Wednesday, October 29, 2008


So, Matt had just left for work last night (he's been doing trauma night shift for 2 weeks) and my piano lessons had just arrived, but this moment was too good to not get on video. A lot of you mom's of toddlers and older children have probably seen this phenomenon before - cracks me up! I'll let the video explain.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

A little family picture (me at 18 weeks)

Matt is back in town!! YAY! He got home late Friday night. He spends the next 2 weeks working on trauma unit during the night float, so before that started we decided to enjoy our day together as a family on Saturday and take a trip to the pumpkin patch. I really didn't want to buy pumpkins from Walmart again this year. There's nothing wrong with that, it's just that I grew up going to pumpkin patches and taking hayrides out to the fields to pick your own pumpkin and coming back and seeing farm animals and all that good fall stuff. So I googled pumpkin patches to find some in our area. The closest patch with all the legitimate activities was 45 minutes away. So we took a pretty drive out into the Texas hill country and had a fun family day.
The hayride from the parking lot to the orchard

At the end of the hay maze, the kids claimed their kingdom at the top of the haybale

Our little scarcrows

Brushing the mini-horse (I forget what they're called)

Holding baby chicks. Maya's favorite part. You can see the excitment/fear in Luke's expression.

Field Trip

Luke's little Joy school took a field trip to a little family farm last week. It was a really fun experience. It was a private little family farm with some goats and chickens and a few other animals. The kids got to feed the chickens and goats and even had a turn milking the goat. Luke loved feeding the chickens - I think that was his favorite part - but he had no interest in milking the goat. He was standing close by when the farm boy showed them how it happened and got some of the splash from the bucket. They finished off the trip with some homemade chocolate chip cookies and homemade ice cream made from goat milk and honey. I used my sensitive prego stomach as an excuse to not try it. Everyone else said it was really good, but I honestly don't know if I should be eating unpasteurized dairy products while pregnant. Here's some stuff from the trip.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Flag Football

Maya's flag football season is officially over. It's been a fun season. A few of you were curious when I said Maya was playing football. It's not tackle football, no pads and helmets necessary. The kids had a lot of fun. The coaches usually played quaterback and were in charge of tossing the ball to one of the kids on their team. Maya had a few touchdowns, some good catches and did some great blocking for her own teammates. Her uncles should be proud. Here are a few pictures from her last game.
Quick huddle with the coach between plays. // Grabbing the other team's flags. Go Maya!

Water break. Gotta keep hydrated.

Luke playing his own game on the sidelines.

Maya had lots of fun, but doesn't waste any time. She's already asking about soccer. . .

The Kids