Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tuken's Orchard and Farm Market

Grammy and I took Turner out to Tuken's on 35 past New Lebanon. Aunt LeLe took her brood there and said they had lots of pumpkins to choose from and a super sweet petting zoo. She was right, the petting zoo was perfect. They had mama/daughter sheep, mama/daughter llamas, a potbelly pig, two goats, and a miniature horse!

It was just us looking at the animals, and T even got to feed the sheep. He thought it was fun at first, but then the sheep's lips touched his fingers and he took off screaming. That was the end of our petting zoo experience.  

Before that though, he watched Mommy feed the goat, and petted the llama and the pig. To be honest, I think Mommy was more pumped about petting the animals than T, and I had a fantastic time!

Turner was much more excited to investigate the pumpkins and tried REALLY hard to pick up some of the big ones. We picked out a nice round one for our front porch and grammy bought us some apples and old fashioned coconut candy for the ride home. It was a perfect fall excursion for all of us.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

When Mommy Gets Out the Camera

Sometimes I have a really hard time getting pictures of Turner. He loves, loves, loves my camera. Usually when I get it out, he doesn't notice right away, but as soon as he does, the photo shoot is o-v-e-r. As you can see below, he was a super happy kid playing with the laundry basket, until he decided he needed to have my camera. A tearful flailing toddler emerged, and the camera had to go away. It's rough being one.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bern's Fall Fest

A few weeks ago Turner and I went to the Fall Festival at Bern's Garden Center in Beavercreek with Sharon and Ali. They had a bounce house (we did not go into that injury-waiting-to-happen) a balloon man, face painting, pumpkin decorating, a coloring contest, and lots of snacks. The best part is, it was all FREE! Turner pretty much liked running around touching the pumpkins and gourds the best. He also entered the coloring contest in his age group. We haven't heard anything about winning - bummer. We painted a pumpkin, and had a great time with Sharon and Ali. The pictures might tell another story, but he did enjoy himself - really!

Mommy held T's hand for the yellow parts of the face. T did the white all by himself and added stickers.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Turner at the Park

A few weeks back we had a really nice weekend, and I thought it might be one of the last. As it turns out, we've had several more beautiful weekends, but that's not the point. Anyway, I decided to be environmentally friendly and walk the mile to the park. (Wow, I actually just Mapquested it. I didn't realize it was quite that far. No wonder I was a little tired on the way home).

Since we walked, we obviously had the stroller. When we got there, Turner wanted nothing to do with the playground equipment. They even have a mini jungle gym just for the littel guys. That's apparently not what T had in mind. Nope, we spent a whole hour doing this:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Play Date and Fridge Fun

A few weeks ago Sharon and Miss Ali came over to play after school. I think Sharon and I are sometimes more into the playdates than the little ones (note facial expressions in top photo!) It was a nice change of routine from our typical quiet evening without guests. We went to a little fall festival at Bern's Graden Center too. Pictures of that shin-dig coming soon!

T recently discovered the magnets on the fridge, so Grammy suggested I get him some of his own. I bought him the Leap Frog alphabet. When he puts the letters in the dog house it plays a little ditty with the letter sound. He really likes it, but you know what he likes even more? Flapping his arms around on the fridge and watching the magnets fly off in every direction. That is why, after a few weeks, the stats are 16 letters ON the fridge, 10 letters UNDER the fridge. I can't reach them, and I'm not going to pull out the fridge to get them, so I guess T will only know 16 letters when he goes to kindergarten ;)