Monday, October 31, 2011

The Day Before Halloween

Sunday was a fun day with plenty of sports to watch on TV and playtime with AA. We went to our church fall festival and enjoyed the crowded fun with food and games to play. Then we let AA stretch out her legs on her school's playground. I hadn't made a black and white photo in ages, so tried one to see the effect.
It was beautiful weather, mid 70's. Sorry to mention that fact to all of you in the frozen NE!
Happy Halloween!

Her latest favorite pose:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Daily Dose of AA - Sunday Snapshot

I took these pictures yesterday (usually, I am a week behind with my posts) so this was the weather - cool and blustery. This was the first day we needed a light jacket in NE Florida. So AA and I jogged out to the end of the dock in the late afternoon to feel the full brunt of this windy weather. We didn't stay out long! Can you say we are wimpy? AA said her legs were cold and I agreed! So a few shots of her being silly and then we jogged back to the house!

Have a Happy Halloween tomorrow! I can't wait to see all your photos of the little ones; remember to update your blog, not just Facebook!

Ni Hao Yall

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Another Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

This will be our last trip to buy a pumpkin. We decided to carve one so bought a medium sized one at OPUMC. I had to take a couple of pictures.
Soon it will be Halloween and AA is looking forward to it (she has a lady bug costume this year). There are so many free events this weekend for kids - at the library, the local grocery store, the World Golf Village, our church.... so much fun and hopefully, no evil spirits lurking about!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Favorite Friday Photo Best Shot - Other Scary Things

Last weekend we were talking all about Halloween and the excitement leading up to it. But we hardly saw any decorations! So few daring souls anymore or maybe it is the economy. But then AA spied some pirates and this fellow outside a store. It was too funny when at first she was a bit timid (as usual) and then saw that the "hook" was a coat hanger!

A bit too much reflection in her glasses, not sure how to minimize that - it was a bright, sunny day. Enjoy making the rounds to many great blogs!

the long road

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

St. Augustine Restaurant - Review

It was very busy in St. Augustine last weekend; a pretty day with lots of sunshine and no "heat". Crowds shopping which is good for the city. We strolled for a long time then had a respite at Nonna's (2 Aviles Street; just west of A1A Alehouse, South of King Street). I couldn't find a web page for it but your can read reviews on Urban Spoon.
We love dry red wines and their house blend was very good. The food is good, great atmosphere, especially if you like to watch trolleys and horse-drawn carriages pass closely by. We enjoyed!

Sidewalk cafe style dining and chatting:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Gift - Birdhouse

One of AA's birthday gifts was a birdhouse; made of wood, ready to assemble and paint. Very cute gift.
AA was quite serious when deciding on the colors. First she said it had to match the picture on the box, but once she laid down the first color (yellow) she said she had other ideas as she wanted to use all the paint.
It is now drying, waiting for the finishing touches of flowers. Thank you Cathy & Werner!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Love pumpkins in the fall.... outside on our picnic table.

We created this small gathering of AA's school Halloween papers and projects, a little color on a side table in the house.
We have also made pumpkin muffins and pumpkin cookies. Can't wait for pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving!
Happy Autumn and Halloween!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Snapshot - Daily Dose of AA - Sitting in a Tree

We babysat Grand #3 at her parents home and was able to get a few photos of AA outside, sitting in the same tree where we had our family group photo taken two years ago. So many expressions.....

Ni Hao Yall

Friday, October 21, 2011

Best Photo Friday - Pumpkin Patch

We finally bought some pumpkins at two of our United Methodist churches. We are members at one and our little AA goes to VPK at the other one. We love them both and love strolling around the lovely orange pumpkins!

the long road

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