Saturday, October 30, 2010

We Heart Fall

I always enjoy when the fall season rolls around.  Even though the weather hasn't quite felt fallish until this week, we have enjoyed everything that fall brings.  Here is what we have been up to lately...

going to the arboretum
playing outside
buying pumpkins
eating candy corn
Owen's farm
trying on Halloween costumes
the cool weather
wearing long-sleeves

After having a picnic at the arboretum with Colton, Hudson, Brody, and their mommies, the boys decided to play ring around the rosies.  As you can tell they were having a blast.

We all. fall. down!

Last week, we headed to Owen's farm with some new friends. 
 I remember going to Owen's farm as a child, so I was excited to
take the kids.  The weather couldn't have been more perfect. 
 It was about 60 degrees and sunshiny.  The kids had a ball.  They ran
around all over .  We had to keep our eyes on them, because there were 
lots of schools there for field trips.  I am so sad I didn't get a picture of Stone 
petting one of the horses nose.  He wasn't too sure about it, and wanted
down after he felt the horses warm breath on his tummy.  He talked about it
later in the day though.   


We have been busy, and I have had to force us to have some stay-at-home-and-don't-get-out-of-pajamas-all-day days.  We will be back tomorrow posting pics of the kiddos dressed up for Halloween.  Until then, I am off to eat some more candy corn!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Howdy Big Tex!!

We headed to the State Fair a few weeks ago with Grandma and Granddad.  Doug and I loaded up the kids and headed to the DART train.  We didn't really want to pay $15 to park and the train only took an hour to get to the fair.  Stone loved riding on the train.  Once we got their, we headed into the car exhibit to see all the shiny new cars.  Stone was in heaven, and he wanted to "drive" every car.  We probably spent about 30 minutes with the cars, and we finally had to bribe Stone with seeing some animals, so we could leave.
Driving Grandma
Big Tex was a big hit.  Stone loved that Big Tex waved at him and talked to him. We had to get the touristy picture in front of Big Tex.  Rowan is very covered up, and she may have even been asleep by this time.

We enjoyed a Fletcher's corny dog.  It is always the longest line, but well worth the short wait!
 
Stone ended up falling asleep in the stroller, which NEVER happens, but we took advantage of it and walked around for 30 minutes so he could have a little nap.  After he woke up, we headed into the petting zoo.  Stone was in love with the animals.  He enjoyed feeding and petting them.  One of the things he loved was the mama pig and her piglets.  He kept talking about the mama and trying to touch the babies.  They were so sweet to watch as they climbed all over each other to sleep.
Feeding the animals
Our sleepy little girl
The kids did great!  We ended up staying until about 5, which we hadn't planned on doing, but they were enjoying themselves and we didn't realize how late it was.

Stone and I sat at the steps of the lagoon, and looked at the minnows swimming in the water.  He threw in acorn after acorn into the water as well.
We really enjoyed our time at the fair, and we can't wait to head back next year.  I know the kids will enjoy a yearly trip to the fair as much as we do.