Sunday, September 30, 2007

Play Hard, Eat Hard

Typical weekend for us here in St. Louis. The boys and I took advantage of a beautiful Fall Saturday and headed out to the Zoo for a date while Daddy stayed behind to get some long over-due office work done. We had so much fun! We saw a baby elephant named Jade, the sea lion show, some zebras, lots of monkeys (one was even eating popcorn and "salad") and a big brown bear.

Sunday was another equally beautiful day so we spent lots of time outside just playing and having fun. We opened up the sand and water table and had fun making sand molds and playing with cars on the roads and bridge on the water side of the table. After a hard morning playing outside and a nice long afternoon nap, it was time to quench an appetite fit for two Kings. Corn on the cob was devoured by Mason and Jack enjoyed the "finishing touch" on his dinner which was pig pen pudding (vanilla pudding with pink pig sprinkles and chocolate powder that turned the vanilla pudding brown like mud).

All in all a great weekend. Nothing spectacular....just the norm.....but all in all enjoyable.

We have a busy month ahead of us with a trip to Grant's Farm, a visit to the pumpkin patch, a 3rd Birthday and a birthday party and Halloween! It's going to be lots of fun!!! Make sure you check back with us!!!!!

A SPECIAL NOTE - Please keep our friend Storm Carl in your thoughts and prayers. Our Hero, Storm, will become a kidney donor to his cousin on October 10th. We are so proud to say we have a friend who is an organ donor and know that he will be in safe hands during his procedure. We love you Storm and Kerry!!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Golden Delicious

Today was Summer's last hurrah before the first day of Fall tomorrow. We decided to celebrate by taking a trip out to Eckert's Milstadt Orchard for some apple picking. "Bear" was in town so he was able to come with us before he headed back home to Mississippi.

First we visited some of the animals in the petting zoo and fed them some yummy food. Jack and Mason weren't too sure about feeding them but they loved seeing the animals. There were 4 horned sheep, a Mommy antelope of some sort and a baby who was busy nursing, 2 camels, some donkeys and a cow!

Then it was up into the tractor wagon for a trip out to the orchards. We went to the Golden Delicious apples because there were still lots of them and they need to be picked soon. Jack and Mason LOVED picking the apples and putting them into our bags. Daddy, Jack and Bear even sampled some of the apples that we picked. They were YUMMY! After we were finished picking our apples we got back into the wagon and headed back to the Fun Farm.

We said goodbye to Bear and then headed into the Fun Farm to see what was all there. We saw ponies, but didn't want to ride them, and instead found ourselves an ice cream store! We took a break and had a snack of ice cream (before lunch)! It was so delicious and cooled us off.

We had such a good time! It was so much fun to pick our own apples. Now we have apples for snack for weeks! Jack and Mason are going to take some to their teachers at school and we even sent Bear home with some for Belle.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Here Comes Trouble!

Well....we have a climber (or should I say MONKEY) on our hands! Mason has figured out how leave ground level and does it with ease! He recently surprised Tim and I one night last week by joining us at the dinner table with the biggest grin and those big brown saucer eyes! We could only laugh - what else can you do? Oh the joys..........

Monday, September 3, 2007

Saturday Night Fever

As you can hear - Tim and I were killing ourselves watching the boys dance. It's their new fascination and is quite hysterical. Unfortunately, you can't hear the music so the clip looses some of it's "funny" but how can it not bring a smile to your face?

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