It was the birthday weekend to remember for my first grandchild, MJ, who turned 3 on October 20! It went like this:
Saturday the 20th: Linder Farms/Pumpkin Patch for our family. We went to Granny Angie’s house following the farm for yum-o chili, presents and cute fireman cupcakes (by Angie).
Sunday the 21st: Breakfast in Horseshoe Bend followed by a Thunder Mountain Line train ride to the pumpkin patch … so fun. Later that night a surprise trip to our local Whitney Fire Station where the Cheshire Cat didn’t even smile as big as MJ! We followed that with a picture by a tractor sitting in the field next to the Fire Station. Score! Onward to a local neighborhood Park followed by family portraits at our rental (J/K) and a few days later downtown where we shot the Halloween Pumpkins and more family pics. I’ve added a few new punkin pics to this post, but if you want to see the whole lot, you can view them here. As a side note to the last family pics, MJ had fallen asleep in the car (big week) and wasn’t in the best of moods for pictures. Honestly, some of these will go down in history as some of my favorite pictures of him.
I followed up with a few pictures of the kids and me in our costumes on Halloween … MJ as a Hershey Kiss that Angie made for Danielle when she was little; a too-warm-partly-undressed spider named Jay-D-Bug; Sydney as a gum-giving gumball machine made by Megan (all too appropriate for Syd); and Simone ending the g-babes as my little quacker. Me? I was “Scary Mary” in an outfit I made 20 years ago. I got the “Cutest Costume” award at work. Bleck! Is that a good thing?! When my kids were little, I used to dress them up and take them around to the places where family members worked, where my kids passed out treats to others instead of just taking them in. It blesses my pea-pickin’ heart to see my kids teaching their kids the same. My mom used to dress up when she worked at Sears so I thought it only appropriate that I did the same for my g-babes. Gotta be a great memory, right? While the kids passed out cookies and gum balls, I passed out love … lots and lots of love.
Happy Birthday Big Boy! Love you tons! Gramma