Last week Jonathan, David & Mark purchased some land in Potts Creek where they have went hunting their whole life. I was excited to get up there and just walk around to see it, so one Sunday afternoon Jonathan, Landon and myself went up to walk around and check things out. The road that gets you there goes through the middle of the creek. Not sure whats gonna happen when the water is up, but Jonathan says its a state maintained road. haha. Showing us the first field they own
He was super pumped about going in the woods with his dad!
Listening for deer..it's probably safe to say Landon talked a liiiitle too much to keep the deer from comin around
The gorgeous view at the top of the mountain. It was a longg hike. haha
So proud to be in the woods "huntin" with his dad, I don't think I'm ready for when he actually does want to go in the woods at the crack of dawn to go hunting with him! haha
This year Halloween fell on a Sunday, so the city celebrated on Saturday. The annual Hometown Halloween was saturday during the day which is an awesome thing for this community! The Rhinestone Rockers & Queen of Hearts had a tent passing out candy so we spent the majority of the day on Main St! Our idea was for Landon and Emma to coordinate this year and me and him dressed as Indians, and Ashley & Em were cowgirls. Look at this cute little indian :) My only picture of them in th same vicinity..haha
The Rhinestone Rockers danced in the afternoon and of course we wore our costumes!
That night the band The Worx were playing at Cliffhangers Halloween party, so Landon had a slumber party with Grammy & PawPaw and I headed out for the night. Jonathan was supposed to go, but he ended up getting sick so he stayed home and slept. It turned out to be a fun night out with the girls (and Scott haha). I'm a firm beleiver that everyone needs time with their friends!!
Just a quick post with Landon's Three year stats. (Since I was a bad mom, and never made it for his 2 year ck up) I know, I know, I WORK for his pediatrician, but time just slipped away. lol. This time he was much better with Dr. Boyd checking him out, but when he looked in his left ear he had to get some wax out, and the poor boy ended up having a double ear infection! No WONDER he's been sluggish the past few days. So we are on antibiotics for 10 days that will hopefully clear him up! I waited to get my flu shot when he did, so I went first and he did pretty good after me. Didn't want the bandaid though! He strutted up to get his sucker and toy from the prize box and went on to work with Dad! Weight: 38 lbs Height: 38 1/2 inches tall
Landon, you are THREE years old! I can't beleive it! You surprise us every day with how much you learn and soak up in the world. Here are some of the things your up to -You LOVE to sing. Your favorite songs are Big Green Tractor, Hicktown, and Rain. You know almost all the words, and can break it down with your guitar. -You are very opinionated. (I think you get it honest from me and your dad) -You are definately an Arritt. You enjoy talking. and talking, and talking some more. -You basically became potty trained a week before your birthday. We are still working on the whole #2 thing, but as far as going pee, you have it down pat and currently are about 5 days accident free! I guess you just had to do it on your own time! -You Love to Golf, and your good at it! You can hit the ball almost Every swing, and you love to "practice puttering" in the living room at night with dad. -Your becoming a real Dad's sidekick. You want to dress like him, go to work with him, and basically just be his mini me. -You are very loving, and just give me random hugs and tell me that you love me. -Your a great sleeper still. If I don't get you to bed when you want I can usually find you in there waiting on me! I can't beleive your already three years old, and I can't wait to see what the next year brings us! Here was the party crew, you had so much fun! You picked out Optumis Prime things for your birthday. Since your dad let you watch the "robot" movie with him, you've become all about the Transformers! Your dad even had his 'vintage' Optumis for you to play with
You look up to Dillon very much. I think he's the reason you finally decided to become potty trained because you wanted to "be a big boy just like Dil" He was off school on your birthday so he came over to hang out with you
Grammy & PawPaw brought pizza's so everyone had to eat before they played!
You couldn't wait to tear into your cake! The black icing turned everyones mouths and hands black! haha
MaMaw got you the Buzz Lightyear wing pack you had been asking for! I heard "To infinity..AND BEYOND!" all night long
Katrina got you the cowboy boots you had been asking for! You wouldn't take them off to go to bed, so I had to sneak in and take them off after you fell asleep :) Happy Third Birthday sweet boy!
