Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Biltmore

Last Thursday, Connor and I woke up extra early (after a late night of trick-or-treating) for a field trip to the Biltmore in Asheville, NC with his Horizons class (gifted class).  Connor had to be on the bus at 6:30 a.m.  My friend (and Connor's best friend's mom), Elizabeth, and I were riding up separately from the bus.  The kids and adults on the bus would make a stop before the Biltmore for an Agricultural Tour and then eat lunch on the bus before arriving at the Biltmore just after 1:00.  However, the parents that drove separately just needed to be at the Biltmore by 1:00.  This gave Elizabeth and me time to shop downtown and eat lunch at Tupelo Honey.  We had a great time!

Once we met up with the kids at the Biltmore, Connor and Dylan were able to tour with us.  We had the best time walking around with our boys and one of their friends.  Their teacher had taught them so much about the Biltmore and the history of it before they came and Connor was able to teach me lots of things!  We did an audio tour and it was so good!

This was my favorite picture of the day.  Connor LOVED the library!  He would love a library like this!  He was just amazed by everything he learned and loved putting what he had already learned with what he was seeing.

What 10 year old boy wouldn't love a bowling alley in their home!?

After the rest of the kids got back on the bus to head back home, Connor, Dylan, Elizabeth, and I headed to the gift shop and to get ice cream.  Unfortunately, that meant we stayed long enough for the rain to come and we had to walk back to our car in the pouring rain!  Oh well!  It was worth it!  We had such a fun day together.  Elizabeth and I loved spending the day chatting and we loved spending the day with our boys!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Halloween Fun

Halloween celebrations started with the Fall Family Fest at our church.  Connor chose not to go and to spend some time with Jeremy riding bikes instead.  So, Kyle, Paxton and I went.  Kyle was a wolf and Paxton was a pirate.

Halloween morning, we had a pirate, a wolf, and a spider head to school.

I helped with Paxton's class party.

Halloween night was full of fun with trick-or-treating with friends while my parents handed out TONS of candy at our house!  Our neighborhood is the perfect neighborhood for trick-or-treating!

Pictures with neighbors.

Black Panther...



We had such a fun night!

My favorite memory of the night is Paxton after every house.  He would run up to us after every, single house...and we went to a LOT of houses...and he would say, "I got MORE candy!".  He was excited and surprised by all the candy every, single time!  It was so cute and will forever be one of my favorite Halloween memories of him!