Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Fabulous Fall Weekend



We had a busy, fun weekend out & about. Our weekend actually started Thursday night when we took Jubal to the fair in Statesboro. He wasn't but a little over three months old last year when we took him. The fair has always been something I looked forward to every year. I love it! I love the nostalgic feelings it gives me. I hope to pass my excitement for the fair onto Jubal.

I love the pics of my boys on the merry-go-round!




Ha! He was chasing bubbles! He loves them!


I didn't get to be in any of these pictures. :(  I just snapped these with my iPhone. It was crazy crowded so we didn't really take a lot anyway. We had a good time, though. It was perfect weather, too. We ended up getting home around 11:45 and Jubal never went to sleep until we were halfway home. I think he has a lot of fun, too. :)

Larson & I had what I'll call a "date night" Saturday night. My sister kept Jubal and we took her eight year old, Alannah, to our local haunted house. It's always so scary & fun. Last year, Alannah chickened out at the door. This year, she made it through...screaming, crying, and begging anyone (even complete strangers) to please take her out and back to her Mammaw! Ha! It was hilarious! I couldn't even be scared for laughing at her. :)

Tiffany & Matthew were with us. Tiff is 21 weeks pregnant, but since we kind of knew what to expect, we didn't think it would scare her too bad or get her blood pressure up too high. ;)

Sunday, we got up early and I made breakfast for my little family and we started getting ready to go to the pumpkin patch. We've never been to Poppell Farms before, but since we have Jubal now, I would love to start new traditions with him. I love carving pumpkins and Larson had never carved one before, so why not start now. :)



This place was amazing!!! It has so many activities for children. I can imagine when Jubal gets a little older how much he will love going every year. He loved the petting zoo.






They had a lot of games and little rides for kids of all ages. They even had an area specifically for toddlers. Jubal loved this little playhouse.



He also liked jumping in Tweety's playhouse.




They had a huge tunnel slide that Larson took him down several times. I think Larson liked it as much, or more maybe, than Jubal. ;)



There was a huge trampoline. This is actually for the older kids, but Larson is a big kid and Jubal loves to bounce, so he took him out on it.





Jubal & Larson also got to ride the "Cow Train". It was some old fuel drums painted and made to look like cows, pulled by a lawn mower. How cute!




They rode a bull! ;)




I think Jubal's favorite thing was getting to play in the sand, though. He had a fun time just being a little boy.





Oh yeah! We can't forget about the big blue tractor...



After all of our fun at the farm, we got to go on a hayride to the pumpkin patch. The ride was so fun! They played music for the kids like "Old McDonald" and "If You're Happy and You Know It". They really got the kids involved in everything.

While we were on the hayride, they explained to us that every year they actually plant their own pumpkin patch, with no luck of a harvest yet. They have friends in Tennessee where they go and bring pumpkins back by the semi-truck loads so the kids will have a pumpkin patch to pick their pumpkins from.

I learned that pumpkins have to be planted no later than July 4 and grow best in cooler climates. We all know south GA is not cool in those months. Heck, it's still hot and it's the end of October. Ha!

No matter, though, we still had fun at the pumpkin patch, as well. They had Charlie Brown, Lucy, & Linus waiting for us there, too. :)




I actually got a couple of pictures with the three of us in them. That makes my heart smile. I never get to be in the pics because I'm always the one taking them.




We each got a small pumpkin. It was getting pretty warm and the sun had gotten us all sweaty & yucky, so we decided to head on back home. Jubal was worn out anyway. He took him a good nap on the way.

We went over to my mom's later that evening after we all took a nap, and carved our pumpkins. My niece, Alannah, had gotten her a pumpkin to carve and we really had some good family time doing it. Not only was it Jubal's first time, but Larson's, as well. It makes me happy to know that I get to start some wonderful family traditions with my little family. I love them so much!!!





Our finished products. :)


Now, this coming up Saturday is the GA/FL game and we're also having company over for a little Halloween get-together. I hate to say party, because all the kids will be there, too, but we plan on throwing something on the grill and building a fire later that night and just enjoying good friends & good times.

Maybe Sunday we can relax a little or maybe just take a ride to Walmart. Who knows? I do know next Monday is Halloween and we are so ready to take Jubal Trick-or-Treating. It's going to be so much fun.

I hope everyone is loving this time of year as much as I am. It just makes me all warm & fuzzy inside. :)

Well, until my next post...

Happy Fall!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fifteen Months

Jubal Talon,

Wow!

I don't know what else to say about how quickly time passes now that you are here with us.

This post is late, but I wanted to wait unitl we went to your 15 month well-check visit to blog because I wanted to be able to list your measurements. Your visit was yesterday. Bless your heart! You had to get 4 shots. A new nurse, that I will make sure never sticks you again, gave them to you this time. We will make sure your regular nurse gives you your next shots. :(



As of 10/17/11, you now weigh 23 lbs. 5.5 ozs. That puts you in the 35th percentile. Still on the small side, but you look a little chubby, actually.

That could be because you're short like your daddy. You are now 30" tall. The nurse couldn't get a very precise measurement because you absolutely refused to lie still for long. She said you could be more like 30 1/2-31 inches. Either way, you still fall into the 18-19th percentile. I love your short, chubby self!!! :)

You still wear size 3 diapers. We put you in a size 4 and it swallowed you. A diaper-clad "Steve Erkel" I tell ya!



You eat everything. The only thing you haven't liked so far is corn. You don't like it whole-kernal or creamed. That's ok, though. Your daddy always says that corn has no nutritional value anyway. Then, the pediatrician confirmed that yesterday. He told us it was just a starch, so if you didn't like it, oh well.

