Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Over The Moon

Lucy LOVES the moon! As a matter of fact I think she is a bit obsessed with the moon. She spots it in every book, magazine,newspaper, even on the American flag postage stamp. She is always the first to spot it when we are out at night. If it happens to be out during the day she always finds it. When she wakes up in the morning one of the first things she asks me is if the moon is night night - because she knows it sleeps during the day. She and her Daddy have a nightly ritual. Every night after her bath when she puts her pj's on her Dad takes her outside to see the moon. They stay outside for awhile staring at it. She acts as surprised and happy each night she sees it as the first time she spotted it. She especially likes when there is a full moon and she actually howls at it - which makes us laugh every time.

Her Dad's birthday was this week. Last week I took her to a local shop where you can paint pictures, plates, etc. I told her she could paint a birthday present for her dad. She looked around the shop and needless to say she picked out a picture of the moon to paint. She had so much fun painting! When she was finished the shop owner put it in a pretty bag and covered it with tissue. We brought it home and hid it in my closet as it was going to be a surprise.

Well for the past week every time someone mentioned the moon - she ran right for the closet to get out the gift. I kept having to explain to her that it was a surprise and we weren't going to give it to Daddy until his birthday - a hard concept for a two year old to understand. Well yesterday was finally her dad's birthday. After dinner I told her she could go get Daddy's present. I am not sure I have ever seen her so excited - she RAN to get the gift and couldn't wait for it to be opened. She helped her Daddy open it and she seemed quite proud when he told her how great it was. I must say I am not sure I have ever seen him enjoy a gift more!

Happy Birthday Daddy - I love you to the moon and back!!!




Lucy's very own artwork!
FINALLY I can give Daddy his gift!

I'm so excited for you to see what I made!


Oh Lucy - I just love it!!!!!


I'm so glad Daddy likes his gift!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Fun Day At The Pumpkin Patch

This past weekend we enjoyed a fun day at the pumpkin patch and apple orchard. Lucy loved picking and eating the apples as well as picking out the perfect pumpkin! We were lucky that Molly and Conor came with us so they could show her just the right way to pick an apple!




Look at the apples



I'm going to try to pick one off



Got it!




Conor is giving me some apple picking advice






Here's how you do it Lucy






The three amigos



Eating the apple is better than picking the apple!









On to the Pumpkin Patch




So many pumpkins




Off to find the perfect one





I think I found it!


Conor found one he liked




Molly found a big one!






I thought the apples were good- they have nothing on the donuts!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Perfect Fall Day!

There is nothing like a beautiful fall day, and that is exactly what we are having here today! It's been reported that this weekend is the peak for the autumn colors. We took advantage of the pretty day and took a walk along the Mississippi River. Lucy loves the falling leaves so needless to say she was in heaven. She collected as many as she could and we brought them home for safekeeping. Hope you are all enjoying a great weekend as well!


All of the pretty trees along the Mississippi

Overlooking the water
Oh my - look at all of the leaves
I'm coming to get you!

These are all so pretty!
Here's one for you Mommy!

Getting a little hand from Mommy
Ohhhh look at this pretty one!
I especially love the red ones!




Now some help from Daddy



What a perfect day!!!!




Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Visit From Mimi

Oh how Lucy loves her Mimi! She was so excited when we told her that she was coming for a visit. Mimi didn't disappoint she and Lucy had so much fun together. They would eat breakfast together, play card games, read books, have tea parties, play outside and just enjoy each others company. It was a short visit but oh so much fun. Thanks for coming to visit Mimi - we miss you already!!!!!!! We hope to see you and Pa Pa soon!

Having a fun time outdoors

The best breakfast partner

Mimi would read me my favorite books


She always knew what my favorite page was!

We would laugh together
And then I would pretend I was falling asleep!


We have the best Mimi in the world!
Enjoying a tea party with Mimi
What do you mean Mimi is going home?!
Here's a kiss to take with you!!!!! I love you Mimi!!!!!