Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Patch - 2011

We FINALLY made it to the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago. It just seemed like we had a sick kid or something going on every weekend, so I was glad we finally were able to get there. The good thing about waiting a little bit, is that at least the weather was cooler. I have a hard time picking out pumpkins when we're in shorts and it's 86 degrees outside! :-)

I think Nathan is clapping because he just pushed his brother off the hay. :-)

But Sean didn't care!

Sean making a "silly face"

First school picture

I remember planning for my school pictures. The dreaded, "What do I wear?" and "Am I going to have a good hair day?" We all know how the pictures turned out... everyone told you how great they were, but we all know there really was no excuse for a bowl-haircut, a mullet and that hideous sweater vest with fish on it. Really Mom? Really? Don't tell me that's what I wanted to wear! I'll never believe you! ;-)

Sean had his first school picture recently... it was so fun to have him help pick out what he wanted to wear and remind him to "show a great smile"! Fortunately, we don't have to worry about the bad hair day (helps when you have no hair). I was pleasantly surprised at how great they turned out! And I am NOT just saying that cause I'm the Mom.


Since Sean's pre-school was closed for two days a couple of weeks ago, I decided to take the days off and just have some one-on-one time with my sweet Sean. We had a fun couple of days having lunch, playing at the park, getting our flu shots (okay, maybe that part was a little less than fun), picking out a new toy and treat for Seabass's birthday, etc. To top the days off, I told him that we could go bowling! It's one of his favorite things to do! He was so strong carrying the balls all by himself. It was just too funny! Our friend Amy had the afternoon off, so she came with (and generously let Sean bowl her frames too)! :-)

Getting ready...

His "I-just-got-a-strike" happy dance moves :-)

Getting tuckered out...

Tailgating 2011

Every year, my friend Kelly and I try to plan a tailgate for a home Illinois game. This year was no exception! The weather was perfect, the food was fantastic and the company... well, it couldn't have been better! As usual, I wasn't very good at taking many pictures, but here are a few from the day.

Jamie and Mason (Kelly's husband) enjoy the BBQ

"Me man. Me Tough."

Me and Allie

Me, Avery, Allie and Kelly

Me and sweet Avery (Allie's daughter... couldn't you just eat her up?)

Colorado pictures (finally!)

As promised, here are a few more pictures from the trip Sean and I took to Colorado in September (you can read about it here).

Sean posing with the shark at the Aquarium (in Denver)

Sean and his cousin Reagan

Sean and his buddy Natalie

Warning: Picture/Cuteness overload!

I FINALLY got around to downloading some pictures off my camera, so now we get to backtrack to July! :-) Here we go... enjoy!

I received a flier in the mail, that our local Toys 'R Us/Babies 'R Us was going to have visitors. Plex and Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba and Geoffrey the Giraffe! I thought it would be fun to take the boys since they are fans, so my friend Amy (and her boys Will and Jack) joined us. Sean was SOOOO excited to meet them... until we got there. Then, he would not get out of the cart! Go figure. ;-) Needless to say, he wouldn't even let me take his picture, so here are some great shots of Nathan.

The end of July was my God son, Kaleb's, birthday. I cannot BELIEVE that he is SIX! He's growing way to fast! He's such a sweet boy who is always full of hugs for me. Who wouldn't love that! Here are some pictures from his birthday party.

Kaleb ready to blow out his candles

Hmm, they must be TRICK candles!

Kaleb's Daddy (Mason) stepping in to help out

Owen (Kaleb's brother)

Nathan being "big stuff"

Sean and his friend Savannah (used to go to daycare together) :-)