Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Well, I have not been able to keep up with the blog. Since I can't find the time, partly because the 10 minutes I do spend on the computer is usually on Facebook, I am going to have to take a break from the blog. Since John takes the computer to work I don't have computer access all day and my nights are increasingly chaotic. I promise be a good blogger when I have more time!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Weekend Blogger

Okay, so it's looking like I an not able to blog as much as I thought I would be able to. Oh well, I will get to it when I can I guess. The big event last week was a visit from Uncle Jeff. We had a great time showing Jeff all the sites of Williamsburg. Sam especially enjoyed "driving" Jeff's car!
The weather has been beautiful so we have been able to take lots of trips to the park and do some hiking as well. Sam is totally in his element when we are outside. He loves talking about the leaves changing and has found interest in climbing trees. Owen seems to already be a fan of the outdoors as well. I always have Owen in the Bjorn when we are walking in the woods and he looks straight up at all the trees above. Like Sam, he seems content outside.

Halloween was a blast. Sam and I literally ran to every house. I am not sure what excited him most, trick or treating or holding the flashlight. He insisted on running through the entire neighborhood. I did have a proud moment- he chose to eat an apple instead of his candy when we came home from trick or treating. John, Owen, and Uncle Jeff stayed at the house to hand out candy.

Tomorrow is the big day! We will be going to the polls as a family. We will be there when they open. Not because we want to be there at 6:00am but because we might as well considering our children are not aware of the time change and they are up before the sun.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A little grown up time

Finally! John and I got to go out for a few hours on Saturday night. We went to see Trey Anastasio play in Ricmond- we had a great time. Jen and Craig watched the boys and we had a night out! Thanks to Craig for the VIP tickets!! After a wonderful breakfast yesterday with Jen and Lily we headed back to Williamsburg. Sam and Lily had so much fun playing together. It's so fun to see Lily walking around. She and Sam are sure to be great friends. I can't help but thinking that phase when the babies go from babies to toddlers is bittersweet. In our case, we are expieriencing the transition from toddler to little boy and it is a little heartbreaking at times.

My friend Ellen had invited us all to her house for a cook out and Kayaking yesterday so Owen and I did that while Sam and John watched the Skins. It was a beautiful day and everyone was more than happy to watch Owen so that I could Kayak for a bit. As usual, he was as sweet and charming as ever.

Today I took Sam and Owen to Jumping Joey's so that Sam could get out some energy. After two hours of bouncing around it was time for a nap. I can't seem to get the boys to nap at the same time so still no naps for mom. I did however have yoga tonight so I guess I shouldn't complain. Sam has school tomorrow so maybe Owen and I will sneak in a nap...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Catching Up

I feel like I have so much to catch up on. Friday Owen and I joined Sam at school for a special activity. I asked Sam's teacher how he is doing in school. She said he is doing great but that he seems to be bored with the some of the activities she has planned. She also said that he is very active. I'm a teacher- I am familiar with teacher talk. At first I thought, "well he's bored because he's so bright right?" Then I remembered, that's teacher code for "He doesn't want to take part in activities that require sitting still." "Very active" is typically code for, "he runs and jumps on tables." Oh well, he loves school and they said they love him so that's all that matters I guess. Besides, he comes by it honestly. I can't sit still for more than 5 minutes and John is a self proclaimed daydreamer.

We babysat for some friends Saturday night so that was fun for all! Sunday, we finally made it to the pumpkin patch. We had been promising Sam we were going to go and we could not have gone on a better day. We all had a great time. Needless to say, Sam was very excited to ride tractors. I was very excited about the pumpkin pie. Owen was excited to be in the Bjorn with daddy all day while walking around the pumpkin patch. Later that day I took Sam to the grocery and he made two very big decisions. On the way to the store he told me he didn't want his ears anymore. He told me his are too soft and that he just really doesn't want them anymore. I told him he needed them to hear and he said he would just use Owen's.
He also decided that the lobsters in the tank in the seafood dept. were too scary. He's been freaked out by them for awhile but he finally decided that we couldn't go near them anymore.

Tomorrow it's off to another pumpkin patch! I will post pictures soon.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Festivities

This has been a beautiful weekend here in Williamsbug. Friday we had a great visit from Grandma and Grandpa. It was great to see them and Sam always loves having Grandpa to play with for a couple of hours. Yesterday morning we went to the farmer's market. We bought the most delicious cookies ever! There was also a John Deer Gator that Sam just had to sit on. Why does it seem that EVERYWHERE we go there is some sort of vehicle that Sam just has to sit on? After Sam's nap he got to visit the fire department, always a favorite activity. It's fire safety month so the fire station had an open house.

Today we went to a fall festival at Camp Chanco. It was actually a reunion of sorts for John. We got to see lots of friends and the boys got to go on a hayride. There was also a school bus there, which sam had to sit on. John and I decided to treat ourselves to some yummy Italian take out to end the busy weekend. I finally posted a couple of pictures from our trip to KY (below). I am still trying to figure out how to do a slideshow!!

The "worried" pumpkin we carved with Uncle Aaron at Gram and PawPaw's.

Our visit with Janelle in KY. We love our Janelle!