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Happy Halloween!

First Halloween!

First Halloween!

Today is Grace’s first Halloween.  She’s not really sure about all of the strange people dressed up in funny costumes, and she feels that all the doorbell ringing is disruptive.  She does know that her Mom made her wear a stupid hat as a part of her costume, but Grace was very good natured about the whole thing.

Our little Ghostie!

Our little Ghostie!

Not only did Grace have a cute little Halloween outfit, but she had not one, but two Halloween costumes.  One was an egg and was made by Erin’s friend Aimee and was unfortunately a little to small for our growing girl (more than likely because she was in the 95% for length and 90% for weight at her last doctor’s appointment).  Grace only went to one house as a part of her trick-or-treating (dressed as a pumpkin) but she was invited inside and admired by our neighbor Steve and his wife Tonya and their friends.  Steve and Tonya’s son Colin was dressed as a ganster and was careful not to ‘smoke’ around the baby (he had a light up cigar that he didn’t put in his mouth for the picture because he knew that baby’s shouldn’t be around secondhand smoke).

Just Hatched!

Just Hatched!

Cutest jack-o-lantern on the block

Cutest jack-o-lantern on the block

Colin the gangster

Colin the gangster

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So the car is packed with Grace’s bouncy chair, her travel bath chair, her co-sleeper (much smaller than the pack n play) and about 15 little outfits for 2 days.  I still need to gather up her medicine, vitamins and a few other odds and ends, but for the most part, we’re ready to go.  I have the Swaddlepotomus for when she gets fussy and two different carriers just in case.  I have 5 passies so that I should never be without one.  I’m still a little nervous about this trip in the car, but it will be great to see GG & the other Parry’s.

Grace is taking this opportunity while I’m packing like a crazy person to snuggle with her great Aunt Jenny and be as cute as possible.  Think good thoughts for us as we travel, and we will be offline until Halloween unless we find that my grandmother’s neighbors have bandwidth I can ‘borrow’.

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Grace is very happy that the stream of family visitors has continued with a visit from her great grandma Emmy and great Aunt Jenny are here for a quick visit on her way to Greenville to help Emmy pack up.  Grace hopes for one more visit from them before Emmy’s big move on November 5.

Grace is really sad that her Daddy is gone to Orlando, but hopes that he’ll bring her fun presents.  She’s also a little nervous about going to Charlottesville tomorrow to visit her other Great grandmother, Ginny.  She’s been in a car for a long period of time once before, but had Mommy & Daddy to keep her company.  Mommy is planning several stops on the way to Virginia in hopes of getting there without to many tears.

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Family time!

With Gammie & MB

With Gammie & MB

 Grace was vey happy to see her Robinson grandparents again today.  Gammie did a great job feeding her and Grace loved the nap in her arms.  Grace hopes that all of the Robinsons will come back to visit her soon!

I love Pee-Paw

I love Pee-Paw

  

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Carolina girls-- best in the world!

Carolina girls-- best in the world!

Grace is so excited to meet the Nashville Robinsons!  Aunt Cathy & Grace’s only cousin, Mary Bedford, arrived from Nashville yesterday. Much cooing and adoration was in store, and Grace even smiled once or twice in honor of our guests.

Grace is excited to head to Chapel Hill today so that Aunt Cathy (a *HUGE* UNC fan), cousin Mary Bedford and Daddy can all see the Boston College football game.   Grace is not so sure that she’d like football, but thinks that Chapel Hill is a cool place and so is looking forward to checking out campus.  Go Heels!  (In the picture, Grace is showing her disappointment that she didn’t get her own ticket to the ball game.)

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At the Fair

On the fairway

On the fairway

One of the great joys of fall in North Carolina is the State Fair.  There is all kinds of good food to eat and lots of fun things to see like cows and goats and chickens, and best of all; racing pigs!  We took our annual trek to the fair so that Erin could have funnel cake and see all of the crafts and rides (we didn’t try any– if it can be taken apart in under 3 hours, you just can’t be sure how sturdy it is, really…).  We did see a poodle show, hear some music, see the animals and eat tasty food.  A good time was had by all, and we started a tradition of having Grace’s silhouette cut out at the Village of Yesteryear.  Now it’s officially fall.

Home of the racing pigs

Home of the racing pigs

Pot bellied pig race

Pot bellied pig race

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Grace Voted.

Our good citizen

Our good citizen

We asked for a third ballot, but Grace couldn’t get one.  The voting official said that she could have one 18 years from now though.  Perhaps Jenna Bush will run for office.

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