Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Well, so much for my weekly post idea...maybe biweekly? :) This parenting thing makes it a bit harder to block out the chunk of time it takes to do the writing. At least every other day I think, "Ooo, I have this I can write about, and that would be a good post idea, and I have pictures from this or that that I can put into a post"...all these backed up ideas and pics just waiting, cuz it's the writing/compilation that takes the most time.  Or when I get the time during one of Gray's naps, there are other more important things that take precedence and need to get done and my blog is pushed to the backburner...c'est la vie! Onward with this post :)

So waaaaaaay back in September (I can't believe it's Thanksgiving next week!) our new fam went pumpkin picking! It was the first time ever for Grayson, AND the first time for us as a family- Mike and I had never gone together before (but I'd gone pumpkin picking every fall as a child). It was a lot of fun! Of course Grayson won't remember a lick of it, haha, but he's got the photos to look back on when he's older :)

When we got out of the car, Mike suited up with Grayson in the carrier, and I said wait, I wanna grab a quick pic of you two. It was only after I got home and uploaded this photo that I noticed the brilliant color in the tree he's standing in front of. I. LOVE. FALL.

I made Mike croutch down (it was probably a great quad workout hun!) so Grayson could be a pumpkin face in this cute photo op:

Our plan was to get a family of pumpkins: a Daddy pumpkin, Mama pumpkin, and baby pumpkin :)We found Grayson's pumpkin almost right away, at the very beginning of the patch. It was perfectly-sized for him :)

As we walked further into the patch, which was down on the left, we saw that we were also walking by what we think were blueberry plants (which were past their prime picking season) on our right.

Found Mommy's pumpkin!

All that was left to find was a Daddy-sized pumpkin:

When we picked all three, Mike had me pose with them nestled in our little red wagon the farm gave us:

After we paid for our family of pumpkins we asked a fellow farm-goer to take a family photo of us! :)

Grayson looks like he's eyeing our pumpkin picks in the photo above, haha.

Then, since Gray seemed to be in a good mood, we thought we'd take a spin on the free wagon rides the farm was offering. This is the last pic we took before major meltdown town! As soon as the tractor pulled away from the loading sight Grayson screemed the whole time - it was the longest 5 minutes of our lives, haha!

Thankfully the wagon was full of other families with small children and they all understood, haha.

It was a great time and I can't wait to make this a yearly tradition for our family like it was in mine growing up! How bout ya'll? Do you go pumpkin picking every year in the fall? Or do you wait until Christmas and do the tree-cutting thing? We've never ever done that but I think it'd be a ball.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

She's Baaaaaack!

Ho-ly SMOKES! It's been a minute since I last posted...May 3rd, to be exact. Nearly 6 months ago - that's half a year folks! But you see, there's a perfectly good explanation for my hiatus...that reason would be this guy:

Our beautiful, precious and perfect son, Grayson.

Get ready for a plethora of Baby Gray photos. You've been warned :) ....


Of course, since it has been 5 months since this little guy finally arrived in June (10 days past his due date!), he looks a little more like this now:

But it feels like this was just yesterday:


Since then, there's been a lot of this:

...and this:
...and this:

...and staring at these:

...and of course practicing rolling over and tummy time!

Grayson, we love you more than words can say and you've made our lives the most joyful they've ever been...and it's only the beginning! :)
Now that my haven't-blogged-in-6-months streak has been broken, I plan on posting more here and there. It won't be a daily thing, but I will try to make it a weekly hobby - I've missed it and am now ready to get back to writing about fun stuff concerning house and home...and the people in it! :)

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