Saturday, October 11, 2008

Day at the Farm

Since WM eliminated Mark's overtime, he's been coming home early on Fridays since he uses up most of his hours at the beginning of the week. This week, he didn't even have to go in on Friday. Yay! It was so nice having him around, esp. now that I work all day on Saturdays. In the morning, I had a meeting with my MOPS creative activities team and went to some awesome garage sales.

When I came home, Mark and I decided to take advantage of the amazing weather and take Steven to a local farm my mom and sister highly recommended. (Interestingly enough, the actor of one of the hobbits from Lord of the Rings bought donuts there less than 10 minutes before us, but we didn't get to see him.)

The farm has so many things fun for kids to do, but Steven is a bit young for most of them. Steven was also in a rather pensive mood. I'm not sure if it's because he's still sick or because he only took a two hour nap or what, but he didn't even start talking until the end of our time there, and even then, he was still a bit subdued.

Sitting on a Haystack

(Recognize the outfit Grandpa Hal and Nanny?)

Going Down the Slide

The Pensive Look

Feeding the Baby Goats

Starting to Come Alive a Bit

Actually Showing Interest in Something!

Next year we'll definitely go on the hay ride to the pumpkin patch. It's only $5/family, which given his mood we weren't willing to spend, but I'm sure we'll do it next year.

It was so nice to get to spend the day as a family. I feel like Mark misses out on so much since Steven and I do things with either my family or playgroup during the week. Next week, I think we're going to the zoo!


Megan said...

Yeah for fun activities. So nice that Mark got to come too.

Sarah's finally home from the hospital but no baby yet. She updated her blog today. She didn't have any internet in the hospital so she couldn't post an update.

Brittany said...

Sounds like fun! :) We are hitting a pumpkin patch tomorrow, after church. Hopefully it's a success.

Sarah said...

What fun pictures. I'm sure that he will be much more in the mood to do the hayride next year. What fun!!

stephanie garcia said...

He is getting so big!! And adorable as always.

"Impossibly soon" ... I love the sound of that! Thank you SO much for praying!!

Pam said...

Making fun family memories is priceless! Love the pics!