Saturday, November 14, 2009
Anyway, It was such a beautiful day today and the crowds today weren't nearly as bad as the last time we went, and I ran into a few new friends from the running club I recently joined, so it was just all around a great day. (Yeah, I just said running club. I am hoping they will help motivate me to get my rear back in shape. When I remind myself that i ran a 26.2 mile marathon 4 years ago and now I can barely run 2 miles without cramping up & quitting, I feel really sad that I've let my fitness go. The girls are all moms like me and they like running and some of them are trying to train for a half-marathon or some other event, so I'm just excited to see where it takes me.) Anyway, back to Dewberry Farm. Here are some of my favorite pictures from today.
Precious girls finding precious minerals
My middle pumpkin
A nice family on the hayride took our family's picture:
You can see all our pigtails in these pictures. Laney's were too cute!
I love Laney in this picture. She was on the bale of hay.
I can't believe we got them all to actually look at the camera at the same time. I'd pick them all!
Avery played on the swings in the hay FOREVER!
I remember when Avery wore these overalls that Tatum has on. I thought they were the longest overalls I had ever seen. Now my little Tate is about to outgrow them!!
We showed up to the "Dairy Classroom" just in time to see the farmer milk this precious jersey cow named Annabel. She looked into my eyes and she knew that I knew. We had a moment. We understood each other. I've never felt such an inner bond with a cow before.
They must have gone down this roller slide 87 times.
Thanks Dewberry Farm for another fun fall day! We'll be back next year.
Prayer Request: Please say a prayer for my sweet Dad. He started bleeding again today similar to what happened a couple years ago when he lost all the blood in his body and we almost lost him. Thankfully he is stable and he is staying in the hospital tonight for observation, but no one knows what is causing the bleeding. Pray that God will heal him and pray for my mom & dad to be comforted and at peace. THANKS so much!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Purple pajama party!!
So what did the tooth fairy do for Avery's first tooth? I happened to have this cute note card in my stationary stash, so here's the note that was under her pillow when she woke up, along with $1.00 and a page of cute pumpkin stickers (they were put on the note later on). Thankfully she has no concept of money, so she thought she was rich with her $1.00 bill. She very proudly put it in her piggy bank. Both this note and her tooth are now safely tucked away in her baby box.
She had her last soccer game on Saturday, and although she really improved throughout the season and she tried her best, she really did not like soccer. She told me very matter-of-factly that she would like it if she never had to play soccer again. She told everyone that she was going to do dance instead of soccer now. I'm hoping she "gets" dance a little better than she did soccer! It's so funny how God works... I am absolutely thrilled at the thought of her being a little ballerina or gymnast, even if that is the furthest thing in the world from what I would naturally have chosen for her to do. I have had so much fun researching the different dance classes around town and seeing all the fun things she will learn. I can't wait to see where it is she finds her niche.
Here's the girls in their bunk beds!
Tatum is not allowed to get in Avery's bed, so sometimes Avery gets in Tatum's bed to snuggle.
Tonight I got to witness Brian, the Tooth-master, at work. After brushing her teeth, he & Avery were looking in the bathroom mirror, just wiggling the second loose tooth around. Then he told Avery to scream & yell, and as she was enjoying hearing herself scream he yanked her second tooth out of her mouth! I thought to myself, that is genius! My man has skills! So here she is tonight with her TWO bottom teeth missing.
The adult tooth from the one that came out last week is already peeking through her gum and my goodness, is it crooked! I guess we better start saving up for braces!