Monday, October 19, 2009

While Kristin was here, we were also able to go to a little farm in Gilbert, AZ. It is called Mother Nature's Farm. We had a lot of fun, but again it was soo hot! But Jackson loved it, so if you are looking for something to do with your little ones in the Valley of the Sun, they would love this farm!

The Park

This past week Kristin was in town, so she and Mikelle took Jackson, Tessa and Kira to the park. They had a lot of fun, but the heat came back last week, so it was hotter than they would have liked. Kira mostly tried her hand at the monkey bars, and was getting really good until the blisters formed! Jackson and Tessa were all over the place, but the swings seemed to be the big hit. Jackson just loves his cousins and they have so much fun together, most of the time!! The other bonus for taking Kira and Tessa to the park was that Kendra's mom was working on Mikelle's bridesmaid dress and Bobby's Halloween costume, which looks awesome. You will all just have to wait for pictures!! Thanks Sister Hansen!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mikelle and Jackson were able to go to Prescott for a few days last week with Kendra and her kids. We had a lot of fun, but the favorite thing all week was picking their very own pumpkins from Grandpa's garden. We just hope they last till Halloween! If we were in Prescott where it was nice and cool, maybe, but down in the valley of the sun it's a little iffy!

Of course we need a picture of us with Bobby's dad! And here is a picture of Bill, Jackson and Joan. Jackson took a few minutes to warm up to them, but once he did he had so much fun playing with them. He just cuddled up to them like they were old friends. Jackson's smile is great in the picture, because it is full of mischief, and he totally gets that from Bill!

We were lucky enough to have Bobby's dad and his girlfriend, Joan, come for a visit the first of October. We had so much fun, although it was a quick visit so we were sad to see them leave so soon. We went to the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, AZ. It was great. Less crowded than the Phoenix Zoo, plus there was an aquarium where you could touch some of the sea creatures. The sting ray was by far the grossest. All slimy, blah and of course Jackson would touch the water, but not the creatures! And there was a small petting zoo which was fun, although the llama tried to eat Bobby's shirt and they kept following Bobby's dad since he had food for them. Jackson touched a deer, some goats and he petted the llama's bum, nice! Jackson just loved it, especially the turtles and snakes. He kept saying turtle, and hissing like a snake, soo cute! The two problems were that Jackson kept trying to climb into some of the enclosures where the wood fence wasn't very high, and trying to keep up with him. He has gotten fast, and forget about keeping him in a stroller for more than a few minutes!

Most of you know how Jackson loves to play with cars, but for those who don't you can see this kid doesn't mess around when it comes to cars. He loves to lay down and watch the wheels, even if it's outside on the hard concrete! We figure we don't need to do anything to our backyard for awhile as long as we have cars around!