Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lexie Ann...7 months

Oh this girl. She is fun, crazy, full of life, "opinions"
and adds a little bit of magic to our days!

In looking back at the month's pictures...
I realized I didn't have very many. :(

I felt a bit guilty...and then I realized why
I don't have many pictures of her...

it is because I am constantly "fishing"
things out of her mouth...and trying to stop
her from killing herself.
So...that leaves little time for
me to take pictures. :)

As you can see...

she loves to chew on...EVERYTHING!

And eating is a very serious job. :)

We had her 6 month check up
with Dr. Hubbard...and of course...
ran the show.

She immediately stole the tongue

and then discovered that the paper made
lots of noise...
and it was fun to "eat!"

Here is a video I tried to get to capture
her love of the exam table paper...

She has escaped pretty much everything...
and this is how she prefers to swing.

She was all smiles when we put her in the

but she has kind of decided that she is not 
such a fan of being "contained."

Here's to our little sunshine being 7 months old!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Avila Valley Barn Pumpkin Fun!

On Saturday we made our annual trip to the
Avila Valley Barn for some pumpkin fun!
My mom, sister, and I started this yearly
trip when Landry was about 18 months old.
You might remember that he was NOT
a fan of pumpkins...or any part of it, really.

Over the years it has grown on him
and now he looks forward to our fall tradition.
We were all so excited to see Lexie's reaction
to everything...and she did not disappoint!
Have I mentioned that she is C-R-A-Z-Y?

We mad a quick stop in San Luis Obispo
for some Splash Cafe chowder...
and then headed to the farm.
First item of business...
feed the farm animals.
Can you see my little animal trying
to climb out of the wagon?

She was so excited to see all of the animals!

We made a quick detour for an obligatory
sibling pumpkin picture. :)

Then back to the animals...goats to be specific.
When Lexie spied them...
she could hardly contain herself!
She lunged forward, trying to get out of the wagon,
and as close to the goats as possible...
screaming the whole time.

Here is a quick video I got.

She wasn't AS excited about the chickens.

My little farm girl and me.

She might not look too thrilled now...
but she was once she spotted the cow!
She grabbed onto the fence so hard that
I could barely pry her fingers off.
I just knew that cow was going to come up 
and lick her whole face...
but she didn't...thankfully!

This video doesn't do justice to how excited she was.
If she could have figured out a way to get
on the cow...she would have.
I also love how you can see Landry in
the background at one part...
not wanting to get too close to the cow...
my sweet Mr. Cautious. :)

My attempt at getting a shot
of just Lexie with a pumpkin...

She was WAY too interested 
in the pumpkins to look at me. :)

My two cuties and me!

Love them so much!

Lexie having fun with
Nawnie while we wait to pay for our pumpkins.

After we loaded up our wagon...
it was time for a hay ride!

Lexie tried as hard as she could
to eat some hay while we waited.

But she couldn't quite get it
in her mouth. :)

Sibling shot take 1:

take 2...

take 3...

Yup...didn't happen. :(
I love the look on Landry's face, though.
It is like he is thinking,
"Will you PLEASE do something with her, Mom?"

On the hay ride...ready for some fun...

or in Lexie's case...round 2 at trying to eat hay!
She was getting a bit fussy and was happiest when
I sat her on the floor of the trailer...
which gave her lots of opportunities
to grab handfuls of hay...and try to shove
them in her mouth before I could get them.

After the hay ride Landry wanted to ride the ponies.

My little and all. :)

By the end of the day...
Auntie K.K. was still smiles...
Lexie...not so much. :)

All in all, it was a fun day!
Lexie loved pretty much EVERYTHING,
Landry got to pick his own little pumpkin 
for his room, ride a pony, eat roasted corn,
and drink apple cider...what more could a kid ask for? :)

I am so bummed that I din't get a picture
with all of us together...
but, there is always next year! :)

And just for is a look back at our previous trips:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Go Dogs!!!

On Saturday we went to our first 
Bulldog game as a family of four!

In years past we have always purchased season tickets,
but due to their "less than ideal schedule"...
two Friday games and a Thursday game...
we didn't get them this season.

If you follow our blog you know that we normally
do a full day of tailgating before.
Well...with a little one...we didn't go all out 
like we have in the past...and I didn't get many pictures.

Before we headed out I had to get Lexie
her Bulldog attire. :)
I kept Landry's old shirts and turned this one

into a little dress for her.
Cut off the neck and sleeves, fold over the top,
do a straight stitch, run some ribbon through...
and voila...

Lexie's first time feeling grass...

and of course she wanted to eat it!

So we had to relocate her to the blanket. :)

Love this girl!

Since we didn't get our normal season tickets,
we had to give away our first born buy single game the lovely tune of $87!
Yup...$87 to watch them get killed.
We are thinking of it as a donation...
think we can write it off?

(You're welcome Dave and Brian! ;) )

Lexie and Chad...she loved the game!

C'mon Dogs!!!!

My two favorite future Bulldogs!

The game wasn't the best...
I'm not sure you could really call it a game. :(
We still had fun with friends, family,
and our first game as a family of four!