Monday, October 29, 2007

Manna Field Farms



My parents came in for the weekend and I wanted to do something Fallish. I had been asking around about hay rides and someone had told me of this place called Manna Field Farms. So, I went to their web site and it had some really fun stuff on there. So, Saturday we jumped in the car for a 45 minute drive to Angleton and came upon this huge field with hardly anything there. There was this big pillow thing kids could jump on, what appeared to be a homemade slide made from wood and plastic pipes, a hay bale, farm animals that were supposed to be so friendly you could pet them, but when we approached them, there were signs that said don't touch animals, they think your fingers are food. Well, as soon as we pulled into the parking lot, I said to Jeff, lets go...it looked that bad. But we got out of the car and thought since we had just driven 45 minutes lets at least do the hay ride. So when it was all said and done, we paid $10/person for a 10 minute hay ride. Not the best $20 I have ever spent. I guess for older kids it might be fun, but I just didn't not enjoy MFF. I would not recommend taking your youngin' or relatives from out of town to this farm. Also, if you just want to get a hay ride, you could probably sneak on the trailer...they never checked our wrist bands. My grade for MFF is an F+.









Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pickin' Pumkins

Today we went to a Pumkin Patch. It was a beautiful day. Joe was so interested in the hay and not the pumpkins. It was so hard to get him to look and smile for the camera. Does anyone know of a place that does hay rides and the cost of them? Please email me if you do (kirklin_ag03@yahoo.com). Thanks








Thursday, October 18, 2007

PRAISE!

Joseph was just released from all his hydronephrosis. We don't have to do anymore ultrasounds, unless he has unexplained abdominal pain or urinary tract infection. Thank you for all your prayers and encouraging words.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Here is video of Joseph crawling. He started to "really" crawl on Saturday. The other video I am trying to get him to clap(which he can do), but he would rather go after a block by my feet...lets just say he gets flustered.
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Results

I talked to Joseph's pediatrician and Joseph's hydronephrosis looks much better. For those of you who don't know about this condition, it is fluid around the kidney's. It was found during one of my routine ultrasounds. From here we will see his urologist next Wednesday and probably have another ultrasound in 6 months. Joe's doctor said his right kidney looks great and his left kidney has been downgraded from a "hurricane to a tropical storm." Please keep Joe in your prayers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

9 Months




I can't believe I have a 9 month old! Joseph and I went to Dallas for a week and what a week it was. We tried so many new things. He has really started getting around. I think his "crawling" is going to be an inch worm/leap frog type of crawl. He really crawled on my parent's pool table but hasn't really crawled on the ground. We started some real table food: pancakes, french toast, crackers, cheerios, fries, and mashed potatoes. (real healthy, huh?) It was just a great week. He is really turning into a boy and not acting so babyish anymore. He likes knocking things down, looking at trucks/tractors, and playing with balls. He is already becoming independent. He likes to be put down more than held, which is kind of sad...miss that baby stage already. However, he is really starting to know when I am not in the room and if other people are holding him, he really wants me. Makes me feel good. This age right now is by far my favorite!!