Sunday, October 2, 2011

We LoVe the FALL!!!

Have I said that the FaLL is my favorite time of year? It's not that we are looking forward to the long, cold winter... but we LoVe the fall colors, the cooler weather, digging out our sweatshirts and jeans, the apple orchards, and football games (just to name a few of our favorites)! We have been very busy enjoying our fall.

As the boys continued to be Mikayla's #1 fans, she ended her volleyball season this past Tuesday on a high note. They beat Rice Lake and played some great volleyball. It was so fun to get the boys out and watch the team improve with each week.

Since the last time I blogged, we have also had our first bug work it's way through the family. We were so diligent last spring to keep the boys healthy, and we are not complaining... they are two VERY healthy boys! However, we have had our first cold. Well... most of us. Aiden got the sniffles, my head and chest felt like they were going to explode, and Adam spent a day or two fighting the body aches and head cold. Ashton on the other hand - stayed healthy! It's a good thing that Ashton stayed healthy though because he was cutting his first TWO TEETH!!! He had not been one bit crabby, no fever, no rashes... nothing. Within the past week and a half, we have been sick, Ashton has two teeth, and Aiden has his two front teeth (totaling four teeth now)! You would think that alone would keep us busy enough, but NOPE. We celebrated HoMeCoMiNg, went to the apple orchard with cousin Elle, helped cheer on cousin Mikayla, and hung with Gramma and Grampa.

We were excited to celebrate Menomonie's Homecoming the end of September. After quite the voting process, the mascot has been changed from the Menomonie Indians to the MENOMONIE MUSTANGS. Daddy surprised me and ordered the boys their very first Mustang Gear. On Friday night, I came home from work to get the boys and head to the parade. This is the boys were sitting in the living room in their cute gear (Ashton 01 as he was the first born... Aiden 02 being the second born).

I L.O.V.E the football hats!!! The boys got these as a gift at one of my baby showers in April (thanks Joni and Stacy)!

It's been awhile since the boys have had hats on and I guess Ashton doesn't like them. ;) Once he has it one and forgets about it though, he's fine.

We were excited to take the boys to their first parade. I have e feeling there will be many more and lots of candy involved in the years to come!

The fire truck was LOUD!

Aiden could have cared less about the parade... he wanted the leaves that were by him! such a cute picture though, just waiting for it to start...

I think the other football hats were MUCH CUTER.

After the game, we go to Ted's Pizza. We were a bit nervous carrying on this tradition this year and debated to go to the restaurant or go home and order... We went and had pizza in the dining room with TWO BUSY BOYS!

Nana took the boys home to visit Aunt Debbie and get to bed, while Adam and I met some friends at the game. Menomonie beat Rice Lake 36-6 (or something like that).

The same weekend, we met Missy, Dave and Elle in Eau Claire to go to the Apple Orchard. The boys first had to try the apples to see what kind we wanted to pick!

After we decided what apples to pick, Elle had to decide what rocks to pick...
Ashton helped carry the apple bag...

Ashton also picked some grass while dad was picking some apples.

Aiden was a great helper... picking leaves.
And eating leaves.

After the apples were picked, we went on a hay wagon ride. Ashton made the sound of a tractor the entire time and wheels!

Last, we tried for a picture... probably should have done this earlier in the day. They were D.O.N.E.

and trying to eat the hay ;)
October 4th is Gramma's Birthday and we had to CeLeBrAtE!!! Gramma, Grampa, and Elle came over last Saturday to hang out and celebrate. Gramma got a new sweatshirt that she will wear ALL YEAR ROUND!

The boys also got a present from BUCKY'S locker room.

Thanks Grampa! Both of Adam's parents graduated from the University of Wisconsin, and they have a pretty good football team ;)

Grampa is VERY BRAVE trying to get all three grand kids on his lap! Elle came already wearing her new shirt... the same size as the boys :0 (18 month)

Uncle Adam wanted to give Elle her first ride on the mini bike... and she liked it!

Elle also liked playing the the golf clubs... she needs to keep practicing so she can go with her Daddy soon!

The rest of our time has been spent spending every last minute outside in this nice weather!
And playing... what else are two boys going to do? Grampa taught them the trick of turning their play mat upside down to create "a fort".
Aiden has tried (and LOVES) mac and cheese...

Look at his face when Daddy let him eat his mac and cheese in the living room, while watching Toddlers and Tiaras... don't even get me started on that show...

Speaking of bad habits and eating in the living room, YES Ashton is still spitting his food and Daddy got silly one night and decided to play with Ashton's food also... The funny thing is that Ashton has no idea! Maybe another habit created this past week was a treat in the bath. When we had the bug going around our house I got some pedialite freezies and it's the perfect little bath time treat to hydrate and cool off some sore gums from teething. The best part... it melts into their bath water and they come out clean and not sticky! I remember my cousins getting their popsicle treats in the bath time too (Alex, Chase, and Kylie)!!!

In all the busy times, treats, baths, parades, and supper times... we still don't forget about another very important part of the family... Isabelle (Izzie). She has been really trying to interact with the boys recently. She brings them her toys and wants them to play with her. someday they will get it and be the best of buds.

Keeping the busy fall going... we're taking our TWO PUMPKINs to the Pumpkin Patch this weekend. No - they will not be pumpkins for Halloween, but I do have their costumes! What will they be?!?!?!?!

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