Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Harvest Festival

One of the things Jack was really looking forward to doing when he got home was going to Cox Farms for the Harvest Festival. We took Leo last year and it was fun, but Leo was too young to fully appreciate all the festivities... But Leo's almost 2 now, and we knew that he would have a blast this year.

We had lovely Fall weather today, and it was the perfect day to go to Cox Farms. Leo had a great time, and so did we!

We went on a hayride, rode some huge slides, climbed on the haystacks, drank fresh apple cider, picked out some pumpkins, and saw lots of animals.

The hayride was really fun. The tractor pulled us around the lake, and all over the farm.
Leo liked the bumpy ride.

Leo liked petting the cows and horses, but he especially liked the goats!
He kept saying "Hi Goat! Hi Goat!"   (see video clip below)

Leo has been really into trains lately, so he enjoyed crawling around this toy train.

Leo loved the Kettle Korn, and ate a ton of it!

We had a wonderful day at Cox Farms today. Leo got to run and play and jump... and get really dirty. We got to watch his expressions of pure joy, and to laugh at his crazy antics. What a kid!  We are so grateful that Jack is home, and that we are together as a family once again. We are so blessed.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Home Sweet Home

He's home!

His arrival date and time changed about a dozen times, but alas, he finally arrived this morning, and we picked him up at BWI.  I cried when I saw him, and couldn't believe he was really here!  Leo threw his arms around Jack's neck and he didn't want to let go. It was so sweet.

We drove home, and within a few minutes Jack and Leo started wrestling and playing together in the living room. It looks like they picked up right where they left off 6 months ago...

Today has been a wonderful day. We laid in bed and watched Sponge Bob, went for a walk around the neighborhood, and just enjoyed being together as a family.
Happy, happy day!