Halloween 2011

 This was the first year Griffin really understood what trick or treating was, or at least supposed to be. He was thrilled to be able to dress up like a puppy dog because he is very obsessed with them these days. He had been practicing his bark and ask for at least 3 days beforehand when he got to go and get candy.
 I mean look.. he even has a cute tail! Well.... about 4pm it began to rain. And rain, and rain more. It didnt stop or look as if it was going to let up and I just didnt have the heart to tell Griffin that we were just staying home. PLUS its Carter's FIRST Halloween!
 SO we drove for about an hour in traffic to go to the mall because we heard they were giving out candy and knew we wouldnt get wet there.
 Unfortunately every one else in Durham got the same memo. IT. Was. a. MADHOUSE! I'm talking lines for 10 minutes between the stores to get the candy, if they even had any left.
 Tigger remained all smiles though and we were thankful of course he had no idea anything was not going as well as it could ha!
 These two cuties were great sports and we were so thankful if it had to rain any year it was this one.
 Griff got about 10 whole pieces of candy after all the madness!
 He was too precious when we were leaving and said, "Trick or treating was so fun! I've got enough candy now, we can go home!"
 I, however, was bummed because I knew in my heart it was a big FLOP! We were so thankful to be invited over to the Green's house to celebrate some more. Griffin got to see his friend Isaac.
 Carter smiled and cooed with one of his girlfriends, Jayden!
 Carter thought, "This Halloween thing is fun! I get to stay up past my bedtime!!"
 me and the sweet Tigger boy
 G and his "gurlfrieeeend!"
We are so incredibly grateful for our adopted family here in NC! I told JR driving home that spending time with those you love really makes any holiday. Love our sweet memories with our boys!


Mamaw and Frank visit!

 We were so excited to have Mamaw and Frank come and spend a few days with us! The boys love having them here and the first thing Griffin said every morning is, "I want to see MEMAW and FRANK!" They were so sweet to take us to lunch Sunday after church and we enjoyed a beautiful day!
 Mommy and Carter
 Silly G and Daddy
 My sweet family
 Griffin wanted to give them a tour of his classroom when we went back to church that night. I was thankful to have someone help tote along my chubby one!
 We also went to visit the pumpkin patch together and had yet another beautiful day!!
 I have quickly learned how difficult it is to get TWO to look at the camera ha!
 This was the summary of our time in the cornpit... Griffin relaxing while Carter tried to eat it!!
 Griffin the tractor driver
 Carter enjoying the bumpy ride

We had a great time... thank you for spoiling us!!!

The Isham's take on the fair

 This was our first year to take on the NC State fair as a family of FOUR and we had a blast. We went on a Friday to be able to spend the majority of the day there and we savored all 6 hours we were there!
 Griffin LOVED it this year and was squealing with excitement from the moment we parked the car. Of course all he talked about was riding rides and enjoyed the monster trucks with Mommy first.
 Carter could have cared less about anything, as long as he was getting fed! Big brother gave him a snack of puffs as we were strolling along.
 Another favorite ride for G was the swings!
 And a FIRST for Griffin... riding his first ride ALL by himself. He did so well on the choo choo!
 Carter again just enjoyed the ride in the stroller and did very well despite all the noise and smells.
 As I said, as long as he is fed he is usually happy
 Another FIRST.... Griffin's first ROLLERCOASTER! He did awesome and was so brave, holding up his hands and squealing with delight!
 Thumbs up for a fun first rollercoaster and a brave little boy!
 Griffin did remember feeding the animals from last year and it was another request this year!
 Food is always a major deal at the fair for everyone. This year I could NOT decide what to eat. With the 100's of smells everywhere and it all seeming to mix together I finally settled on a Philly Steak and Cheese... and it did NOT disappoint!
 Griffin asked for some, "MEAT!"

 After a demonstration from Daddy he got himself a big ole bite!
 Carter happy to be in Mommy's arms
 For dessert and to end the night we had some delicious NC state homemade ice cream that we all shared.
I love making sweet memories with our family.. another fun year at the FAIR!