Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Carving!

We finally got around to carving our pumpkin (there hasn't been a night we were both home in FOREVER!). Garrett had a BLAST! He thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the pumpkin carving: removing the gooey insides, taking the lid on and off (repeatedly), carving, and beating the pumpkin. Oh wait, normally we do NOT beat the pumpkin! Anyway, he and I had a great time. Brad enjoyed watching and taking the pictures for a change!!
What is in the pumpkin??
Cleaning out the pumkin with a spoon!!
Garrett helping with the carving (don't worry, it was a child-proof carving tool!)
Garrett actually tried to eat the raw pumpkin. He then threw it back in the pumpkin and said "eww"

Finished product, YAY!


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Pumpkin Patch yesterday with Jess and Xander--had a great time. The boys went to the petting zoo and rode ponies. It was Garrett's first pony ride, and he was certainly a natural. I brought his costume and we took lots and lots of pictures!!

Petting Zoo:
Garrett liked the piggy!
He was petting everyone (and trying to stand on the bunny, for some reason!)

Pumpkin Patch:

Silly boy!

Best buddies:

Playing on the fun things they had at the Little Farm:

Notice all the dirt on his face--all boy!

Pony Ride:

What a natural!
Xander and Jess during Xander's pony ride.

In his costume
Being a pilot is serious business!

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 26, 2007


It has been raining most of the day (and now most of the night) here. Garrett loves the rain, I have to fight with him every time I let the dogs out to keep him inside. I got him a rain jacket at Gap (or rather a windbreaker, but it works well with the rain), so we went out to play for over an hour today. He had so much fun splashing in the puddles and running around. I rather like having a good excuse to be splashing right along next to him!! This kid has no fear and is tough as nails. He would slip and fall occasionally, but didn't fuss and kept right on trucking. The only time he fussed was when he bumped his nose, he cried for about 2 seconds. He scraped it pretty good--I am trying not to be too overprotective, with the whole boys will be boys adage. Side note: I am loving our landscaping, its getting so FULL and pretty!! You can see it in the back of the first picture.

Halloween Craft

We did a fun Halloween craft with our playgroup on Wednesday. The bat's wings are Garrett's hands!! He had so much fun, we brought some Discovery Toys for everyone to play with and all of the babies had so much fun. I will post more pictures of this one later, when I get them off the camera.

My Gym this past Monday

Some cute pictures of the boys at My Gym this past Monday:

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mall Playdate

Went to the mall with one of our playgroups this past Tuesday. We had a wonderful time. Our neighbor, Spirit, and her daughter Infinity (Fini for short) came too, and afterwards we hung out and did some fun things of our own!Climbing the Dinosaur . . . he almost fell off once!
Garrett in the tunnel!
Xander hugging the dinosaur (he was tired!)
Haunted train ride!
Garrett and Xander on the train.
Cute Fini!
Everybody in carts


He was eating in his chair, I turned to the sink, and this is what I saw when I came back. Nice, huh? My kid is hell on wheels!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Okay, Picture Catch Up

It isn't even remotely entertaining how far behind I am on pictures!! So here goes.
Starting WAY back in the beginning of September, when we went to Orlando:

Garrett playing in a water feature where we stayed.

Garrett playing in the water.

As I mentioned in a previous post, we met up with a friend from Babycenter, who also has a May 2006 baby. Garrett and Lolly had a GREAT time playing together when she came over with her mom and dad to our hotel room for lunch. Two strong willed babies. . . two times the trouble!!
Where's Lolly?? :-)

Garrett: "Lolly, WHAT are you doing to my chair??"

Garrett: "We can both sit here!" Lolly: "Nooooo!!"


King of the chair!!

Garrett getting in to all sorts of mischief the next morning in our room:

Garrett enjoying the valet cart as we were loading up the cart:

We went to SeaWorld on Sunday with April, Casey, Alana and Kristen. It was sooo much fun!
Daddy and Garrett waiting in line to feed the dolphins
Garrett and I feeding a smelly fish to a dolphin

Kristen, Casey, Alana, Brad, me and Garrett at the stingray touch pond. As usual, Garrett wanted to go swimming!

Garrett and I with some random people around us.
All of us EXCEPT April . . . I think it was a conspiracy that she be in no pictures!!
Kristen was great with Garrett--she is such a great kid. We had so much fun with the whole family, much better than going by ourselves!!

OKAY. Next event. My Gym with our playgroup on the 10th (!!) of September:
Garrett and friends stack things on the cones. Such a big strong boy!
Garrett on the down end of a somersault:

Next event: I bought a desk that is similar to the one at Jungle Jimbos that he LOVES. Here he is playing his xylaphone while sitting there. Video of this too, if I ever get it uploaded to Youtube!
Garrett's adorable friend Nyah, who I babysit occassionally.
Nyah and Garrett up to no good! Or, at least, Nyah and a pair of FEET up to no good!!
Where's Garrett???
There's Garrett!!
Garrett has been getting SO bored at home lately, so we started doing whatever we could to keep him busy for a while. Including playing Pots and Pans with a Spoon! (Thanks Uncle Ali for the drumming influence!!) :-)
Garrett officially feeds himself EVERYTHING now, with silverware and all. What a big boy. Eating cantalope here. We can't keep enough fruit in the house for this kid!
My artsy-fartsy picture for the YEAR. I love it though:

Loving playing with Bubba, as always:
Sweet grey dog:
"Shoes!" says Garrett

Next event: Birthday party with the playgroup at Dandy Bear:

Garrett and Xander in their matching shirts enjoying Dandy Bear:

Garrett and Xander at My Gym in late September

Okay, stopping here. . . consider me caught up! I have some videos and current photos. The sad thing is that I have taken no photos in October until this week. Too busy DOING to take pictures. But I will get the current stuff up soon!!