Hayden James has been in rare form lately. He's so funny! Friday night (11/6) Dave and stopped over to visit (and to see Aubrey). Hayden had just gotten home from hunting with Chad. Needless to say putting a 3 year old in a tree stand probably wasn't the best way to get a 30 point buck or see a deer for that matter. Chad gave Hayden a grunt call which he proceeded to use like a whistle. Chad said he blew on it so hard it sounded like a moose. My guess is all the deer ran when they heard the moose coming.
Hayden was running, singing and dancing when Dave and I arrived so I decided to get out my camera and caught the "John Deere Plow" song by Hayden James Hall. Check out the video --note the pile of hats on his head.
Dave, Baby Gilly, and I went to visit Dr. Bob on Tuesday. Baby Gilly and I went for our normal check up. Dave went as a patient this time. His shoulders have been bothering him. I guess --like Father, like son. Baby Gilly and mine visit was pretty uneventful. The baby's heartbeat which has been in the 140's my entire pregnancy was 156. Completely normal. My blood pressure was also normal as usual. However, Dave's BP was 146/109 a little high for my taste and for Dr. Bob's. Dr. Bob took it again before we left the office and it has come down to 140/90, better but still to high. Dave just said he was really nervous. His shoulders seem to have some inflammation that will not go away and moving them just make them more inflamed. Dr. Bob gave Dave and anti-inflammatory. The medicine is supposed to bring the inflammation to an end and his shoulders are supposed to feel better after a couple weeks. I just glad this will not be and ongoing issue! After all he will have a toddler to hold and carry around in a year.
October 29th was Trick or Treat in Defiance. It's always early because the Halloween Parade is Saturday night. Dave, Hayden and I carved pumpkins the night before. Hayden will not touch the pumpkin, but he loved the knife.
In the pictures Dave carved the pumpkins in the back and the one in the right front. I carved the "G" and the one in front of which I don't have any pictures.
Samsen and Kendall were good sports getting their pictures taken. Aren't they beautiful puppies? Dave's not so bad himself, only handsome!
The pumpkins came from a pumpkin patch up north. We went with Pat, Marg and Ian when we were there a couple of weeks ago. The pumpkins were all huge and there were 30 + acres of them. The patch closed when we were still walking around looking for the "perfect" pumpkin. Lucky for us the farmers were nice enough to stick around for us. Pat was looking for a tall, skinny pumpkin for Alex which he found on the way out of the patch. We must have looked for that pumpkin for an hour. I'm glad he finally found it. Alex, how did it turn out?
Dave threw the pumpkins over this hill this weekend because they were rotten. Darn the hot weather!
Next year will be fun! We will be able to take pictures of the pumpkins, dogs and Baby Gilly!
Chad and Betsi welcomed 6 pound 13 ounce, 18.5 inch long, Aubrey Elizabeth at 7:45 this morning. Bet is doing great! Aubrey is beautiful! I've attached pictures so you can judge for yourself. She resembles Hayden but they do not really look alike.
Hayden is allowed at the hospital for 1 hour this evening to meet his new baby sister. We printed pictures earlier today and gave them to him. He's been carrying them around the house and will not put them down unless someone is "holding" them. He is so proud to be a big brother.