Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Fun!

Last week I had the pleasure of being off for two days during the week.  The Mr. was off and then got an unexpected "snow day" on Saturday, so all together we were off together from Wednesday night-Sunday.  We tried to take advantage of the great weather and teach baby JQ about the fall season.  

Big boy was a bit of a pout pout fish-not sure if it was a growth spurt, sleep regression, intro of new formula or what.  He kept us on our toes much of the week/weekend with 1-5 AM play time/roll over sessions.  Finally on the seventh day (last night) he slept, so hopefully he's over it for awhile so the rest of us can recover!

Here are some pictures from the weekend!

On Friday we checked out a smallish, local pumpkin farm.  

Baby JQ was really interested in the animals.  He especially liked the goats.

Checking out the great pumpkin.

Happy boy!

This Chevy is for sale.  The Mr. would love nothing more than to buy something like this and fix it up with the little guy some day.  

On Sunday, we gathered for the annual pumpkin carving contest.  This year a chili cook-off was added.  It was bittersweet without our patriarch, as his presence was certainly missed and the pumpkin seeds were not toasted.  

Our family's pumpkin entry won first place! Yay!  I'll admit that we were looking to sway the little kid vote with our tinkerbell pumpkin, but hey it still turned out great!  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Fun Week(end)

Sometimes I feel like you need a good weekend to really re-charge your batteries.  You know what I mean?! When you feel like things at work are really blah and chores are piling up at home and you haven't been out in a while.  You just need a great weekend to look forward to.  

I had been looking forward to last weekend for quite awhile. A couple of my aunts came to town and the rest of my family was able to get together after not seeing each other for some time.  Eric was home for a long stint and the baby is SO MUCH FUN right now.  Everything just seemed to come in to place.

Here are some photos from the weekend.

Baby J met Aunt Debbie.  He also wore a ridiculously cute Halloween outfit with a pumpkin on the booty.

It bowls me over with how alert the baby is right now.  I feel like his little brain is absorbing anything and everything!

Eric also took Baby J. to visit all of his great-grandparents.  Yay for great-grandparents!

On Saturday we ventured out for a family reunion of sorts in Grafton.  It was a little chilly, but Baby J. had a great time (and was very warm I might add!)

He was LAUGHING!  I love his laughs.  They are literally the best sounds in the world!