Monday, September 28, 2009

Apple Pickin'

Today after long thought about if I really wanted to drive an hour away to pick some apples I decided we should go. Keegan has not ever picked apples so I figured why not, plus it was a great day. It wasn't hot and it wasn't cold. It was a pretty fall day! Earlier in the summer we had picked blue berries in Mississippi so I think he kind of knew what to expect.

We had to drive from our house in Arnold about an hour away to the other side of Baltimore to Westminster. I didn't realize how close we actually were to Pennsylvania while we were there until the drive home. We were only about 30 mins away! Anyway, we went to this GREAT Apple Orchard called Baugher's. They have way more than just apples, depending on the season there are peaches, strawberries, pumpkins and a bunch of other stuff you can go and pick. We might have to go back at a different time to pick some other things.

When we got to the farm we had to jump on the wagon and they took us out to the orchard. Keegan loves going on the wagon and getting pulled by the tractor. Once we got off they have boxes you pick up and then you are off to go get your apples.

There were a about 4 different kinds of apples you could pick. We chose Red Delicious and Golden Delicious. Here are some pictures of Keegan picking his apples. He had to pick all of the little ones. He said those were just for him! After I explained to him how to pick a good one he was on his own!

Sophia wanted to get in on the act so bad. She kept pulling at the leaves on the trees!

A whole box of apples just for him!

After we went to stand in line to pay for our apples we headed to the petting farm they had. On the way Keegan insisted on having one of his apples! We had to walk down a hill to get to the animals and on our way we found a lamb just out eating some grass. I asked Keegan how close he thought he could get before it ran away and he didn't think he could get to close, but wouldn't you know, he got all the way up to it and was petting it. It was too funny becausehe was trying so hard to not let the lamb get his apple!

Once we got to the animals. Keegan found the kittens. He is such an animal lover and I know will grow up and do something for or having to do with animals. Here he is loving up on a little kitten.

He thought the pig felt funny.

Sophia wasn't cute sure what to think about the pig.

Both Keegan and I thought it was funny that this turkey is HUGE and is 6 months old just like Sophia!

The donkey that took a bite of Keegan's jacket!

Llama Llama Red Pajama!

This was BEFORE the calf took a bit out of Keegan's apple that was in the stroller! I was trying to get a picture of Sophia, Keegan and the calf! Well, he found the apple and it was downhill from there!

We had a GREAT time at the apple orchard and are loving our crisp apples!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What a week!!

What a week it has been!! Where do I start??

Last Friday night we headed to the Anne Arundel County fair! We all had a pretty good time! Chad and I had crab cake sandwiches and Keegan had a cheeseburger. Then walked around and looked at the animals and all the stands, which for as big of a county that it is, the fair was pretty small. And then of course we headed off to the rides! We had to talk Keegan on to going on to the first big ride. He was excited to go on all his little rides, it was just this one that he wasn't sure of. We finally got him on it And he was excited!

Monday it was back to school for Keegan and I started to get ready for my yard sale while Keegan was at school and Sophia slept! After school we spent the day outside waiting for Daddy to get home. Keegan got out his tball stuff and was playing ball while Sophia and I sat in the grass and watched.

Wednesday was a scary. I was debating whether to write about this or not, but hey other people could learn from my lesson so why not. I was with Sophia at the Commissary (grocery store for the nonmilitary folks). Keegan was at school. Sophia started to get fussy so I took her out car seat and was carrying where while the cashier figured out why the register kept telling her Sophia's formula wasn't a WIC item. After we finally finished checking out I put her back in her seat without buckling her in and went out to the car. I had put all the groceries away and turned to open the car door to put Sophia in. In that split second, she must have shifted her weight or tried to roll over or something, but she flipped the carseat over and because she wasn't buckled it, she flipped with it. It went over the child's seat at the front of the cart and flipped into the back of the cart. She landed on the crown of her head. She started crying right away and I ran to pick her up. She seem more scared then anything as I couldn't see anything wrong. I quick got her in the car with the A/C on and quieted her down and then checked her over. She had 2 bumps on the crown of her head and a red/bruised mark in the shape of a square (the metal from the bottom of the cart). When I put her back in her seat she just kept crying so I rushed home and on the way called Chad to figure out what I should do. He said wait and she how she was when I got home and had her out of the car. When we got home I just held her and gave her her bottle. When she was done eating, she act like nothing ever happened, she was crawling around and getting into the dog bowls. I checked her eyes and they were normal and her pupils were doing what they were supposed to be doing. I had a dad at Keegan's school, who is a fire fighter and EMT check her out and he said she looks just fine. And at small group that night I had our friend Jen, who is a nurse check her out and she said she looked good and as long as the swelling doesn't get closer to her soft spot she is okay! She sure gave mommy quite a scare!!! We are now calling her our little gymnast. Besides that this week she has almost figured out how to get out of her bumbo seat and she has rolled over in her stroller and was just hanging out the end, just holding on to the straps!!! She is something else!!!!

