Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wilkins' Family Reunion/ Labor Day Weekend

Every year for Labor Day weekend we have the Wilkins' Family Reunion up in Pinedale, AZ. We spend the weekend camping out on my Aunt Nadine's lawn. We always have such a great time there. It's great to get out of the heat for a while and there is always great food and great people to be with.
This was Seth's first long car trip, as well as his first time in his new carseat. We were really nervous about it, but he did great. On the way up he started crying about 15 minutes away from our destination. Not too bad. He and Joss actually ended up sleeping most of the way. The way home wasn't as great, but it wasn't too bad either.
It was also their first time sleeping in a tent. We borrowed a big tent and a pack 'n' play from my parents and the kids did great. Seth had a hard time the first night because he wouldn't stay bundled up and he would get cold. He did much better the following night and Joss did great both nights.

Here is Joss hanging out by the tent.

We had so much fun. There was a swing that was tied to a tree and you could run and swing around. All the kids loved it! Joss needed some help and her daddy loved swinging her high and all around. She would giggle and laugh the whole time.

Here is Raef "hiding" in the grass. He was so sure that no one could see him.

My Aunt and Uncle have chickens that they are raising. Joss loved getting to feed them the left over pancakes.

Sunday afternoon Ben, Danielle, Caleb and Raef took Joss for a ride on the golf cart.

It was during naptime and Patrick and Seth were both asleep on the lawn, so I had no responsibilities for a bit. It was so nice to just relax and read.

Ben brought up his corn hole game. You knew it had to be Ben's because of the gators logo on every piece. Joss and Seth loved putting the bean bags into the holes. Seth loved sitting on the end of it, which increased the difficulty level for Ben. :)

We also had a little family picnic. Seth really enjoyed smearing the strawberries all over his face.

Lastly, Danielle taught Joslyn the joys of blowing dandelions. Joss loved it and I think she found every single one on the property.

We had so much fun on this trip! The kids loved getting to be outdoors and the weather was perfect. We are definitely looking forward to next year!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Oreo mustache

I gave Joss an Oreo one afternoon and when I looked at her again she had a chocolate mustache.

Happy Birthday Seth!

Patrick and I have decided that we don't want to have big birthday parties for our kids. At least not until they are older. We just like having it a small family day and with our kids so young they don't care about having parties anyway.

Seth was not too excited about opening his presents. In fact, he kept pushing them off his lap.

So we let Joss open them for him.

We got him a cool little car.

And some new outfits.

Seth shares his birthday with his older cousin Hailey. So I made a cake for both of them to share. The cake really didn't turn out how I wanted it to, but it still tasted good.

One Year Old

Seth was not wanting to get his picture taken so this was the best one that we got of him.

Seth is all boy! He loves to climb and stomp on things. He loves making messes and rough housing. He is all boy, but he is the sweetest little boy. He always comes up and gives me hugs and loves to be snuggled.

At his one year check up the doctor said that he is doing great. He has only gained 2 ounces since his 9 month check up but since that is when he started walking and running they weren't too worried about it. If he still hasn't gained much at fifteen months they will start looking at it more carefully.

I'm not sure how he hasn't gained weight, the kid eats like a horse. He can eat more than Patrick and I at times. He loves pretty much all food except for juicy fruits. In fact, he will throw any melon across the room.

We loves our little Bubba-Seth and are so glad that he has come into our home.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Playing in the Mall

One day I had an eye doctor's appointment to check how my new contacts are doing. We decided to take the kids down to the mall and let them play while I had my eyes checked. The kids loved the little playground. Seth's favorite part was trying to escape. Joss loved the fire engine and the slides.


Joss is really good at puzzles. In fact, one of the girls that we have babysit for us told me that Joss is better at the puzzles than she is. She can even put the pieces in when there isn't a piece next to it when there is a grid. She is so smart.


One day I was shopping in the dollar spot at Target and they had a set of stickers. I thought that Joslyn would enjoy them so I got them for her. She loves them! Of course, when I purchased them I thought she would enjoy putting them on paper, but no she likes to stick them to her arm instead.