Sunday, October 30, 2011

State Fair- The Joys & Sorrows....

Davis went to the fair last year with Gigi & Grandaddy and had a blast!  So he couldn't wait to go back this year when it rolled into town!  My hubby and I are not fair going people but having kids will make you do things you would normally never do (can i get an AMEN?)  ;)

My timid 4 year old isn't scared at all when it comes to riding rides (and FAIR rides, at that- ignorance is bliss my friends)!  It is wonderful to see him be so brave and excited!  We didn't now how Noah would react so when Davis said the first ride he wanted to go on was Nemo- we though it looked like a nice tame ride to start Noah (typically our wild man) out on.  Below is an accurate documentation of his reaction....

Complete Melt Down about 45 seconds into it!  After Nemo, Noah made it clear he was D.O.N.E with rides.  So Davis had A LOT of tickets to blow through all afternoon.  With that being said, I still think Noah had a good time people watching and inhaling drink after drink (it was really warm that Sunday afternoon in September)!  He also liked the animal exhibit but unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of that because he was trying to keep him from jumping in the cage with the donkeys- minor details.

I love the look on Noah's face below.  I think he thought people were crazy to be riding such rides!
 Nothing like a blue slushie to provide a great photo op!  I think Davis' favorite ride of the day was this HUGE inflatable shark/slide.  He LOVED it!  We were thinking he might not be able to climb up to the top by himself, or that perhaps he would get scared but we were totally wrong.  In fact, he decided it was worth repeating several times.

Once again, our boys proved to be opposites that day!  However, each is so endearing and I'm going to say something I never thought I'd say.... I had a GREAT day at the Fair!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

First "Camp Out"...

Over the summer Davis found a new interest in camping!  We wanted to try an take him sometime this fall but logistics were quite difficult for some reason.  Therefore, we decided one Saturday night to camp out in the backyard.  We started the evening with a little game of red light, green light that got a little out of control as you can see below...

 The we started setting up "camp".  Davis was very impressed we actually owned a tent- I'm going to miss when he isn't so easily impressed.

 You can't go camping without cooking over an open fire quickly followed by smores!  Unfortunately, Noah does not have quite enough fear of fire (I'm praying that it comes... soon)!  So we had to actually put him to bed inside the house (yes, camping at home does have it's conveniences) before smores.  Next time Noah, next time, I promise!  In the meantime enjoy these cute pictures of 2 out of 3 of my favorite boys!

 Since Noah was inside sleeping, Davis and I slept outside and Matt slept inside and came out to check on us a few times!  Surprisingly, it didn't take Davis long to fall asleep after I showed him my mad shadow puppet skills!
Though it was a bit more work than usual, it was worth every moment!  I can't wait to have countless more camp outs with ALL my boys!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just Keep Swimming....

A few pictures from Davis' swim party!  He has such a love of swimming and has really enjoyed taking swim lessons this past summer!  He capped off the summer by jumping off the diving board!  A summer birthday just begs for a party at the pool.  We kept it small this year by just inviting family and my little 4 year old loved the intimate setting.

The Shark watermelon carved by yours truely!  Fairly easy but a little more time consuming than I orginally anticpated.
His very own buzz and woody sleeping bag!  Very excited!

My sweet hubby stepped up and made the cupcakes (long story about how this evolved but D was very satisified with the fish cupcakes)!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Davis' 4th Birthday Morning!

 Have you ever started a tradition that you think, why did we ever start that?  Well, we have!  Every year the night before Davis' birthday we blow up balloon, after balloon, so our gowing boy can wake up to a sea of balloons covering his floor.  I think we used approximatly 80 balloons this year!  That's a lot of air!  Fortunatly, we have an air compressor but its still rather time consuming.  And of course, what you do for one, you need to do for the other.
 However, the smiles we get when they wake up, and the joy that the boys have playing in the balloons for days afterwards is more than enough reward! 
Blueberry Birthday Muffins before going to school and celebrating his birthday among friends!  Not quite ure who is more excited, Davis or Noah!  ;)

More pictures to come from the big 4th Birthday!