Saturday, October 18, 2008

Down at the Patch

Best time of the year

I cannot say how much I love, love, love this time of year. I love the crisp weather, the smell of leaves and fall scented candles, the wonderful comfort food, and the warm and festive hues of the season. Most of all, it reminds me of when I started dating and fell in love with the most wonderful and sweetest man in the world. On our second date, Danno and I spent an evening carving a complicated pumpkin with one of those fancy carving kits and eating homemade chocolate chip cookies. Come October, I always look forward to taking the kids to the pumpkin patch, riding out into the field to get a pumpkin and take TONS of pics amongst pumpkins and bales of hay. Today, we made that yearly trip and the kids had so much fun watching the cutest pigs race around in the mud, play on the playground, and select their own orange gourds to take home for the front porch!! Good memories! Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy birthday Jackson

My baby turns 6

Jackson turned 6 on October 7th of last week. We celebrated with a lunch at Mcdonald's, pictures at the park, guy time at All-Star sports with daddy, a chicken and noodle birthday dinner and a chocolate cake to round out my big boy's special day.
The real craziness began on Saturday with 14 little munchkins running around the backyard and jumping on the Incredible Hulk inflatable. After a hot dog and mac and cheese lunch (yummy), presents were excitedly opened and candles blown out to celebrate Jackson's special day.
That evening, family and a few friends came by for a chili supper and more Ben 10 themed cake. After eating an entire bag of Fritos and a more than eventful day, Bubby wasn't feeling well and wanted to go to bed shortly after everyone arrived. After a little rest, he felt rejuvenated and was able to open his mound of presents.
Some of his favorite gifts of the day were a scooter, an Ben 10 alien creator, many Star Wars things, and of course the Lego Batman game that he snooped and found 2 weeks before. Mommy and daddy were weak and let him have that one early.
Happy birthday handsome man! We love you so much and are so proud of the sweet little boy you are.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Touch a Truck

Saturday, Grampa Joe took Jackson to a Touch a Truck event here in Wichita. He got to sit in and toot the horns of several different kinds of trucks. The highlights were a firetruck, a city bus, some kind of 4-wheeler and of course, the monster slide. There was also a cement truck, Jackson wasn't to keen on that one for some reason. Afterwards, Grampa took jackson to his favorite eatery, McDonald's, where he played on the equipment and slide, of course, for a bit.
After coming home, Jackson made and colored a book of their fun day together and cannot wait to show it to Grampa Joe. Thanks Grampa for giving Jackson a fun day together!!