Sunday, October 16, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa Visit!

Mom and Dad came up for a few days.  As you can see, Elliot and Grandpa became buds!

Heading out to watch Dad at the marathon early in the morning!  

He ran alongside Pat for a stint, getting lots of cheers, so he kept saying, "Elliot and Dad, share medal, Elliot helped Dad run marathon!"

 Thank goodness for the kindness of strangers-- just as he was melting down, this gentleman gave Elliot a balloon and it was the hit of the day.  

We took advantage of the lovely weather and bought some pumpkins at the store to paint on the deck. 
( This was the kit he brought home from the pumpkin patch a few weekends ago...)

 This started off with really nice eyes by Mom, then I realized this was Elliot's pumpkin, and let him at it.  Big globs of paint, but it really turned out gorgeous and is perfect on our table on the deck!
 Claire and Martin came over for dinner and she ended up reading to the kids.
 Just another gorgeous day, heading to the park with Dad!

 We went one really lovely evening out to the pebble beach (by request).  Even though Elliot didn't get too into throwing rocks in, him and I had a lovely evening just sitting there, enjoying the water and picking out rocks to bring home.  One of those "I wish I could capture this moment forever" times.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Loving Fall.

Picking out a pumpkin at the local park's pumpkin patch and making cookies with Mom.