"...God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me."

- Gen. 21:6

Thursday, November 17

turning 4

 He's been looking forward to his birthday for months! He practiced holding up 4 fingers so he could tell everyone he was 4 on his special day (he does 3 like his mommy...putting his pointer and thumb together...kinda silly!)  He may have peaked at a couple gifts early, but that didn't stop his excitement when he got to actually open them!
He's still obsessed with trains and was super happy to get more train stuff from both sets of Grandparents!
When it came time for cake; which he couldn't stop talking about all day, he got a little freaked out by the candles and refused to get near them, so daddy had to help blow them out.

Both boys' love trains and quickly got to looking at the list of other toys available in the collection and picking out what ones they wanted...
I think this is all he ate of the cake I worked so hard on...oh well.

and of course, no birthday is truly complete without balloons! this is my boys' favorite part about birthdays...getting to play with balloons!

It was fun to see him so excited about his birthday and its so fun to watch him grow and become his own little personality...strong and stubborn as it is!!!

Tuesday, November 1

Pumpkin Patch & Halloween

Chase got to go on his very first field trip for school! They went to a local orchard/pumpkin patch and he had a blast! He loved riding the tractor and picking hid own pumpkin and apple from the farm!
He also did awesome in the corn maze! I let him lead the way and he found all the little hidden attractions inside the maze all on his own. His favorite was the slide...

 Chase loved the pumpkin patch so much that we decided to go back again a couple days later as a family. It was a little chilly, but the boys still loved it! Chase kept talking about the tractor ride and was so glad he got to go on it again.

 This was the best we could do as a family picture...not sure why Chase wouldn't show his face!
 We couldn't drag him away from these little mini tractors!

 My city cowboy!
 For halloween this year, Chase finally decided he wanted to be a monster truck after looking at dozens of costume pictures online. I wanted to make the boys' costumes this year so this was going to be a task!
 They looked so great and they loved their costumes!
I got the pattern for the trucks from this website;
I ran out of time so I had to improvise a little, but they still had fun!