Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ben's first sleep-over

Ben had his first sleep-over last night.
We were a little concerned that the boys might not get any sleep, but they actually did great!
Ben Hammond arrived at our house in time for br-inner (breakfast for dinner), which he exclaimed was, "Yummy yummy for his Tummy-tummy!" All three kids ate about two bites because they were so excited to play. They played basketball outside and climbed on our play set, and generally, had a ball!

Then, everyone got into pj's, and we played with the Lincoln Logs for a while. I was amazed at how nice Ben Hammond was to Maggie. Because he isn't her brother, he's willing to include her in almost every game. Maggie thinks this is the bee's-knees!
After Lincoln Logs, it was racecars in the tent! The boys finally konked out around 9:30 pm, both on the top bunk of Ben's beds with Brian sleeping on the bed below them. They looked so adorable. I wish I could have gotten a picture of them sleeping, but it was too dark, and I didn't want to wake them.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pumpkin Patch ~ Saturday, October 11th

We went to Stony Creek Farm in Noblesville today. Total racket, but it WAS a lot of fun. We got away having only spent $20! Ben is the perfect age for places like this. He was excited about every little thing we did, and he couldn't get enough of the giant inflated caterpillar that they could climb through. By the time we got on the wagon to go out to the field to pick our pumpkins, the kids were red-faced and exhausted. (You can see in the picture.) They actually just truck in the pumpkins to the fields, and you're dropped off there to choose. This year, the pumpkins were scattered among the Christmas trees. How strange! In the last two pictures, you can see the results of 90 minutes of "fun" on the kids! Ben gulped down a bottle of water, got home, and ran outside to play with our neighbor, Carson. Maggie crashed!