Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Pitiful Birthday Boy!

Well, Rafe's birthday didn't go exactly as I had planned. We spent the morning at the doctor's office with 103.5 fever and a double ear infection. Needless to say we stayed home all day and nursed the sick boy back to health! He woke up bright and early ready for his special day, but by the time we ate breakfast he was one sick little boy. Thank goodness for the wonder drug - pink medicine. It works like a charm and by the night he was ready to celebrate! All he talked about was going to Chuck E Cheese like we had planned. I am sure after another day at home we will be there! Happy Birthday, sweet Rafe!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Rafe's 5th Birthday Party!

Yesterday was Rafe's 5th birthday party. We could not have asked for a better day. The weather was perfect and everyone had a wonderful time! Rafe had a "Batman" swimming party with a jump castle and pinata. He had a fabulous time with his friends and family. This kicked off what I like to call "birthday week" at our house. Happy 5th birthday to my sweet boy!

First Day of School

Rafe started 4-K last week and he LOVES it. (I am the one who is sad!) When he woke up for school that morning he had a scavenger hunt that lead him to his "first day of school treat". I got Rafe a Batman basketball goal for his room and Daddy got Rafe an iron-man watch. He was SO excited!

Big Dig!

What a special treat for Rafe last Saturday. Pop took Rafe to the annual "Big Dig" event. This is a place where children can ride and drive tractors, bob cats, bulldozers, etc. Rafe had such a great time. Rafe drove a HUGE bulldozer, but I think the highlight for him was digging in the sand pit for hidden treasures. (go figure!!) He did come home with a lot of treasures. This was such a special morning for Pop and Rafe. THANK YOU Pop for taking Rafe. He will never forget it!

This was my favorite one. Wonder why??!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend!

What a busy, but fun, Labor Day weekend we had! On Saturday we went to Hendersonville, NC to the Apple Festival and really had a great time. (so did thousands of other people. It was SO crowded!) Rafe enjoyed the rides and inflatables and, of course, tasting all of the delicious apples.

Sunday, Rafe and Pop even managed to squeeze in a little time to go fishing. Rafe really enjoys fishing, especially when they are biting!

Yesterday we spent the day at home getting ready for the big birthday party next weekend! Cory worked on the pool early in the morning and Rafe assisted him. They were discussing how cold the water felt and Rafe told Cory he wanted to jump in. Not thinking he would really do it Cory told Rafe to go for it. Next thing he heard was a GIANT splash .... pajamas and all! Rafe had a ball! I mean who swims at 8:00 in the morning in September. Needless to say he did not swim for hours!

Late yesterday we took a break from cleaning to go to the zoo. Rafe and I visit the zoo a lot, but he wanted to take his Daddy. We had a wonderful time, although it felt more like summer than fall outside. After Cory had had enough of the heat he asked Rafe if he wanted to go see the new exhibit of the 4-Runner birds. Rafe was SO excited and wanted to immediately see what they looked like. Poor thing, he didn't know the 4-Runner birds were my car!!