Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

We visited the Pumpkin Patch at Storybook Ranch last weekend.
The weather was overcast and even a little drizzly at the end but the kids had a blast.

Each of them got to take home a mini pumpkin!

They loved doing the hay maze. But of course, our little lambies thought hopping the hay walls was the quickest way out. Little cheats! 

Part of the admission included three bounce houses and a haunted hay ride.
The hay ride had no hay, which was preferrable actually. It went through a haunted ghost town.
There were a few creepy scarecrows and ghosts. It would have been awesome in the dark!

Afterwards we saw a honkey dorse. I think their term was "ponkey".  I prefer honkey dorse.
It was rather cute!!  Devyn rode her first horse horse, and Cade rode his first tire swing!
I love pumpkin patches, they are the perfect kickstart for fall.
Up next, arboreteum pumpkin pics!
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mama's Sweetheart

This boy.  This face. He is such a sweet soul. He can be fiesty, naughty, silly, and strong too. But mama loves his sweetness the best.

He wonders about the world. He is curious, and he cares about people. He cares enough to ask "Why?" and he takes time to observe quietly.  He told me today that he enjoys being alone. At first I was a wee concerned. Maybe my instinct is to not raise a hermit? My dream son won't be trapped in his room playing with his computer all day long. There's so much to learn from interaction, baby. But then he elaborated. "I like to be alone and think up fun stuff to do."  Ahhh, the relief.

Maybe when he's alone he's a smug little mug.

Whenever I am playing up sad because his two year old little sister has made a sad choice, he is first to run to me and give me a hug and a kiss.  Little Miss Terrible Two hasn't quite caught on... but he always takes care of me.  If we have a quiet moment he will lean into me and look up at me and say "I love you, Mommy".  The sincerity and love there melts me. Oh his wedding day will be so joyous but a part of my heart will break a little. To think all of his heart used to belong to me. 

If I am honest, I know this affection is not just with me. He tells his daddy, his grandparents, his sister, and his dog that he loves them. He is so giving with his love. When Devyn is sad or mad he goes to her and tries to show her the ways he's learned at school to calm down.  When she's hurt he asks if she's okay. He will bring her a toy. He goes into her room at night to hug her and climb onto her bed and kiss her forehead ever so gently.

My favorite things he says:
"You are my best mommy I ever saw in this world."
(and I'm the only one that gave birth to all 8 lbs 6 oz of you....)
"I love you Mommy, you are my best friend."
"Ooh, you look pretty Mommy. I like that!"

His future wife (or hubs, we're liberal!) will be so lucky.
Whoever you are, Welcome to the Family. Just remember, I was his first love.
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