Sunday, October 23, 2011

Apple Jack's

Sunday morning we headed out to Apple Jack's Orchard in Delano.

The kids had a great time running, running and running some more.

Last year when we went to the orchard Olivia spent most of the time in the stroller as she was not even walking yet. This year the stroller did not even come with us and there is no way Olivia would have anything to do with riding in a stroller.

Last year our timid little 3 year old did not want anything to do with the pony rides but this year our big 4 year old could not wait to give the pony ride a try.

Ben helped Olivia up to the top of the hay pile and they thought they were pretty cool standing up there.

Grandpy joined us and we all enjoyed the wagon ride around the orchard.

I think Grandpy came just so he could try out the apple cannon. This was the favorite activity last year and I don't think things have changed much. I don't know who has more fun with this Ben or Grandpy.

All smiles all morning long!!

Right before the rain came the kids took a ride in the cow train that is pulled by a tractor.

Even with a little rain at the end of our trip the kids loved the orchard and it was a great family morning.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Fun

The last few weekends have been filled with Fall Fun! We made a quick stop at the Minnetonka Apple Orchard last weekend to help Vinny celebrate his 1st Birthday. The kids loved the little train ride behind the tractor, especially with Daddy along for the ride.

October 16th was here before we knew it and our little boy was turning 4!! We had a little party on Sunday night with family and a few friends. Ben picked out his cake, a CARS cake was his choice.

Murrays joined our family gathering and Ben was so excited to have his buddy Cullen at the party to help celebrate.

He did not lack love, attention or gifts that day. He cannot tell time yet but still insisted he wanted a watch for his birthday. Grandpa and Grandma across the street came through.

(as a side note this morning he said " we have to go in 5 minutes, that is what my watch says, mom")

Thanks to all who helped celebrate with Ben!

This weekend was also filled with firsts for Olivia. Friday night we moved her into her NEW room and her Big Girl bed. We did family story time, gave her kisses and walked away. She gave me a little sad lip but then we did not hear a peep out of her. She has done great every night since.

She just looks so little in that big bed.

So once the swing set was moved across the fence it needed a few new parts. It now has a new rock wall, ladder that is safe for Olivia and a new slide thanks to Grandpy and Grandma. The kids love it!

Thanks Grandpy and Grandma for our new toys that will provide us years of fun!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Grass At Last!

This week we finally got our grass! It took over 14,000 sq ft of sod to cover the front and 2/3 of the back yard but it looks great. Now it is time to water, water and water some more. I also got the front of the house painted so slowly but surely we are making progress and hopefully before the snow flies the outside will be done.

Monday my mom and I spent the day getting Olivia's new room ready. We need a few more details but we hope to move her in there next weekend.
We are one step closer to being ready for Baby K #3