His daily cloud-watching spot in our yard.
Anyway, sorry, I had to get the sappy stuff out. We are having a Mickey Mouse theme for Colt's party. We're having it at a pavillion at a local park. The weather this week has been around 80 (and it's almost Halloween!) but go figure, Saturday (the day of the party) it is supposed to be 63 and possibly rainy. Boo. Oh well, Colt won't care if it rains. We're having hot dogs and chili, apple cider and hot chocolate (thanks, Julie!), and Mickey cupcakes. We've got some Mickey decorations and I made a banner that I saw on Pinterest. It turned out great and Colt loves it! He knows it has his name on it and there are Mickey "heads" on it, which he loves. He isn't much of a sweet eater, but maybe he'll try a Mickey cupcake. I am so thankful for family and friends who have helped me with this! Our friend, Jessica, made him the cutest Mickey shirt, you can find her blog here. She is very talented. I can't get the picture to upload of the shirt, but I'll post it in the birthday blog. I always get anxious when Ryan and I mix our families together. Why, I am not sure, but I just can't help it. Sigh. Colt will be in Heaven surrounded by all of those people though!
Sorry for the crappy picture quality, but here's the banner. Pinterest WIN!
Happy to be alive.
Sweet face (and beautiful eyes!)
Ryan and my dad hard at work on the playground.
Saturday night, our dear friends Julie and Ricky had a house-warming/fall party at their house. It was wonderful. Julie is the ultimate at setting a fun environment and making people feel comfortable. We had hot dogs and chili (we're fans, can you tell?), apple cider, smores, and a fire in their firepit! It was awesome! A perfect fall night. This past Sunday, my dad, Ryan, Colt, and I went up on Dayton Mountain to our cousins' farm. It is beautiful up there and the leaves were even more vibrant than they are down in the valley. It was a gorgeous day for pumpkin picking and playing with animals. They have cows, goats, a donkey, chickens, turkeys, dogs, etc. It was great to visit with our family that we don't see often and let Colt run around on the farm. We also went to Oren Wooden's Apple House and got some cider, apples, and homemade apple dumplins. It was a perfect fall day. I took some pictures, then realized a few minutes ago that my memory card was not in my camera. :( I do have a couple phone pictures, so I'll share those.
Reading before church.
Snuggling with Granddad at the farm.
Picking Cousin Anthony's banjo.
I hope this blog finds you all well. I'm sure I'll post some birthday pictures next week! Enjoy your weekend! :)