Saturday, I set up everything outside and had a yard sale! We should a lot of stuff and made about $367!!! One person was interested in the washer and dryer also, so if she calls and we sell that, we will be up to about $600!!!not to shabby for a days work! Even though I have a ton of baby clothes left!!!

Today was church and now football. Speaking of football! How about them Badgers?? My mom sent Sophia a little badger outfit and Keegan some Green Bay Packer fingers from the game last week! Here is Sophia in her outfit!

I am helping out in the nursery for church and volunteered to help make our new name tags for the kids and teachers. That should keep me busy this week! I like being able to have the time to be able to help our new and great church family out! The kids were playing together this afternoon already. Keegan was coloring and Sophia wanted to get in the action too! Really I think she had more fun pulling his hair

Tomorrow Keegan has off of school so I am trying to figure out what to do. I was thinking about maybe going to find a place to go and pick apples, but we will see.

Everyone has had the sniffles and coughs here and we are slowly getting rid of them! I am thankful fall is on it's way, but even though I LOVE winter, I am dreading the colds and sickness that normally come with it!

That was our week up until today and maybe tomorrow! I have some milestone stuff that Sophia has accomplished that I will share later in the week! Hope everyone else had a GREAT week!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Short Answers

I don't think Keegan was in the mood for questions this afternoon!

Mommy: Where does electricity come from?
Keegan: My head

Mommy: Where does salt come from?
Keegan: From the store

Mommy: How many years have you been alive?
Keegan: Like 80-70nd

Mommy: How much money does Daddy make?
Keegan: like just $1

Mommy: What is your favorite kind of car?
Keegan: Hot wheels

Monday, September 14, 2009

Just some randomness

I really don't have to much to say but felt like blogging so here I go!

We found a really great church here in Annapolis. It is called Centerpoint. Kind of random and ironic how we found it. Driving to our house there was a road sign that said C-Kids advertising that they started their children's ministry. Chad joked because our church in Gulfport was Crosspoint! Ironic I think not. Crosspoint really opened our lives and hearts back up to God. It had been a long time since we had been attending any church before we started to go to Crosspoint. We miss and love our our CP family! We will be back to visit before long I think though! Anyway, so Chad saw the since and called Israel, the pastor at Crosspoint who we are good friends with, and said, "So I think we found our new church!" He was totally just joking because it had only been a week since we moved it. We kept saying, CP and CP, maybe?? We went to visit 2 churches that really weren't for us, so I said to Chad, " Let's just visit the one in the movie theater." We decided to try it out and we have found out new home. Centerpoint has just started out, they are only about 8 months old and reminds us a ton of our Crosspoint home! Young leadership who are passionate about what they do. I am getting to meet the other women and volunteered to work in the nursery and decided to join my first life group ever and do a Women's Bible study on Wednesday nights. I am pretty excited about our journey thus far and am excited that our children will grow up to love the Lord.

On another note...

Keegan has been doing GREAT in school. He loves it and everyday comes home with a new song or fingerplay that he has learned his teacher Mrs. Laverdiere is GREAT and loves the kids so much I can already tell after 2 weeks!

Sophia is now eating oatmeal cereal (you know I just realized now I never posted the pictures of her first time trying rice cereal! Naughty mommy!), holding her own bottle and getting into everything. I think she is starting to teeth already! The last couple of days she has been really crabby and whiny. I gave her 3 teething tablets yesterday and they did their job and helped her relax enough to sleep for a good 2 hours! She acted a little dopey after she woke up so this morning I only gave her 2. I just got done giving her some tylenol and she is out Chad's chest already!

