Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Frohawk

Ok, this picture does not do it justice. It was actually really cute but this picture just makes Trip look like he stuck his finger in a socket. I thought I'd experiment with his hair this morning and spiked it up with some gel. His MOPS teacher, Ms. Karen, appropriately called it a frohawk. He knew he was lookin' like such a little stud and gave big grins to everyone when we walked into MOPS today.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Schaefer Pumpkin Patch

Today we went to the Schaefer Pumpkin Patch in Mayflower for Morgan's 6th birthday party. We had a busy morning of taking family photos so the kids were already getting pretty tired by the time we got out to Mayflower around noon. We rode a hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins and Trip had no interest in picking a pumpkin. He HAD to get up on the giant tractor and the kind driver (who, by the way, looked just like Dale Earnhardt) was happy to oblige. Then we enjoyed lunch and birthday cake and let the kids ride the "train." Ruby had a full blown fit when she didn't get to ride in the 1st cart but had perked up by the time it was over. Trip, of course, loved every minute of it and was upset when it was over. We apparently were all worn out from the day because we all 4 went home and took a nearly 4 hour nap! ........... and, yes, I am getting as much wear as possible from their matching Halloween t's.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Giddy Up!

This morning several of the moms and their kids from my MOPS Bible study went out to Stephanie Newcomb's mother's ranch to ride Redneck the pony. I have to admit that I quickly became aware of my lack of basic equastrian knowledge (sorry mom!). I thought that a horse being a "pony" meant that it was a small, young horse- except for those Shetland ponies that are always small. I was surprised to learn that Redneck was actually 12 years old. Ruby and Trip LOVED riding the pony around and watching the other horses. Trip who is usually Mr. Smiley was one serious cowboy today! Though he was having a blast, this was the biggest smile I could get out of him while he was on the horse. Thanks so much for a fun time, Stephanie and Ms. Jennifer!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Gumball Machine

At a garage sale on Friday I found one of my best garage sale finds ever- this little gumball machine for $2! This thing is the creme de la creme of bribery tools for a parent of a 3 year old. I filled it with Skittles (since Trip isn't quite ready for gumballs) and let the bribing begin!! I told Ruby she could have a penny if she would stay in her room and be quiet during Trip's naptime. Wahoo, it worked! She was so excited to put her money into the machine and retrieve her 6 Skittles. So cute!!.............. now I just have to figure out how to keep Rex out of it.