Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Trip 2013

Last week (two weeks ago?) we took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch at the farm. Jack and I actually took two trips...one with his playgroup and one with daddy and the Lynns. But let's just combine them all, shall we?

I actually really enjoyed the weekend trip with daddy, if only because this 9 month pregnant lady enjoyed the help. My solo trip to the farm was exhausting. I didn't realize how tiring it would be to run after Jack while it was 90 degrees. Luckily, Jack loved doing all the fun patch activities with his daddy. First they took a ride on the "cow train":


Then, after the corn maze, they tackled the mini-tractors. Pretty darn adorable...


He found a giant pumpkin to climb into.


And a giant tire tunnel to run through.


There was a big pumpkin hut...


...and of course LOTS of pumpkins.


Of course a field full of pumpkins is a great opportunity to jump off giant pumpkins. Or really jump off anything and everything.


Of course, I coudn't really manage to get a good pic of Violet and Jack together. This was the best I could do.


Jack wouldn't pose with Violet but he attempted to pose with the sunflower sign.


One of Jack's favorite parts of the farm is pushing the old wagons around. Makes him so happy.


In fact, he's generally just happy on the farm.


The best thing about going to the same farm every year is the fact that you can do photo comparisons. Check it out.

Jack measuring his 1 1/2 yrs height in October 2012

Jack measuring his 2 1/2 years height in October 2013

Peeking out from the train window in 2012

Peeking out from the train window in 2013

Family photo in 2011 - Jack at 8 months

Family photo in 2013 - Jack at 2 1/2 years.  
He's not the only one who has aged!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Day at the Beach


While some parts of the country are bundling up and enjoying hot pumpkin spice lattes, our temperatures reached 95 degrees this weekend. Seemed like a good time to head to the beach so we packed up the car and headed to Malibu. Jack, just like his daddy, LOVES the beach. I could do without the sand and beating sun and freezing water but it's so fun to see Jack enjoying himself so much. His favorite thing ever is to jump the waves with his daddy while he counts them. Last beach trip he counted 325 waves. Today? 355. "A new record!" he proudly exclaimed.



Jack was so cute that I even let him drag my big pregnant butt into the cold waves too.


 Love my cute, handsome boys!  (And look at that kid's tan!)


 And a few more of me at 34 weeks pregnant and my very cute baby boy (#1)!!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Just a few photos....

Well, it's time to dump some Jack photos.  It's been a while so I have a few.  :)

playing the bean counting game!

nap time is easier when he can just fall asleep listening to music on the iPad

practicing his yoga moves that his Aunt Leslie taught him

swimming with daddy

this kid loves a ball pit

killing time before sunset

he still sleeps better with mommy

playing at violet's birthday party

taking a rest with daddy

violet's cake and ice cream were SOOO good!

he is really into playing outside still

time to pause at the park for a snack

"Look Ma! I can pull my arms out of my car seat straps!"

Jack and his buddy pretending to sleep

And, in case anyone is interested, a few pics of this old pregnant lady.

Moms getaway in Palm Springs

Stacey organized a trip to a fancy chocolate-themed afternoon tea!

All the ladies...

And someone told them I was pregnant!  Or maybe they noticed the enormous bump.  :)