Monthly Archives: November 2009

Fall Round-up

I PROMISE that I am a better mother than I am a blogger!  We are enjoying Carter more and more every day and are trying to expose him to as much fun as we possibly can.  We stayed busy this fall with a week-long visit from Cory’s 5 year-old cousin Lily, the Dallas Arboretum, the State Fair, and a visit to the Pumpkin Patch.

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For Halloween, Carter decided to be an elephant.  And he was CLEARLY, the cutest elephant ever!  We trick-or-treated at Mimi & Papa’s, Grandaddy Vick’s, and at a few houses in the neighborhood.  Since Carter has become shy lately, we had to improvise with stroller-trick-or-treating, as Carter had no interest in walking up to strangers to get candy!  But, he was sweet enough to share his loot with Harold.

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The day after Halloween was beautiful, so we decided to make another family trip to the Dallas Arboretum.   We have really become fans and will enjoy our newly purchased “Family Pass” for many trips in the future.

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Carter is such a happy kiddo and adjusts to whatever we throw at him!

Pics of the Day – Year One

Carter’s first birthday is coming up this week.  His Aunt Lori and Uncle Sean were here for a visit this weekend, and Lori was gracious enough to produce this incredible compilation of the first year of Carter’s “pics of the day.”

Pics of the Day – Year One from Cory Reed on Vimeo.

Thank you, Lori – not only for the video, but also for being way more organized than us with the pics of the day.

Off on the road to Rhode Island

We recently took a family trip to Rhode Island to visit Lori and Sean, while also being able to take in a good friend’s wedding in Connecticut.  Getting ready was a little challenging, since “someone” didn’t want to be left out.

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Each day, we had a lazy morning in the hotel before Sean and Lori met us for the day.

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Our day in Boston was spent in a touristy Irish pub in Quincy Market for lunch and spent walking (or sleeping) around downtown before heading to Rhode Island.

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Our first day in Rhode Island was a little rainy, so we went to a cafe in Narragannsett for lunch, had some Brickley’s ice cream, and hung out at Sean and Lori’s before having seafood in Wakefield.

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Sunday morning we started the day off with breakfast in Wakefield at the Bluebird Cafe, and then Cory and I got ready for a friends’ wedding at the Mansion at Harkness State Park.  Aunt Lori & Uncle Sean babysat while we went to the wedding, and we were relieved to find Carter sleeping peacefully when we came back.  Based on the pictures, he had a blast, too.

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Monday, we took a picnic to Beavertail State Park and enjoyed the scenery.  We also managed our second trip to Brickleys in 3 days…because Carter wanted ice cream!

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We had a wonderful trip and were all sad to leave!

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