Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Mom and I took the boys to the pumpkin patch on Friday and the boys LOVED it! We had such a fun day. Here are a few pics from Friday:

holding hands :)

Joaquin trying to climb over the gate

My precious Elijah

Joaquin loves to swing

Mommy and the boys saying "cheese" for the camera

MiMi and Joaquin

Elijah, pumpkin eyes, and Joaquin in the baby pumpkin wagon

The boys loved holding that weird gourd pumpkin

Elijah sitting on the biggest pumpkin in the bunch.
They thought it was so funny to ride the pumpkins like they were horses.

MiMi and the boys by the scarecrow

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gamma and Gampa's visit

We had a real treat last weekend...Gamma and Gampa came to visit! The boys were so excited to get to spend time with Gamma and Gampa and of course they were spoiled beyond belief! No sooner than Gamma and Gampa had stepped their feet in the door, did the boys get presents! They loved their little wooden tool set and Gamma and Gampa showed them how to use the little hammer and nail in the pegs to the box. They loved it! Of course, Joaquin didn't really know what he was doing, but he loved carrying the tool box around and trying to screw the wooden screws into the tiny bolts. :)

We also all went to Baylor homecoming and met up with my parents at the game. Thank goodness we had so many hands because the game weather was CRAZY! It raining right as it was supposed to start, so everyone had to pile under the stands for an hour and by the time the game started it was 4pm (it was scheduled to start at 2:30). Then a cold front came in and the temp dropped about 20 degrees! But, they were all passing the boys around from lap to lap and letting them try out every new food known to man... including green cotton candy! I got to cheer during the 3rd quarter and Ian was taking great pictures until we later realized that Rachel forgot to replace the camera card after my last photo shoot download. So, all the pictures I have from that day I had to steal from other people! :)

After the game, both sides of the family went over to La Fiesta for some great Margaritas and Mexican food! And of course, the boys were practically falling asleep in their plates of food while sitting in their high chairs!

On Sunday I corralled up the team to wear white shirts and all take a family photo shoot. Of course, not 5 minutes before we were going to leave to go take the pictures, Joaquin tripped and hit his head against the flower pot and got a huge bump and bruise right in between his eyes! We tried at least. Ian found a beautiful spot in Georgetown and when Allyson and I finally found them it was noon. (Not the best time to be taking pictures outside.) Nonetheless, we took some fun shots with the boys and had a nice lunch in the downtown afterwards.

Monday, Allyson and I took the boys to the Domain in Austin and did a little walking around the shops and letting the boys play on the playscape and fountains in the area. By the time Gamma and Gampa headed back to California, the boys were pooped! It was a wonderful weekend with family, though, and we are so grateful to have had everyone together.

Mel, Sally (my old college roommates) and me before the rain.


Paper dolls, I am the last one on the right.

Joaquin on the playground with Gamma at the Domain

Joaquin looking through one of the toy nuts from the tool box.

Here is the only picture I have from homecoming. Mom took it from her phone of Ronnie and I (my old stunt partner) right before we left the game.

Gampa and Elijah

Gamma and Joaquin throwing rocks downstream

The posed shot of Gamma and Gampa and the boys

Monday, October 11, 2010