Friday, October 28, 2011

Chaney's Dairy Barn

On Wednesday, I got to go with Charlie on his 1st field trip! We went to a dairy farm called Chaney's Dairy Barn. We had a very full morning and Charlie got to do so much fun stuff! I loved being there to see it all!

First, we met Ginger (whose milk they sell at a local grocery store - isn't that cool!) and the kids got to pet her.

They also had a calf that the kids LOVED!! (They were a lot less intimidated by the baby!) Isn't it cute?!

Charlie was also quite taken by the little bunny that they had in a cage.

We got to go into the pumpkin patch (sorry I didn't get a picture of that) and Charlie picked his own pumpkin. Then we came back and the kids got to paint them.

They also had a playground with some really cool equipment that the kids got to play on. This was by far their favorite part!! Charlie did not want to leave!

Charlie's really not mad about his friend cutting in on his photo op. He is just really not into having his picture taken lately! (Notice that he's not really posing for any of the pictures in this blog!)

We got to go through a huge corn maze. Charlie wanted to touch EVERYTHING! I had to keep getting on him to keep up because I was sure we'd get separated from the group and lost in the corn! We made it out safe and sound though!

They make and sell their own ice cream at the farm restaurant. We each got a big ol' scoop, my favorite part of the day! Charlie, and many of the other kids, of course chose the blue!!

And, not to leave Piper totally out of the post, here's a picture of her at the harvest party Charlie's preschool had on Thursday. The kids were moving too fast for me to get many pictures but I did manage to snap this one of the Pipester. She had a blast!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and a safe and fun Halloween! Costume pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

catching up on pictures

Okay, since there is so much that goes through my head everyday and so much I could write about, I just don't. I know that sounds silly, but sometimes actually sitting down and trying to get out my thoughts is just too daunting of a task. All this being said, and because I'm so behind on posting, I'm going to again skip my thoughts and just give you some pictures...which is what most of you are after anyway!! Here goes...

These two pictures are on the trip to Dyersburg we took this summer to visit Stephen's family. This is what I saw when I looked in the back seat! (Charlie was very proud of his tattoos by the way!)

Here's my 2 with their cousins, Cameron and Alex. They had such a fun time playing!
Stephen and I got to take another trip to St. Louis for a night to see the Cardinals play. We had a blast and this time we had a super nice hotel room, so I just had to take pictures! The bathroom...
The main room...
This was the view of the city from our room. I love St. Louis!!
We went to eat lunch at Albert Pujols's restaurant. It was in a very cool area (no that's not a pool, it's a fountain), it had some fun Pujols memorabilia, and the food was pretty good too!

Here was our view at the game. Not nearly as up close and awesome as our fluke seats last time, but we had an amazing time!!
And, I don't go to a ball game without getting nachos! You'd better believe I ate every bite!! Mmmmmmmmmmmm!
Here's my big boy on his first day of the last year of preschool! I absolutely cannot believe that next year he'll be going to grown up!

Charlie's becoming quite the artist too...
Not to leave anyone out, here's my sweet little girl in her new gown. Daddy brought it home for her the other night!
Little Piper's not been feeling so hot lately, so we're finding creative ways to entertain her and keep her content inside and at home! (Playing with noodles this morning.)
I took this picture one day when all of our shoes happened to be out in the "big room". It got me thinking about how these days of 2 little ones won't be here forever and just thought it was a good way to capture the now of our family. The way these kids are growing, it is quite possible that one day mine will be the smallest shoes in the bunch!!
Later, from the Cavni!!