audrey decided early on that for halloween she wanted to be rainbow dash from my little pony. actually, she really wanted to be an equestria girl but we talked her out of it because i was pretty sure no one would get what she was, because it’s pretty much just a little girl with colorful clothes and brightly colored hair. so rainbow dash it is.
usually i like to try to make something at least semi-homemade but this year, with being pregnant and all, i didn’t have the energy and audrey fell in love with this costume we found at party city, so it’s all good. it’s pretty cute and it made her so happy to wear it, i couldn’t resist.
hopefully i can persuade her to choose a costume that can coordinate with her baby sister next year. i’m thinking wizard of oz. i’ll be glinda, audrey will be dorothy, baby sister will be the lion and alex would be the tin man. although, knowing her she’ll be pretty headstrong and determined to be something from disney jr. happy halloween!
i really can’t believe that it’s been 10 months since i last posted. i don’t have an explanation other than winter blahs ran into big changes in the panek household. and the craziness of it all made it hard to focus on this poor little blog. we made the big decision to move to raleigh, nc and made the big move on july 1st. we have been settling in and oh yeah, we found out that we’re expecting a baby girl in march! so much has happened in the past few months.
i’ve been working on my photography lately. i feel a new wave of inspiration since moving to our new surroundings. however, i do have to bribe audrey and/or the family to be my models on occasion. this was one of those times. i took a couple of pictures of audrey and cooper at a nearby park a few weeks ago. it was a hazy day so i hope to go back on a clear day to see the skyline better.
raleigh has a lot of beautiful parks and outdoor space that i’m loving exploring. there is also an awesome art museum called north carolina museum of art which has a beautiful park with a lake and a great walking path. it’s also a great place to have a picnic.
and… here are the pictures of us announcing our pregnancy!
we can’t wait to fill out house with more bows and tutus come march 2016!
what do you do when you really want to get to the beach but you only have a day? you drive to the bay! chesapeake beach, md is less than an hour away, so we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head over there for the day. it’s a quick, easy 50 minute drive, and you are barely on the highway! i can see more trips to this beach or one of the others close to it in our future. audrey had way too much fun to not go again. here she is so excited to get going! don’t you love this cute dress? it’s from target!doesn’t the beach look so calm and peaceful? it was, except there were no calming sound of waves, but that’s ok. next time i’ll play that sound on my iphone :) she loved splashing around in the water, and even though it wasn’t a real “beach”. i loved feeling comfortable with no big waves and deep waters. it was a stress-free, relaxing afternoon. alex wasn’t too jazzed about a bikini, but i couldn’t resist!
here she is bringing water to the hole she dug. every time she “successfully” dumped off the water she would yell, “hooray, i did it!”and then she made a friend!
on father’s day we headed up to maryland to spend time with family. that is, after we gave alex his cards and his gift, a gift certificate to grape and bean, his new favorite beer store!audrey fell in love with some fish,and she continued to yell “hooray!”
here’s the adult table (with audrey’s my little pony) :) the kids had a really good time. jesse was flopping around in the tunnel calling himself the blue worm. the younger kids loved it. thank you for playing with the little ones, jesse!
i hope everyone had a great weekend!