Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Once upon a Fall....

....there was the sweetest little MacGruber and his Mama who played and played wishing the beautiful weather could stay forever and the big bad winter would stay away!  Unfortunately, winter is just around the corner and what may be the last day of gorgeous weather is behind us.  But, that's not say we haven't enjoyed every second of it.  We always do, MacGruber!  That's how we rollllll....

As you always say, MacGruber, "This is a fun day Mama.  I like fun days."  Well, this has been a fun couple of weeks too!  Between the sunshine, cool air, visits to the Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo, playdates with your best pals and all in all, just soaking up the delicious sunshine, we have been busy.

Two silly monkey's!  And, you are totally saying "cheese" rather than cheesing!

For some reason, this is how "painting" always ends up in our house!

A day of fun and your attempt at phasing out naps!  See MacGruber!?  You still need your sleep kiddo!

Pizza dough in the bread machine...you, Mr. Chef., were amazed at this process!**
**Please note, I did not leave my child recklessly balancing on the edge of the counter!  I did back away from him just for photography sake!



Green Meadows Petting Farm was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
The goats were the first animals we visited and you thought they were awesome!

The kitty barn with Miss A!  Does life get any better!?

Bunnies and chicks and ducklings, oh my!!  We got to hold and pet and love on some adorable little pets!

Tractor time!

Riding the bumpy hayride for the second time!  We all laughed so hard, and thought this was such a blast!  Your favorite part was all the mud we drove right through!

MacGruber and Lad
I was so proud of you riding the horse all by yourself!  You just jumped right on this big guy!  I was waving and shouting, "Yay MacGruber!  I am SO proud of you!" I even got a little teary-eyed!  (I'm a total baby over my boy!!)

Ahhh..my MacGruber sweet cheeks! 
With "trick or treatin'" right around the corner, and the BIG third birthday soon after, life will continue to be full of excitement and fun!  I can't wait to post about MacG's super adorable Chef costume and the birthday celebration we have planned! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bedtime Chats

I love those nights when the bedtime routine is a breeze and you are filled with cuddles and stories for me.  Tonight, was one of those nights.  You continually asked me to "get closer, Mama, get closer" until I was just about lying on top of you, then you giggled hysterically! 

Lately, you don't want to read bedtime stories, but hear stories.  You often interject your own thoughts and hijack my story.  Once you start talking though you say, "C'mon Mama, keep talkin." The stories we tell are mostly about our day together, but with Momo (your monkey lovey!) as the main character.  Momo rides a strider bike, Momo goes to the fishy store with Dada..it's very sweet and funny and I love that you want to "write" your own stories. 

The thoughts that come into your sweet little head as your eyelids get heavy, secretly make me giggle.  I have to pull the blanket over my face so  you don't see me laughing.  Tonight you told me about the fishies with legs at the store today.  You and Dada saw those white fishies and thought they were so cool.  I asked the name of the fishies and you told me to ask Daddy!

You also told me this story,
"Mama, that guy has dip on his face."
"What guy, bubba?" I asked.
"The guy on Scooby Doo.  He ate a big fat hotdog and then had dip on his face.  It was soooo red."
I proceeded to remind you that the "dip" was ketchup and then you told me all about the yellow dip (mustard) you saw too! 
I'm not sure what made you think of the "dip" story as you were falling asleep, but it was a very important thought you felt needed to be shared right as you were dozing off! 

I hope you always (well until you're in high school or so!!) have bedtime chats with me, MacGruber!  I love hearing the most important and memorable parts of your day.  Sometimes, I think how nice it will be when you're a really big boy and you don't need bedtime stories or snuggles.  But then, I realize that that moment will come too soon and I will be wishing for it back.  My time with you is so precious, sweet boy!  

Thanks for sharing all your very important dip stories with me, MacGruber.  They are the best stories I have ever heard!