Sunday, October 17, 2010

Anderson's Apple Orchard Fall Festival

I must say that this is one of our favorite places in Indy. The boys love to pick apples and raspberries. Well, last year we went to their fall festival, but it was rainy (muddy!) and Damond was in a rush to get to school to study, so it wasn't as enjoyable as I had thought. I have waited a whole year to attend again. It was awesome! The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed a lot of yummy food. Mainly their apple cider slushes. Yum!
Saturday's are usually huge studying days for Damond. That leaves Saturday as a long day for me and the boys, if I don't find something to do. Feeling so sick, and huge, and uncomfortable I am never very excited to take them out by myself, but I know we will just drive each other crazy if we stay inside. ( we have already done a little too much of that those first six months!)
Anyways, I am glad that I took them, because they had a blast playing in the play area.

Thomas loves swinging and then jumping off. He did this for the longest time!
"Hey, mom watch this!"
I guess it must be more fun to land in straw than in hard gravel :D

Alex also loved the hay! They had several hay bales stacked together that he would climb and then land in a pile of it. and he would just get the biggest grin :D

He, also, liked to put it at the bottom of the slide, except sometimes he'd prep the slide only to have some other kid go down it first. So then, he'd have to race back and put more on and try again. It was quite comical. He would never get mad (unlike a certain brother of his would have) he'd just try again.

We always miss Damond on our adventures, but I am glad that I can manage to get us out part of the time :D

Enduring to the End

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to give a talk. I almost started crying and then I was told the topic, Enduring to the End. :) very fitting. I thought, for sure all of my trails and tribulations could fill up 10 to 15 min :) so Heavenly Father sent me some more. It was a tough week! But, that talk has blessed me week after week since then. No, I did not stand up and recite all the many trials I've faced these last nine months, but in preparing for the talk I learned how to Endure to the End "well". I can't say that I have perfected it, but in the last month when I have felt that I could not take another day, another hour or minute of this, the words of my talk have seeped back into mind and reminded me what I need to do. So one more week! All I know, is that one week from tomorrow, I better, at least be in the hospital delivering this baby!
My feelings are generally, just that I want this baby out, but I occasionally start to feel anxious about having #3. What is it going to be like to have a newborn again? How am I going to manage three? Alex has been acting up a little bit lately and I think it's due to hearing, "no, it's for the baby," as I have cleaned and put together all of the baby stuff. For the most part he likes to rub my belly or kiss it and say, "I love baby", but I worry about his adjustment. Thomas, on the other hand, continues to be so excited and asks when are we going to go "pick up the baby"? He even said that whenever somebody babysits them, he will give the baby the bottle. (which is funny, because they rarely, ever, have babysitters. So, I know that he will be helpful.
We have had many wonderful offers of help, so I know we will be taken care of, but I still get anxious. but then I remind myself that I won't be sick anymore and, therefore, will be ready to take on the world :D
Fall is finally here! I love the changing of the leaves and the cooler weather. It hasn't been too cool, but anything is better than hot. I, realized that I had maybe one pregnant picture of Alex, so this time I tried a little harder. So, instead of one, maybe with this one I have five :)
This will probably be the last. Enjoy the beautiful trees and not so much my hugeness! :D