The Sellman Family

Monday, October 31, 2011

October 2011 - Very Busy

It seems that our blog is more like a quarterly update.  So, here is a brief summary of October.  Mom and dad were able to get away for a weekend with no kids to Grove Park.  It was for work, but still was very nice.  Of course there are a few Halloween pictures below as well.  The big event of October was Mia turning the BIG 5!!!  She was so excited to take a trip to Atlanta to the GA Aquarium and American Girl store.  It was an awesome family weekend.  The girls did great in the car.  We checked-in to the hotel in downtown Atlanta around 9:00 at night.  The front desk asked what we were in town for and we told them Mia’s birthday.  They asked if we let her eat ice cream.  Those of you that really know our kids know that is what they live off of.  Well, and candy (hence the stomach issues).  They brought a huge piece of cake with ice cream, so the weekend got off to a great start.

Girls at the corn maze and pumpkin patch


Mia, Mollie, Carter, Zach and Mackenzie


Mollie and Ezra at Trunk-or-Treat


Great start to Mia’s birthday weekend


Playing at the Olympic fountain in Atlanta






Our American Girl Princess








Friday, October 07, 2011


Last Thursday, Aunt Jen and I loaded up the three kids and headed to Asheboro.  We met Memaw and Paw Paw at Sir Pizza for dinner.  Friday morning, we went to get our hair cut by one of Aunt Jen's friends, and Paw Paw went with us to help with the kids. They all did really well!  Aunt Jen went first in case Carter got fussy.  Next up was Mia, then Mollie, then me.  Mia did great and Mollie did too!  I couldn't believe it!  I thought for sure Mollie would be a wiggle worm, but she sat right up in the booster with her graham cracker and acted like a big girl.  I think it helped that she saw Aunt Jen and Mia get theirs cut first.  Friday afternoon, we visited Grandma at work and then went to Big Paw Paw's.  On our way to visit Grandma, I got pulled and got a ticket for having an expired registration.  Lovely....Friday evening, we met my best friend and her girls at the Fall Festival parade.  The girls had fun, even though they didn't watch any of the parade.  They spent their time playing and doing gymnastics in the grass.  After that, we went and got yogurt, so it was a busy day!

Saturday Mia and I went to the Fall Festival while Mollie was napping, but only bought a couple bows and some donuts.  We met up with Wendy and her girls again and also with my cousin Ellen and her kids.  The kids spent some time in the bounce houses and enjoyed playing together.  Mia even fell asleep after we got back because she was worn out!  That put us getting back very late on Saturday, but all in all it was a successful trip!  Daddy went to the NCSU game with the guys while we were gone and probably enjoyed getting some rest.    Here are some pictures from the haircuts:

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Giving Sam some hair that she caught.

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