Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Another year at the Pumpkin Patch has come and gone. It was so much fun. Nicholas still loved the inflatables of course. He could spend all day there if we let him. Burt and I both traveled up and down the slide with him. I even made a new friend who was scared to go down by herself. We picked our pumpkins earlier in the day this time around which made it more enjoyable for Nicholas, and us too for that matter. He kept walking around saying "pumpkiiiin...where are you" with his arms held up in the air. It was too cute. Joshua loved sitting on the pumpkins, pulling up on them and the haystacks and trying to eat the hay/straw. It was fun to watch such pure joy on their faces. They are just the cutest boys. Yes, I know I am biased, but who could disagree, right???

When eating our lunch a little girl across from us had some cotton candy, which Nicholas just had to have, so we got that and some popcorn. He grabbed a handful and chomped down on it, well, maybe not chomped since it is like air, but you get the picture. Then he decided he didn't like it so much. He called it a "yucky treat" and decided he would rather eat the popcorn. I guess that is a good thing right. Just like the fact that he doesn't like hotdogs. We also just had to get a funnel cake, but Nicholas didn't seem to care about it. He was enjoying playing in the dirt and throwing rocks instead while we enjoyed our treat. After lunch and treats we packed up the boys and headed back home. It was way past naptime so they both fell asleep in the car immediately, but thankfully still slept when we got home for another hour or so. As an added bonus my mom was here visiting so she was able to enjoy the day with us too. All and all it was a great day and we look forward to next year.

Not the most flattering picture for this little girl, but it was the best one for Nicholas and myself.
Doing a little jig. Not sure what music he was hearing, but it was groovy.....
He wanted Joshua to join in on the fun he was having. "Hands up like this baby brother"

Finally, pictures with Grammie.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Poor Joshua

So, all last week Joshua was in a pretty bad mood for naptimes and bedtime. I could not for the life of me figure out what was wrong and he was driving me crazy. At naps he would just cry and cry and when I went to calm him down he would fall asleep on me, but as soon as I laid him down he would wake up again screaming at the top of his lungs. Come to find out on Saturday he was cutting a tooth. My Aunt found it. How bad do I feel now. I mean I was about to pull my hair out and never even checked his teeth because we had just been to the doctor the week before and he didn't notice any about to break through so that never crossed my mind. I didn't even give him any medicine. Poor little guy. He was just in pain when sleeping. Well, he toughed it out that's for sure and now is feeling much better and sleeping again now that the tooth broke through. Guess I will check that first next time he isn't himself. Lucky for me he won't remember this experience right????

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Weekend Surprise

On Thursday afternoon I was awaken from my nap to discover one of my best friends standing in my room. She lives in California so this was certainly a surprise. I had no idea she was coming. How Burt, my mom and Marissa kept this from me is beyond words. I had already accidently found out that my best friend Stacey was to arrive on Friday night so this was a shock to say the least. What great birthday presents. I had been missing my friends from home a lot lately so this was just what the doctor ordered. I am thankful to Burt for thinking of this over a month ago and for my mom being here to assist in this wonderful birthday treat.

With that said on Thursday we hung around the house, played with the boys, ate dinner and just talked for hours which was nice. Then Friday morning we lazed around for awhile and ate brunch. After I fed Joshua, Marissa and I went out on our own. I took her for a short driving tour of downtown Montgomery, Old Cloverdale and we stopped by Liger's for some yummy desserts. We then went to East Chase and walked around leisurely and even did some shopping. How nice it was to just mosey and try on clothes without any children around. We found some pretty good sales which is always a plus. We then headed back home and hung out until dinnertime. We then went to Martin's for dinner and had some old fashioned fried chicken and good conversation before heading to the airport to pick up Stacey. Once Stacey arrived we headed to the hotel, where I even got to stay the night. Wow. I didn't get more sleep there, however, since we stayed up talking until 1am. I had to use all the time I was given to see them. We talked and talked about nothing at all at times and caught up on things that have been happening since we talked last. It was great to be able to do this in person. They both make me laugh and were able to keep my mind off of the kids for awhile. I love them dearly.

Once we got up on Saturday we headed back home for a quick snack, said hello to the family since Stacey had not met the boys before and then were off to Gracie's Tea Room. What fun that was. They even put a candle in my scone for me. How special.

Marissa, me, Stacey
Once we finished there we went back to East Chase to walk around some more and then headed back home. We then just hung around the house and played with the boys until dinnertime. My mom made red beans and rice and cornbread and Burt had made a red velvet cake. We were all treated well.

After dinner and bedtime for the boys us girls headed back over to the hotel. We had said we wouldn't be staying up late since they both had to catch early flights the next morning, but it still ended up being midnight before we shut off the lights. We were talking and got sucked into a reality tv show. Gets you everytime.

Sunday morning came way to early as I had to say goodbye to Stacey at 5:30am and then to Marissa at 7:30am as I dropped her off at the airport. However, I am glad for the time we had and for my mom and Burt taking care of the boys while we were out galavanting. Thankfully Joshua took a bottle on the morning feedings for them too. That was nice.

It is great that no matter how much time passes with Stacey and Marissa, once we talk on the phone or get together in person it is like we just talked yesterday. I love that so much about them and am blessed by their friendships across the miles. We were able to utilize every hour in the short time that they were here. It was sad to see them off, but I am blessed by the time and the memories that were made this weekend. Thank you Marissa and Stacey for making the trip and making this a birthday to remember. I guess 33 is the new 30, heehee. I was treated pretty special this year. Love you all!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Joshua- 9 months old

Joshua is 9 months old today. I really can't believe it. Time is just flying by. We had his check-up this morning and all is well. He weighs 19lbs 8 oz (30%), is 28.25 inches long(50%) and is still in the 70% for head circumference. At 6 months he outweighed Nicholas and was longer, but this time around he is lighter and shorter. That would be because he is SO much more active than Nicholas was at this time even though he eats like a champ. He wants to eat what we have and do it himself. He will let me feed him yogurt or applesauce, but that's about it. He is crawling like crazy, pulling up, cruising the couch, trying to climb up and this past weekend he let go and stood for a couple of seconds. Dr. T says I am in trouble. He still has no teeth however. So, there you have it....and here are a few pictures to show how he has grown.

Joshua's favorite expression. I am not sure where his lip goes and look at that chin. I love it.

Enjoying his time eating. Nicholas even asks to get involved every once in awhile.

Showing off matching shirts Grandma and Grandpa O. gave to the boys. Here Joshua is sitting, standing and getting ready to be tackled by his big brother. He laughs at it and all is well until Nicholas forgets he is bigger and can hurt him. I am enjoying this phase where Nicholas actually wants to play with Joshua now.