Monday, November 28, 2011

Graichen Gratitude

Just back from New Jersey for Thanksgiving. The food and the company were great...the drive there and back, not so much. But we're grateful that we got to eat our way through the week and see lots of family and friends!

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Not so psyched about Uncle Teddy

On the bikes...

Raking

Ben and Katie with all of their great-grandparents

Best Day Ever: cookie dough, the big recliner and brand new Lightening McQueen slippers


Making cherry pie for Thanksgiving

Reading our new Thomas the Train book at Thanksgiving (and staying out of the way!)

The Hoffmans of Asheville

Thanksgiving dinner at Aunt Bev and Uncle Nick's!

Playing outside by the fire for Todd's birthday...woohoo 34!

First slice of Sicilian...she'll never be the same
Little Graichen Cousins (Ben, Cassidy and Katie)

Not happy to leave Poppy's house

Feelin' kinda' Sunday...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Big NC Weekend

We went to Asheville this weekend to cheer for Greg in the Half Marathon in the morning and hang at the Brew Grass festival in the afternoon. And this morning on our way home we went apple picking...a really great weekend and lots of fun with Greg and Ali!














We went to Asheville this weekend to cheer for Greg in the Half Marathon in the morning and hang at the Brew Grass festival in the afternoon. And this morning on our way home we went apple picking...a really great weekend and lots of fun with Greg and Ali!

Katie's Big Day, 11.9.11

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Katie had a fabulous birthday, ate lots of cake and is now officially a big girl. And now the birthday madness must be put to bed...until Todd's birthday in two weeks!
Birthday Breakfast!


Waiting for her birthday cake...

Liking the birthday cake...

Still working on the birthday cake...

Too. Much. Cake.

Birthday Fist Pump? Definitely way too much cake.

Can't handle the power of birthday cake.

Such a mess!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ben's Best Birthday Card

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Ben loves the Penguins and loves King Julian...Nikki hit a home run with this birthday card!
THANK YOU!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ben's Birthday at School

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Ben has the same birthday as his school-friend Cason, so Ben sent in rice krispy treats and fruit to compliment Cason's cupcakes...needless to say, there are a lot of sugared-up four-year-olds in Athens today!

The cupcakes had frosting in the middle too...AWESOME.

Halloween 2011

Fireman Ben and Firepup Katie




Getting a head-start on the candy



In hot pursuit of yet more candy