Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Top Ten Love of Fall

10. Sounds of marching bands and football games
9. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
8. Harvest
7. Warmer foods made...soups  :)
6. Jeans and a t-shirt or sweater (no need for a jacket yet!)
5. Pumpkins
4. Open windows ALL day and night
3. Smell of cool, crisp air
2. Colors all around

Young's Dairy

Over the weekend, The Hubby and I took the boys to a local dairy farm.  This place makes the best Ice Cream and has lots of fun activities for kids...did I mention they have delicious Ice Cream?!  When we got there, we walked around for a bit letting The Boy decide what he wanted to do first.  Of course, the first thing he chose was to drive the tractor!

After a long time of tractor driving, we made our way to the animals.  That is The Hubby's favorite part.  He LOVES to feed the goats.  I think it's a little gross, but oh well.  I gave them some money to get food and they took off.  I was surprised The Boy let the goats eat out of his hand.  I was sure he would be afraid.  He would take one piece out and hold it up for the goat to eat.  Eventually, he gave them his whole handful.

After feeding the goats and going through the barn, he was afraid of the cows of all things...he helps my uncles feed when we go to Oklahoma, The Boy finally wanted to ride the kiddy "train."  The whole time we were there he would walk around and look at it, watching kids get on and off...wanting to ride but not really sure about it.  When he said the word go, we took off and ran with it before he changed his mind.  He had such a great time. 

The Baby sat by and watched all that was happening...

When we finished with the kiddy "train,"  we headed over to the Corn Maze.  That was interesting.  The corn was enormous and and ground was rough, as you can imagine...
NOT stroller friendly!
"The corn was as high as an elephants eye....and it looks like it's climbing clear up to the sky!"

Even though it ended up being a little warm going through the maze it was fun. 

As I mentioned early, the yummy Ice Cream, we headed back to the store to get some deliciousness.  When we walked in we stopped...the line was all over the store!!!  Needless to say we turned around and headed out with our heads down.  We were ALL looking forward to the nice cold Ice Cream after accomplishing the maze.  But, it was a fun outing!!  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

FIrst Day of School

The Boy has started Pre-School!!!  I'm still not sure how I feel about this.  I am excited for him but still sad that he isn't around making noises and talking my ear off.  Since we got his physical at the start of the month, all he could talk about for the next two weeks was school.  He wore a backpack filled with Lincoln Logs around the house for days "ready for school."  I took him shoe shopping one day last week that ended very badly.  He could not make up his mind  between Cars or Toy Story shoes.  We went home empty handed and he was VERY unhappy.  This morning I surprised him with Cars shoes and he was thrilled..."Wow mommy!!!  Those are so cool!!"  That almost makes up for the fit he threw in Kohl's! 
This morning, I took him to school for the very first time.  Once we arrived he kept asking if he could go into his room yet.  He was ready to play and learn. When the doors opened up, he put his backpack where it needed to go, gave me a kiss and said, "Bye Mommy!  See you later!  Time for me to go to school!!"  I remained in shock for awhile while he just waltzed into his classroom and started playing with one of  his friends and the teachers aide.  He has always been more ready for things than I have.  I stayed for a little bit and watched him play and talked to some of our friends to see how their child did.  At one point, The Boy looked at me with a huge grin and waved. 

In front of his school

Heading on in

Once I was in the car, of course, I called my Mother and started to sniffle.  I relayed the events to her and still was in shock how The Boy was so eager to get in and get started.  I came home and held The Baby, who was home with daddy, and missed my boys.  For the first time, it is very quiet while I write this entry.  Windows are open so there is the background noise of nature and a few cars, but no crying baby and no little boy complaining because the baby took his toy or the sound of cars crashing into one another or off the table.  Somehow, I think he is going to be just fine. 
Ready to learn!

Top Ten Kitchen Items

10. Wooden Spoon
9. Cookbook Holder
8. Immersion Blender
7. Blender (milkshakes!!!)
6. Food Processor
5. Martha Stewart Knives
4. Martha Stewart Soup pot
3. Cast Iron Skillet
2. Coffee Pot!!!!
1. Kitchen Aide Stand Mixer
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