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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkin Patch 2017

It's October, it's October! I love fall and October is my favorite month of the year. Cooler temps, changing leaves and pumpkins everywhere. I love it. We go to the same local pumpkin patch every year, but this year we decided to do it differently. Since Alan's extended family hasn't seen Cameron yet, we made a trip to Louisville for the weekend and then stopped at Huber Orchard and Winery on the way home. It's a huge place with a farm market, orchards, pumpkin patch, winery, distillery and kids area. Almost every time we go to Louisville we say that we should go sometime, so this year we made it happen.


We had originally intended to take the wagon ride out to pick pumpkins and apples, but I decided to buy already picked apples at the market. The kids were wild with excitement and after falling in a hole in the pumpkin patch, I wasn't feeling picking apples too. We got orange and white pumpkins and the nice thing was that they capped the price of their pumpkins so you could get a ginormous one if you could carry it. I've never had a white pumpkin before and I cannot wait to carve a ghost out of it. Get it a ghost...on a white pumpkin... Yes, I'm a nerd :-)

The kids had a blast in the family fun park, riding pedal cars, going down the giant slide, playing on the playground, jumping on the bouncy things and more. They had a corn maze, bamboo maze and flag maze, but we didn't do any of them since we're planning on going to a local Halloween event at the end of the month with a corn maze right down the road from our house (It's something we look forward to every year and I cannot wait!). That, and Alan's foot was really sore since he's healing from a fracture a few weeks ago. 


October is one of the busiest months of the year for us, with two birthdays and our wedding anniversary all in the same week. But, I absolutely love this time of year. The temps here finally fell out of the 90's last week and it's so nice now. We have a lot of stuff planned this month that I hopefully will get a chance to share. Yay October!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cameron Three Months

Cameron turned three months old on Friday but it's been a little crazy so I'm just now getting his update written. Alan fractured a bone in his foot on Thursday so he's got a boot and crutches for a few weeks and on the couch with his foot up and icing it when at home. 


This kid. He still screams, but when he's not screaming and wanting to be held, he's so alert and looking around. And smiling. He squeaks instead of laughs, like he just can't get a laugh out yet. He's got to be held up so he can look around and take in the world. Even though he smiles a lot, I still can't gotten one on camera. The photo above is the closest I've gotten and as soon as I was done with his three month photos he was all smiles. 

I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was just going to have to deal with using a breast shield because he just wouldn't latch to me. But we've now gone over 24 hours with no shield so I'm really really hoping that he's over it. It's so annoying and cumbersome to nurse in public with it so it would be awesome if it's no longer needed. 

I also was brave and put him in child watch at the Y so I could get some much needed exercise. I've been run/walking with the dog and Cameron through the neighborhood while Cecily's at prek in the mornings, but the few weeks of cooler weather appear to be over for awhile and since it's nasty humid, I needed to get over my trepidation of leaving him. I was gone about 30 min and he slept the entire time in the swing. It was amazing to get that time to myself. 

Which brings me to my next big announcement...I'm now a stay at home mom! Things didn't work out with daycare so we made the decision that it would be best for me to just stay home. I am enjoying my time with Cameron, but it's definitely different not working!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Kids Behind the Blog: September 2017

A day late but who's counting, right? Time just seems to blur together!

From our recent trip to Northeast Indiana over Labor Day

How is school going so far? Tell me something you have learned.
C: Today I learned the noodle lasso game and everyone lost.
E: Good. Umm...I don't know.

Have you made any new friends yet?
C: No. I only have Brantley and Felix there. She has said multiple times that she doesn't like the girls in her class because they only want to play Barbies instead of ninjas.
E: Yes, Landon, Kaiden and Gabriel

What is your favorite thing to do after school?
C: Play with Faye. Complete with an eyeroll...
E: Play at home

What is your favorite TV show right now?
C: You know...Agent P! aka Phineas and Ferb
E: Pokemon...you should know that!

Do you have any pets? Tell me about them.
C: I said I'm not gonna do anymore questions...
E: One is Honey Bear she's a beagle dog mixed with a lab. We think.  And the other ones are both cats, Domino and Powder. They're both girls, Powder's grey and white and Domino is kind of greyish whitish.


The hosts of this link up decided that this would be the last month for it and I'm gonna be honest, I'm sad. While I don't really write all that much anymore, I love this because it enables me to share little bits with you. So to our hosts: thank you for doing this for over a year and a half. It's been real!
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