Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall Football Season Comes to an End

Last weekend Landon played his last flag football game of the season. There were 3 teams that ended the season with a 4-2 record, the Panthers being one of them. They decided the 2 teams playing in the championship based off of total game points. The Panthers were 2 points short. However, they won their last game and ended their season with a medal.

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The funniest part of the day was one of Landon's coaches telling him to put on his mean face when lining up on defense. Wouldn't you be scared?



Landon loved playing flag football, and he will definitely be playing in the spring. I watched a transformation in my child over the past 8 weeks. He learned sportsmanship, teamwork, listening skills, how to handle disappointment, courage and Independence. He also had a blast!

Friday, October 29, 2010

North Carolina State Fair 2010

Ya'll, I love the fair. Mainly because I love to eat.

Between the 4 of us, we packed away:
  • an elephant ear
  • hot dogs
  • cheese fries
  • John Deere ice cream
  • oyster sandwich (that one was all Christopher - yuck!)
  • sour Mt. Olive pickles (Carter surprised us with this one...he needed his own pickle!)
  • honey
  • cotton candy

We were only there for about 3 hours...wonder why our bellies hurt afterwards?!

Landon also surprised me this year with his Independence. He wasn't scared of any rides (even the roller coaster that scared Mommy) and rode everything by himself. I felt kind of sad seeing him ride a few things alone (like the roller coaster...he looked so little sitting in that car by himself) and the spinny berry thing (thank goodness some winner mom & her daughter got in it with him). I can't wait until Carter is big enough so they can ride together. But Landon had a blast. And Carter rode his first ride - the carousel.



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Til next year deep-fried goodness and rickety rides...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Step

Carter Bear took a step today!

We've noticed just in the past week he is getting more stable and confident. He'll walk barely holding on to 1 finger (a week ago he would clutch on to both hands) and he can stand for a few seconds not holding on to anything.

He's getting there!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Few More ATL Pics

While in Atlanta, Christopher and I went to Barley's Sports Bar & Lounge...thinking it to be your average sports bar. Yeah...we walked in and were the middle of an oreo cookie. Barley's is a black jazz lounge. Christopher and I ended up staying hours and had a blast!

Another bar we hit up with over 100 beers on tap...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Baby Blues & A Case of the Crazies

We lost our battery charger for our small camera back in July and FINALLY found it (ps - in Christopher's bookbag). Here's a few pictures and videos I pulled off the camera after I charged it (from the July timeframe).

Rainy Day

Baby Blues

And one really crazy ninja/sumo wrestler/knight/monster...


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Potty Problems

Landon has a bad habit of peeing in the toilet and not flushing. Carter has a bad habit of playing in said toilet. So gross!

Monday, October 25, 2010

at least they all have their shots...

When Landon was Carter's age, he was the kid that got bit all of the time at daycare. Looks like I'm about to be on the other end of that. Carter has personal space issues (and has for a while!)...his teacher told me today that she caught him trying to bite 3 separate times when a friend got too close! Uh-oh!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Urban Geocaching

Urban geocaching is tough because people are always around, so you have to be stealth. (We snapped this picture super-quick!)

See this bronze guy? He had a cache hidden under his right foot. And as soon as we grabbed the cache, we took off running from him because there were people around...and I took his hand directly to my forehead. I'm always good for a laugh.

Olympic Park was the start of 2 multicaches that we completed (a multicache is a series of caches that build on each other to take you to the final cache). This one started at the Quilt of Nations where we had to count the number of flags on the arbor and add that to a number given to us to find the 2nd location, which ended up being an old church turned theatre. We had to take the street number of the theatre and add to a number given to us to find the 3rd location and final cache. This was the most awesome cache we have ever seen. It was a box attached to a light pole, complete with a padlock and wires running down from the box into the ground. It looked very legit. Christopher had the genius idea (after quite a while of searching) to put the street number from the 2nd location into the padlock combo..and IT OPENED! We also completed a multicache that consisted of a series of 6 locations all over Olympic Park.



Friday, October 22, 2010

World of Coca-Cola

We visited the World of Coca-Cola where we learned about the history of Coca-Cola, watched the bottling process, experienced a 4D Coke movie and tasted over 60 Coke products from around the world (if you ever go, I recommend not actually drinking all 60...maybe swish it around in your mouth a little and spit it out...ugh, bellyache).






Thursday, October 21, 2010

Georgia Aquarium

We went to the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world. Ya'll...it was AWESOME! Georgia Aquarium is one of 4 aquariums in the world that have whale sharks, the largest fish (the other 3 aquariums are in China and Japan). We were in awe the whole time there. We definitely will be going back with the boys.








Here's a video montage of some of the awesome things we saw: beluga whales, sea otters, whale shark feeding, octopus and garden eels.

*a cool note about the octopus...according to the aquarium, she usually comes out about once a week and she was out all day the day we were there. There was talk all over the aquarium about her being out.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Atlanta

I had a work conference last Thursday & Friday in Atlanta. Christopher and I decided to go for a few extra days and enjoy some time together so we dropped the boys off with my parents and headed down south. We visited the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, the Olympic park, did some urban geocaching, learned the city by walking, riding the subway and stumbling into interesting places and drank lots of local beer. I'll post pictures from our trip over the next few days. We had a GREAT time together!

Here's the view from our hotel balcony (18 floors up)...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Little Chefs


Carter's 15 Month Check-Up

Carter Bear had his 15 month check-up today. Here are his stats...

Height: 29 3/4 inches (10%)
Weight: 23 pounds, 1 ounce (25%)
Head Circumference: 45 1/2 centimeters (10%)

Carter has made progress since his 12 month check-up (pulling up, cruising and walking behind things) so the doctor isn't concerned that he isn't walking yet. She hopes to see him walking by his 18 month check-up (and mentioned physical therapy if he isn't) so we've got a lot of homework to do. She also said that he'll start resisting ordinary things (like diaper changes and baths...that's a whole 'nother post) and saying "no" a lot in the next few months so get ready!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Your Daily Dose of Cuteness

I always have my camera out snapping pictures of these cute boys. Here's a few from the past week...


Landon loves to cut roses for his mommy (with his safety scissors - how cute is that?). He is such a gentleman and really shaping up to make a perfect husband.




Thursday, October 14, 2010

Moneymaker

I think this video shows just how crazy we are in the Bagley household...but we have fun.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Green Acres 2010

We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at Green Acres Farm last Sunday. We had fun finding our way through the corn maze, on a hay ride, jumping in a bounce house, playing in a sand pile and hay & milking cows.

Our day in pictures...





Guess Christopher didn't get this warning (glad he didn't)!





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Monday, October 11, 2010

Flag Football Saturday

Landon played another flag football game this past weekend.

He makes a really good center (I think it really gives him confidence to touch the ball, even if he is just passing it through his legs).


And when he gets tired waiting for the other kids to line up, he can use the ball as a head rest...


Cheering on Landon! Go # 4!!!

His team took a loss dropping us out of the # 1 spot in the league, but the boys had a great time. Landon ran REALLY fast with the ball (we've been coaching him on that for weeks)...except he ran the wrong way! Baby steps!

Sweet Faces