Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall in Brown County

Brandon and I were blessed to be able to spend an extended weekend in Brown County this past weekend. Seeing that fall is my favorite time of year, I wanted to experience a true fall getaway in Nashville Indiana. We started our weekend Friday morning at Oliver Winery, who says you can't drink wine before noon! We then drove to the artisan district of Nashville and had lunch at the Artist Colony Inn. We walked around the town and visited many stores until it started raining. Then it was off to our first bed and breakfast experience at the Manor at Tabor Hill. Dirk and Teresa James were wonderful hosts and as you can see have a beautiful home! We woke up to coffee and delicious breakfast each morning. Saturday morning was smothered french toast and chicken sausage with a tropical smoothie then it was off to Brown County State Park for a hike and enjoy the semi-ready fall foliage. We had a good, LONG hike...story to tell ya later! Brandon will need a big beer to get through that story! We then had dinner at the famous Story Inn Saturday night. We did make it home today after enjoying a breakfast of eggs benedict and chocolate covered watermellon...and thanks to Meme for watching the little guy so we could have some time together as a couple!

Oliver Winery

Beautiful mums

Nashville, IN

The Manor at Tabor Hill

Brown County State Park

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall Fun at Stoneybrook Farm

We had our second annual Kline Family Trip to Stoneycreek Farms to pick a pumpkin. We were very eager to spend a day outdoors after a week's worth of rain and what better way than a pumpkin festival. Garrett was much more aware this year than at six months of age. He enjoyed the haystacks, the balloon lady, the pumpkin tree and watching all of the other kids. The best of all was the hayride out to the pumpkin patch. Garrett could have really cared less about picking a pumpkin because he was so mesmerized by the tractor. I apologize there are not of pictures of Garrett looking at the camera because he was too busy starring at the tractor. Next year I think our money would be best spent on the extended hayride instead! Happy Fall to all!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

18 months and counting....

Garrett turned 1 and a half on Saturday!!! A friend's blog that we follow always lists her daughter's stats and like/dislikes at each milestone, so I thought I would follow suit...thanks Brooke. Our family is healthy and happy...thank you Jesus! Hope this update finds you the same! Here is a recent video of Garrett doing his body parts..mommy the PA is very proud!

Garrett's Favorites
Favorite things to do outside: ride in my Cozy Coupe, bubbles, color with sidewalk chalk, play on the swings and slides and wagon rides to the local park
Favorite things to do inside:play with guitar/instruments, build anything and tear it down, reading books, any type of ball and crashing cars
Favorite foods: turkey dogs, raisins, applesauce, mac and cheese, rice and beans, apples, strawberries, grapes
Favorite treats: gold fish and teddy grams
Favorite drink: water and sips of mommy's sweet tea
Favorite songs: Itsy Bitsy Spider and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Garrett's Dislikes
Garrett does not like to eat after 5pm. He gets very frustrated when things do not work properly or on his time clock. He is not a big fan of long car rides. He cannot miss a nap. He will eat the jelly out of a PB&J and does not like scrabbled eggs.

18 month Stats Weight: 27 lbs (65th percentile) Height: 32.5" (55th percentile)