Yee Haw!

Lacey’s school has really been getting into the autumn theme – and they surprised us with this adorable picture of her all dressed up like a fall farmer. She couldn’t look cuter, IMO. I also think she looks just like Kaya in this picture – at first I wasn’t sure if it was a picture of Laney, or an old picture of Kaya.


Jordan Lake camping

This weekend, we went camping at Jordan Lake. This is our second camping trip this fall and the kids were pretty into it this time. They were excited to sleep in the tent and spent a good 15 minutes organizing the sleeping arrangements when we arrived. Then we had marshmallows and went for a Halloween train ride on the nearby New Hope Valley Railway. We were joined by two other families, which made it extra fun for the kids. Kaya called out from her bed last night to ask when we can go camping again – I think that means it was a success!


Happy pumpkins

We rode the pumpkin patch express train to the pumpkin patch this weekend and everyone got to bring home a pumpkin. This is a yearly tradition which Kaya remembers quite well and was really looking forward to. And it’s fun to see Laney be old enough to really enjoy herself as well. Grandma Baba even got in on the action. My happy little pumpkins.


Although we have had beautiful blue skies the last couple of days, the weekend was filled with Hurricane Matthew. Soccer practice was cancelled for the second week in a row, and although the Duke game still happened, we decided it probably wouldn’t be enjoyable in a hurricane. But the rain didn’t stop the girls from suiting up and heading over to Gramma Baba’s house for some rainy afternoon play. Luckily the flooding has mostly stayed east of us and we are all dried out now in Chapel Hill.


Pumpkin Patching

We joined Gammy and Pop-pop and some friends at Farmer Ganyard’s Upchurch Farm in Cary for some pumpkin patch fun last weekend. While it’s not nearly as lovely as his old farm in Durham, we still like to pick our pumpkins off the vine and see all the different varieties. Plus the kids love the corn pit and the hay ride. And look how tall this fall!



Last weekend the family took in the annual Durham Pride Parade. The girls loved getting handed candy and beads, and Kaya even got her first condom! (which was quickly confiscated). Happy pride!