is always so much fun.  They have horses to ride, hay rides, cake walks, jumpy castles, a fire truck, face painting and many other fun things.  Garrett LOVES it and we have so much fun.  This year it was COLD!  Burrr.  We just had a cold front come through and we froze, but had a blast!  Here are some pictures from the fun.

 They were playing beer pong (without beer)
 Cake Walk
 His "scary teeth"
 The Firetruck...could have stayed here ALL NIGHT
 Riding Pepper :-)
On the way home.  He had his face painted like batman!  Love it!!

I'm going to end this post now, and continue with the rest of the weekend in a part two...later tonight if I'm not too exhausted!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fun Times

This past weekend my mom and I went to Charlotte to go to my cousins wedding.  I haven't seen my cousin in a few years, so it was awesome getting to see her and her family!  We went on Saturday and had breakfast at Terrace Cafe in Charlotte.  Here is the link: .  It is so good we ate there Sunday morning too!  Yummm!!!  We went shopping after breakfast and surprise bought one thing for my mom and too much for Garrett!  Baby Gap was having a HUGE sale.  All of the sale merchandise was an additional 40% off.  We got some great stuff for the fall!
Saturday night after the wedding we went to the Epicenter and walked around, had dinner, a drink and came back to the hotel and watched The Help.  It was such a great day.  I love spending time with family.  We came home on Sunday and it was so great to be home and see Garrett and Josh :-)

Tonight we went costume shopping.  Someone had given us a batman costume, but it was way too small.  We went and he was all pumped up to try on costumes!  He told us he wanted to be a bat, not batman...hummm not sure I've seen one of those.  SO we went to the Halloween store and tried on 3 costumes:  Batman, Buzz Lightyear and Police Man.  Let me tell you how EXCITED I was to have this "moment".  Let me tell you how unexcited (if that's a word) Garrett was.  He is a toddler, so I should have expected it.  Last year he refused to wear his costume.  I think this year he will wear it if we promise chocolate :-)  He decided (after me asking for a decision and him screaming telling me he was DONE) on Buzz Lightyear.  Hopefully he will wear it!  Bless

I started getting sick yesterday. I went to bed around 8pm last night.  I am losing my voice tonight.  Hopefully I will start feeling better tomorrow.  The weekend is right here and it is going to be a beautiful one!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pitt County Fair

We headed to the Pitt County Fair a few weekends ago and had a BLAST!!!  I honestly didn't think we would have as much fun as we did.  Doing things with your child and seeing the enjoyment in their eyes is just amazing!  He had so much fun.  He rode his first ride, had his first funnel cake, and ate a hot dog like a big boy.  May sound like little things, but seeing him do all this was awesome.  Here are some pictures from the fair.

Garrett is checking out to see if he can ride all the rides :-)  He asks me every morning if he is "big enough" yet to ride by himself!  ha.

Handing his tickets to the man in charge

First ride!

Grandmommy and Pops watching Garrett ride

This ride scared me to death!  I had no idea it went so high!  Garrett LOVED it!

First funnel cake...LOVED IT

Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekend Review

Well another 2 weeks have passed.  Working hard on keeping up with the blog, but I find myself so exhausted by the time I get home, that I don't even feel like blogging.  Hopefully I will be able to do at least a once a week blog, but my goal is twice a week :-)
This weekend was a very busy weekend.  This was a GREAT weekend.  Garrett was not on his best behavior, but overall it was wonderful.
Saturday morning I met my mom for breakfast and a pedicure!  It was her birthday weekend.  It was so much fun to spend time with my mom.  We don't get as much time these days to have one on one time together.  After we got our pedicures I headed to CVS and Walgreens to get some deals.  I want to work on stocking up on my stock pile of shampoo's, conditioners, and body wash.  I found a great deal on razor refill cartridges:  Regular price was 12.99, on sale for 8.99 and I had a 4.00 off coupon.  On top of that I got back a 5.00 register reward towards a future purchase!  Awesome!!!!
Saturday afternoon Josh, Garrett and I hung out together before Josh left to go to the ECU/UNC-CH game.  Garrett and I had a date night Saturday.  We went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner.  While waiting in line we had a funny happen.  I was standing there with Garrett and all of a sudden Garrett said "Mommy someone pooted".  I said "What did you say?"  He said "Mommy someone pooted, was it you?"  YIKES!  No it was not me and I don't know what he was smelling.  It made me laugh.  At dinner I asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween.  We have a dinosaur costume on order.  He told me a snowman.  Yes a snowman!  Never seen a snowman costume.  Luckily this morning he was back to wanting to be a dinosaur.
After dinner we went and had yogurt together.  It was VERY yummy and he did such a good job.  He loved it.  After yogurt we went to Barnes & Noble and played train and got a Halloween book.  All in all a fun night.  He went to bed easy and I had the night to myself!  I watched a movie, read a book in bed and relaxed!  SO AWESOME!
Sunday Garrett and I went to church while Josh got some R & R from staying up so late the night before.  After church we came home and I was lucky enough to go to a bridal show for my future sister-in-law!  My mom, and her mom and sister to get some wedding ideas!  It was so much fun and a great walk down memory lane.  I decided I would be the profesional cake was AWESOME.  Come to find out, they have someone for the cake, but man those samples were delicious!  Yumm.  I think I will start going to wedding shows just for the free cake! 
After the wedding show I came home and did finger/hand painting with Garrett for my mom's birthday.  It was a lot of fun and Garrett did a great messy job!  We had the BEST meal for dinner.  Dad did steaks on the grill, Preston and Nicole did the potatoes and I did the salad!  The best part was the chocolate cake!  Yummy!!!!!
It was a great weekend!  I'm exhausted and headed to bed :-)