You still wear some 12 month clothing. Pants, shorts, and jeans to be specific. You wear 12-18 months in everything else. I think we've gotten you just about ready for Fall. You have some pretty cool clothes, little man. Mommy wouldn't have it any other way. :)



You wear a size 4W shoe. You have your mama's wide feet.



You say so much. I should keep a list when you say new things, but I slack in that area. Sorry. You say a lot, though. We especially love it when we sing "Old McDonald" and you sing the "E-I-E-I-O" part. Too cute!

You are very head-strong. You think you can do anything. When you don't think you should have gotten in trouble for something, you look at me or Daddy and tell us all about it. ;)

You are an outdoors baby. You hate to have to come inside. If you could, I swear you would stay out there all the time. I hope you always enjoy being outside as much as you do now.



You are a big climber now. You love to test your skills, too. Goodness, you scare mama! Every time I turn around, you're climbing up on something else. Ha!

You still drink from a bottle. You do drink from a cup, too. For some reason, you like to spit it back out when you drink from a cup, though. It's intentional, too. Ugh! It makes me so mad. We'll keep pressing on, though, and maybe you'll get it, eventually.

You can only drink juices made by Gerber because they don't have any citric acid in them. Your bottom is so sensitive and every time we try to give anything but Gerber, your little hiney gets red.



You have seven teeth and another one on the way. Four on top, and almost four on the bottom. :)

Now that you've had your first haircut, we must get it cut at least once a month. Gosh, your hair grows fast!

I'm so excited about Halloween. You're going to be a Scarecrow this year. You were a little football player last year. We can't wait to take you Trick-or-Treating. You loved looking at all the people last year. I hope you like it as much this year.



Well, my sweet boy, I hope that we show you just how much we love you each & every day. I know my heart is filled with so much love for you. Daddy & I want nothing but the best for you. We've both made mistakes, but we (especially your daddy) want to make sure you are lead in a positive direction throughout your life. Your daddy is hell-bent on making sure you don't make the same mistakes he did. I pray for your precious life all day, every day. I pray that God will give me the wisdom to raise you the way He sees fit. I love you so much and I just know that as long as I bring you up the way He would have me to, you'll grow into a fine young man. I am still so proud to be your mama. God has truly blessed us with a wonderful little boy. I also pray that you will always know just how wonderful you are.

I love you, Son,

Mama

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ten Years

So, Sunday was our anniversary. Ten years.

I'm not even going to lie...it took a whole lot of time spent on my knees, praying to God, to get here today.

God had His plan for our life together, and it all played out just like it was meant to. I'm happy to say that today Larson is the person I always knew he was inside. No more chains holding him down. Praise God!

Jubal & Alannah riding the "horsey"! :)


We didn't do anything big for our day, but we did go to dinner Saturday night. Nothing fancy. Larson, Jubal, and I met his sister, Heather, and her new boyfriend at Ryan's for some good ol' buffet. Jubal chowed down on anything & everything! We haven't really found anything that he doesn't like. :)

Sunday was cloudy, but we took Jubal to the park and spent the day chasing him from slide to slide. He actually just prefers to explore. He's not really interested in playing on the equipment yet. I think he could walk a couple of miles before he tired out.

We spent the rest of the evening visiting with my mom, sister, and my niece, Alannah.

It was definitely a low-key weekend, but a cherished one spent with my two favorite guys. :)

My sleeping angels.

Here's to a lifetime full of memories with the boy I like the best! ;)
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Wow! It has been amazingly beautiful weather here in the southeast. We enjoyed lots of family time, a birthday party, grilling out, fun at the park, and lunch with friends this weekend.

It was awesome!

Jubal & his best buddy at school, Jacob.


Saturday, we went to Khloe's first birthday party. We got there late, but it was fun seeing some of our good friends and their babies.  We left the party and went to visit Larson's mama & sisters. Jubal played in the yard almost the entire time we were there. It was such pretty weather and he loves it outside. We also stopped by to see Larson's daddy so he could spend a little time with Jubal.We ended up staying at home Saturday night and grilling some steak & chicken. Yum! I was glad to have a low-key evening. :)

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Sunday was a fabulous day! We got up early, but didn't get out & about until after noon. We went to Hinesville to eat at the Golden Hibachi Buffet again. I love that place! Then we took Jubal to the park over there. He had such a good time. He loved the slides and little merry-go-round. It was fun being able to let him down to do whatever he wanted. He enjoys being given a little freedom and expressing his independence some.



We probably stayed at the park for a good hour. We wanted Jubal to have plenty of time in the sunshine and fresh air.




When we left there, we went "piddlin" at Walmart. There wasn't really anything in particular that we needed, but we enjoy just looking & people watching. Jubal likes the commotion of all the people scurrying around. We did buy some diapers. You can never have too many of those, right?!




We left there and headed to Jesup to pick up my Aunt Joan so she could come spend some time with my mama. Jubal likes to play "Where's Jubal?" in the car. He's so cute!

I think we ended up getting home around 7-ish. It was a good day spent with the loves of my life. It was also enough to wear my baby boy out!



Monday was just as gorgeous and Jubal & I got to go to lunch with my BFF, Shawnya and her daughter, Tiffany. We spent as much time as we could outside. I love having Mondays off to spend with my boy. We always make the best out of our day together. It's so fun!

It's supposed to be pretty weather this weekend, too. It's also mine & Larson's 10 year anniversary on the 9th. I can't wait to get out and do something fun with my little family again this weekend. I sure hope this week flies by.

We'll see.

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