Saturday, October 27, 2007

I'm alive!!

Just to let everyone know, yes, I am alive and doing well. Here's proof!

Friday night at the Farm

Last night (Friday), we went to the Orr Family Farm in Oklahoma City. It has a train, tractor hayrides to a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, a playground, a carousel, and big tricycle bike things. We went with the Paventy's (Justin is in school with Tony) and had a great time. Joby really loved the train ride. He followed it everywhere it went; no matter what we were doing. He is obsessed with trains right now. At the end of the night, we took our hayride out to the pumpkin patch and each choose our perfect pumpkin. Joby choose his by picking them up and see which one went the furthest.

Luciana, Joby, and Justin getting ready for the train ride.

Joby and Jenn on the hayride after picking out our pumpkins.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Growing up TOO quickly

Joby was playing around in our bed after his nap this afternoon. It reminded me of another picture we have of Joby.

This is Joby about 5 months old laying in our bed. There must be something comforting to him about our bed.


Last night our church held a Halloween night for the kids. There were lots of games with prizes, a pie contest, and trunk-or-treat at the end. Joby went as a doctor. He's not much for costumes, so we had to find something that had no hat and no extra parts. He put the scrubs on and kept repeating, "Papa's." So, he knows Justin wears these everyday to school. Joby really enjoyed Bean Bag toss into the pumpkins. I think he played it about 5 times, but not for prizes. He didn't seem to care about them. I made a Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Pie. They decided not to make it a contest after all because there were so few pies. (FYI-Mine would have won!) All the kids left the gym to go outside to the cars and go from trunk to trunk to get candy, but Joby stayed inside and played with his little friends. He had more fun running around in circles with Jackson and Emma than anything else.

Ears lowered

Joby got a haircut! It may not seem like much to some people, but having his hair cut is a big deal to Justin. I took him to a kid's haircut place. They had tv, games, and lots of cool gadgets everywhere. It was a little pricey for a 2 year old, but worth my sanity to not have to pin him down and trim only his bangs. He did really well for the hairdresser and only whimpered when she spritzed water on his head. Joby got a sucker and a little bottle of bubbles for being so good. He is a handsome little devil (like his papa)!

Friday, October 19, 2007

This is only a test

We were sitting outside enjoying the nice fall weather, when Joby decided to roll one of Justin's drill bit down into the storm shelter. So, Justin pulled the top back and went down to get it; his shadow followed behind, of course. Joby played in it for about 20 minutes. Looking up every once and while to make sure we were still sitting there. Justin went down to show how big it is while looking at the Pottery Barn catalog. The storm shelter has 3 steps going down into it and two benches along the walls with small storage for emergency items. Joby was very upset when he had to get out and Justin pulled the top over.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What a storm

This afternoon we had quite the storm. In about 10 minutes it went from sunny to rain to hail to a rainbow to sunny. It was really strange. Here's a shot of the rainbow out our front door a little to the left.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

A bunch of us mom's took our little one's to a pumpkin patch today--Chester's Party Barn. They got to ride horses, feed the goats, go for a hayride, and take home a small pumpkin. We feed the goats first, which Joby loved having them chase him up and down the fence with the feed cup in his hand. He finally gave in and feed them. He laughed and laughed as the goats devoured the feed. Then, we rode the horses. Joby actually did it. I was a little hesitant standing in line because he is usually a looker and not much of a doer. He had a blast! We had lunch and then went for a hayride. All the kids had fun bouncing up and down through the farmland. We sang songs and enjoyed the scenery. We got home around 1:00 and Joby went to bed with no fuss and only 1 book read to him. The nap was cut short because of all the housing construction right at his bedroom window for the house next door. So, he's snoozing away early tonight.

Joby and Jackson looking for sand toys.

Joby's looking for the perfect pumpkin to take home. He has his own methods for choosing a good pumpkin. Can it withstand my weight?

Patiently waiting to go on the hayride.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Fall Break in Dallas

This past weekend we went on our first family vacation. We went to Dallas, TX. I know it sounds so amazing. Justin didn't have school on Friday, so we thought we'd see some sights in Texas. It's only 2.5 hours away. We did some shopping, but didn't find anything we were looking for. We went to the Texas State Fair and had lots of fun with different petting zoos and a car show. Justin and Joby got in every car possible. I stayed true to only my Lexus SC 430. OU won against Texas. We came home on Sunday late afternoon. It's always fun to travel, but more fun coming home.

Joby enjoying the hotel room and his new toys from IKEA.

Life is always better after a nap and a little snack with Papa.

I'm not sure what to say here.

Yes, he tried to get in.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Blocks of love

THANKS MOM!! This wonderful surprise showed up on our doorstep tonight. Mom wrote in the note that she had made this at an Enrichment one night. You turn the blocks over and find words for Halloween and Thanksgiving. I love to decorate for the holidays. This will be a great addition to my Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations. Thanks for thinking of us and we miss you guys.

Have a seat

This is our new chair for Jut's study. He decided to paint the room on Saturday after finding the pillow at Kohl's a couple of weeks ago. I love the color. The chair we got at Pier 1 on Saturday after looking at it for a couple of weeks also. Justin doesn't move fast when it comes to decorating. Anyway, the room looks great and now we're just looking for a cabinet kind of thing to house all of his dental/ortho junk.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Mom My Ride

This video sent to me from John and Jenny and I thought it was so funny I had to put it on our blog. Justin always teases me about coming home with a 1980 Ford Astro someday. I don't think so!