*I also ask that everyone say a quick prayer for two families going through a loss tonight. A local girl who was younger than me lost her battle with lukemia this morning and went to be with the lord. She was newly married, had a bone marrow transplant, and just couldn't get better. She fought a HARD battle, and everyone in our little town sent out prayers, had fundraisers, and just lifted her up. She was an only child, but had an extended family that loved her so. Please pray for her family, her husband, and everyone that was close to her. She is in no more pain, but those on earth are left to grieve for her. To read her story, you can look at her blog www.amysupdateblog.blogspot.com
August brought the arrival of my new sweet nephew- Paxton Downey Garrett. Of course I couldn't WAIT to get to Georgia and get my hands on him, so we planned on going down for a week so I could spend time with April (who I miss a TONNN) She was So good at spoiling Landon when he was little i can't wait to do the same for Paxton. I just wish they lived closer so I could snuggle on him more often!!
Of course when we went to Atlanta we stayed with our good friends the Pendleys. It's always good to see them and spend time with them, and we love for Landon & Maddie to get time together. Unfortunately Kristin had to work that week, but we still made plenty of time to go out to eat and of course get Maggie Moo's Ice cream ;) Jonathan & Chad got a few games of golf in, and Jonathan couldn't resist getting Landon's birthday present a month early. Needless to say, I think we have a future PGA tour member on our hands ;)
Landon always enjoys going to the Pendley's, especially Maddie's grandparents house! He thinks they have THE best toys ;) Sweet Sailer and Noah happened to be there when we got back from getting our pedi(and my eyebrow wax) just doing a little fishing with their dad.
Maddie showing us her Cheeeese face! She's grown up so much!
Ok..I'll admit..I Did go to the fair 3 times this year! haha I can't help it! Me and Erica went on Sunday just to eat. Yes I typed that right, you just cannot get enough of fair food! Yum! Then Wednesday night for the concert, then I ended up getting off 1/2 day on Thursday so we decided to take Landon over and let him see the animals and ride some rides. First stop was the horses, and they were absolutely beautiful! I would love to live on a farm and just have all kinds of animals!
This horse was extra friendly! She had her head out wanting everyone to pet her, and had her nose laying on her owners shoulder, when she saw Landon looking at her and waving she came over and nudged him to pet her! He got a big kick out of that!
I love walking through the sheeps and goats because I just love hearin them make all their noises. I wanted to take this little fella right home with us!
I couldn't get over how big th pigs were! You always just think of the cute little pink ones! (Kristin we took this pic for you!)
Next stop-Tractors. Landon was in heaven! I think his daddy enjoyed looking at them just as much! haha
We made our way over to the rides, and bought a sheet of tickets. I had to ride a few things with him, but once he got going he wanted to do it all by himself. We used up our tickets, and Landon was on the verge of having a metldown in the heat we decided it was time to go back to the van and head back to Virginia! He was asleep before we even made it out of the fairgrounds, so Jonathan stopped at the driving range and hit some golf balls while Landon slept in the van. As usual, I enjoyed the fair and can't wait till text year!
I kept Emma one afternoon so her Mommy could do a photoshoot so we went up to Landon's Grammy & PawPaws to play. We keep his jeep up there since there's more places to ride it there so him and Emma rode around for quite a while. We could def be in trouble in about 14 years! haha
As SOON as they released who would be at the West Va State Fair this year I had it marked on my calender with a big red sharpie when Jason Aldean tickets went on sale! I have been dying to see him because he is def one of my favorite country artists! I ended up getting 3 tickets becuase we had th plan to take Landon since his Favorite songs in the whole world are Big Green tractor and Hicktown. Unfortunately, the day before the concert the weather forcast was Not looking good. It was a 90% chance of rain, heavy at times, and I just couldn't picture us sitting outside with a 2 year old until 11 at night. Jonathan decided he would stay home with Landon, so me, Ashley, Scott, Brittany and Neil loaded up my van and headed to the fair. We brought poncho's in case it started rainin, and lucky for us it never got really bad. We had track seats, 12th row and they were AWESOME! We were Directly in front of the stage and I had a perfect view ;) Somethin about that cowboy hat, tight jeans and guitar just does somethin for me. HaHa! It was one of the best concerts I've ever been too and I hope I get to see him again sometime. Easton Corbin was his opening act and he was pretty awesome too. I LOVE the fair concerts!!