Favorite Photo Friday - "Candy Makes Us Crazy"

September 14, 2012

Our very last day on the Cape I promised the girls we would visit the Old Fashioned General Store so they could pick out some penny candy. We went last year and the girls were both in heaven(what child wouldn't be) so it was at the top of their list of places they wanted to go before we headed back home.

Standing up in front of the r bench with her baby BLOG
The store is filled with all kinds of "good stuff"...candies, toys, and stuffed animals just to name a few. I let them each pick out one thing and then we filled a small basket with different penny candy.

R Bench Big Smile Sarah BLOG
Dum-Dum Lollipops seemed to be the popular choice, which surprised me considering what the options were.

Hugging Sisters Eating Candy Collage
The store is rather small and very crowded inside, so once we got out front to the two benches, the girls sat down and opened their first piece of candy. You can see the stash behind Reags in the brown paper bag:)

Sweet Hugging Sisters BLOG
The sugar kicked in pretty quickly.....and all kinds of craziness broke out!

dots stripes and shoes BLOG
They sat on that bench for a good while hugging, giggling, and swinging their feet.
While they were licking their lollipops, I got to enjoy a different kind of "sweetness":)

I am pretty sure that a trip to the General Store and some candy eating on the "Republican" bench will be an annual tradition for these two. It sure was fun and I loved to look back and see how much they changed from last year.
Click HERE to see the photos we took on the same bench last summer.

I could not be more thrilled that today is FRIDAY!!!
It has been a very long week and I am not going to lie, it has been tough to get everyone up and out the door each morning and then get myself to work. I have been feeling a little frazzled, so I am looking forward to the weekend. Sarah has her first soccer game tomorrow morning and we are all anxious to watch her take the field. We attended practice this week and oh my goodness, these kids are a scream. You better believe I will have the camera out.

~Happy Weekend Everyone~

the long road



26 comments:

Nicky @ Awesomeville said...

The love they have for each other is so touching. Kind of makes me want a second!

Seeing Each Day said...

I can certainly relate to your 'frazzled'. Infact, I'm trying to think of a moment this week when I wasn't that way. Thank you for sharing your inspiring photos.

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful photos - Sarah sits like she was an adult. :D She's so big girl. :)

Love Letters To China said...

OMG Lisa! They have grown so much within the past year. It's amazing to see the difference. I giggled when I read that you're feeling frazzled in the morning getting everyone ready. I have the same feelings every morning getting my two little ones dressed and out the door. I think it's a mother's rite of passage feeling that way at the beginning of a new school year. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

xoxo

Shari said...

I can't believe how much they've changed in the last year - WOW! They both got bigger, but their faces look older:(
It has been a long week all around...Happy Friday.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a fun post to start my Friday. Hope you find some relaxing time over the weekend.

lea
xo

Keisha said...

Sweet Girls! We love some Candy too! I've finally entered today! yay!!

Lori said...

These are such beautiful photos of your girls!

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Oh my goodness! They couldn't be any sweeter. Gorgeous!

I hope you have a great game this weekend! We'll be doing the same thing ;)

Tara said...

Oh my goodness... I never should have clicked "Here" to see last years pictures. They're not even my girls and it bothered me how much they've grown!!! What a happy tradition you have now. A Country store and penny candy is a a kids dream! Wishing you a fun and relaxing weekend. Enjoy the soccer game, ~tara

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh that is heaven for sure! I adore places like that. They give me true joy- guess I'm still a kid :) These are such great memories that they will cherish for a lifetime.

I'm so sorry to hear it's been a tough week for you. Hope you all have a great weekend & that the routine starts to get established to help calm things. Can't wait to see the soccer pics.

Hugs!!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Such precious pictures!

MG Atwood said...

the contrast from last year to this is amazing! Reagan looks like such a big girl compared to last year. Love the perspective on the bench, and truth be told, I'd be right into that bag of candy!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

So adorable, I just peeked at last years - wow, they have grown!!

Mama Zen said...

These are so precious!

Patricia/NYC said...

Darling as usual! We have also been to that Candy Store when we were at the cape...love it!!

Have a relaxing weekend & I look forward to those soccer photos! ;)

Sarah Halstead said...

Awww. So cute!!

Sophi Belle said...

So sweet! And they have the prettiest outfits. ^^

The Smiths said...

These are beautiful photos! Happy Friday!

Jboo said...

Love these shots of your girls! Is it wrong that I am now really hungry for candy?!!

Happy Friday!

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

SWEET pictures ;D ~ and I can't get over how much they've both grown, but especially R ~ she's got so TALL!

Teri said...

Oh how fun a candy store...a childs dream!!! Love the navy, white and red for their dresses this year!

Have a very restful weekend!
Love Teri

Sharon said...

What a difference a year makes?! Gorgeous photos, gorgeous girls!

Gail said...

Beautiful as always, can't believe how grown up they both look! Loved the title of your blog post...made me laugh and so true. :)

Hope Sarah has an awesome soccer game, and you all have a great weekend.

hugs,
Gail

P.S. Love the girls' dresses...

Anonymous said...

Love the navy blue outfits!! Reagan is getting so big. I just love to see how much they care for one another.
Lindy

Dita said...

Wow...these may be some of my favorites of the whole summer, Lisa.

I love the interaction between the two...always never than a hand length away from one another. I adore their coordinated outfits and am reminded of last year's photo there on that bench...time just marches along and these two melt my heart every time.

Great edits..so crisp and clean...I can smell the beach air from here.

xoxo
Dita