Monday, October 26, 2009

Branson Vacation

We haven't taken a family vacation for a LONG time, so we decided to go to Branson this past weekend! We had a BLAST!!! Although we were a little worried about Gage+the long car ride, we packed up the good ole van and headed south. Gage did really well and Conner had so much fun everywhere we went...I think the vacation was mainly pointed toward things Conner liked to do and things Gage liked watching Conner do. (That is basically how we spend every day...Conner being busy and Gage watching wishing he could do the things his big brother does.) Don't grow up too fast, Gage!! Here are so pics of our fun trip:

Picking out the very best pumpkin with Dad

One of my favorite pumpkins!

...And the other one!

Riding on the hayrack ride...Conner was super excited that we rode behind an Allis Chalmers tractor...he couldn't wait to get back home to tell Grandpa!

My sweet, happy boy

Waving from the TALL, TALL slide!

I must say, out of all the fun stuff we did and all the places we have gone, my favorite moments are moments like these. The moments where you stop after a long day, lay down on an unmade, messy hotel bed and watch your little ones play toys, no fancy distractions, just the two of them having fun together. I also love how Gage had to crank his neck way around just to watch what Conner is doing. (after these pictures i did turn him around so he could see conner better...i'm not a mean mom!!)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

So, it's been an interesting three months. I have realized that adding just one member to the family makes things much more...well....interesting!! We have all been having a ball with our little Gage and he is starting to do those fun things like giggle, smile, and say "Goo" to everything he thinks is fun. We are still trying to get that nap thing down (he enjoys taking five 10-minute naps every day). Chris and I don't really want to mess with that too much, though because he does sleep all the way through the night and we don't really want to give that up!! Here are a few recent pictures of the boys....
What a ham!!

Gage and I each have jobs to help Conner farm every day. Gage usually gets to drive the tractor and I drive the semi truck. Conner is always in charge of the combining. I wonder what will happen when Gage actually has a preference and voice in things?!!!

My sweet, smiling boy

The best picture I have of them and they are on a wrinkled, un-made bed....perfect example of our lives...sometimes messy, but always fun!

I almost forgot about our other addition....Conner's new kitty cat, Oreo!!