Monday, October 1, 2012

It's that time of year: Pumpkin Farm!

Fall is upon us and we are ready for it!  We took the hour drive to Sweet Berry Farm on Sunday and had a fun time picking flowers, feeding the goats, going on a hayride and choosing pumpkins.  We got rained on a bit, and the muddy conditions meant the little train wasn't running, so we may be back before the season is over!

So many pumpkins!

JJ was a little ball of energy the whole time

Cool hanging gourd thingies

Passing through the tunnel to get to the other side of the farm.  
The tunnel was one of the highlights for JJ.

Big field of pick-your-own zinnias

JJ was pretty bummed that the barrel train was down


Hay ride

Some of the stuffed scarecrow scenes on the hayride

Hungry goats!

I thought the white pumpkins were really cool
 Warty green pumpkins!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dual Doctor Appointment

JJ and Wesley visited the pediatrician today for their 2 1/2 year and 6-month doctor appointments.  With their birthdays just 3 days apart, I think we'll be doing a lot of these joint appointments in the coming years!  They both behaved well and were given clean bills of health.  Our homework is to get Wesley sleeping through the night.
Here are the numbers:

Height: 36 3/8 inches (50th percentile)
Weight: 31 pounds (50th percentile)

Length: 27 5/8 inches (90th percentile)
Weight: 18 pounds 7 ounces (50-75th percentile)
Head circumference: 45.5 cm (90th percentile)

And some photos, taken within a couple weeks of today.

At cousin Jonah's 1st Birthday Party.  Arrrr!

Enjoying a visit with Grandpa Doug

Three Campbell boys

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Durham Trip!

Here are some photos from our long weekend in Durham, NC!  This was Wesley's first plane trip and JJ's first time having his own seat on the airplane.  They were both pretty good travelers.  For JJ, the iPad (loaded with episodes of Blue's Clues and The Backyardigans) was a big help, and Wesley just needed some ice chips and snuggling and he was mostly content.

JJ talking with the guys over dinner at Old Havana.

JJ had fun rolling down a hill at Duke Gardens.

At Duke Gardens with Michael, Rachel, Ben, Patti, Hailey and Moose

 JJ & Ben


Relaxing in "the grotto"

Too much activity for Wesley-boo

The Q Shack! Yum.

Taking a break in our room at Homewood Suites

Spent the afternoon and evening at the pool

JJ experiences Cosmic Cantina for the first time. He ate some of his quesadilla but had nowhere near the appropriate level of enthusiasm for this legendary food.

This weekend taught us that Wesley is very intrigued by facial hair.

 Dufresne & Wesley

Posing with Wool E. Bull at the Durham Bulls baseball game

Wool E. World!  JJ's favorite part of the baseball game (rivaling the cotton candy sample Jen gave him)

A walk through the Duke campus was a nice ending to our visit.  JJ loved running through all the archways (or, as he called them, tunnels).  And we hit the Duke bookstore and got each of the boys a piece of Duke apparel.

 A quick peek inside Duke Chapel

Andy's artistic 3-photograph series: "JJ Approaches in the Gothic Wonderland."

Until next time, Durham!