Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Carving our Jack-o-lanterns

New Salem State Park

FJ did not have school on Columbus Day, so we decided to take the boys somewhere fun. Abraham Lincoln's New Salem was the place we chose, and we had a great time!! FJ loves history, so this was the perfect place. They could run up and down the paths, look at the log cabins, and listen to us read all about the days when Abraham Lincoln lived in this village. We had a great time enjoying the sunshine and learning more about our 16th president.

Judah's Illinois Birthday

Since we visited Gran and Pe-pa in Texas a week before Judah's birthday, he ended up having two parties this year. Superman in Texas and Scooby Doo in Illinois. The Superman pictures are in the Trip to Texas slide show. And here are just a few of his Scooby Doo pictures. His birthday was on Sunday, so we celebrated on Saturday night with Grammy and Papa, and Aunt Trisha and Uncle Jeremy. Then I made the Superman cookie for him to take to church on Sunday night for his class. We had a great time celebrating Judah!!

Trip to Texas

Decorating for Fall

The boys and I decided to decorate Mom and Dad's mailbox for seemed like a good idea at the time, and after the fact, it was. But getting the cornstalks in my little car was an ordeal. As you can tell from the pictures, Judah was not very happy that the stalks were touching him and he did not like the noise they made when we were driving down the road. He covered his ears all the way home and ended up falling asleep about half way home. Anyway, after all the trauma of the stalks and FJ falling and scraping his leg while he was helping me decorate, the final product was beautiful!! I am glad that we decided to do it! It was a lot of fun!!


FJ started preschool five days a week on September 5. He was so excited about school, but as you can see from the pictures, he was a little nervous by the time we got to school that morning.

The first month of preschool, they studied the creation story. At the end of the month, the students were asked to make "God made me special" posters and bring to share with the class. FJ and I had a good time looking through pictures and deciding what things best described FJ. I think that I have a very special boy, and I thank God that he gave me my FJ!!

Chicago - Day 3