Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Family Photo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


More pictures from our trip to the pumpkin patch.
Yes, they're all staged. Deal with it. There are still pumpkins in them!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Odyssey Fun Farm

On Sunday, we finally made our trip to the pumpkin patch. (Spoiler alert: we didn't actually buy any pumpkins. Oops!)
After a little hesitation, Joey got comfortable with the farm and eventually had a little fun running around the pumpkin patch. (The "sticks" in his hand are from a broken pants hanger. He kept calling them his "chopsticks.)
He picked out a pumpkin he liked ...
and made sure to inspect it carefully. He then decided at some point he didn't really want it and left it in the patch.
"I said cheese ten times already, Mommy. If you want me to actually look at the camera, that's a completely different request!"

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Park

We did stop during one of our bike rides (I think Sunday late morning) to enjoy the park.
Running around to all the different equipment.
Playing Super Man on the swings.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Constant Motion

They say that a body in motion tends to stay in motion. (The "they" in this case being Newton.) Little did I know how much this applied to almost-three-year-olds.
He sure had fun this weekend, though. And Daddy and I got our exercise in trying to keep up!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

SNEAK PEAK: Halloween Preview

Apparently the "reflective" material is actual reflective material. Makes the costume even more awesome!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Grease Lightnin'

The promised video of Joey in his car. I swear, it looked even faster in real life.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ridin' Along in My Automobile

It was absolutely gorgeous out this weekend, so of course we spent a little time enjoying the weather. Joey couldn't wait to take his car for a spin.
(It's amazing how different he looks with his hair swept to the side and from a goofy angle. Almost doesn't look like Joey!)
I have a great video that I need to find of him in this car. He realized there's a little slope from our porch to the sidewalk, and he'd start backward and end up spun around, faster than you can believe! (Maybe I'll have it for tomorrow.)
He just loves playing outside.

Friday, October 7, 2011

His Own Tractor

Joey spent some time last night on his own tractor. It was beautiful when we got home (70s), but he just kept telling me he wanted to watch Dora. I put my foot down and told him we needed to go outside. (Seriously, he never wanted to stay inside to watch Wonder Pets. What's the deal? I guess if Linny, Tuck and Ming-Ming had saved an ice cream truck, maybe he would've.) Anyway, once outside, he was excited to get his tractor out! Mommy's excited, too, because it's supposed to be beautiful all weekend. Upper 70s, no rain until Wednesday. Enjoying it while it lasts!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

One Last Time

When Joe cut the grass on Sunday, Joey was so excited! It is still a bit amazing to me how excited he gets. But I'll let him show you ...
Waiting his turn.
Just getting on the tractor.
Zoom! Zoom!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Watching for Daddy

He heard the tractor start and raced outside. We had to drag him back in to put a coat and hat on.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Daddy's Bar

They had another kids' show at the Blues Bar on Saturday. Joey was so excited he was going to the bar and would be helping Daddy.
When we got there, he grabbed a menu and kept telling us he was reading the newspaper.
During this interlude, he was either helping Daddy or checking his email. Depends on when you asked him.
But have no fear - we put him to work, too. He helped carry all the cable and some of the mike stands back. He is so proud to help Daddy, how can we stop him?

BONUS CONTENT: Race for the Cure

Not that this picture proves I actually ran, but here we are after the Race for the Cure 5K in downtown Chicago. It started raining (again) just as I was finishing, and the poor walkers probably still had at least a mile and a half to go. But it was still a lot of fun! My friend Sophia (in all black above) is trying to convince me to the do the Monster 5K the weekend before Halloween. We'll see.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I Need My Exercise, Momma!

I don't remember when it was, but at some point I must have mentioned needing some exercise, and that walking was a good way to do it. Now, whenever we go for a walk, at some point during the excursion, Joey says, "I need my exercise, Momma!" and then proceeds to pedal as fast as he can.
Here he is, on one of his missions.
He even agreed to smile for me. Ginny is especially grateful he likes to go on walks so much!