Friday, October 30, 2009

Here's what we have been up to...

Ok... I'm back on track. I have finally uploaded an entire memory card onto the computer and weeded through hundreds of pictures. Here's what we have been up to the last couple of months.

I believe there are certain rites of passage. Certain firsts that determine your pathway through childhood, boyhood, and manhood. Well, Jacob has mastered a particular boyhood talent that has changed the acoustics of our house. Yep, the underarm fart is a new accompaniment to our daily lives.

My friend Siobhan and I took our kids to the NC Transportation museum to see the Christmas Carol Train. Very interesting. Each car showed you how they made the movie. Incredible the amount of work went into this movie. Brady was on cloud 9. He loves trains! You can tell by his smile...

And the 3-D movie at the end was his favorite.

We decided to do a family trip to a local farm. They had a hayride, corn maze, hay hut, animals, and lots and lots of hay for the boys to climb on. Here's the boys on the hay ride. It had rained all week so the trail was very slippery. Made for a wild ride.
Jacob tried to ride with no hands, but had to hold on when we dipped and slipped along the trail.

Jacob on his "corn phone".

The boys in the Hay Hut.

Jumping on all of the bales of hay.

The boys loved the animals. The horse was the biggest hit. They were able to pet him and feed him.
Brady's new ride. He has ridden it every day. With all of the rain he has been riding it in the mud in the empty lot across the street. Our driveway is covered in muddy tracks. He wakes up from his nap every day and says, "I need to go for a drive."

Jacob lost yet another tooth. He is officially snaggle tooth! He was a bit disappointed that he keeps getting "only a dollar" from the tooth fairy. His classmates are getting five dollars!! Geesh! Tod told him, "I don't know how it works, Jacob." That seemed to satisfy him. (for now)

Tod took Jacob and my Dad to the Panthers game last weekend. It wasn't a good game for the Panthers, but what a fun experience Jacob had. He has been playing football with his friends in the front yard ever since.

I hope I don't procrastinate like this again! Now off to delete all of these pictures off of my camera!

Friday, October 23, 2009

To Blog or Not to Blog

This Fall we have been so busy. School, baseball, scouts, homework, field trips... it's getting a little too busy around here. I have had many moments this month where I put a little "memory" post-it on my brain and say to myself, "hey, this is blog worthy." Somehow I just don't get around to blogging about it.

I will be posting pictures soon about our many Fall adventures. As soon as I declutter my brain of all of the post-its!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Play Ball!!!

I never thought I would ever say... "Go Tarheels!!" It's hard to say coming from University of Kentucky, but since Jacob's baseball team is the Tarheels...I'll make an exception!
He is playing coach pitch baseball with the local rec department and he is loving it. He doesn't care for the practices, but LOVES the games. The kids get to play in the evening under the lights. Tod says that he would have loved to play under the lights as a kid. Our coach isn't a good pitcher and he enlisted the help of another Dad on the team to pitch. It's got to be hard to pitch to someone who is only 3 1/2 feet tall!!
Here is Jacob in right field watching the pitch.

Playing under the lights.

Jacob at first base after a great hit. He brought two teammates in with this hit.

That's Jacob running HOME!!! Tod and I were so excited. Jacob looked up at us just after stepping on home plate with a huge smile on his face. He was so excited that he almost ran right into the back stop fence while giving up two thumbs up!!

We are so proud of him. We don't have any games this week and practice has been rained out. He wasn't disappointed that he didn't have practice, but he said..."If it was a game I wouldn't be happy about that." Go Tarheels!