Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fort Gordon's Octoberfest

Saturday was just going to be a quick trip to the base but there ended up being a carnival going on. So the boys and I went and checked it out. It was mostly big rides but they had a tent set up for little kids, and the boys had such a good time! Who would think that a kiddy pool filled with balls would make Declan laugh hysterically and Ian was loving the dinosaurs there. Here are just a few pictures I took.

Day Out With Thomas

Today was a beautiful, cool fall day and we spent the day in Cordele, Ga at A Day Out With Thomas. For those of you that don't know, Ian is a HUGE Thomas fan! If it has anything to do with Thomas and Friends, Ian is going to beg for it! So far we have kept it pretty under control, but it looks like this Christmas might push us over the edge! Today was beautiful and fun, but very exhausting! I'm sure you'll be able to tell from the looks on our faces. Totally worth the 8-9 hours spent in the car getting there and back!

Ryan and Ian riding on the train. They don't look alike or anything!

Declan and a very tired mommy riding on the train. He really enjoyed looking out the window.

Ian playing at the Imagination Station tent! He loved all those train sets!

Daddy and Ian hangin out with Thomas. Ian was so not in the mood for pictures, as usual.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

October in Augusta, GA

Today was a beautiful and unseasonably warm day in Augusta so we had to play outside! We just went to the playground near our apartment but it was still fun. It's so odd to be in shorts in October but I'm not complaining!
Declan really like the whole mulch on the ground thing. He decided to taste test it and came to the conclusion that it wasn't as good as it looks.

Ian was such a stinker! To get him to slow down long enough for me to take his picture is a feat in it's self! This is his serious look since he wasn't in the mood to smile.

After much persuasion I finally got Ian to go down the slide with Declan, but waiting for me to take a picture of it was just too much for him. Declan on the other hand found it very funny.

Declan wanted to be like his brother and try to climb, with me holding on to him, of course.
Ian loves going down the slide but loves sending his cars down even more!

We also got Declan's hair cut for the first time. He was such a trooper, he didn't even cry. It was sad for me because I think he looks so much more like a little boy not rather than my baby. As soon as I scan the picture I will post it for you guys.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Just Getting Started

Since we are so far from most of our family (Augusta, GA) and recently found out that we will be even farther (Anchorage, AK), I figured now would be a good time to share what is going on with us.  
Ian and Declan are getting so big! Declan just took his first steps on Sunday while we were at Ryan's parents' house and his first two teeth broke through today.  Ian is talking up a storm more and more every day. 
Ryan and I just celebrated out 5th wedding anniversary and enjoyed a lovely evening out with our dear friend and neighbor watching the boys!  Babysitters are a wonderful thing and we owe her!
I recently started running and am currently training for my first 5K.  Ryan has been a runner forever and I finally gave in.  He talked about how great it is for so many years I was bound to give in eventually.  I actually really enjoy it and really look forward to my first race.