Saturday, October 29, 2011

Silver City

For the Month of October Jacob has beeen on rotation in SIlver City. He would stay there mon-thursday night and then leave here Sunday afternoon to get back. It was hard not having him around and my hats off to all military/ med student wives and single mothers. One week I got to go down with Jacob and stay at the little apartment the school has for them.

Silver city is a Copper mining town so on thedrive down we stopped to check out the mine. Matea wanted to climb the fence.

Silver City is onthe smaller side so there wasn't a ton to do but we did hike up to some cliff dwellings

Can you see them

Matea thought it was pretty neat

A painting

I'm glad that Jacob is finally done with that rotation and now we are off to Maui to celebrat all our birthdays!
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Balloon Fiesta

Every October Albuquerque has a hot air balloon fiesta. While we didn't quite wake up early enough to see them take off or do the night glow we did get to see them in the air.

It's crazy how many balloons they have at this thing. Maybe next year we will actually go to the show grounds.

Watching from the warmth of our car

That weekend Kevin and Noelle were in town so we got to see them a few times. We had a blast catching up.

Dads and their daughters

Matea playg in a box
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

HIghschool Reunions and the Pumpkin Patch

Jacob had his ten year highschool reunion this month. In honor of it (and the fact that the pumpkin patch was close to it) we went to his old stomping grounds. Check out that proud pinto (the horse, not the bean). That night was the actual reunion. Jacob had fun, i got to eat out so we were both happy lol.

In between going to the highschool and the reunion we went to McCall's pumpkin patch. This place is great! they have hayrides, a huge pumpkin field, three corn mazes, a petting zoo, bouncy castles and so much more. What's really nice is that once you get in everything is free except the food and pumpkins. At night they also turn it into a haunted Barn and corn maze. We went to those a different weekend but didn't take any pictures.

Making our way through one of the mazes

There was a little bunny town that was great for Matea.

We had fun finding the perfect pumpkin

Matea even got a pumpkin just her size

And then she told me to stop taking pictures :)
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Wow October has been a busy month! I have a lot of catching up to do on this blog. You can bet that once Oct. 1st rolled around Halloween decorations went up. Jacob even got into the fun by mowing BOO! intoour front yard, isn't he cute!

Decorating for Halloween was always a big deal in my family so my mom sent me a package full of crepe paper to make spiderwebs with. Matea was taking a nap when I put them up so when she woke up she was all excited and kept pointing at them.

Thanks to pinterest I made the easiest Halloween wreath ever and love it.

Another pinterest find- free prints!

Spooky bottles

And of course we have the candy bowls out

Our fireplace- hopefumore pumpkins will be joining these two.

I'm even making Matea get in the spirit of Halloween by dressing her in Halloween gear at least once a week. Some of her outfits-

She wouldn't look at me for this photo

Hope everyone is enjoying the best month of the year!
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