Sunday, October 07, 2007
Today was a BUSY day! First we started out at the annual picnic thrown by our RE. He never fails to amaze me with his genuine smile when he sees us, usually seeking us out before we get a chance to find him. I cannot say enough nice things about Dr. Shapiro, a fantastic Dr all around.
They had a fabulous picnic there, good food -and I can't think of a time that I had seen as many double strollers as I saw there, lol. The boys played in the sand and ran up and down the hillside to get some energy out. After a bit, we went inside to eat and for the first time ever, all three boys sat on their own chairs (no highchairs or booster seats) and sat there like they have done it a million times before. Don and I couldn't believe how well they behaved, we were so proud! The last place we want our kids to act out of control is in the presence of the RE that helped us get them!
Later this afternoon when they woke from their naps, Nana invited us to meet her at a Pumpkin Patch. The boys have been playing around with a fake pumpkin she had brought over for them last week, so they were excited to go see more pumpkins (and to see Nana, of course).
The pumpkin place had a little petting farm, some rides and a huge slide. After the boys were done baa-ing at the sheep, Nana treated them to their very first ride! Jaxon loved it, he had a huge smile on his face the whole time and Lucas was calmly taking it all in. Wyatt on the other hand wanted nothing to do with it at first, so Don rode along and after a few times around, Wyatt began to realx a little more.
Next came the HUGE slide. Wyatt loved it and was saying (and signing) "more" even before he was off the slide! Lucas is not a slide lover (he has fallen out a slide or two), but he was more than excited to try it again with his brothers.
Their little bodies just flew down the slide, and Jaxon even went down backwards! They showed no fear at all and I was just amazed that they were old enough to really enjoy these things! After a bit of throwing straw around, Nana invited us out for dinner at a nearby buffet.
The boys are talking so well and really soaking in so much of what they see. Just in one day they sat on big kid chairs and went on big kid rides. They know their letters and tell us every time they spot one on a sign. Red, blue and yellow cars are pointed out on the freeway. It is amazing how fast they are picking things up and adding it to their little fountain of knowledge. I am really excited to see how this holiday season goes now that they are showing they are ready to enjoy it all.