The next few are on his actual birthday. He was trying out a new toy with the help of JL. The last picture is on Mac thinking about eating a cupcake. He had a lick or two and then decided he did not want it.
We started out at the Pumpkin Patch. John Lawrence had a ball there. He was able to ride in a tricycle race, ride a cow train, go on a hay ride and pick a pumpkin out of a real pumpkin patch.
Next, Dad and Diane came over Fall Break. We had a great visit with them. It is always so great to see them, but never long enough. They brought their new camper and the boys had a ball in it. JL stayed in it the entire time. (We even picked him up from school in it).
Then it was Fall Festival time in our neighborhood and at JL's school. They were both tons of fun. JL got to go on the Euro Bungy. He loved it and was not scared at all.
The week of Halloween consisted of a school party, carving pumpkins and eventually Trick or Treating.
Wow- now it is time for Thanksgiving, Mac's Birthday and then Christmas. Where has the year gone????????
Mommy what are you going to be for Halloween?
What? (I am trying to think of what to say in case he holds me to it)
Mommy what are you going to be for Halloween?
Maybe I will be a witch. (Still thinking will he really make me do this)
No mommy I think you should be a ballerina.
Are you sure a ballerina?
Yes, I want you to be a ballerina.
So, anyway we will see if I can get out of dressing up as a ballerina for Halloween this year. Maybe he will forget about the conversation. I thought it was such a cute one that I had to put it in my blog, so that I will not forget our conversations at this age.
I was convinced the boys looked identical in the costume so I searched on the computer to pull the pictures of John Lawrence and I now see they look nothing alike. It is amazing!
See if you know who is who.
John Lawrence is truly tailgating!!!
Mason and JL just minutes before going into the game
Thanks Allison, Dad and Diane for babysitting Mac overnight so we could go to the game!
We went to Allison's house on July 23rd for a few days. We had a great time. We went to some parks and Holly wild. The boys played great together.
Friday, July 27th we headed down to my Grandma Hunt's house. We always stop there on the way to Myrtle Beach for the Walker family vacation. We had a nice visit. My grandma and aunts always cook for us while we are there. It was a wonderful meal and so nice to see everyone. John Lawrence got to ride a go kart and a huge tractor. He had a ball. Mac was held the entire time so he was in heaven.
The next day (July 28th) we made it to Myrtle Beach where we did nothing, but relax by the pool or beach all day everyday for a week. We stay at the same house every year; however, this year they put in a pool and I must say it was the best year yet! The entire Walker clan came: Larry, Jan, Martha Jan (that is what JL calls her-there is no e on her name if you ask him) The Pangles and our family. The weather even cooperated with giving us a nice breeze.
The night before vacation was over John Lawrence and I were talking on a bed and JL was sitting Indian style and slipped off the end of the bed. He tried to catch himself and ended up breaking his left arm (he is left-handed). We took him to the emergency room immediately and they gave him morphine through an IV and then transferred us to another hospital that had a orthopedic surgeon on call. At about 1:30am he was put to sleep so they could set his arm back into place. He broke both bones in his arm about 3 inches above his wrist. We ended spending the night there and staying all day the following day before we could leave and head back to Atlanta.
We came back to Atlanta and have been seeing a pediatric ortho. surgeon weekly since he broke his arm. It is healing great and JL is adjusting just fine. It is amazing how fast kids recover and forget things. JL is already jumping on beds again-even though he was not jumping when he fell out. The downside of the broken arm is we had to cancel a camping trip with Allison, Dan and the boys, cancelled a week long beach trip to Edisto with Mom and Ron and JL is not going to play t-ball this fall. We all were so excited about t-ball. It would have been the first organized sport JL would have participated in.
Mac started crawling at Larry and Jan's house on August 10th. He is happy to finally be mobile!
Jan and Larry had Mac the weekend of August 10th, so Mason, John Lawrence and I got to do things that we can't do with Mac. We went to a movie, the mall and on a hike. We went to Tallulah Falls in North Georgia for the day with Martha Jane. We had a great day. We went hiking, exploring and ended the day eating lunch at a nice restaurant in a small town nearby.
August 13th, MaryRose, Matt and the kids came in town for a visit. We had a great time. The kids played hard and stayed outside most of the time. We even went to the aquarium and it was not busy at all. Kids are back in school and going on a week day made it perfect. The adults all stayed up too late both nights, but we got to catch up.