Sunday, October 25, 2009

Carver's Farm Field Trip

Last week Sam got to go on a field trip to Carver's farm. He was so excited for this trip...especially because Joe took the morning off work to go with him. Here are some of the highlights:
He loved the corn maze and when he got home decided to turn what was left of the cornstalks in our yard into a "maze". (Really, we only had two short rows of corn so that just meant walking between the two rows, but he loves it!) He is also very excited about popping the indian corn that he brought home.
Joe said that he loved the hayride and had a great time playing with his friends. He loves hide-and-seek!

And, of course, what is a trip to the farm without picking out a pumpkin!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween Decorations

Sam came home from preschool yesterday and said that his teacher told him that it was time to go home and decorate for Halloween. I'm not much of a holiday decorator (except for Christmas) so I wasn't prepared for this "homework". So, today we improvised and I helped the boys make these VERY SIMPLE decorations. (All of you Martha Stewart types out there are going to laugh at my attempt at homemade decorations!) They had fun, though, and Sam was satisifed!

Costumes have been decided on and purchased (again, not so much into the homemade this year!) Decorations up. Now we are "ready" for Halloween!

Monday, October 5, 2009

I Try It!!

A friend gave us this belated shower gift last week at church. I brought it home, opened it, and commented that "she'll" be wearing that at Andrew's age (appreciating that it was a larger size). Andrew apparently heard and thought that meant it was for him. He started chanting, "I try it!" This boy loves to try on clothes, weird huh. But, you have to admit that he would make a pretty girl!

Here we go again!

Another monday morning...another out of town job for Joe. This is the third week in a row and I'm so glad that it's the last, for now. He'll probably have one more out of town before now and when the baby comes, but at least he'll be home for a few weeks in between. So, it's just me and the boys again. To top it all off, I'm sick. Ugh.

On a more positive note, today marks a big milestone for me in the pregnancy...32 weeks!! At this point with Andrew I was just starting to have some of the bedrest restrictions lifted (ie: I was allowed to eat sitting at the table with the family and start walking up/down the stairs OCCASIONALLY, believe me that was an improvement from the first six weeks of flat-on-my-back bedrest). But, it looks like I've avoided bedrest this time around! Hurray! Even if something crazy happened and they decided to have me restrict activities at this point, it would be nothing like before. What a relief! Now, I just have 6 weeks to go until D-day... delivery...that's when my c-section is scheduled. I am so ready for this baby girl!!

Oh, and that reminds me...

I totally forgot to mention the great baby shower that we had a couple of weeks ago. Abby threw me a baby shower at her house...thanks Abby! Great food, great friends and lots of great girlie stuff! Thanks to everyone for coming, it was lots of fun! Unfortunately, Abby and I realized at the end that neither one of us remembered to get our cameras out, oops!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sam's First Field Trip

Today Sam got to go on his first field trip with his preschool class to a local bakery. He was excited, even though he didn't quite understand what a "field trip" was or even what a "bakery" was! He seemed to enjoy it, though, and was very intent on everything that the tour guide was telling them. They learned about what ingredients go into making bread... to see the huge ovens that are used for baking...
...saw a demonstration of the bread slicer...
...and got a monster cookie at the end!

I thought that it was a great little tour and the kids really enjoyed and seemed to learn something. It was fun that I got to go along, although Sam did make it clear that I was NOT allowed to stay at school with him when we got back!