Saturday, October 25, 2008

fall fun and big milestones

Today was a beautiful fall day- we decided to take in a local pumpkin fair to enjoy some of our last moments of nice weather before winter. We saw lots of pumpkins, farm animals and Blake even got to jump in a big blow up bouncer. He loved it, and in true 1 1/2 year old fashion... threw a little bit of a fit when it was time to get out!

Blake enjoyed seeing the horses, llamas, goats and turkey... this horse loved kids and came right up to the fence to greet us. Blake was brave enough to pet him and when I asked him what the horse's name was, he said 'Blake!'

Giddy-Up horsey!!

Sadly, we really don't have many pictures of all four of us together so it was fun to snap this one today.

Blake has had a big week. After putting it off and putting it off... we decided it was finally time to say goodbye to the pacifier. He was only using it at night and during naps- but we were afraid that he would have a rough time without it. Surprisingly, it was a very easy transition. He asked about it a few times but we simply told him that his 'paci' went bye bye and he understood!

An even bigger milestone... Blake is sleeping in his brand new big boy bed!! We bought a bed that was in my hometown, and Grandma and Grandpa Glace brought it up for us today. He did get out of bed once but I am proud to say he is sound asleep as we speak. I'm feeling a little emotional seeing him in his big bed... he's growing up way too fast!


R and L Farwell said...

I can't believe Blake is getting so big! Brenna is also growing up fast. Looks like you guys had a good time!

Becky Bartlett said...

WOW! A big boy bed!! :) Great job, Blake! Your family photo is cute.

Emily said...

Great family photo...and good job with the big boy bed and paci!

Bunny said...

Loved the pictures! Good job on the big boy bed. If he's anything like Kate, he'll actually sleep better...but get into more things;-)

Paprika said...

Wow! He beat Malia to a big bed! :) The family picture is GREAT and Brenna in her little hat was my favorite part. We can't wait to see you in a couple of months!