Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Alex’s First Birthday Party!

We decided to celebrate Alex's first birthday a bit early at Grandma and Grandpa Murff's house while we were up for Thanksgiving. What a successful party! Alex came home with a bag on top of the XTerra filled to the brim with toys. Alex (and Mommy) will not be bored for quite a while ... we have too much playing to do! Thank you to everyone who was able to come and celebrate with our little man. I can hardly believe it's already been a year! I hope you enjoy the photos!

Friday, November 4, 2011

First Halloween

Alex enjoyed a whole week of Halloween this year! The week started with a trip to Battleship North Carolina for Trick-or-Treating. This was a neat experience, especially since it was our first time on the ship. We didn't go down the ladder to the candy area, but that's probably a good thing since Mom and Dad would be the ones having to eat all the candy this year!

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Our next adventure was picking out pumpkins at a pumpkin patch hosted by a church on Carolina Beach. Alex loves wearing his costume and had tons of fun playing in the hay and smacking the pumpkins. He even knew exactly which little pumpkin he wanted and reached straight for it!

Alex and I also attended the MOMS Club Halloween party. That was a lot of fun as well! Alex loved crawling around in his dinosaur costume and met a cute little boy dressed as a puppy that we hope to play with again soon. Maybe next year he'll enjoy putting his hand in the pudding "mud" to search for gummy worms and in the spaghetti noodles "brain" to look for candy, but we skipped that this year.

Our last Halloween adventure was Trick-or-Treating around the neighborhood. Grandma and Grandpa Murff came to visit for Halloween, so we left them under the house to give out candy and we took Alex out in his wagon. Alex thought the wagon ride was a lot of fun, but he wasn't so sure about knocking on strangers' door and having Mom ask for candy. It was a great week! It's so hard to believe that last year he was in my belly with a painting of a pumpkin on top of it! He's growing so fast!!

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