"I thought I'd do a little reading before I "help" mommy do the dishes."
Gotta get that water!!!
I just love her surprise when she sticks her face in the water and gets splashed.
The rain let up enough for the kids to go on the cow train. A little girl offered to hold Allison so she could enjoy it too. She enjoyed holding Allie at least as much as she enjoyed the ride.
Shortly after the rain came back in full force so we took the last covered hayride around the pumpkin patch. Tyler was fascinated by the big white pumpkin we passed.
Here's Allison doing her favorite thing - making people clap. She figured this out long before she figured out how to clap on her own.
Afterwards we explored the covered areas of the farm a bit. They had a neat hay maze in a large barn ending with a slide.
Tyler and Oscar enjoyed the big slides, but I didn't try them with Allison on my back.
Allie was happy to get back home and warm up with her books and music.
And Tyler's busy chasing her. The difficult thing lately is explaining to him that just because Allison pulls things out of drawers and makes a big mess doesn't mean that he can do it too.
Allison LOVES tickle me Elmo. When he starts giggling and vibrating she giggles right along with him.
Just irresistible cuteness!
This was an interesting exchange.
Me: "Tyler, would you like some yogurt for lunch?"
Tyler: "No! It's too angry!"
"This is what I do when mommy cleans up all my toys while she's sweeping the floor."Allison's climbing skills improved vastly in a short amount of time. Before I knew it she was climbing on Tyler's bed, on some of her toys, on the rocking footstool, and even in the dishwasher.
Tyler built this and excitedly exclaimed "I made a hooker!" Lol!
Tyler enjoys feeding Allison, though we rarely let him. He really wants to do it and just shoves it into her face.
And on the same day she wore her daisy dress, she finally started feeding herself. I gave her a doughnut to motivate her. Worked like a charm!
Tyler wakes up full of energy after his nap, so if it's a nice day, we take him to the park.
Just like with the swings, Tyler prefers pushing to riding.
All the kids are thrilled when you bring bubbles, especially when the wind picks up.
There were some cute children's literature themes in the kids' maze.
Tyler ran through the obstacle course with a bit of encouragement.
But getting him to climb the haystack was impossible.
Our only two walkers were cute playing in the pumpkin patch. We kept the babies on our backs for a bit.
I could not get him to pose in the chair for some reason. It surprises me what he chooses to resist.
Tyler gave the big plush animals hugs after being a bit shy around the real ones.
I thought he'd love to go in the rocket, but it took a ridiculous amount of persuasion. Another little girl going in finally convinced him, and then he wanted the spotlight.
Three cute baby girls playing in the leaves and one cute photobombing little boy.
Oh the sweetness of three baby girls sitting in the leaves playing with a pumpkin!
Allison finally got her chance to get good and dirty in the patch.
Cute kids in a wheelbarrow.
I found the kitty!
My life is pretty much watching these sweet kiddos play together and jumping in when Tyler's energy and exuberance becomes a threat to her. It's all portrayed in the video below.
Backyard cuteness! Allison finally has a practical use for wearing shoes.
Sweet girl and cute guy who doesn't want to get left out of the picture taking. He actually managed a decent pose this time.
Return of the sweet ladybug
This girl loves her pumpkins and pianos!