Thursday, December 15, 2011

Trot Trot to Boston

Just before the craziness of the holiday's started, Joel and I snuck away to Boston to do a little site seeing. Many of you know that Joel was born in Boston and his heart is still there, but I had never been. So we hit up lots of touristy places: Fenway Park, Boston Commons, Theater District (Blueman Group), Duck Tours, and No Name Restaurant. We had a great time just the two of us, while Emmy was back home being spoiled by Nanet and Paul Paw.

Joel sitting on the Green Monster
Us looking over the field
The amphibious vehicle that toured us around Boston, even into the Charles River
Kelli acting like a duck

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November Happenings

The start of November has been uneventful! We have had time to clean and play. Here are a few pictures of playing. Emmy loves wearing her sunglasses these days and watching football with daddy, even if the Patriots aren't doing so great:(

Having Fun

Silly Emmy! She was taking the massaging thing and pushing it on her toy and laughing at herself (mommy was laughing too!).

Monday, October 31, 2011


We decided one day was not long enough for us to show off our little lion! So we dressed up 3 times. I will try to explain each picture and our halloween adventures...
This was the night we had the moms group halloween party (Thursday!)
Sunday we carved pumpkins and let Emmy play in the pumpkin goop!
This is Halloween night- trick-or-treating!

Saturday night we had dinner at friends house and they made yummy delicious stuffed pumpkins! They were amazing! Thank you Robinson's!

The weekend before Halloween we went to get the perfect pumpkin!
This is Emmy with her friend at church (Trunk-or-Treat got snowed out- yes snow!) The Lion and Tiger!
Saturday morning we made pumpkin pancakes with chocolate chips! Emmy had a blast with this!
Emmy has a new love for lollypops! You can't tell by her facial expression but really she loves them!!
Playing in the leaves at the park with mommy! Just a bonus.


October started off WONDERFULLY. I met my college roommates in our old territory, UNCG, for a fun, relaxing girls weekend. We were able to catch up on life, mommyhood, and food! Love you girls!!!

Next Joel turned 30! Old man. We had a great weekend celebrating the big day with lobster, cheesecake, and 2 dates in one week. We first had a fun adventure on The Spirit of Washington with a fun filled dinner cruise. Then on another date we tried a new Thai restaurant and then checked out a pool hall where the hostest rubbed my belly more than once and reminded me to be careful through out the rest of the night! ***For more fun stories about our adventures in Wheaton please ask!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Down on the Farm

Today Joel had the day off. So we took advantage of the weather and met some friends at a local farm to show our girls some animals and other fun farm adventures. Here are a few pictures from our adventures.

Andrew, Chloe, Cadance and the Carter's!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Emily Winabel turns ONE!

Birthday Celebration #3 (on her actual birthday!)

Birthday Celebration #2

Trying juice for the first time! A big hit!

Birthday Celebration #1
Ended messy and happier!

Banana bread with chocolate icing, YUMMY!
Started out clean and happy!

Maine Family Vacation

So believe it or not this is only a small pick of the millions we took while on the island. We were there for 8 days and enjoyed some great times together with mom and dad Carter and mom and dad Dixon. We then took a few extra days on the way home to visit friends and family (pictures above). Great times together. While we were in Maine we celebrated Emily Winabel's FIRST birthday 3 times. Once with each set of grandparents and then on the actual day with friends. I will do a separate post with all those pictures and videos - she loved each chocolate experience!
Scout loves the island, I think, more than any of us!

The weather was perfect while we were there but early evening the bugs came out so we suited up to protect! (above mom and I snuck away to watch the sunset. below dad and joel cooked a yummy lobster dinner for us to enjoy)

Adventures at low tide to include clamming!

Adam and Lauren joined us for one night on the island.

Joel actually went swimming in the freezing cold water and scout was right behind him!

Emmy loved picking up all the fun new things: shells, rocks, seaweed, crabs and it didn't take long before each was in her mouth!

Learning guitar with Grammie!

Family photo before Irene hit!