My Family

My Family

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

After taking Trevor's 5th birthday pictures, we met Jason at the pumpkin patch off Hendricks Ave (our favorite).  I guess I was tired of taking pictures because these aren't that great, but you get the idea.

Report cards were passed out the week before and we hadn't had a chance to celebrate - All A's for Brody and All E's for Trevor.  We had a lot to celebrate so dinner at The Loop!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Trevor's 5 year old pics

I'm only 2 1/2 months late in taking Trevor's 5 year old pictures.  It is so hot at his birthday so I always seem to put it off.  It's also a challenge to find a cool place to take the pictures.  This year I chose the Treaty Oak in downtown Jacksonville.  My boys had never been here (technically I hadn't either - just driven by it) but somewhere I always wanted to take them.  The tree is estimated to be over 250 years old and possibly the oldest thing in Jacksonville.

When we arrived the boys were pretty amazed at the size of this tree and really wanted to climb all of it despite the sign that says no climbing.  Thankfully Trevor was in full cooperation to take pictures that evening.

Sorry in advance for all of the pics - I couldn't choose from just a few.
Check out this huge tree.

Brody was even eager to have his picture taken and offered lots of suggestions on how to pose Trevor for pictures.

Trevor really seemed to have fun.

Yeah, no rule breakers here.

Friday, November 7, 2014

NE Florida Fair comes to town

We love this time of year because it means the fair is in town.  This is a big deal in our small town.  I haven't been to any other fairs, but I think ours is pretty good.  The opening of the fair was on Friday, Oct 17 and a group from our church including Jason sang the National Anthem before the gates opened.  The boys were so eager to get inside, however, I had some bad news - we weren't riding any rides that night.  We were just going to walk around and check out the animals, school booths and of course eat.  They kept begging to ride rides, but I tried to explain that they were only selling individual tickets while we were there and we were planning to come back on Tuesday.  They somewhat were ok with that.

Checking out the animals with Hallie.

I think this goat wanted to lick Brody, but he wasn't so sure about that.

Is this not the biggest bunny you have ever seen?

They couldn't wait to try their hands at milking a cow.

One of the school booths (I forgot which one), set up a photo booth with lots of props.  The boys had a blast.

Time for some food - one of the best things about the fair.

This was the first thing Trevor asked for - "that thing with the white stuff on it".  He wanted to make sure we were getting one.  I guess he hasn't figured out that his mama isn't leaving the fair without one of these.

It was nice to take time to check out the animals and booths, but I know the boys can't wait to come back to ride.