Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pumpkin Patching

We have the most darling pumpkin patch/produce store near us that has chickens and ducks and a pig named Penny haha!  The chickens just roam around and Tally was in heaven.  We played in the hay bales for a bit but he was WAY more interested in the animals.  He loves learning animal noises and was SO excited to see those ducks.  Just look at that face!  He was squealing with excitement!  One of the sisters in my ward just had a baby so I offered to take her boys with me to this little outing and I was cracking up at myself.  I had three carseats in my car and I was literally SWEATING because I was trying to keep track of three CRAZY energetic boys.  I made the mistake of going on a day that they had "story time" so the place was PACKED.  It's usually a pretty low key place haha.  Regardless, we all left in one piece (only a few tears), and Tally and I loved it so much that we went back at least 4 or 5 days during the month of October.  

^^ It's so hard to get him to smile for a picture but aren't those the cutest pumpkins?!^^

I was honestly crying I was laughing so hard while taking this picture.  This was a different outing, we went later in the day and we were pretty much the only people there so all of the chickens were out and Tally was following them around and trying to mimic how they were walking!! haha!! 

Ok and these last two photos just make me smile.  I feel like a lot of these pictures just embody Tally's personality.  He's such a goofball, and he can get SO excited over the smallest things.  That's probably one of my most favorite things about him right now!  Like today we went to the dog park with some friends and when he threw the dog's toy and the dog ran to go get it he was ECSTATIC!  He thought it was the greatest thing.  I love seeing the world through his eyes.  

Cox Hill Farm + Family Night At Costco

For family night Braedon supervised me at Costco ;) and after we shopped we shared a slice of pizza and a hot dog....and don't forget the frozen yogurt swirl.  Our weekly phrase ends up being "Is it family home evening or family home eating??" Cause we're all about the food over here.  

^^ Lately Tally insists on walking down the stairs ALL BY HIMSELF^^

October is my absolute FAVORITE month of the year.  I love the crisp fall air, the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, pumpkin cookies, halloween decorations, haunted houses, halloween parties... everything!  It's just my favorite.  This was our first activity to kick of the fall season.  I went to Cox Hill Farms with a friend and her little boy and we had so much fun.  I love how Tally isn't afraid to do anything.  We rode all of the slides, played in the hay bales, and spent the majority of our time near a wooden train that Tally was ecstatic over!  We shared an apple cider donut, and a slice of greasy pizza, and played till Tally was covered in dirt and SO tired.  I know it's been a good day when I put Tally in the bath and he has dirt stuck between his toes haha!  There is just something so cute about a little boy with dirt under his fingernails. After his bubble bath we snuggled up on the couch in our jammies and I fully enjoyed his warm little body sprawled out on my lap and smelling + kissing his head about a million times while we watched Winnie The Pooh.  

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Catch Up

I started this post two months ago. TWO MONTHS AGO!  So you'll just have to laugh when you read my "goal" below.  At least my intentions were there! haha!
Lately I feel like I am always playing catch up on this little online journal of mine!  We are making so many memories and Tally is doing and saying the funniest things, and I just don't want to forget any of it.  My new goal is to try to blog weekly.  Hopefully these memories can be shared with my kids as they get older, and it will be something Braedon and I will enjoy looking back on.  

Toddlers, man!  They are hilarious.  They try you in every way imaginable.  They test your patience, they push buttons, they throw tantrums that make you want to pretend they aren't yours....(wait, is that just me???).  BUT, they are SO FUN.  At least I think so.  Tally 100% makes up for any of his "bad days" through all of the incredibly SWEET things he does.  He has me laughing one minute, and my heart melting the next.  

This morning he squeezed one of those food pouches so hard that half of it squirted out onto his outfit and was then stomped into my carpet.  Somehow he got ahold of a crayon and drew blue "art" on my kitchen tile.  The lasagna that he LOVED last night was served for lunch and thrown straight to the floor, then rubbed into his freshly washed hair.  But when I laid him down for his nap he snuggled right into me, gave me a kiss, and then started tickling my arm while whispering "soooooft".  And suddenly I'm not mad anymore.  Suddenly all of those "bad things" are just good stories, and someday, I'm sure, funny memories.  And now an iPhone photo dump for your viewing pleasure...

^^ Probably one of my favorite Tally photos ^^
When we ask Tally where his nose is, he immediately does this! haha! Picks his nose! Such a boy. And he says, "doooon't" while doing it because he knows that's exactly what we will say!  

I have a feeling we will look back on this photo someday of Braedon in his white coat and Tally's little smile and it will make us so happy.  Cutest duo ever.  

^^ The National Zoo ^^

And I really have nothing else to write cause it feels like these photos were foreverrrr ago haha.