Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kristyn and Diego Visit!

If I can't live near Evanston, I think this is the perfect place to live because so many good friends have ended up in this area too!  However, "this area" is a bit of a big scale, so we don't get to see each other as much as one would think.  Anyways, Kristyn and Diego drove from DC to visit for the morning!
Showing Diego all the toys!
Jackson takes advantage of every opportunity to play with his brother :)
Cutest little brother around!
Diego was a good sport to show us his new trick: CRAWLING!
Check out that adorable face!
Jackson--11 days shy of 4 years old, Diego--almost 7 months old, and Graham--almost 4 months old
Notice that Graham is almost as big as Diego!
Just the little guys
Big Brother and Little Brother!  I have been dying to have them wear these shirts together :)
Big feet and little feet!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall is Really Here!!!

We are LOVING Fall and trying to enjoy EVERY minute of it!  We definitely deserve it after the crazy hot summer we made it through...
One of our favorite things we have been up to this fall is visiting the farmer's market on Thursday mornings in Manassas with Jolene and Owen (Evan joined us a couple times before school started).  Owen and Jackson look forward to playing on the big train engine each week.  There are two pictures above: nice smiles and then silly faces!  We were enjoying the market anyways, but Jackson is signed up for Lil' Hoops in Manassas on Thursday mornings, so it is a wonderful combo :)
Hanging out in the playroom listening to the book Nan recorded :)
Pumpkin Brownies!!!
Before I know it I will have TWO sous-chefs...
I just love how Jackson was snuggled up to Jackson while playing Evan's game
We had the Sacbibits over for dinner, and I love how all of the boys ended up on the couch together :)
And, then there were silly faces...
We went to visit Josh at work, and Graham could not get enough of the scenery!
Check out these cute faces!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pumpkin-ing 2012

Another WONDERFUL day spent at Cox Farms!!!  We took advantage of Preview Weekend, and went as soon as we could this year.  We had absolutely PERFECT weather, and had so much fun!  We have always enjoyed ourselves, but Jackson was even more into everything this year!  It was the first year he wanted to go down the slides all by himself, "I'm going to go BY. MY. SELF!"
Daddy and Jackson waiting in line to get in!
Mommy and Grahmmers waiting to get in!
Josh was smart enough to head to The Big Slide first since there tends to be a long line.  But, we were not smart enough to ride it again right away or to get in line for the hayride early :/  Maybe next time!
Jackson also usually doesn't like to climb on and pretend ride stuff like this, but he hopped right up!
Solo Slider
Checking out the huge dinosaur eggs on the way up to the volcano slide!
Jackson DID let Josh ride with him down the Volcano Slide! 
LOVE this bus-top in the field for the goats to climb on!
The goats were not quite as big of a hit as they usually are :(  Jackson's goat food got eaten right away, and then he was more excited to go ride more slides!
The sign says it all ;)  Notice Graham's face is NOT included--HA HA HA!
Riding the Volcano Slide all by himself!
That's Graham's face in there!
Snack break
Jackson loves putting his hands up to go down the slides
Cute little dinosaur slide
I got a turn to go down the big slide--Jackson made sure I knew we were going down next to each other and not him on my lap!
Not a happy farmer :(
Trying the rope swing
Our boys
Obligatory pumpkin patch picture :)
Graham post-Cox Farm!
Jackson LOVED the idea of painting the pumpkins we picked out!  Graham was an excellent supervisor :)
Choosing colors carefully
Yup, that's a red "J" and then he finished painting his whole name around the pumpkin...and then painted over it!
Last one!
Jackson and his helper!