Monday, October 29, 2012

pecan picking at mohawk park

We found gigantic acorns and lots of pecans at Mohawk Park in Tulsa a couple of Saturdays ago. It was beautiful weather! The kids loved playing in the leaves and running everywhere. We even saw deer come out as the sun started to go down. I think our count was up to 6 or 7. It was a fun evening with family doing something outside before the really cold weather hits this year. But we needed a bath as soon as we got home!

Friday, October 19, 2012

what Todd does at gymnastics

Until Todd starts walking, and can start his own gymnastics class, he's busy in the lobby with the chairs, toys, and other little ones!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

daddy break = cousin playtime

We went to Tulsa for a day or so because we wanted to play and give Chris some writing time. Michelle took Corey to a visit so Derek and Ruby came to Grandma's to play. We always have a good time with them! I can't believe how fast they're changing. We even had a special older cousin sleepover. Todd just didn't think it was fair that he couldn't get in the bathtub with the other three. Love you Taylors!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Todd @ 10 months

I thought these pictures sum up Todd at 10 months old. Wiggly, happy, and climbing everything! Over the last month he went from one tooth to four. He consistently signs "more" and "all done" and has started waving bye-bye. As I said before he climbs anything and everything he can! Chairs, the dishwasher, toys, boxes, stairs, and slides... anything in his path. He loves going to Chick-fil-a for the food and the playground. He can walk along the couch or other things as long as he's holding on. He loves his Daddy and wrestling with him, but he's also quite a momma's boy. He and Elle play a lot more together. He loves his big sister and thinks she's so funny. His favorite thing to get ahold of is Elle's tricycle. He can now pull himself up to sitting on it. His other favorite thing to play with is the telephone or the wii remotes. Anything that remotely looks like a phone he holds up to his ear and talks to it. He's so sweet and happy. He is such a blessing to this family!

Pictures taken 10-11-12

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

choo choo express

Last weekend I took Elle and Todd to the Day Out with Thomas. They have it every year at the Railway Museum. I figured we should go this year because Elle may not be into Thomas next year. Of course we picked a COLD day, but we were so busy we didn't really notice. They played at the train tables, got a Thomas balloon bracelet, and we rode Thomas! Elle did NOT want her picture taken with Sir Topham Hatt, nor did she want to look at the clown or be near the big Thomas to take a picture. She did have a really good time though. 

The next day we went to a "carnival" at OC for Make-a-Wish. Elle got to ride this barrel train and had a blast! Todd liked it too, but was happier about picking out pumpkins. (Yes, it was so cold we pulled out winter gear!)

Monday, October 1, 2012

doing things different

We recently went to the zoo for the first time since the beginning of the summer. So many things were different and new this time. Todd is so mobile that he doesn't care to sit in the stroller for very long and thinks it's funny to crawl off. The weather was gorgeous instead of so hot we were melting! Todd and I went down the slide beside Elle. We went down to the aquariums, which we'd never seen. And we ate at the cafe behind the children's area. The decor is a toned down rainforest cafe, but Elle really liked it and the food wasn't bad. Elle really liked the blue frog and wanted her picture taken beside it and then sitting on it.