Today we had a wonderfully busy day. Matt and I actually got to hang out with each other and the girls, plus the fam almost all day! It was nice to spend time together since Matt and I have barely seen each other or our kids these past two weeks.
Grin (as Walker calls Matts dad - and we are trying to make him a "dandy" but I feel like the first grandchild always names the grandparents, so I guess we have to adopt "Grin" as his name) loves trains and Walker shares his passion tenfold. So Gammy and Grin wanted to take us all on the train in Calera to the pumpkin patch. I was a little nervous because it was right when the girls normally nap but they ended up sleeping in a little so they did great.
So we got on the train and Leah became her usual flirtation self, and was completely enamored with the conductor. He was really great with her, and Leahs affections were sealed when he pulled out his conductor's watch and let her play with it. Anytime he walked by she just stared up at him. She knows she is cute. It is going to be problematic I feel.
Hannah sat in Daddys lap most of the time, and really loved looking out the window as the train moved. Of course their cousins were wonderful - I mean, they were on a TRAIN! (It is true what they say about boys and their trains and apparently they do not grow out of it - ex, Matt and his dad...)
When we arrived at the pumpkin patch we decided to go on the hay ride first. The girls were getting tired but enjoyed the short trip behind the tractor. I even got some snuggles from my Leah as she was lulled by the movement. These snuggles are rare and are deeply treasured.
They enjoyed going from pumpkin to pumpkin as they crawled around in the grass. The boys were running around picking out their pumpkins, since Walker was going to get a BIG pumpkin for Gammy. (At first he was planning on getting a big one for Mommy, but Gammy's often replace Mommy's...)
We all enjoyed the cool morning outdoors and I am glad I got some cute pictures. The train ride back was free of any tantrums, despite my earlier concerns for a lack of a nap, and we all even got to go to Cracker Barrel for lunch after! All the kids were perfect.
We went home and the girls took a LITTLE nap and then we were back out to go to dinner with the extended family to celebrate Matt's cousins return from Korea (he is in the army) and Matt's granddad's birthday. It was a VERY long day but the girls did very well and went to bed right when we got home.
On a side note, Kody is back home. He apparently got into some toxin though we do not know what exactly it was. Most likely a bug or spider or something, but his liver levels were not good. So he is on some meds to help his liver function and on a special diet for a few days. But at least he is home. And we had a little scare with Millie last night. Right after I posted my blog last night Laura ran upstairs and told me to come down fast and look at Millie. Poor thing's eyes were swollen shut and her snout was huge. She was a lot more snorty than normal (she is a boston terrier). We called our vet and he told me I did exactly what he would have recommended (1.5 pills benadryl) every 4 hours. She probably got bitten by a spider and it was completely unrelated to all the stuff she and Kody dealt with earlier. What are the odds? Anyway, everyone seems to be better now. :)