Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Yippee-kai-aaaay, Cowpattie!

A couple weeks ago we visited Manchester Pumpkin Days, a small-town fall festival with southern cooking provided by 4-H, hay rides and games for the kids. Micah got to ride a pony for the first time. He doesn't look very excited about it in these photos, but he couldn't stop talking about it afterwards :-) We also picked out some pumpkins for the front stoop. It was a nice start to the fall season in Arkansas.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nana and Papa's Visit

Micah rides the carousel at the zoo.

Early birthday present from mom and dad

Birthday present from Nana and Papa

Opening gifts

We had a great visit with the Inouyes this past couple of weeks. We visited the zoo again and this time Micah rode the carousel. He ended up liking it and he wanted to go again, but he buried his head in dad's shoulder for most of the ride :-) We decided to have a mini celebration for Micah's birthday so that he could open Nana and Papa's gift in front of them. It was a Toy Story 3 racetrack, complete with cars that you wind up by shaking them. Needless to say, we have been playing with that over and over! We decided to give Micah some goldfish since he really loves fish and we thought it would be fun. He was very surprised! He keeps asking when we are going to eat them, so I think he's a little confused about the whole "pet" thing at this point. The only fish he's had contact with are fish-shaped crackers, hence the whole eating thing :-) But we are all enjoying watching them swim around their tank in the kitchen. And yes, they are up high enough that no "snacking" by boy or cat will be taking place! Dan and his dad were able to complete some garage-related projects over the visit, which were much needed, including a workbench out there. We are enjoying some beautiful fall weather and finally, some much needed rain. Hope you are having a good week!