Weekend Snapshots 44

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Friday

I took the day off work so that I could spend it with my kids who had the day off from school. After a long and arduous quarter, and a week that felt like a hurricane on the heels of a tornado followed by an avalanche…it felt soooooooooo good to have a day of rest.

I took the kids to lunch at The Bebedero, a newish Mexican restaurant in Charlottesville…

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The friendly bartender explained that the service can be slow sometimes…

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So tired, but so happy.

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“Where’s the food?”

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Mmmmmm…delicious nachos.

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Camarones Ensalada Frio

We strolled along the Downtown Mall…

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“So that‘s how they change those letters!”

We had dessert at The Flat Takeaway Crêperie:

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We can highly recommend the Chocolate Chip Cookie Crêpe!

That evening my friend and I returned to the Downtown Mall to take our daughters to the Paramount to see their beloved violin teacher perform with the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra:

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Saturday

We spent the morning getting ready for my son’s Halloween party…

img_7232The day was punctuated by soccer games…My husband took our oldest son to his game in Lynchburg; I took our daughter to her game at Booster Park in Orange County. The park also happens to be adjacent to an airport and a skydiving outfit. I tried to pay attention to the game, but every thirty minutes people would fall out of the sky:

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Oh sure, that’s not at all distracting!

We rushed home to finish getting ready for the party:

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Ghosts in the Graveyard – a nostalgic favorite!

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Apple cider with a vanilla flavored bone and a gummy eyeball.

After dinner the kids took their flashlights and went outside to hunt for Halloween candy and to have an epic game of flashlight tag. They came in sweaty and red-faced and ready to watch their scary movie…

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Popcorn and candy corn fingernails.

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Vampire blood: Hawaiian Punch, cranberry ginger ale, grenadine, and a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Oh, and the blood of a vampire, obviously – (Preferably O positive for the best results).

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Thank you, Pinterest!

Sunday

Church! Choir! And Marie-Bette Café & Bakery in between!

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Trying to behave like this, when…

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…you really feel like this.

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Ebony and Ivory

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I’m shriiiiiiiiiiiinking!

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Happy Halloween!

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