Sunday, October 30, 2011

Family Pictures

We had some family pictures and pictures done of the boys about a month ago. I was so impressed with the place we went. Our photographer was amazing with the boys and even got Rowan to smile which is impressive. :) Best of all, we got all of the pictures on a cd for us to print out how we want. Nice, right? I didn't want to resize them all, so they are a bit smaller than I normally post pictures. I went through and picked some of my favorites, but there were lots of other good ones on top of all of these! If you want to see any of them bigger, just click on the image.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hee Haw Farms

Hee Haw Farms is a fun place to visit in the Fall, or so I've heard. I took the boys about a week ago, and they had so much fun. There was so much to do. They rode an animal train (aka animals behind a lawnmower), rode down a big slide, played in the hay, in a big corn pit, on a blow up toy and more. We also took a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin. We went right before dark so it was a little hard, but Chandler found a perfect little pumpkin just for him. Rowan had already gotten a pumpkin a few days before when my friend took him to a pumpkin patch the day she was watching him. It was a lot of fun and a good reminder of how much fun it is to have two little guys.

Rowan is such a ham. He actually will stop to smile for the camera now which I love.

Riding the animal train

Sliding on potato sacks

Chandler & his pumpkin

Thursday, October 20, 2011

St. Charles, Suzuki Momfest

I've got quite a few posts to crank out, and since it's my day off, I'm going to do some blogging! For the first time in well over 4 years, I feel like this blog has been put on the back burner. My other blog brings us income, which we need right now so it still gets a lot of attention. But when I step back to think about it, this blog is my journal. It's where I record my thoughts, milestones for my boys, what's going on in our lives. So in all reality, I can't put my journal on the back burner either.

2 weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to beautiful St. Charles, IL for a Suzuki momfest. It was the first time Suzuki reached out to mom bloggers. They wanted us to get to know the brand, and I although I was only there about 30 hours, I most definitely feel like I know the brand better. I flew into Chicago at about 4 pm and joined some other bloggers on our trip to St. Charles. It took another 2 hours to get there which was a lot after already being in the airport all day and taking a 2 hour flight to St. Charles. St. Charles was on the top 10 list of places in the US to live as far as family friendly cities go, and I can definitely see why. That night we had a meet and greet dinner. There were 12 bloggers in total. We stayed at Hotel Baker which is this amazing hold hotel. I had a hot tub on my balcony and a beautiful historic looking room.
The next day, we learned more about Suzuki, test drove cars, went to Target for a fun scavenger hunt, attended the scarecrow days in St. Charles and had a fantastic lunch. It was fun to make new friends and learn more about the company.

View from my hotel room just after sunset

Beautiful St. Charles

The pretty red Suzuki Kizashi that my friend Jacque and I got to ride in all day. It was a standard and not everyone could drive a standard, so we were in this one. We ended up getting lost, and doing a little offroading, lol. It was a super nice little car. Honestly, I would consider Suzuki for our next commuter car. The warranties are awesome and they drive well.

Louise from MomStart, Me, Jacque from Blessings Abound Mommy

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lost Tooth

Chan lost his first tooth last Wednesday, Oct 5th. He lost it right before school and was pretty excited. Kind of a weird milestone to hit for me and I'm not even sure why. He put it under his pillow that night and the tooth fairy brought him 50 cents which he was super excited about. We had an idea that he bottom two teeth would come out first because we saw his permanent teeth on xrays this summer on the bottom.