Tuesday, October 20, 2009


This past weekend was full of fun! Grant had his very first field trip to the Pumpkin Patch with his Kindergarten class. It was on Friday and it was freezing - ok, "freezing" by Southern standards! It was overcast, mid-50s and very windy, just a damp, windy cold. Being that two and a half weeks ago my children were swimming in our pool, that's a drastic change. You'll notice from some of the pictures that most of the children are not wearing jackets. That's because the letter the Kindergarten teachers sent home asked parents not to send jackets because of having to keep up with them. Um, there really is no "keeping up with them" when they're wearing them but whatever. You'll also notice I did not follow that rule and snuck Grant's little hoodie out of his cubby on our way out. Anyway... jacket or no jacket, everyone had so much fun! The students were to ride the bus there, and parents were to follow. It was Grant's first bus ride, and I think he was more excited about that than the Pumpkin Patch. I'm so thankful I was able to be there! And I think Grant was equally as thankful that I was there - he wouldn't let me out of his sight. It's not often that I get one-on-one time with my children. I know they all need it, so it was really great to be able to give that to Grant.

Grant with his teacher, Mrs. Schweers, and his class:

Trying to decide on a pumpkin:
(Having two very anal-retentive people, that would be me and Grant, in the middle of a pumpkin patch trying to pick out the "perfect" pumpkin is quite a task! :)

G with some buddies (check out "Red", far right, posing - she loves her some Grant!) ;)

This past Saturday was Mac's 4th birthday party. We had it here and had this come to our house:

That's The Big Green Bus. It's a mobile gym for young children, and they will come to your house for a party and entertain for one hour. They also brought along an inflatable jumper which was neat because we didn't know that was coming. Seeing their faces as they watched that bus pull up the drive was priceless! They had monkey bars, a balance beam, mini-trampoline, rock climbing wall, slide, zipline, and more, all inside the bus. It was so much fun! It was perfect for my wild little men. The walls and floor were padded so they could go at it! If you are looking for something to entertain young children for a party or special occasion and are in the Montgomery or surrounding area, check them out at I can't say enough nice things about them. We're already planning on getting the BGB back for Reid's 3rd birthday in February! It was a great day - good times with good friends and family!

Me and my four sweets:

Mac and crew playing in the bus

(along with Jeff, the owner, who is definitely part of the entertainment! :)

GaGa exceeded the age limit but she's still so darn little we snuck her on! HA!

No Big Green Bus party is complete without a BGB cake too!

My sweet birthday boy with his cake:

Blowing out ALL four candles at once - whew! ;)

And this last picture is not from this party, it's from Grant's party earlier in the year. But there are hardly any pictures of Bethany and me because one of us is usually the one behind the camera, so I thought I would post this one. Thanks, Martha, for the pictures (all 676 of them). :) I found some good ones! Thanks too for all your help with the party. As usual, I couldn't have done it without you!

1 comment:

Ford Family said...

I hate we missed looks like yall had so much fun!! What a great pic of you and your baby/now big girl!! Love ya! :)