Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Theodore 11 months and counting!

Theodore 11 months and counting! Updates on this little man: 19 lbs (more than Charlene at this same age!) Free standing in middle of the floor by himself (possibly walking by Christmas), loves to empty the dishwasher, knows how to put things where they go (this surprised us), loves bath time, is a BIG meat eater, loves to give hugs, he loves to cuddle with stuffed animals, plays with Shelby and teaches Shelby patience as he pulls on her ears and hair. He will even throw her toys for her which she loves. He is also fascinated with anything and everything that is electronic (takes after his dad), does a super fast crawl when I scream "he's a wild animal" (he actually zig zags back and forth which is hilarious!), likes to stand in his high chair to eat, and there is one more thing...but you will have to look at the last two pictures to see what it is.

Before we landed with the picture above, I thought it might be a cute idea to have the cotton fields by our house as the background. Well we had to cross the irrigation ditch which Charlene was afraid of, so we had to hold her and jump which therefore the camera hit her in the head and her screaming and grabbing for us ended with keeping Theodore's attention so that idea was spoiled.

and that last thing that thing that Theodore is into?? yes that would be the doggie door! At first he would just stick his hand out...but then slowly it has crept to sticking his head out. I have a feeling there is going to be a day where I find him outside. LOL

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

St. George: Temple, Breakfast with a Witch & The Pumpkin Patch

After Vegas we drove up to St. George to go to a "real" pumpkin patch. The first day we got there we went to check out the temple. It was so bright outside, and the temple is PURE white that it was hard to even look at.

Theodore had his first touch of pure dirt. He loved it like any boy would.

The next morning we woke up and went to Staheli Family Farm. We had to pre-pay a couple weeks just for this breakfast and at first I was kind of skeptical of it would be worth the $10 a person. Once we arrived, I was so surprised and it was decorated SOOO cute!!! I was impressed! They had fresh fruit, pancakes, sausages & bacon.

One of the witches was sitting outside to greet the guest. Her costume was AWESOME!!!

There were 3 witches, and 2 of the witches put on a cute little half hour show. They both played the perfect witches and had the best witch laugh.

During their little show they made a "potion" and after the show, they served chocolate milk out of the cauldron.

Charlene was so excited to have a "witch" pancake.

While everybody was eating, the witches went around to tell witch jokes. They were actually pretty funny. I had to write some of them down. We got this picture with Theodore and the witch. We thought for sure He would be freaking out, but instead he just kept starring at her.

Part of the breakfast price included the whole pumpkin patch all to ourselves for 2 hours before they officially would open.

After we enjoyed some of the kid features we headed over to their pumpkin patch. Sad to find out, that MOST all the pumpkins had no stems. :( We looked for a long time and finally found some. Of course then with Theodore on the front carrier on Joshua, he couldn't carry his. So I was carrying his, when he turned out and started to laugh so hard he was crying. Well look at the pictures below to find out why he was laughing so hard.

Once we got back to the farm area there were wagons. Little Theodore had fun riding in with the pumpkins.

And that concluded our trip to St. George. So...was it worth the $10? Well considering it was normally $8 to get into the pumpkin patch....I would say for only $2 was totally worth it!!! :)