I need to get some more new pictures on the computer and I will post them, along with the ones of Sophie trying cereal for the first time!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Just a quick note to everyone, apparently blogger for some reason thought my blog was a spam bot....not quite sure how that happened! So if you are seeing anything weird let me know! I have changed all passwords so it shouldn't happen again! Everything should be back up and running in the next couple of days!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

So We Don't forget

I have decided to take part in So We Don't Forget every week from Lynnette's blog. It is a GREAT way to remember things that have happened in our life as a family. This week the topic is:
Tell us about your first home after you were married.
*If you're not married - tell us about a home that you've lived in that you have special memories of.

Our first home after we were married was in San Diego. It actually was an apartment in El Cajun, CA. Chad and I were married in January 2002 and didn't actually live together until June 2002. After we got married he had to go back to the USS Constellation in San Diego and I had to finish up my last semester At UW-Oshkosh. Chad moved into our 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment about a month early and started to set it up. He bought the bed, and living room furniture. It was a good first place for us. It had a living room, patio, small dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

It was nice because we got put in the area where most of the older people were so it was really quiet. It was also really good because Chad deployed about a month and a half after I got to San Diego and was gone for 7 months. I felt safe living around the older people. Even if we had one really weird lady that always wanted to be up in everyone's business!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shorts Answers Tuesday

Mommy: How tall are you?
Keegan: 4

Mommy: What are mom and dad doing when they pay bills?
Keegan: Paying the bills
what does that mean?
You get lots of money!

Mommy: What's the fanciest restaurant you have ever been to?
Keegan: Umm...i don't know
Fancy means where you dress up really nice.
Oh, Like a church one!

Mommy: Do you think you look more like Mommy or Daddy?
Keegan: Daddy!!
Because I have brown eyes like him.

Mommy: If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Keegan: To Michael.

(his middle name is Michael)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

If you don't want your stuff wrecked...

...move it off the floor! Sophia is on her way to crawling. She is now army crawling all over the house! We can't look away for more than a minute without her getting into trouble! All of this at just 5 months and before she is sitting!!!

And here is my project I did for her room to go above the crib!

(2 new posts after this one)


(very picture heavy!)

Chad's mom, brother and sister came to visit at the end of August, I am just now getting around to really looking at all the pictures and writing about it as both kids are napping so I finally have sometime without getting interrupted.

While they were here visiting we went to DC twice, Baltimore, Tour the Naval Academy, walked around Annapolis and the kids and I joined them and some more of Chad's family in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

We toured the Naval Academy and had lunch at Drydock, a restaurant at the academy that has GREAT sandwiches! Chad had to work, but went along with us on the tour because he still doesn't know too much about the base and one of his Friends, RP1, did the tour for us.

The whole gang(I am wearing Sophie)

That's my crazy husband

T Court, all the Mids (midshipmen) were getting ready for lunch

Had to add this one in here, it was Sophia's first time sitting in a highchair at a restaurant! She did pretty good considering she doesn't sit up by herself yet.

On Tuesday, Keegan, Sophia, Janice (Chad's mom), Andy (his brother), Natalie (his sister) and I headed an hour and half away to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Chad's cousin Becca has a beach house there and a bunch of the family was getting together for the week and invited all of us to come too. We spent 3 days there and the kids and I met a bunch of Chad's family that we had never met. They were all so friendly and nice. It was a great 3 days and the Beach House was BEAUTIFUL! Becca invited us to come back whenever we want now that we are so close!! Thanks Becca! Here's some pictures of our 3 days in Rehoboth!

The Bay Bridge! I am afraid bridges and driving over this one really freaks me out!

Here are pictures of the house!

This is the blue room where Keegan, Sophia and I stayed.

Our Bathroom

Bea and Christian

Blue eyed girls, Sophia and Christina

Can you tell they are related?? Cousins, Bea and Keegan
All the kids
Katie was like a little mommy with Sophie!

With Becca
All the girls, Bea, Christina, Natalie (Chad's sister), Sophia, Katie

The boys
All the kids in their Rehoboth shirts from Becca and Aunt Rose

After 3 days at Rehoboth Beach we spent a day walking around the museums in DC and another day doing a bus tour in DC. We also spent a day in Baltimore at the Aquarium. Chad and I got a family membership while they were here for the aquarium and are so happy we did. We already took advantage of it and went this past weekend. The last day they went walking around downtown Annapolis, which was really nice. Oh and I almost forgot! The boys, Chad, Keegan and Andy went to see the Brewers beat the Nationals! We all had a GREAT time and we were glad that they came to visit!