Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

On Payton's birthday, we went to the Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty with Papa and Mimi. It was a really fun day with lots of things to do and see. I asked the kids on the way home what their favorite thing was at the pumpkin patch.
Camden: pedal carts
Payton: riding the tractor to the pumpkin patch
Maylee Grace: the slide and bouncy pillow

Mimi and Maylee Grace

The kids are sifting through the dirt to find gemstones.

The kids loved feeding the goats. This funny guy climbed right up on the fence to get a snack.
Maylee Grace having a stare down with a chicken

Bunny Town

Don't let this picture fool soon as they started the tractor motor, Maylee Grace started crying and wanted to be removed from the cow train immediately.

Payton is 4!!

When I delivered Payton, I couldn't hold back tears of joy. I quickly reached out to hold this precious bundle that we had waited so long for. In that moment, we undoubtedly experienced God's presence in that hospital room. It was like God was saying, "Here you go. Here's a most precious blessing for you." We had prayed and prayed to have another baby. God had answered our prayers. The Bible says, "Children are a gift from God." Payton is a gift everyday. There isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't make me smile from ear to ear. Payton is a joy and has an infectious laugh that will make anyone laugh. Happy Birthday sweet boy!

Julianna, Payton and Ben sitting on Payton's new Lightning McQueen couch

This is the coveted RC Dragon Lightning McQueen. He's been asking for this since Christmas! :)

Balloon Fiesta 2010

This is one of the best weeks of the year in Albuquerque. It is absolutely amazing seeing the sky filled with hundreds of hot air balloons. It was so fun to see how excited the kids were. We woke up early to go to the Mass Ascension on Special Shapes day. We saw balloons in all shapes and sizes: stage coach, American flag, space shuttle, bees, lady bug, airplane, cow, chili peppers, spider, Noah's Ark...just to name a few. I had too many great pictures, so I included several!

Camden and Steve Stucker the weatherman