Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

From Beauty and the Beast!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Corn Maze

We had quite the fun afternoon at the Jackson Country Connection Corn Maze in LaPlata a couple weekends ago. I think Molly would of stayed there for days and been happy. She especially loved the giant slide and bouncy house. The actual corn maze was just kind of a sideline deal for her. I thought she might be a little afraid to go down this slide all by herself, but she didn't hesitate.

Wessie just kind of had to look around from the stroller. There wasn't too much that he could participate in yet, but he had fun too. He posed for some pictures and enjoyed playing in the hay. Molly also loved the hay bale animals. There was a giant caterpillar (below), spider & pig.

We also made a stop at the pumpkin patch on the way home so we could pick our pumpkins out of the field. It's so much more fun than getting them at the grocery store!

Molly, of course, picked the "Big Daddy Pumpkin" for her own. Wes slept in the car for this stop, but we picked him out a good one too--just not quite so big.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

8 Months

Our little Wessie turned 8 months old last week. He now weighs in at 20 lbs and is 28 inches long and wears 12 month sized clothes. He is SO close to crawling. He can get up on all fours and rocks. He has even figured out how to move his hands but his knees just haven't followed yet. He can now get from his belly to sitting up on his own and has pulled up on several chairs, tables, etc. He's still enjoying solid foods and eats up just about anything we feed him. He got to try meat (turkey) for the first time on his 8 month birthday. The only thing he has refused to eat has been diced peaches. He makes a face like they are just too sour. With his ever increasing mobility he keeps Molly & I very busy pulling things out of his mouth. He is a very busy boy!

Riding in the stroller.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

September Happenings

September was such a busy & fun month for us. The first big deal was the Knox County Corn Fest where Molly was big enough this year to participate in lots of the activities! First of all was the parade where she discovered that if you wave, you get lots more candy thrown to you. Let's just say she filled her bag for sure!

Enjoying the parade.
Then there was the Corn Scramble. Quarters are hid in a big wagon full of corn and they put all the 3-4 year old girls in there together and see who can come up with the most quarters. Molly ended up with 3, which tied her for first. She won 2 dollar coins and a candy bar so she was very happy!

Find those quarters!
She also participated in the Pedal Tractor Pull ending up 3rd and getting her picture in the paper with her big medal. She was lucky enough to borrow a frog from a friend and got to be in the frog jumping contest also. Her frog got loose just before the competition and jumped really far with me chasing it...but when it came time for it's jumps to actually count it was rather disappointing. Still fun though. She also got to go on a train ride and jumped in the bouncy house. What a day!
Wes & Dad
Wessie was too little to participate in much of the Corn Fest (we refuse to do baby contests), and although he slept through the parade he did enjoy hanging out with Dad.

Other than the Corn Fest, we also made one big trip to Montana for my best friend's wedding and to visit family. It was a very busy 10 days! It was really nice that Molly had her own seat on the flight--so much more room, and Wes was a pretty good traveler. Here is a photo from the wedding. Molly was the Flower Girl and I was the Maid of Honor. It was SO gorgeous!

Waiting for the Bride's arrival.
Now, we are back home and enjoying the little things. Molly & I made our very first apple pie and Wes started swinging in the outdoor swing. Such fun!
My pie helper!

Swinging with some help from Sister!

Double Take

Back when Molly was 4 months old, I took this photo of her and it has been one of my favorites! When Wes was 4 months old, I made an attempt to try to create the same picture with him.
Molly-4 months
There was one problem with my plan. It turns out Wessie was too big for the box so he was very unhappy and uncooperative! Here is the one shot I got of him before he totally lost it. Geez...what a chunk compared to Molly!
Wessie-4 months
The good news is Sister Baby fits just great and really wanted her picture taken with her big sister Molly. What a deal. Look how much Molly has changed in 3 years!

Molly & Sister Baby-ready to pose as always.

5, 6 & 7 Months

Wow! It has been over 3 months since my last post. I guess 2 kids + a busy summer doesn't leave much time for the blog. Well...I will give it another shot & try to keep it updated. Here is a little growth chart update for Wessie who is now 7 months old!

5 months old! Meeting lots of family for the first time (Grandpa Monty & Great Grandma Be)!
Unfortunately, my Grandpa Max passed away in July, so Wes & I made a last-minute trip to Montana for the funeral. Although under very sad circumstances, it was a great opportunity to spend time with family and for everyone to meet Wes. He was a good boy on his first flights and overall a good traveler for being such a little guy.
6 months old! Eating lots of new foods!
In August, Wes turned 6 months old and started eating all kinds of fruits & vegetables. We haven't given him anything that he hasn't liked yet & he goes crazy for Cheerios!

7 months old. Sitting up really good!
September was a big month for us. 10 days were spent in Montana for my best friend's wedding and we all made the trip this time. Here is Wessie with his Grandma Leila. He has changed so much in the last 3 months. He is weaned onto formula and is such a happy boy. He even said "Mama"!