Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Fun!

We made it out to the pumkin patch this year. We had so much fun. First Seth and Haylee decided to tackle the big straw mountain. Haylee was a little nervous about climbing herself so Seth went with her.

After the straw mountain Haylee took a wack at the straw maze. She loves mazes for some reason and is very good at them. She loves to take her pencil and try to find the way out. She was excited that this maze was life size. She got mixed up a couple of times but eventually found her way out. She had a blast, each time she finished she wanted to do it again and again. I would say that she successfully defeated this straw maze.

I thought this was pretty cute, we got to see how tall we are this fall. There is Daddy at 6 foot 4 inches, and Haylee at aproximately 3 foot 3 inches.

Then me at 5 foot 5 inches

We then decided that we would try our luck at the corn maze. Seth told me that it might take awhile and I thought maybe 20 minutes. Well I was wrong. I think we were in that thing forever, or what seemed like forever. We started with alot of energy and after about 15 minutes I said, "I think that we have been here before," we went in circles a couple of times. I have only been in one other corn maze and I remembered it being fairly easy. I had it finished in like 10 minutes. Well this one was a bit tougher and I dont really have any sense of direction so I was glad that Seth was there or I think they would have had to call search and rescue.

My excuse was that Haylee was leading us but I think she actually did a pretty good job. Finally I told Seth I was done with this "fun" and was ready to leave. And we finally found our way out of ther. It probably took us about 40 minutes.

Here is a picture of Seth and Haylee with the #1 finger after we defeated the corn maze.

They also had a little animal trian that I thought was really cute. I thought Haylee would have a good time riding it. She had to go by herself though and at first she didnt want to leave us. We thought this was good though for her to know that she doesnt always need us around and she can do things on her own. I was a little worried that she wouldnt like it but when the train pulled back up she had a great big smile on her face and said, "I want to do it again!" I thought, "well she doesnt need us." That was good.

The pumkin selection was actually really bad this year. We had a hard time finding anything good. Haylee prefers the little pumkins anyway. We ended up leaving with two little ones and one medium sized one. But it was still fun.

Haylee wanted me to go with her on the big blow up slide. I decided to be a trooper and join all the kids and take her on it. As I was trying to climb the blow up ladder to get to the top and I was being passed by all these like 6 year olds I realized that I might be a little out of shape. It was tough though trying to get myself and Haylee up to the top without get run down by all the kids behind us complaining that we were taking too long. But we made it, and I think I got a little bit of a workout so it was all good.

After the pumkin patch we were so full of the Halloween fun that we decided to just make a day of it. We thought we would get crafty and we went out and got stuff to make doughnut jack -o-lanterns. I thought they turnedout pretty good. We just put frosting on plain doughnuts and then put a chocolate frosting face on them. We had a lot of fun making them but they were a little to sweet. That much frosting on a doughnut was a little much for me.

What I thought was so funny is last Halloween we decorated pumpkin cookies and I have a picture of Haylee and I that is similar to this one only, of course Haylee is smaller. I thought it would be neat to continue doing something like this every year. We've got our own little tradition going here. How great!!

Haylee didnt think so though and she probably would have eaten them all if I would have let her.

We arent the most creative when it comes to things like this so we were pretty proud of our accomplishment. Kyle was a trooper too through the whole day. I am so lucky to have such a good baby. At one point I told Seth that he is either eating, sleeping or smiling. I love pictures like this of our little family.

Finally we got down to the dirty business of carving our pumkins. Seth of course carved the seahawks logo into his pumkin and Haylee and I did an owl. We also did them the next night. I had to put this picure of Kyle in the pumkins on here. It was cute he thought it was fun. We had a really good time this year and I think our pumkins turned out good too. Happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Getting bigger

Our little man is just growing up too fast. He is starting to be a lot of fun though. He is starting to smile and coo all the time. I love this stage, I love all the baby sounds that they make. He tries so hard to talk, you can see it all just welling up inside him. I have tried so many times to capture his cute little smile. However I think he is on to me because everytime I get the camera out he stops smiling and I usually end up with pictures like these

I got lucky a couple of time though and was able to catch him smiling a little bit. I love the smiles and the coos but it is a little sad at the same time because he is growing so fast. I feel like I have to capture every minute so that I dont miss anything.

I had to get a snap shot of this kids hair all wild. He loves to get his hair washed and Mom can't resist making it all stand up and taking pictures of it. He didn't seem to mind too much. He has a lot of hair and no matter what I do I cannot get it all to lay down. Some of it is always sticking straight up. After I washed and dried his hair this is what it looked like. I think it is pretty darn cute.

Uncle Shane and Aunt Megan let us borrow there fancy swing for Kyle and he absolutley loves it. There is a mirror right above the seat that he just stares into. He is also really amazed by the mobile, it goes around and up and down. He watched the little bird and the bee go around. I am also able to get more done because he will let me put him down in the swing for a while. Thanks a lot to Shane and Megan we love it.

As you can tell I take a lot of pictures of this little guy. I feel like I can almost see him growing sometimes. I did the same think when Haylee was this age. It just makes you feel like you have to take a million pictures so that you dont miss anything.

Haylee is still pretty happy with her little brother I think. She did ask me the other day though how long we were going to keep Kyle for. I told her that we were going to keep him forever and she just said "oh." Then she asked me "well when did Kyle come out of your tummy." So I think she gets that part at least. She tells me all the time that my tummy is still big. I try to just smile and take this as motivation to get up and exercise.