This blog shares the happenings of Chris, Lacey and Reese O'Donnell. We didn't used to have that much to say about ourselves which is why posts were few and far between, but now we have a little person that will give us a lot to talk about. The blog will also feature Lacey's Random Finds - event planning, paper love, pretty crafty things, etc.


Happy Halloween!!

Halloween was so much fun this year! Reese was a flower and so cute. She even left her headpiece on all day. We went to Wegman's for lunch (in costume) and to a really fun Halloween party at one of our Mom's Group friends. The babies were hilarious. They see each other a couple of times a week but as each new friend arrived at the party, they would just stand and stare at each other. I am sure they could not figure out why their friends were dressed as ladybugs, monkeys, bees, zebras, etc. Too funny!

Pumpkin Patch

Reese's daycare hosted a fun event at a local pumpkin patch. We had a great time playing with everyone and picking out a pumpkin. Reese's darling hat is courtesy of our dear friend Anais, who is a crochet queen!

Hot Air Balloon Festival (sans Balloons)

We joined some fun friends at the "Hot Air Balloon" Festival at Historic Long Branch. This is the 5th or 6th time we have been to this particular festival and we have NEVER seen a balloon. We understand that the weather has to be just right for the balloons to launch, but we have decided after multiple years of this that they should change the name to just plain old festival. It is fun without the balloons and Reese really loved the pumpkins and hay bale maze. Another lovely fall day.

Reese - 10 Months

Reese turned 10 months the end of September. She is at such a fun and funny stage. Here are some things about her this month:

* She is a screamer. And we hope its a quick phase. She screams and screeches about everything, all of the time. It certainly gets our attention

* Her hair is growing a lot and getting lighter and longer every day.

* She LOVES yogurt, bananas and cheese. and will sometimes try something else.

* She crawls fast and pulls up and cruises around the furniture.

* She has a funny little laugh and loves to play.

Fall Festivals

October was full of fun fall festivals. Like most years, we kicked off the festivals with the Waterford Fair (mama's favorite). It was a beautiful warm day and we enjoyed just hanging out in the lovely little town.

1st Birthday Parties

The end of September marked the beginning of several months of 1 year old birthday parties. The first was Weston, Reese's first new friend and we have had 2 or so a month for the rest of the fall. All of the babies in our mom's group are within 3 months of each other in age and so we are constantly celebrating. It has been so much fun. Pictured below is Lacey and Reese with Kenzie and Weston at his party.

Catching Up

The next few posts will be catching up on the last couple of months of 2011 so that we can start again with the new year and try to keep current. Don't miss some fun ones like Halloween, Birthday party and the Holidays.