Friday, October 22, 2010

First time at the Pumpkin Patch

On Tuesday my Mom wanted to take the Grandkids to the pumpkin patch, but William was the only one that could go. Because of course, we have no life and sit around the house everyday waiting to be invited to something!!

He had such a blast. We went to the Pumpkin Patch down in Vineyard. I can't remember the name, but apparently I have been a whole bunch when I was younger...I don't remember that!

They had a corn maze

Picture Boards


And of course, PUMPKINS!

The best part of all of it, he learned to immitate a chicken!! "Cockadoodle-DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

{Yes I realize that I filmed it sideways again. Maybe someday I'll learn}

In the middle of the corn maze, he found a totem pole with a ghost at the top. He loved him!

But his absolute favorite was the picture boards. He just couldn't grasp the correct concept!

They also had a great little play area. But I'm not sure who enjoyed it more...William because he got to play, or me because it made for some great photo ops!

And of course, he had to pick out his pumpkin....

oh the options...

hmmm, which one do I want?

Yup, this is it!

It make me sad to see my baby growing up, but at the same time I'm so excited for what's to come. He is changing everyday, and growing up to be so smart and witty!

In the past few days he has started saying so many new words. So the list now is
Sign language: More, Please, Hot
Saying: Momma, Dad, Night Night, Bye Bye, Dog (along with the sound), Car (along with the sound), Juice, Hot Dog, Food, Luv You, Welcome (in place of Thank You and Your Welcome), and my absolute most favorite, AMEN!
We have been including him in family prayer. It is hard because they can not exceed 30 seconds or we loose his attention. But he will sit on our lap and fold his arms until he hears "Amen" and then he will yell Amen and start to clap!
Well last night I was so anxious to get him to bed that I forgot the prayer part. As I was walking upstairs with him to put him down for the night, he looked at me, folded his arms and told me "Amen". It's so wonderful that my 13 month old is already creating such great habits and making sure to hold us accountable!!

Is it just me, or do these little guys grow up way too fast?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I love the phrase "forever time". The little boy that I babysit said it to my the other day.

They hadn't been over in a long time {2 days!} and when he came over he said it had been "forever time"!

Guess what else has been "forever time"?!

It's been forever since I have updated the family blog. It really is sad that it is a chore to update this one, but I am on Our Thrifty Ideas at least 5 times a day, and usually more!

So I am setting a goal, I am going to try to update you on our "oh so eventful" life!

Well since last time I updated, William turned the big ONE year old! It was so hard for me. I didn't want to see him grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday I had the endless nights, 10+ diapers a day, and endless bottle washing. And now life consists of running, laughing, eating and a whole lot of crashes!

I've never been so grateful for not working though. I always thought that I would be a hard at work, 60+ hours a week, working mom! But I almost cry everytime I have to leave William to go to work. It is nice to get {real person} interaction, but I do love my tongue clicking and hand clapping hours with William! Not to mention that he has taken on my wonderful habbit of "clogging" (or his version of it at least!)
Watch in the video. It's toward the end, but after he turns his toy back on, he starts to "clog" to the music!
(Sorry the video is sideways, I always forget on my phone)
We are also in the process of cutting down the big tree in our front yard. And by we, I mean me and William!!!

He's such a great help!
{as a disclaimer, I did NOT let him actually pick these up. I'm not a bad mom, I swear. It just made for a good picture!}

Sorry the update is short, but I promise to write again. And hopefully next time we will have an update about William's first hair cut...

Ya think it's time?!