Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gotta love the fall!

Carson loves to "sit by self". This is his new obsession... I'm not kidding! We walk by a bench, and if he sees it, he has to sit in it! It's turning into a slight problem because if we don't let him sit, he throws a mini tantrum... (I finally gave in this time, and look how excited he is! I'm such a bad parent... I need to work on not giving in!)

This past week I had October Break!! YEAH!! Which means no teaching for exactly 10 days... (yes, I'm including the weekends) So my mom, Carson and I took a little trip back to my hometown of Branford, Connecticut, to visit my grandparents and let Carson spend sometime with his great grandparents! It was SO COLD THERE!! The high was in the 50's during the day and it got down to the high 30's at night!! It was a welcome change from Arizona's heat! It truly felt like the fall!! I really miss having four seasons. Anyway, we stayed with my grandparents for the week. My Papa is almost 90 and my Nanie is almost 89! YES, that is OLD! They have been married for 66 years!! HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!? Carson was the light of their lives! He was such a good boy the whole time! He and great-grand-papa instantly bonded! He loved Papa. It melted my heart! It was so cute to watch my grandfather interact with him. For being almost 90 he was picking Carson up and running (well, walking briskly) with him. My Nanie on the other hand has Alzheimers Disease and forgot that Carson was in fact my child. She really thought he was my little brother and belonged to my mom... it was sad. She kept asking, "Now how is he related to me?" Nevertheless, she just adored him... We went to this place that I used to love going to when I was growing up called Bishop's Orchard's. They had a lovely pumpkin patch and a hay maze. CARSON WAS IN HEAVEN!! He loved the pumpkins and the whole time we were there he just ran, ran, ran!!
Every pumpkin he would get near he tried to pick it up! It was so adorable, because he was literally grunting and straining to lift them!!

Carson loves trucks and tractors! He again had to "sit by self tracker"... he just said it over and over again. We spent at least 20 mins on the darn thing! =-)

Look at these beautiful mums... I love these flowers in the fall!

On the hunt for more pumpkins to pick up!

Carson in a sea of pumpkin!

Carson and mommy! I just love my little boy!!

At the airport coming home! We had a 3 hour layover in Baltimore.... I could've died!! We were in Maryland for so long! Carson was getting so silly at the restaurant. He wanted to feed himself, and I couldn't break him away from his fork!

Look at this precious little man! He konked out just before we got on the plane. I love watching my baby sleep, he just looks so sweet and innocent! We really had a fun trip.


Biddle Family said...

Isn't being a mom the best? Especially at this fun age. I LOVE IT!
Looks like you had a great trip.

Nicolette said...

These pics of Carson are priceless, especially the one in the sea of pumpkins. I can't wait to be a mommy! P.S. WE'RE PREGNANT!

The Bradford's said...

Carson is all you! I love it. I wish I could of seen you when you were in town? When is the next time you will be here?

Josh and Jillian said...

Oh how cute are those pictures! Carson is getting so big. I miss his big smile and his lil personality. I can't wait for him to play with his new best friend. hehe

Katie said...

What a little character! Your so good to write those little things having to sit on random benches b/c one day you'll read it and laugh and say "Oh yeah". (then again maybe your memory is better than mine) Way cute pics!

I had the funniest dream last night about you guys. I used your jogging stroller that was rusted and bent and then when I went in your house the walls were covered with mold and birds, owls, and a tiger all lived inside. You made Rod put them out while you just sat there spoon feeding Carson...SOOO random! (Gary tells me I'm crazy...but I had to share it with you.)

thewylerfamily said...

He has such a big smile! He is such a handsome little man.


How cute. Carson is adorable. Conneticut,looks beautiful. You better be coming to my party on Friday.

brooke martin said... he makes my heart melt. That cute striped sweater?? And those beautiful flowers?! And don't you just LOVE the fall?! I hope I get to see you soon! I have your recipe posted for ya!! loves...