Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Patch close to home

Down the block there's a relatively small pumpkin patch that the kids have seen almost every day this past month. Aside from it being so close, what makes it so appealing to both Makenna & Isaiah is that it has a couple of giant slides as well as a couple of jumpers. Sure it's got a ton of pumpkins, all different shapes and sizes, but those were merely an afterthought once the kids got near the jumpers! Makenna's already a big pro when it comes to jumpy houses, and Isaiah is just getting into his own little groove, finally mastering his balancing abilities while inside. After watching how excited they get whenever they play in one of these, we've entertained the idea of buying one for them to use at home. But then, we didn't want to take away their fun whenever we visit places like this, so we decided against it, for now at least!
the kids in their second home...
"you looking at me?"
Makenna's long climb to the top of the slide

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trip to the pumpkin patch

So this post is a little late, but we all know how the saying goes...

A couple of weekends ago, we took the kids to the Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Patch in Morgan Hill. We met up with the Arbolante's and had a great time as the kids enjoyed the patch together. Arriving early was a blessing in disguise, as the crowd was minimal and the weather was tolerable. As the day progressed, the pumpkin patch got more and more crowded, and it started to warm up. Thankfully, the kids were getting tired by then so we were able to call it a day at the right time!

Much like last season, the kids enjoyed all the pumpkins and the freedom to roam around the farm. Isaiah got a different perspective this year as he was able to ride the cow train all by himself. Last year he was mainly in the stroller, so he didn't have as much fun as this time around. Makenna has fun no matter what she does, and this time was no exception. When the DJ started playing some tunes, she got up and danced with her cousins (along with all the other kids around). Isaiah did a little booty shake every now and again, but mostly kept to himself as he explored what he missed out on last year.

We're hoping to keep up this tradition with the kids as they grow older, and look forward to keeping them close to their cousins in the process! Its fun to see the kids having so much fun, and just watch them being kids!

The kids and I entering the pumpkin patch

Makenna and her scarecrow buddy

Isaiah enjoying himself
Makenna & Wesley cuttin' a rug!
The cousins at Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Patch 2009 (even though the sign reads 2008!)

Monday, October 05, 2009

Children's Discovery Museum

Last week we took the little ones on a day trip to the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose. We have heard that this would be fun for the kids and have always wanted to check it out with them, so we shook up their weekly routine and treated them to a fun-filled day! The kids were not disappointed, to say the least! Not only were they able to go out and touch EVERYTHING, it was all there for them! Of course Enz & I were both able to play with some of the cool stuff too, but our two little monkeys had a blast! We're hoping to take them there again, now that we got the whole layout of the place, and we know that taking them there will definitely be money well spent!

checking out the fire truck

Isaiah's focused on spinning wheels

Mommy painted a kitty face on Isaiah
Makenna painted a butterfly on her face all by herself