Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pumpkins and Trains are the Best!

Today we took Leo to a local pumpkin patch and we all had a blast. He had so much fun running around and exploring the grounds. Early on, he picked out a pint-sized pumpkin and carried it around with him the whole time.

I also took Leo on a tractor operated barrel ride "choo choo" and we rode around the farm. Leo went in to his shut-down mode, which he does when he is in a situation that is overwhelmingly fun. He literally shuts down all forms of communication...he stops talking, or showing emotion and just focuses on what is happening.

After the pumpkin patch, we had out friends Craig and Tegan over for dinner. We hadn't seen Tegan in forever and she is now 3 and is all grown-up! She is talking so much and is still unbelievably cute.

Yesterday, we bought Leo his first Thomas train (Percy). It was a reward for sleeping in his crib all night long. He is 18 months and this should have happened a long time ago, but we figured that he is now old enough to make it through the night without us. Last night was our second night of letting him cry it out and although it has been difficult, we are looking forward to the rewards of a full night of uninterrupted sleep. Anyway, Leo loves Percy sooo much and refuses to ever put him down. He is obsessed with his choo choo and it is so cute.

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