This was a quick pumpkin patch visit with my MOMS Club. It was very hot and started to rain about a half hour after we got there. Hopefully we’ll get back and get some family pictures taken. The patch is a tradition I hope to do every year. Aiden - “look at all these pumpkins”
Just as I was thinking that the sleep issues are resolving, Aiden has a bad night. Hopefully tonight will go better. The schedule change with school and swimming lessons and shorter naps has made for a tired and cranky boy. A couple weeks ago we moved Aiden’s bedtime up hoping he would fall asleep earlier and get more sleep at night. It seems to be working but we’re still in transition. Logan was also getting up to eat, but is now sleeping great with the addition of solids.
Here is some fun info for this month. The first section is from this blog, couldn't figure out how to add it in. Check it out...there's a great picture of dinosaurs.
http://stacyjulian.com/blog/?p=1071 Today is National Frappe Day. You should make, or buy milkshakes with the family after dinner. Coming up … October 16th is Dictionary Day. Write a definition for a family word or idiom. October 22nd is National Nut Day. Be one or eat some. October 24th is National Bologna Day. When is the last time you ate a B-O-L-O-G-N-A sandwich. You might want to teach your kids the song. And in case you didn’t know, Barry Manilow wrote that little jingle, on his way to stardom
October is International Dinosaur Month.
Also October 12th is National Child Day October 14th is National Dessert Day - you know I celebrating this one!
This past weekend we had a great time getting up close with some elephants. We went to the elephant open house at the Houston zoo. It started with a training demo and we got to see an elephant stand on its head. We then walked around the elephant barn and saw their toys and other info on them.
Aiden had a great time hanging with the elephants. Here we are at the back of their area, a small space between the barn and their exhibit. This is an area you don't get to on a regular zoo visit... so neat.
One highlight-- Washing Methia! Aiden loved this! I had fun too.
Once we were done, Aiden ran over to Bill and said "we washed the elephant, we washed the elephant." We got this on video and Aiden still enjoys watching it.
Methia walked around for all to touch her through the bars. Bill and I had never touched an elephant before so this was fun for all of us.
We ended with a picture with Methia.
The elephants had not been out the last few times I had been to the zoo with Aiden so he was real excited to see them. He kept talking about washing the elephant and wanting to see the picture we got.
Now as Aiden see the pictures... "The mommy and daddy elephant are big and the baby elephant, he's small."