Monday, October 13, 2008

Kennedi and her 2 month check

This morning brought us to the pediatrician's office, it was time for Kennedi's two month well check (and that means shots).

Her stats were:

weight: 12 lbs 3 oz

length: 23 1/2 inches

She is growing great!! she has gained 4 lbs since her 1 week check and grown 3 inches. I guess I can not complain!!

Chris went with me (thank God) so when ti was time for her shots I was able to walk out of the room and let him deal with it. I do not do well when I see her get needles. It makes me so upset. I stood out of the room and counted the three screams and knew the three shots were all over. She did great!! Cried for about 2-3 minutes and then fell asleep for a few hours.

We go back for her 4 month in December.... that is when we will also start solids (that is just around the corner).....

Well until next time....


A Typical Saturday

Well, this Saturday started out like many others..... Avery had yet another football game this week. Wow was I impressed with the progress he has made on the field. He is really proving that you do not have to be big to play football, just smart and aggressive. Maybe the $5.00 a tackle deal that Chris made with him helps a little too. As of right now we owe Avery 15.00 for this game and 10.00 for last weeks. Avery plays defense (on the line... I think it was nose guard) and he was directly across from a kid that was HUGE... OK I am so not exaggerating on this, this boy was taller and much heavier than I am!! I was very nervous when I saw this and for a few moments really wished that Avery would take up swimming or tennis or something like that. It did not take long for me to get back into the football excitement (and still hoping that Avery would figure a way to go UNDER the guys legs to escape being killed). Avery did a great job taking his man out of the play, going around him and then going in for the ball and getting those tackles! I was so proud of him!!

Avery walked off the field once again with a huge smile on his face and another check in the win column.... we won 12-0. He is still not liking practices (but who really does) but LOVES game days. I am not sure what he will do next fall (he talks about going back to soccer, staying with football or playing lacrosse)... with Avery you don't know until last minute... This summer, before sign ups, he went back and forth between football and soccer. He chose football so he could be like his big brother who also decided to play.

Moving on... after the game Chris, Conner, Avery, Kennedi and I headed to Auburn for the game (one we thought was in the bag). Conner and Avery had a great time tailgating (before and after the game) as did Chris and I. I can not say the same for the game itself... I am going to leave that alone!! Hopefully one of these days Auburn will pull through and win a game that we should win. If not.. I guess there is always next year!!

I guess that is all since I do not want to get into commenting on the game. I want to keep this blog kid friendly!!

Have a great one!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

pumpkin patch....

Friday the boys were off of school for a teacher work day so after a lot of thought we decided on going to a pumpkin patch and corn maze. I had been doing a lot of research on the Internet the past week on one to go to that we would all like. I knew that Conner and Avery were out of the pumpkin patch stage and would absolutely loathe heading out to one for the day and i knew that Kennedi would not remember ever going to one but I had to have my yearly pumpkin pictures. Exactly what I thought, when I found one and mentioned it to the boys they were so not excited at all. They were troopers and came along for the fun anyway. I had the thought that if I could just get them there then they would see the fun but also realistic to the fact that they may be miserable. Whew I am so glad with the outcome.
We decided to take the trip over to McDonough, Ga to Southern Belle Farms. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a pumpkin patch/corn maze. family fun day!! When we went to pay to get in (with my coupons in hand) we were told that the cow in the goat pen had just given birth about an hour before and was still not walking. OK I am a city girl so I have never seen a cow that was just birthed! I was more excited then the kids I think. We sat and watched the calf for a few minutes and while we were there she (or he) got up and walked.

After that we headed to the corn maze. This maze was huge..... here it is...

it was divided into 3 sections (easy, med and hard). We did the easy one first of course and had trouble finding our way through!! we got smart for the other 2 trails and took a picture of the maze and we were able to navigate somewhat with that. Our legs were TIRED after walking through all of that!
There was so much to do at this place, we shot corn in the corn shooters, rode the pedal bikes, raced the ducks and played in the corn pit (its like a ball pit but filled with corn... off the cob of course). Oh yeah, I almost forgot about the pig races.... that was hilarious and kinda fun to watch.
We ended the day with a hayride around the farm and some pictures in the pumpkin patch. It was so much fun and when we left with both boys saying they wanted to go back next year. I was shocked with their reaction to the place.... It is really a great place to spend the day and worth every penny that it costs to get in.
Here are some more pictures from our family day on Friday!.... enjoy.
Avery shooting a corn cob...

Conner's turn...

Conner CAN NOT take a serious picture!!

Children of the corn...

Children of the corn.... part 2

children of the corn.. part 3

waiting for the pig races to start...

pumpkin patch kid...

Kennedi's first pumpkin...