Thursday, November 25, 2010

T is for THOMAS!!!

This past weekend, Jared and I surprised the kiddos with a trip to PA to see none other than THOMAS the TANK ENGINE!

The anticipation of seeing their faces was exciting in itself! Miss K thinks Thomas is pretty cool but Landon ADORES Thomas and I was dancing in my pants thinking of my little guy in awe! As always, our trip was filled with some interesting events including a flat tire that caused an hour detour to Firestone but beyond all of that we had an amazing time that left me more thankful for the smiles that fill my life!

The Strasburg Railroad is a sight to see...the trains are original coal burning steam trains packed with velvet seats and cast iron detailing.  


"Thomas is real!!" 

Landon's eyes say it all...they tell the story of a little boy who loves his trains. 

Getting ready for Thomas to start his engine!

All Aboard!!!

Round and round we go! 

 As we waited to meet Sir Topham Hatt...Landon was dancing in excitment!

Now arriving...Thomas the Tank Engine

There is something about Landon's eyes that continue to remind me of his passion, innocence, and sweetness. I love this guy! 

On our way back to DC we took the back roads and found a great Amish village that showcased local crafts and food. They had a great petting zoo for the kids where they had a chance to feed llamas, sheep, and goats. 

Yeah for play!

Miss K has such passion and zest for life. She finds the greatness in the small things...these pics fill my heart when I see her beautiful personality sine through!

Miss K (aka conductor) assigned us seats where we went for the best train ride in town!

Our little guy was content as always in his peanut shell...I often wonder what life was like without him just three short months ago. He is so sweet and peaceful!   

The best passenger on the train was none other than Daddy-O himself! These trips remind me of the blessing he is in our lives! The best road trip in my life is spending it with my main you babe!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Big 30 and the Big Apple

This past weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday with a surprise getaway to NYC!! Jared has always done a super job of making me feel special on my birthday but this birthday was extra special with a cherry on top!!

 After checking into our hotel, we headed to Times Square. Pictures don't do it justice but it was an amazing sight to say the least! 

This pic was all for my Landon!

After an amazing dinner at Sushi Samba, we headed to an off-broadway production called "Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage". It was a great topper to a evening I will never forget!

Kennedy and Landon stayed back with Papa Raftery for the weekend while Nolan enjoyed some alone time with mommy and daddy. He was quite the trooper through all of our sight seeing and fun!

 When we got home, I was welcomed to a beautiful surprise of balloons, banners, and flowers. It was weekend I will always treasure! Thanks babe for making me feel so incredibly special and loved! 

Thank you Papa Raftery for taking on two kiddos who truly adore you! 

(yes there are no pics of Jared and I! Sounds pretty crazy but we were all wrapped up in the moment just enjoying us!)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!

Pumpkin Party!
hosted by: Daddy-O


Any activity with him involved is sure to be a major hit and this was no exception! 

Costume Party!
hosted by: the Wicked Witch of the East & the Scarecrow

Dorothy was beyond excited to explore Emerald City!

With three taps of her ruby red shoes...

We were off!

We found the tin man on the way...he was quite the looker!

and then that adorable lion and scarecrow joined us!

We walked and walked down that yellow brick road

and managed to get some squeezes in too!

It was a magical evening filled with smiles and of course lots of TREATS!




and last but not least, My SCARECROW!

Our Halloween was filled with excitement, wonder, and pure fun! It left me saying, "There's no place like home!"