Sunday, November 14, 2010

Where did Fall go?

I don't claim to be the best blogger, by any means, but I can't believe that fall is almost over and I haven't blogged once!  I guess it's because we have been so busy, but I also think it is because I've been enjoying the fall so much that I haven't taken time to blog.  Since we last left off...papa hiked the beautiful Tetons with his friends.  This was the first time he has been away from Bradyn for more than 2 nights in a row.
We missed Papa and were glad of his safe return, especially after hearing how close those bears came to him!
Once he got home, we all had to venture into the Utah mountains in search of snow....
 And we found some...
 Bradyn's first time on a ski lift...
We also enjoyed our time at the Pumpkin Patch this year.  Bradyn petted the farm animals, played on the slides and even sat on a toy bull (much to mama's chagrin).
Then it was time to carve the pumpkins.  Bradyn likes to call the insides "ooey gooey".  He didn't like to touch the ooey gooey at all and mama and papa had to scoop it out.  Then I picked him up from daycare one day and they were carving pumpkins.  Bradyn had his hands elbow deep in the pumpkin pulling out all the ooey gooey by himself!  
Bradyn has been obsessed with spiders this Halloween season.  A kind of love-hate relationship.  So, we decided to make spider treats.  He loved making them and eating the marshmallows, but then when it was time to eat the spiders, he wanted nothing to do with them.  
 Bradyn enjoyed dressing up for Halloween.  Every time you asked him what he was going to be, he would tell you something different.  We finally settled on SuperWhy (his favorite) for his school daycare and his old school carnival.  Then we settled AGAIN on Dash from the Incredibles for Halloween.  He had a blast at his cousins' Halloween party and then he went trick-or-treating for his first time.  Not only did he say trick-or-treat, but he charmed everyone by flashing that big smile and saying Happy Halloween as he left.  

We can't forget about the most important thing of the fall!  Bradyn has been practicing his tuck and rolls when he gets tackled, throwing the football consistently at the lamp, and kicking off.  Not a football game goes by without Bradyn having to act out all the plays.  He even tells us which team he is and then we have to cheer for that team.  But he remains ever faithful to the Packers. 
The other exciting thing about fall season...getting ready for snow!!  We visited two ski swaps this year and Bradyn is all ready for skiing.  Bring on the snow!