Monday, October 29, 2007

Carving pumpkins

Last night we carved pumpkins. I can't remember the last time I carved pumpkins, maybe highschool? I'm not sure, but I had forgotten how much fun it could be. We bought one of those little pumpkin carving kits, and those little knifes have come a long way! They certainly beat a kitchen knife. Jadon was very interested in the whole thing. He kept asking for a "hampkin please". He is crazy about napkins, and he doesn't really like to be dirty. But soon he forgot all about them and was having a good time cleaning out the pumpkin.

When he had had enough of pumpkin carving, it was time for a nice warm bubble bath. Xian finished up the rest of the carving, and had the pumpkins waiting for us when bathtime was over. (I am not sure why he put them on the couch like that, but Jay sure found it funny) I will have to add a picture of them lite up later!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

We took Jay to the pumpkin patch this past weekend. It was the first trip ever to a pumpkin patch. Jay has been talking nonstop about pumpkins ever since they started showing up at the grocery stores earlier this month. We googled and found an Organic Pumpkin farm in the San Pasqual area. I was hoping to find a patch with a hayride, but this one was still nice.

Here are the boys as they set off on the pumpkin patch adventure.

It took Jay a long time to find the right one. I think we looked at every pumpkin in the whole field. He wanted to find a "baby pumpkin", and a "mama Dadapapa pumpkin". He is so funny. He also said "heavy pumpkin" for the first time! We are so excited that he is finally starting to talk!

When we were paying for the pumpkins Jadon noticed some "blue corn", and really wanted it. He was very excited to have corn, that he is sure is from his Aunt Cat's farm. We've had to hid that piece of corn because he was determined to eat it! We were hoping to go to another pumpkin patch again before Halloween, but with all the fires out here, I'm not sure if that will happen or not. (We had to leave early after Xian got something in his eye, and Jay was freaking out over dirt getting in his shoes) I really wanted a nice hot cup of apple cider, but it was so hot outside, we decided to get iced coffee at starbucks instead.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Getting a good picture of Jay has been somewhat difficult lately! He has to say "CHEESE" everytime his picture is taken. He gets REALLY into it. Here is a series of different stages of him cheesing up for the camera. These photos crack me up! He picked out his own clothes this day. He has such an opinion about what he wears.

Monday, October 8, 2007

We still need our afternoon nap here!

We are so excited that Grandma, Grandad, and Aunt Kelly are coming to visit. They arrive on Tuesday so Sunday was spent doing all the fun things you do when company is coming, like cleaning, getting guest room(s) ready, grocery shopping etc. And when nap time came around for little Jay, we decided to all go for a nice long swim. Maybe not the smartest idea, but it sure was fun. (Plus we figured maybe he didn't need his nap since he decided to sleep in, which is very unheard of around here)

But by the time dinner rolled around he starting to get crabby. Xian was sweet enough to offer to make dinner. After a few bites, Jay fell asleep in his highchair, still clutching his garlic bread! I had to grab the camera and snap a few pictures.

He hasn't fallen asleep on his own without books/songs/drinks of water please, in over a year. Of coarse, he wasn't out for the night, and that late 6:00 nap, kept him engergized until almost midnight!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Not so Terrible Two's

Everyone is always talking about the terrible two's! Well, Jadon is now 2 years and 4 months old, and I think for us the terrible times came early. Around 18 months, tantrums around here were crazy. There was all the typical behaviors like screaming, kicking, biting, thrashing around, and more screaming, all those not so fun toddler things. He could carry on for quite a long time too. We live in a townhouse and I for a while was quite worried that our neighbors would complain, and we'd be house hunting once again. But really I think we have past the worst of this age already.

But the other day, Jadon got quite upset. He wanted "more ABO Crackers Please". He is obsessed with "Very Vanilla Letter of the Day, Sesame Street Organic Cookies", and when his snack of them was gone, and I offered him fruit instead of his most favorite cookies, the tears started rolling and he started crying under the train table. I thought we might be into a long crying spell. I offered him grapes, and other snacks, but he kept on crying for the ABO crackers. Tried playing his favorite CD, and taking out the puppets, but he still wanted to stay under the table. I had my camera close by so I took the first picture. I didn't know if it would make him more upset or not, but I figured I could take the chance. I haven't had the chance to have any crying photos of him lately anyway. But who would of guessed it would have turned his mood completely around. Then he was trying to smile with all of his might! And kept begging for "more cheese please". I have dozens of photos from this time because he just got really into getting his picture taken. He was sad when my memory card ran out of pictures, but at least he was in a much happier mood then!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The beginning

I've been thinking about a more public blog for a while now. I want this blog's focus to be mostly Jadon and mostly pictures of our day to day life of a SAHM with an energetic crazy two year old! I am vowing to keep everything public here too. Forget all the filters, locked posts, and all that jazz. If it's written here it's for anyone to read enjoy and see!