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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Halloween 2017

Connor wanted to dress up as the Hulk for months before Halloween actually rolled around. He got the mask sometime over the summer, the costume for his birthday, and the Hulk hands from his Florida Grandma. He was ready. Evan originally wanted to dress as Green Arrow but we couldn't find any kids' costumes for that character, so he joined his brother as an Avenger, another arrow wielding superhero, Hawkeye.

I love our neighborhood on Halloween. So many kids, and the boys never have a shortage of friends to trick or treat with.

We also took our annual trip to the Halloween Party at the Zoo. Evan acted a little "too cool" for the whole thing. ::sigh:::tweens:::

He came around though...

It's not everyday you get candy from Jesus.

Getting a pic on this lizard is a tradition.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

St. Augustine Vacation

We have been talking for a long time about going back to St. Augustine and taking the kids, and this fall we finally made it happen. It helped that Dan's dad and stepmom are now living in Florida and have been asking for a long time when we were going to come and visit. Kids and life don't always make that easy, and it's four days of travel alone. Dan and I went to St. Augustine for our first anniversary and loved it. Going in October was awesome - not nearly as hot as summer or as crowded. A mix of phone and camera photos...

Picnicking along the way in Tennessee

My mom rode with us to visit a friend who lives in Florida to celebrate their birthdays. The boys loved having Grandma along (so did I)!

Hotel pool time!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum

This scary treasure chest at Ripley's got Evan. LOL.

The entrance to St. George's Street and part of the old town wall.

The garden behind the Oldest School House.

Castillo de San Marcos

The Old City Jail - hopefully the only time the boys have this view.

A fellow C. Joseph!

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

The Pirate Museum - the boys loved this!

Flagler College, former Hotel

The free chocolate at St. Augustine's Chocolate Factory totally make the hair nets worth it.

Colonial Quarter and Ripley's

Couldn't leave the city without a family selfie under the Love Tree.

Mid-week we left to visit family. Waking up to palm trees every day sounds pretty nice, minus that whole Hurricane risk.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Connor at Four

Connor turned four in September. Whatever you do, do NOT refer to him as "baby." He will quickly correct you. Most of the time this is directed at me. It's a hard lesson to learn with my youngest child. Connor is so independent already. He can occupy himself for what seems like such a time without any intervention from us. Playing with cars, superheroes, puzzles, legos, you name it. He can build and imagine all afternoon.

He never met a "muddy puddle" (thanks, Peppa Pig) he didn't have to jump in.

But he's a social butterfly too. We had his first "friends" birthday party this year and he had so much fun. They all love this bouncy house gymnastics place - three of his classmates have had birthday parties here this year.

Connor is superhero obsessed. He loves The Hulk (this year's Halloween costume).

He is a huge fan of his big brother. Most of the time.

I can't believe we are already at four.