Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

After Zoo Boo on Friday night, we planned to go to the pumpkin patch at Priddy Farms on Saturday. Trent was really excited about getting a pumpkin to carve, but what really surprised us was that Trent didn't remember going last year at all. He remembers EVERYTHING, or at least we thought he did.

We got to the farm, and we took some family pictures. Who knew it would be so hard to get all of us to look and smile at the camera to the same time?

Mommy was looking...

Daddy wasn't ready (and neither was anybody else) :)

We got a couple of pretty good pictures

Then we had to put the kids in headlocks :)

After we took the family pictures, we let the kid play on the swings.

Jack wasn't sure if he liked to swing...

Trent was swinging REALLY high which was fine until he hit the side of the swingset :(

Then we let Jack play some football.

Doesn't he look like a little football player in his MSU sweatshirt?

Finally, we went on the hayride and picked a pumpkin for Trent.

Trent found his pumpkin

Then he headed back to the trailer for the hayride back

Jack found a pumpkin with a squishy spot - eeewwww!

Nanny and Papaw enjoyed spending time with their grandsons!

Jack claimed a little girl's pumpkin on the hayride back

We had a ball at the farm! We took a couple of pictures of the boys with pumpkins.

On the way home we stopped by Walgreens to get a pumpkin carving kit. While I was inside the store, Matt found a Daddy Long Legs on his leg. He got out of the car and walked around to show Trent the spider, but in the process Daddy Long Legs decided to crawl up his pant leg. I just wish I had been there to see his reaction!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Zoo Boo

We planned to go to Zoo Boo on Friday the 23rd because it was the only day we could. Little did we know it would be such a bad choice, but it turned out much better than expected.

I had a rough week with open house at school and getting ready for it. My parents came up on Friday to enjoy our Halloween festivities. We planned to go to Macaroni Grill because I won a Silent Auction basket at Open House with a $50 gift certificate there. We started packing the car at about 4:55 and realized that we couldn't find either of the boys' masks. We tore the house upside down, and thirty minutes later we had Trent's mask. We never found Jack's.

So we got a late start, but we were on the way. Dinner was yummy, and the kids were really good at supper. Jack really enjoyed people watching in the restaurant.

Then we headed to Zoo Boo. We got parked and inside the zoo with little trouble, and the kids had a ball. We went inside to see some animals, and we saw this huge snake!

Jack stayed in the stroller most of the time, but he had a blast running around when we let him.

Jack loved playing with the candy and treats he got.

We played chase with our little Darth Vader all over the zoo :)

Trent and I rode one of the rides and had a ball.

We saw Fred, Keeley, and Christopher while we were there too.

We asked Trent if he was ready to go,and he said, "I am tired. Not sleepy tired, but my legs and feet are tired." We thought that was cute, and we headed to the exit. Once at the car, Trent wanted to take his costume off, and while I helped him I noticed he was doing the pee pee dance. We were parked in the field by the zoo, so I told him to just pee out of the door. I stood on the opposite side of the open door, and Trent let it loose. Little did I know he had to go so bad, and I ended up with soaked blue jeans. Great end to a CRAZY week, right? :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Trent the Artist :)

Trent came home from school yesterday with a prize. He won the coloring contest in his class. We are so proud of him!

Here is a picture of Trent with the picture that he colored and the prize that he won. :)

Trent said, "I colored my scarecrow VERY LONG!"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nanny and Papaw's House

Well, it has been a busy time around the Gatewood house lately. However, a little over a month ago, I told my parents that we would make the trek to their house over my Fall Break if they would be home.

I guess that they REALLY wanted us to come down because they made the trip from Alton, New Hampshire back to Centreville, Mississippi in 2 days. Wow! (That also made it hard for us to complain about the little 6 hour trip it took for us to go see them.)

Anyway, Trent LOVES his Nanny and Papaw's house. He is constantly talking about their toys. He informed me on Thursday that when we got to Nanny and Papaw's house, he was going to get the toys out from under the crib in the back room. He has an AWESOME memory!

We had a great time at my parents' house. We watched football, napped, and played some Canasta. My parents whipped us at cards, so we are already planning our revenge over Thanksgiving or Christmas. :)

Here are some pictures from our weekend...

Jack loved to bring me Sprites from the kitchen. I had quite a collection before it was all said and done.

Nanny and Papaw have an antique highchair, and we didn't put a belt around Jack to keep him buckled in.

Nanny's table became a fort...

Jack loves to do whatever Trent does. Monkey see, monkey do!

Jack liked to sit in my little rocking chair. So sweet!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kids = Messes

Ok... So we moved into this house right before Jack was born, and it had a few baby proofed areas already. A few cabinets in the kitchen were locked down, outlet covers, and a baby gate on the stairs came with the house.

Well, Jack started walking a couple of months ago which has meant that our house goes from clean to a mess in mere seconds. Very recently, he has started pulling things out of the cabinets that aren't locked down.

I took all of his baby food in jars out of the cabinet so that he couldn't break them. I just put them up on the counter out of his reach. Well, his Nana came for a visit last weekend, and she helped me by cleaning up a few things - like putting the baby food back in the cabinet. I am sure that you can guess what happened. By the end of the day, we had cleaned up two broken baby food jars and returned the others back to the counter.

After those two episodes, I told Matt that baby proofing the kitchen was a priority ASAP.

On Monday night, Jack started running a fever. Matt stayed home with him on Tuesday and took him to see Dr. Ellis. He has another upper respiratory infection, so he got some Zithromax and Donatussin. I stayed home on Wednesday with him.

Overall, he was pretty good that day. He played independently, and we watched some Barney (his favorite thing EVER). Nana called, so I went to sit on the couch and talk. Next thing I know, I hear glass scraping against more glass. I ran into the kitchen just in time to see one of my favorite Pyrex dishes in Jack's hands. I said, "No, Jack." Then Jack chucked the bowl and glass flew everywhere.

Then the crying started. I walked barefooted through the glass to get my screaming baby boy, and I put him in the high chair while I commenced to cleaning the kitchen floor.

Needless to say, I got Jack dressed and headed to Target. We bought safety locks for the cabinets.

On another note...
We have started letting Trent dress himself for bed. This makes for some funny pajama outfits - Batman shirt with Mickey Mouse shorts, Christmas shirt, with Spiderman pants, etc. One night last week, Trent came out in a Spiderman shirt (I think) and black Batman pants. We told him to go brush his teeth, and when he came back his pants were covered in white. Of course, I asked, "What did you do?"

When I went into the bathroom, I saw that he had dumped an entire bottle of baby powder out in my bathroom. Luckily, it was a small bottle.

So, my theory stands true...