Friday, September 25, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

Adam and Danielle came down again! Yay! And of course, Danielle had her fancy schmancy camera in hand...shooting away. We went pumpkin picking a little early in the season, and that pumkin patch was CRAZY! It was like a jungle out there!!! Poor Michael almost got lost in it all. Thanks to my sis, she captured some good pics. I don't have them all to upload, but I've included the good ones that I have.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Apple Pickin'

Finally....a sunny weekend! We decided to take advantage of the nice weather and visit a local farm to participate in some apple picking. This one was much more commercialized than the one we went to for blueberries, and had a whole market and everything. They had made apple cider doughnuts, so of course we had to try them out. Delicious!!!

After our morning snack, we boarded the hayride and took off for the apple orchard. We got to sit right behind the tractor, and Michael was mesmerized. Michael tried helping us pick the apples off the trees once we got into the orchard, but he got frustrated easily since they were harder to pick than the blueberries. So he helped by putting them in the bag instead...always a helper!

On our way out, we got to go through a corn maze and scope out the pumpkin patch (a future trip to watch for!)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Adventures in Pottyland

So a few weeks ago, I bought Michael a potty to have...whenever I had the motivation to begin. I left it in the box during his nap, and when he got up, he would hardly drink his milk because he was so busy pointing at the box. He helped me open it and put it together, and then had all sorts of fun checking it out.

So, after that, I wasn't exactly motivated to put him on the potty everytime I thought he needed to go. Sure I put him on it every now and then, but it was more to just get him used to sitting on it.

My goal was to really start after Labor Day. So today, I put him on the potty after breakfast. He sat pretty well, as long as he was entertained with a book. As I was in the middle of reading, I hear the music coming from the potty. "What the.......?" OH! He actually PEED in the POTTY!!!! I was so excited it left me speechless for a few seconds. However, Michael couldn't have cared less, and after my enthusiastic praising, he just gave me a look that said, "Seriously woman, can we finish the book now?"

THEN, if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, he went back on after lunch, and lo and behold, here comes the music from the potty again! My big boy.....I'm so proud of you!!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Doing Some Catching Up... I haven't been great lately at keeping this thing up. I'm going to try and update it now, but I'll break it down into separate posts so it's not one huge novel. Make sure to scroll back a few to see all the new stuff!