A Mother’s Pumpkin Patch Reflections

This year during our family time at the Thomasson Family Farm I was thrown into a whirl wind of emotions and memories of the past year. We came to this very same farm last year when Liam was almost 2 months old. I remember seeing all of the activities he would be able to do once he got older. This year I experienced joy as our little boy enjoyed himself on the farm. As cliche as it sounds, this past year has gone by way too fast!

Pumpkin Patch Fun a Year Later

Pumpkin Patch 2015 and 2016

Before/Now

Reflecting over the year I think of all of the challenging and amazing moments as a mother.

  • I remember the long, tiresome nights with tears and hair pulling.
  • I remember the snuggles in bed.
  • I remember the first time Liam crawled.
  • I remember the first time he said momma.
  • I remember the insecurities and the guilt for dreading the nights or the feedings.
  • I remember all of the family moments going on adventures and creating memories.

This time last year I carried Liam around in his carrier. I breastfeed in the Corn Maze. He did so well! This year he is a big boy and walking around exploring with family, riding in his new stroller, and loving his little tiny pumpkin that daddy found for him. Life goes on and you better keep up!

Going to the same place around the same time a year later brought all of these emotions and memories. I am excited to see more pictures like this in the future. He grows and learns so fast! Please slow down.

-Kristina

A Special Weekend Visit from Virginian Family

Nana and Paw Paw Stone, and Uncle Spencer came to visit earlier this month. They have not seen Liam in person since he was two weeks old! At that time he was so tiny and so new. It was such a joy to see them all together with Liam again. Everyone ate up the cuteness.

Here are some pictures that showed how much we all enjoyed the weekend together. Until next time!

Friday Zoo and Lunch Adventure

 

Saturday Snoqualmie Falls and Lunch Adventure 

Having us all together was a joy and the memories we created will stay with me. Liam loved the attention and love. These photos will be very fun to look back on and share with Liam when he is older.

What are some family adventures you have been on recently?

Liam’s First Beach Day and Black Beard Brewery

Last Sunday, the 10th, we took a spontaneous beach trip for the day. I do not recall going to Westport, WA before, so Ben and I decided to drive over there and hangout. We got some much needed time together out of the house. The drive is not too far, but far enough to feel like you are on a mini getaway.

Thoughts on Westport, WA

Westport is just your typical small coastal town. It has a few shops, boats, seafood, and many other neat things. We found a place to park near a beach and walked a bit to get to the sand.

It was a cloudy day but in the 50’s. It wasn’t even that windy which was a plus! With the jackets we had on, we even felt a little hot after walking a bit. It actually was almost perfect! Some sun would have made it even better of course. The area we were at was neat because we saw boats or ships coming to port. There was not many people around since it was not that season. It was a great time. We also looked at a couple of shops. We shared salted caramel ice-cream and relaxed on a bench.

Liam did amazingly! The only time he was fussy in the carrier, was when he needed to nurse. We nursed on a nice driftwood right by the ocean. He had his first “seafood”. Bahaha!
He observed his surroundings and would look up at me, constantly waiting for me to react. He then would give me the biggest grin. He seemed to like being there. He also would look over at the waves since they were loud. Liam even got to see seagulls.

I took many pictures, videos, and Ben climbed on the rocks. After we had almost 2 hours at the beach, we decided to try out the Black Beard Brewery we saw as we drove in. But before that, we saw a campground and observed it. We may try that place out sometime. I do not recall the name at this time.

Thoughts on Black Beard Brewery Westport, WA

 

I do not even think we looked this place up for reviews. We just saw it coming into town and was curious. No scratch that, Ben did look at a yelp. On the way home we stopped by and it was very nice! It is a fairly new establishment.

We loved their flight of 4 beers. Our favorite one was the Strawberry Blonde. It smelled like fresh strawberries and it pretty much tasted like it as well. All of them were very good and worth the drive.
The second flight was just local beers, which were not anything special.

The chicken ranch pizza we ordered was amazing! I wanted to take a whole pizza home. It had chicken, white onions, white sauce that had garlic in it, and the dough basically tasted like amazing garlic bread. We gave it a 10 out of 5 stars! 😉

The customer service was good and our waitress was nice and talked with Liam. Overall, the experience there made us want to come back soon!

From their facebook page

We are going to take another trip to the beach for a day very soon!