October 23, 2009

Fall 2009... we love it!

Well, if you couldn't tell already, it's been a busy season for us. Matt started his 5th year with new Forge students at the beginning of September. Hard to believe this is the fifth class to come through! They are a great group, and we're looking forward to the year. Matt was also able to hire an Associate Director, which is great because we have 24 students this year... more than we've ever had, and twice as many as we had the first year!Outside of work, we've been busy working on home projects (lawn, organizing, etc.) and keeping up with Heidi. She probably has about 20 words down now - duck, walk, book, hot, water, milk, shoe and many others - and she is getting brave enough to let go of furniture (or us) to take a few steps on her own. She does not like falling down, however. We'll have to train some tom-boyishness into her yet!Here are some pictures from our trip to Pappy's Pumpkin Patch in Tyler. We went with 2 other moms and their kiddos - you may remember the "giraffe" from last year's photos. They're getting all grown up! This time we had a bumblebee, a doctor-in-training, and a 50's poodle skirt girl. They had a great time, and the moms had... a great time... chasing them around and keeping them happy for pictures. If you have a chance to go, it was a really neat place. Totally free (taking pictures, hay rides, rides in the kiddie train, playing in the water, running around, even parking, all free!) I think they're open Friday and Saturday all through October, so, one more weekend!

Enjoy the pics. We'll try to be more consistent on blog updates. Hi Nana & Pops, DeeDee & Grandpa, Aunt Jodie, Dodge Aunts and Uncles, and Great Gramps!