Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Playing in the Pumpkin Patch

I love pumpkin patches!!  When I told Josh that I wanted to go to a pumpkin patch to get some pumpkins, I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised when we stumbled upon this particular pumpkin patch.  Previous pumpkin patches that I had been to were just that: a field (dirty, no doubt) filled with pumpkins that grew there.  Dirt, or no dirt, I wanted some pumpkins (plus, who could deny the photo op with Audrey?)  So, off we went!  As previously stated, Josh and I stumbled upon this lovely little "Pumpkin Farm", and had a wonderful time with Audrey.  The grounds were beautifully kept with pumpkins to be found everywhere.  Audrey enjoyed running around, picking up pumpkins (in some instances only attempting to!), setting them down, and then starting all over again.  The Pumpkin Farm had a petting zoo filled with goats, along with other animals kept on the grounds including bunnies, chickens, cows, and lamas.  The look of amazement and wonder in Audrey's eyes whenever the animals made noises was so much fun to see.  I am so glad that we "stumbled" upon this little gem of a place not to far from our home.  It is a place that we are sure to visit next year, and many years after that I am sure.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our Disney World Holiday

Last week, Josh, Audrey and I met up with Josh's cousins in Orlando to go to Disney World (honestly, I don't know what I was thinking being pregnant and all!) But we all really had a great time!  We went to Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and finally Disney World.  All-in-all, we spent 5 days at Disney's theme parks.  While it is pretty likely that Audrey won't remember this trip, she really had a wonderful time.  She enjoyed meeting Piglet, Pooh, Tigger, and Pluto, and above all loved all of the water fountains that decorated the theme parks.  It was Audrey's first time meeting her cousins from Ohio, of which, they all absolutely adored each other.  Below are some pictures of our trip.

For our first day at Disney World, we dressed Audrey up as Minnie Mouse.  
She looked beyond adorable!  
Here are photos of Josh's cousins: Percy, Ashton, Tyler, Piper and Grace.
They were all such a HUGE help with Audrey.  Thank you girls!
I couldn't resist adding this Pumpkin Mickey!

Here is Audrey and I at Minnie Mouse's House.... um, I wonder if she is home?

Carol, with her eye's closed (Josh's Aunt), Cousin's Becky & Matt (Parent's of the five girls) 
and Piper.

Audrey is here with "Aunt" Becky.  Audrey was laughing because the girls were tickling her... they had so much fun!

Finally, a picture of Josh and I...  
I have to say that during this trip, I was in awe of my husband.  Because I was so exhausted due to the pregnancy and all of the walking and moving that we were doing, Josh really did everything for Audrey.  and I mean EVERYTHING.  He is so darling with her, and loves her so much that it really was comforting to me to see their relationship grow a bit during this trip.  She certainly is a Daddy's girl, and I couldn't be happier.  

Thank you Josh for everything that you did on this trip.  
It meant more to me than you will know.  I love you!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Playing in the Backyard

A couple of weeks ago, we had our family pictures taken in our backyard.  Here are some of the best that I wanted to share with you.  It constantly amazes me just how much Audrey has grown up, and how much she continues to change.  She has such a personality on her (as you will see) and she loves to play with her Mommy and Daddy - ah!  Audrey really brings so much happiness to our lives, I truly don't know where I would be without her.  I find that my favorite time of the day is watching Josh chase her around the house and listening to her scream in delight.  Have fun looking at the pictures, I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!