Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baby Dalton

Wow, I feel like I can hardly call this guy "baby" anymore.
He's a real kid now.
And he is busy!!!

For example, Brittany and I were getting ready to take some pictures.  While she was curling my hair, Dalton climbed up on the bed, started jumping, and them somersaulted off the bed and landed on his back.  
Later that night, I was in the bathroom getting ready for bed and Nate was starting the bath for the kids.  Dalton climbed up on the bed, started walking around, and fell off and hit his head on the nightstand.  He hit the corner of the nightstand and split his head open.  It was bleeding everywhere.  We finally got it to stop bleeding and we tried putting him to bed.  He cried so hard that his head started bleeding again.  So, the little stinker got to sleep in my bed that night because I was worried about him.

Last week, he found a bar of soap that the kids had broken into pieces.  I saw him playing with the soap and started walking towards him.  He knew that I was going to take it away, so he put it in his mouth and swallowed it really quickly.  All day his breath smelled like soap.  I thought about calling poison control, but my Grandma said that bath soap isn't that bad, it's dishwasher detergent that has all the chemicals in it.
Before that, he got into Nate's bathroom cupboard and was holding the bottle of mouthwash.  I didn't think he could do anything with it because it has a childproof lid.  I went out of the room to help the other boys, and when I came back to check on Dalton, he was splashing in a puddle of mouthwash.  He had poured out the entire bottle on himself.  I was worried that he might have drank some, so I smelled his breath.  Yep, minty.  I didn't know if I should call poison control or not because I would have said "my baby may or may not have drank mouthwash and if he did, I don't know how much..."  Instead, I just kept an eye on him.
  The boys have all been really into gum lately.
Bridger likes to throw his away in the bathroom trash can.
One day Dalton came out of the bathroom smacking on something.
I went to get it out and see what he had, but he clamped down his teeth so I couldn't.
Finally I got it out...GUM.
Already been chewed gum!
While we were grossing out about it, he walked back into the bathroom and was smacking again.  He had another piece of gum!!!
After fighting him over the second piece of gum, I made Nate take out all of the trashes.
How can someone so small get into so much trouble!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

O is for Orchard

Bridger's field trip Friday last week was to the Apple Orchard to learn about the letter "O".
We went to an Orchard in Alpine and Bridger and Dalton got to tour the orchard and pick some of their very own apples!

The farmer, Clark, gave Dalton an apple to munch on while we were looking around and learning about orchards and apples.
Bridger didn't want me to disturb his apple picking by telling him to smile for a picture.
That's why he's giving me his pouty face...

The kids LOVED riding in the apple crate on the back of the tractor.
L.O.V.E.D. it!  Dalton wished he could have gone too!
After the tour, we got to taste fresh apple juice (which was AMAZING!) and see the cold storage where he keeps the apples.  The color storage room smelled so good, like the best fresh apple smell you can imagine.  The kind that only can come from a room filled with thousands of fresh picked apples.  I wish I could have stood in there and just breathed it in all day long.

We were so impressed with everything that we also bought a big bag of Honeycrisp apples.
They are perfect!
I'm probably going to go back to this orchard every time I want apples or peaches because the farmer, Clark, was so nice, and...there just something cool about knowing exactly where your food comes from.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Barnyard Boo

Every year I take my kids to Barnyard Boo at Thanksgiving Point.
This year, Emily was in town, so Emily, Janalee, Colleen, and all the kids, met us up at Thanksgiving Point to come with us.

The kids got their faces painted, played games, and all of us enjoyed the weather.
It was almost 80 October!

The kids got to ride the ponies (even Baby Dalton)...

  I love the holidays!
Esp. when the weather is perfect!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hee Haw Farms - Saxon

Saxon's school went to Hee Haw Farms for a field trip.
We brought Dalton with us, but Bridger went on a date with Aunt BB.
In the petting zoo part of it, I set Dalton down for a minute so I could grab my camera, and a baby goat came up to him and looked right at him.
It terrified him!
He screamed so hard, that the lady who worked there came running up.
I think everyone thought it must have bit him.
Since then, he's been terrified of animals.
At my friend Andi's house, a cat walked up to him and he started sobbing.
Poor guy!
Here's the cool guy sitting on a bench.

Here's Saxy on the hayride.
He was on the go the whole time at his field trip.
I could hardly get him to hold still for a picture because he wanted to visit with his friends and see everything and do everything.
He has so much energy and so much personality.
I love this kid!
Everyone loves this kid!
Dalton squished onto the hayride :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

A visit from Ryan

Ryan came into town!!!
It was so fun!
We went out to lunch with him one day, and then on another day we met up with Gm and Gp Sonnenberg and went to dinner. 
We love you Ryan!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A visit from Gp and Jenna

Last week we had a visit from Grandpa and Jenna and we L.O.V.E.D. it!
The kids are crazy for Great-Grandpa Roy and Jenna.
They've been able to get to know them better during our CA trips.
Dalton was a little apprehensive about Grandpa, so Grandpa bribed him with cherry tomatoes (Dalton's favorite!)

Saxon, of course, climbed right into Gp's lap...

Brittany and I were joking about how Dalton likes to wear things on his heat (hats, etc.)  So, to prove the point, she put her headband on him.
He wore it around and showed everyone!
It was so funny!

Bubby's up close finger mustache :)
Once Nate got home from work, they took us to Texas Roadhouse.
It's the perfect place for kids because they have peanuts, cinnamon butter bread, and it's noisy :)
Thanks so much Gp and Jenna!
It was so fun to see you guys again :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I love pumpkin cookies

Guess who loves pumpkin cookies?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Singing in the Rain

So, last week the weather was in the high 80's.
The last few days...the 40's.
It has felt FREEZING.
So, the kids and I all wore our rainboots to go play outside and Brittany took some pictures for us.