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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Boo at the Zoo!

This year, Lexi was finally old enough to enjoy Boo at the Zoo! Mom and dad came out this weekend to watch the girls while Matt and I worked on Saturday, so on Friday evening dad and I took Lexi to the zoo while mom stayed home with Jill. Lexi dressed up as a cowgirl (or "Jessie" from Toy Story). It was a misty evening and we got just a tad wet, but our umbrellas and Lexi's cowgirl hat protected us from most of the moisture. All the animals loved the weather, so we got quite a show. I definitely think we will return next year. Lexi had a blast!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just Another Day!

Well, I have now hit the big 3-0... that's right, I am 30 years old as of yesterday. I don't feel any older and so therefore it must just be another number. My wonderful hubby gave me my present early (on Wednesday). He and Lexi went out to "run some errands" and came back with a little white box. I got my diamond bracelet 3 days before my actual birthday because he said Lexi couldn't keep a secret (I know he really just didn't want to keep the secret for 3 days himself!) and it is beautiful! Yesterday we just chilled around the house. We carved our HUGE pumpkin and made him into a jack-o-lantern. Then we had some fun with baby Jill (see the pictures below and you will know what I mean). Then Lexi and I ran out to the Halloween store to complete her costume. We came home with lunch (thanks Burger King) and also a pirate eye patch and an awesome pirate hat! I am sure there will be a blog entry about that closer to Oct. 31st! I left the kids with daddy last night to enjoy an evening with the girls - a friend of mine had a purse party at her house - and I came home with TWO awesome fall purses (thanks G.G. Eileen and Chris & Chuck for the b-day money!) Then, 2 of my co-workers took me out for a pitcher of margaritas at a local Mexican restaurant - SO YUMMY! So after much thought, I have decided that yesterday was just another day in my life that just so happened to be the anniversary of my birth 30 years ago!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ramseyer's Pictures

As promised... here are the pictures from the Corn Maze! Enjoy!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ramseyer's Corn Maze

Matt had some vacation days he needed to use up, so he took all of last week off. It was nice having a few days off together (even if I did still have to work). We got a few things done and even took Lexi to Ramseyer's Corn Maze in Smithville, Ohio. I took her last year, but she wasn't old enough to do very much. This year, she thouroughly enjoyed it - and because we left Jill with Matt's mom, we got to have some quality Lexi time, too! I think Ramseyer's adds something new every year... this year they had the pedal buggys. This was sort of difficult with an almost-3-year-old on your lap, but we managed to take a few laps. We passed on the actual "Mazes" this year. It was a little chilly and we didn't think Lexi was old enough to enjoy that yet. I think her favorite thing was the Conestoga Corn Wagon which is just a huge sandbox filled with corn. She also liked the rubber duck races and feeding the goats and donkey. Since we went in the middle of the week, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Lexi was even brave enough to ride the wagon-train all by herself. Her only comment was "That was bumpy!" I am sure we will return next year with both kids. It has become a tradition! Pictures to be posted soon!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fun with the Culler Family!

We had made plans MONTHS ago to meet up with the Culler family and go to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Of course, Mother Nature decided to mess with our plans a tad, but we bundled up and hit the zoo anyway! This past Sunday we met up with them at 11 am and broke out both of our double strollers. Making sure the kids were dressed sufficiently, we headed for the main gate. Luckily we each had zoo memberships to other zoos, so we all got ½ off admission (and Jill & Nate were free)! Jack and Lexi are so cute together. They want to hold each other's hands and get along pretty well with each other. Dairy Queen satisfied our hunger half-way through our trek. The 2 older kids rode the ponies (Jack rode on Candy while Lexi rode on Cookie) and rode the carousel twice with Erin and Matt (Ben and Bethany were on baby duty). We made it through most of the zoo until nap time hit and we decided to call it a day. It is always an adventure with the Cullers, but also always great to see them and spend time with them. Hopefully we will have many more outings to come!