October 27, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

This was another event that was planned by our playgroup.  We went to this farm for Blaiden's first Halloween and we were actually planning on going back this year as a family.  I thought the kids and I would go and try it out and if we had fun we would go back again with Fred.  I am so happy we went because as I am writing this there is only a few days left in October and we never made it back with Fred.

The kids had a great time, Blaiden loved running around wild and playing in the straw maze and Adilene loved looking at the horses and trying to climb over every pumpkin she could find.  We played in several different play areas, went on a tractor ride, and had a picnic lunch.  We ended the day by picking out a small pumpkin to take home.  Blaiden was very concerned that Fred and I didn't pick out a pumpkin but I told him that we would get some before Halloween.

October 16, 2015

Golf Outing

Fred had been pretty busy with work these last few weeks and so he hasn't gotten to spend a lot of time with the kids.  Blaiden was missing him a little and so he was very excited when I told him that Daddy would be home early that day and was going to play with us all night long.  It was a beautiful day and so after work Fred was invited to go golfing.

When he got home Blaiden wasted no time and asked Fred to go outside and play with him.  Fred told him that he had a choice for him to make.  He asked if he wanted him to stay home and play with the whole family or if Blaiden wanted to go golfing with him.  Blaiden automatically said golfing.  I packed a little snack bag and a drink while Fred got the clubs ready.

Fred said that he had a great time, he got to putt and even did better then Fred on one hole and was very proud of that fact!  I was missing him that day because he as went to school, came home and took a nap, then went golfing and so I hardly got to see him but I know how important the time is with just the boys and so I will give up some of my time with him.  I can't wait until Adilene and I get to have out little dates.
 Fred apologized for the lack of pictures, he said they were having to much fun to think about that!

October 14, 2015

Home Movie Night

Blaiden had seen the previews for the movie Home and would ask every time if he could watch it.  At the time when he was asking it was just being released on DVD.  I didn't really want to buy it because we never watch DVD's now and so I told him that he had to wait a few weeks and then we could rent it.  He remembered and would ask often if we could go get "my hands are in the air like I don't care" which is from a preview of the movie.

Finally the night had arrived, he was so excited when he got to pick it out and had to hold it the entire way home.  We made him wait until Adilene went to bed so we could all go down into the basement and watch it on the good TV.  Fred was on call that night and so he had to leave for a little bit.  Blaiden and I tried to wait for him but it was getting late so we made ourselves some popcorn and started the movie.  The look on his face was adorable, he felt so special and excited, I love when I get to experience these special times with him.  Fred showed up not long after we started the movie and we all snuggled on the couch together.  It was a wonderful night and movie was pretty cute too.

Blaiden also thought that he was so lucky because he got to stay up so late.  I think he went to bed just before 10!

October 13, 2015

Atwood Lake

We were invited out to Atwood lake for a friends 30th birthday party.  There is a beach and they had rented a pavilion for a BBQ.  Blaiden had been wanting to go fishing for a while so when we told him we were going to a lake he was dead set of doing some fishing.  We weren't sure what the rules were for this lake but Fred went out and got him his own fishing rod and a licence so they could try and catch some fish. 

Once we got there we found out that we were on the wrong side of the lake to do fishing.  Blaiden was a little upset at first and just kept saying lets get a boat.  He got over it once we said we were going to go swimming.  I have a swimming bag that I keep all of our stuff together in hopes that I would forget less.  Well this trip after I had helped get everyone else ready I found that my swimming suit had not been packed.  I was a little disappointed to say the least.  I love the water about as much as the kids do and I was sad I couldn't go out and play with them. 
After playing for a while we went up and ate some great food.  The kids ran around and had a great time.  It didn't last long however, everyone wanted to go back and play in the water some more.  Blaiden has no fear anymore when it comes to water and so he would run out into the water until it was at his neck without his floaties on and not even think twice about it.  I think the swimming lessons have given him a little to much confidence.  Fred thought that it would be funny to squirt me with a water gun.  Then of course I had to get him back.  This turned into a water fight and he chased me out into the lake and pulled me down in the water.  I was wet the entire way home.  It's a good thing I love that guy!

On a side note I would like to say I am so excited because now I am finished with August! The goal is to at least be caught up through September by the end of the month, but it would be amazing if I was caught up all the way!

October 12, 2015

Blaiden Starts Preschool!!

Blaiden had his first day of preschool on August 17th.  I was a little late registering and so when I was looking for one I discovered most were full.  We finally found one that we liked and that had an opening.  He was so excited to start and talked about it for days leading up to the first day.

I knew that this day would be hard on me and so I had to try really hard to make sure that Blaiden didn't see me having a hard time letting him go.  First thing he said when he woke up was "is it time for school yet?"  That right there lets me know he is defiantly ready to go.  We got ready, ate a good breakfast, Fred stopped in to tell Blaiden to have a good day, packed his lunch, and headed out.  Our favorite song came on the radio and so we had a party on the way!  When I got him out of the car he said "don't be sad mom, goodbye," and started to walk across the parking lot!  I told him to wait and I was going to go in with him.  Once we were in his classroom he picked his cubby and started playing.  I talked with his teacher for a few minutes then went to go tell him goodbye.  I told him how much I loved him and to have so much fun, He was so busy already that I didn't even get a response!

I walked out the door and put Adilene back in the car, I thought I was going to make it without crying.  Once I started driving away the tears started rolling.  I never use to cry about anything and was so in control of my emotions, then I had kids and now I cry all the time!  When we got home Adilene and I got to play one on one which was fun for us but the house was so quite it was very different.  She ended up taking an early nap and so I had most of the morning alone.  I wanted the day to by so fast so I just tried to work away the time.  I ended up getting a ton of things done and then it was time to go get him.

He was happy to see me and he was a little quiet about his day.  I just kept asking him questions and so I got a good idea of how things went.  He found 2 boys with Batman shirts on and so he played with them a lot.  He got to pick the book they read and he choose ABC's.  He liked his lunch and wanted to take a nap with all the other kids there.  He is very excited to go back.

I get a picture of him every day at school and so here are a few that I have.