Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

We went to a pumpkin patch with the Crews, it's tradition.

 Noah = Captian America, Ivy = lady bug, Malia = police officer,
Tyler = Superman, Dylan = Spiderman, Isaac = Captain America

P.S. I'm way behind on blogging.  Thank goodness for a wonderful husband who not only takes care of dinner plans, playing w/ the boys, carving pumpkins, and taking most of the above pictures while I held Tyler, but he bloggs too!  Tyler is now 2 months old and I have yet to post his onesie picture.  It's a little crazy around here w/ watching the Crews again and with being busy w/ 2-3 photo shoots/week.  I'm mentally prepared to not be stressed out though, plus I'm not the PCDHA pres and YW pres like this time last year. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

After the Fall Festival (posted by Steven)

Dylan & Isaac weren't ready to go home after the festival, so on the way home we stopped by Philippe Park in Safety Harbor.  I had never been to this park, but I recently read about the indian mound there.  So after some time on the playground, we went on a walk to the mound.  For most of the pictures, Dylan and Isaac growled (in case we ran into any indians).  I got them to smile for some photos.
First, playtime: 

 Up the indian mound:

 Some smiling photos:

Prepared for an indian attack:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Festival- Oct 29th (posted by Steven)

Tiffany had some photo shoots Saturday afternoon, so they boys (minus Baby Tyler) took a trip to a Fall Festival at a farm in Oldsmar.  We went to the same festival last year, but I forgot a camera.  So this year, I made sure I had one.  Last year, Isaac didn't want hold the snake or ride the horses, but this year, he was brave enough for both. 

Some rides:

They got to feed goats, sheep, little pigs, a minature donkey, and llamas:

Roasting marshmallows:

Snakes- Fear Factor Event 1:

Ponys- Fear Factor Event 2:
Dylan got to go on the horses twice, because Isaac didn't want to go the first time

What's that on Big Bird's neck?
Did Elmo swallow Dylan?
Why did they paint a trash can into the background?

Rattlesnake Festival- Oct 15th (posted by Steven)

While Tiffany was upstairs changing Tyler's diaper, Dylan, Isaac, and I snuck out of the house and went to the Rattlesnake Festival.  Apparently, there is a place called San Antonio, Florida about an hour north in Pasco County that holds a Rattlesnake Festival the 3rd weekend in October since 1967.  I just found out about this in 2011.  We saw a reptile show, a snake show, ate corn on the cob and kumquat pie, and the kids got their faces painted.  They also got to pet a snake, see a baby tiger, panther, and a couger. 

Just in case you didn't believe that this place existed:

This is an alligator snapping turtle:

 This is a big snake:
 Corn on the cob:
 Face painting:

Back at home:

We'll see you next year, San Antonio, Florida!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tyler, 8 weeks, still sleepy

 I have the best baby ever.  He makes me want to have another.  Not any time soon, but I do forsee another pregnancy.  If he were a crying handfull, I'd probably be DONE! 

He sleeps a lot still.  He's a good nurser.  He doesn't cry much, and when it is, I can barely hear him - and it's often just because he's really sleepy again.  When he wakes up, I know because I hear hiccuping from the other room.  He doesn't cry when he wakes up. 

Yesterday was a good day.  Besides forgetting to put our dinner out in the sun oven, that is.  I was on time to take Dylan to school, the boys to Corrie's, and to work.  I had good patients and was booked.  I then was leaving for lunch when Bevin called, "have a good lunch!"  I said, "I have a can of soup, lunch won't be good, but seeing Tyler and Isaac will be good."  I got to Corrie's and Tyler was awake in the swing.  She told me that he was probably hungry, so I nursed him to sleep.  I put him back in the swing and pumped the rest.  Corrie got me a tall glass of water and made me a turkey sandwich which was delicious!  I got to see Isaac and Noah play happily with their shirts off.  Isaac was reaching under Ivy's crib with a long broom handle to try to get a toy.  Silly kids.  I went back to work fed and happy with a big smile thinking of all the people who bless my life.  I had a card from a patient waiting for me congratulating me on my baby.  I showed my brag book to some patients who all loved it and asked who the photographer was - not my intention, but still makes me giggle inside.  One said, "you should start a business!" 

We ate Ramen Noodles and green smoothies for dinner, probably yummier then the spaghetti squash that had been on the menu.  It was a good day. 

Today, after a day of carpooling, napping, and planking, I took some pictures of my cutie. 
It's dificult because he sleeps so much.  I called my friend who texted back that she had a sleeping baby on her.  I took a picture similar to this one to send back and loved it.  I can't get my pics off of my rinky dink cell phone, so tried to take one with my heavy camera.  I'm too close, so I had to hold it way above my head to get this, and luckily the focus is okay.  I love it b/c this is my wonderful view. 
And over my shoulder, this is my other wonderful view.   The focus isn't good, but that's ok. 
 Tyler falls asleep.  I love him.  I always multi-task, but like to just sit and stare at him sometimes.  Everything else will be okay.  This is where I need to be. 
Oh yea, back to the pictures of Tyler from before I went in to feed him:

 He smiles about once/day and talks/coos about once/day.  He can't hold his head up well at ALL yet.  He doesn't hate tummy time though like my others did.  He won't get mad.  He'll just rest when his neck gets tired.  He's too wabbly to get a good picture.  I have to hold him tight.  He likes to be swaddled still too. 
here's a spit bubbles picture for you. ok, it's for me, not you.