It has been a couple of very fun days and I think the boys are going to be disappointed when tomorrow we go back to our regular, old, boring routine. The Walla Walla Fair was this past week/weekend, I took the boys on Thursday after I got off work. I packed a lunch, loaded up the stroller and the kids and off we went. We walked around seeing and petting all the different animals and they had some kids activities too. Friday evening we returned to the fair with Dave's mom and dad. Colt rode a couple of rides and Jax and him both rode the horse carousel. We got some dinner and then went to the rodeo, Colt had been talking about going because he wanted to see the bull riding (he loves watching bull riding on television), however he had not gotten a nap that day and he was ready for bed about 9. Jax probably enjoyed it more than Colt did, he was happy to stand on Julie's lap and watch the horses and cows. ( I did not bring my camera so no pictures).
Saturday morning was the Walla Walla Fair parade, we drove downtown and parked and then found a place to sit and watch the parade. Colt enjoyed grabbing the candy off the ground and putting it in his bag and Jax liked eating it.
We spent the rest of the long weekend staying busy, I deep cleaned the house yesterday and Dave kept the boys busy for me. I also made a double batch of my mom's spaghetti sauce with tomatoes and green peppers from my mom's garden (Dave said it was the best spaghetti I have ever made) and a big batch of granola that I can't stop eating. The boys and I went and played at the park last night while Dave was deer hunting (he has been hunting almost every evening from 4-9 and a couple mornings already) and then we rented a movie for Colt and I to watch before bed. It was called "Chestnut" and it was about a dog. Colt immediately asks me "Mom, are there any bad dogs in the movie?" when I told him I wasn't sure he said "Well how about bad guys, are there any bad guys?". Lately he loves scary movies and movies with bad guys, bad dragons, bad dogs, etc. Today, Dave and Colt went golfing and Jax and I ran some errands and have been hanging around the house. Dave is going hunting again this evening (and every evening until he gsts his deer or September 19 when the season closes).
Dave with his future hunting partners (at least he hopes so!).
Colt watching a "bad guy" movie in his undies.
Lately, Jax has become obsessed with books. He is constantly sitting in front of the book case pulling out the books and looking through each one. He has a few favorites and when he finds one of them he will crawl over to us with the book in one hand saying "poot poot" which doesn't really sound that much like book but I know that's what he means because he only says it when he has a book. He loves for us to read them to him and he sits and waits until we are done and then whines until we read it again and again and again. We could probably read it 50 times and he would sit there asking for it again.
Reading on his own.
Pointing to the block.
My baby is 15 months old now and he has started taking steps! He is not full out walking by any means but he can take 7 or 8 steps before he falls or gives up. He's such a sweetie and is reminding me more and more of his brother!