Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Week 01.50 - It's the Great Pumpkin (Picking) Paige

"This one, Daddy.  This one."

We spent a wonderful Saturday with Grandma Alice and Grandpa Steve at the pumpkin patch and at the apple orchard.  Paige picked out a nice big pumpkin to carve (in addition to the ones from Grandpa Will and Grandma Teri's garden).  I don't know if she was more excited about picking pumpkins and gourds, the petting zoo, or about the quarter rides out in front.  Either way, she had a great time.

Bonus Photos:
"Paige loves a BIG hug!"

Had a photo shoot for Paige's good friend Kate, so of course there was hugging.

"This doesn't seem nearly as fun as you made it out to be Daddy.  I think I've been had."

"Ok, so picking up the leaves...not nearly as fun as jumping into them.  Even with these awesome gloves."

"Here you go little goat.  Hey, watch the fingers!"

Monday, October 18, 2010

Week 01.49 - I see the train a-comin'

"Tchoo Tchoo! Chugga Chugga, Chugga Chugga, Tchoo Tchoo!"

Everything is a train or an airplane these days.  Even Paige. 

Bonus Photos:

"Sorry, Daddy.  Momma dressed me first."

"I go ni-night."

Paige seems to think that piles of leaves make good beds.  Well, at least until she starts complaining that hurt back hurts from being scratched.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Week 01.48 - Here Comes the Flood

"We should stop and play in the mud."

Well, fall is in full swing here in the Twin Cities.  We took a trip over to Minneapolis to walk along Minnehaha Creek and check out the waterfall (which was roaring like it was spring.)  Paige enjoyed playing in the water and the mud.  She also was frequently pointing out and handing us leaves that she found on the ground.

"Oh no, Momma, what is wrong with the Packers?"

I wish I could say the grass was greener (purple-er?) on this side Paige, but alas things are not shaping up so well this football season for either team.

"Look, look!"

Pointing out the squirrels for Kaija to run after.

"Dad, you should just stay in the Car, ok?"

Paige looks pretty cool in a jean jacket, eh?

"You've got some work to do here in the garden Dad.  I can help you though!"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Week 01.47 - Girl, Why'd You Run Away?

"Hurry Momma! I want to win!"

Paige participated in her first race at the Twin Cities Marathon Family Races Day.  She ran in the Toddler Trot.  She was a little scared at first with all of the confusion at the starting line when the race started, but she figured it out after a bit.  She loves to run, so it worked out well.  Judging from this photo, I am guessing she is going to have her Mother's running stride.  What do you think?

"Ready for daycare!"

"Fun, fun Daddy.  Let's run!"

Yeah, I'm that Dad who let's her kid run in the bleachers (well at least on the bottom layer).  I am sure it upset all five parents that were there to watch the JV Football game.

 "Look, momato."
"I got a medal!"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Week 01.46 - Zero

"Do I wanna go for a ride? Nah dude, I'm just hanging out making my best Chuckie Cheese face.  Plus you're kinda creepy, even if you do look a little bit like the man in the yellow hat, sans yellow hat that is."

Paige's cousin Ayden was in town and stayed overnight on Saturday.  Paige was super excited to see him.  Of course, we had to plan all sorts of activities for them to do.  Including a visit to the old Chuckie Cheese.  For some reason Paige kept coming back to this little car ride.  She just loved it.  Personally I am a little creeped out by that dude.

"Is this the right spot, Daddy?"

Paige is becoming quite the assistant.  She was a big help on a portrait shoot.

"Here is my Blue Steel."

She does a pretty good job in front of the lens too.

"No talking during nap time!  I mean it Mouse."

"I don't know about this.  It is kind of high up here Momma."

We also took Paige and Ayden to the Blast indoor playground in Eagan.  I think the only reason they were willing to leave is because we left the playground to go to Chuckie Cheese.  Otherwise things might not have gone so well.