Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch Part II

This is part II to our Pumpkin Patch adventures! Since the girl were little bitty things, we have made it a tradition to go to the pumpkin patch. There have been a couple of years here and there that we were not able to go, but we do try to go every year. This is another 1st for Chloe Grace. It was rather cold that evening, and she was tired, so she really wasn't feeling the whole "Lights, Camera, Action" stuff! See her little red nose? Here we are as a group. These are rare. There usually isn't anyone to take a picture of us a whole. I asked my sis/bro-in-law to come with us so they could bring my nephew Jackson and soon to come Anne Marie. They helped with the taking of this photo. I can't believe that we are a family of 6!! I still have to count sometimes! Hahaa!
See the sun setting?!I was "running" like a mad woman from work, to home, getting the kids dressed, then back up town before the sun set! As I said before, Chloe wasn't really digging the whole thing, so here she is looking away for our photo shoot together. I believe the boys were running around. "There's a bird!" Mo!

Here are my sis/bro in-law and nephew I was speaking of. Can you see Anne Marie? Not too much longer Sheila. We are expecting the new addition the week before Thanksgiving. YEAH!! I can't wait!

Here is another "attempt" and I use attempt very strongly here. Jackson wanted where Ethan was, and Ethan didn't want to move over, Chloe was in la la land, Tiffany wasn't looking at the camera, it was cold, Jackson couldn't decide what smile he wanted to use.....etc...the list goes on and on...

I hate the fact that I don't have a realllllllly nice camera. You know, the ones that cost a couple G's!I miss all the sweet little faces my sweet Chloe Grace makes because my camera is an old timer,( not complaining) .....still she is such a joy to me and usually does take good pictures. Just a quick update on where she is....we are now crawling...yes crawling!!! eating butter cookies, pulling up and trying to walk around the couch..... a special segment on it's way! Stay tuned!

I'll end with this one. I think this one turned out the best. They are all looking at the camera and smiling. We will be dressing up tomorrow so we shall see how the pictures turn out! LOL

Have a great,safe and happy holiday. Remember to check your kids candy!
I'm cooking Chili for tomorrow night if anyone wants to come by. There will be Frito pie, hot dogs and a few other goodies. Party starts around 6!

The Great Pumpkin!

Hello there! I have SO many blogs postings that I want to get out, soooo to keep all of them in the correct order, I'll start with this one. Last Wednesday, I went with my sweet man to the Pumpkin Patch. Last year while he was in Pre-k I was able to go with him then and he ABSOLUTELY had a fit. He thought it was the greatest thing, so he was really excited about going back this time. The kids really got a kick out of the lady pulling all the "guts" out the pumpkin. They were all so fascinated that you could put those "guts" in the ground and new pumpkins would grow!

SEE the guts in her hand? Did you know that you could roast pumpkin seeds and eat them? I have never tried this, but think I might.

I rarely get to take pictures with my kids. I'm always the one holding the camera. You who blog know this all too well. I need to invest in one of the fancy smancy Mac computers like Mo has so I can use photo booth. That looks like a lot of fun.

One of the things that I really love about the pumpkin patch is that they have lots of great props for taking pictures. I tried to get him to stand, sit, pose and smile on each one of with any kid, he was more interested in trying to pick the pumpkins up and roll them around...eeesh!

Here, a maze was assemble with the pumpkins. The volunteers at the patch told us that if you were in the sky and were to look down you would see the shape of a large pumpkin. I thought that was very clever. The kiddo's were encouraged to go around and feel the different kinds of pumpkins. Some were white, and pink...YES pink!!...and then there were some that had "warts" and "chicken pox".... as seen in this photo.

Can you tell that something has really got his attention? NOT only his attention, but the other rascals sitting around him....wonder what it could be?

AHHHHH STORY TIME! This kind lady sat down to read them a story. It was a little book about a black cat playing hide and go seek. Each page had a pop up. When you opened the flap, there the cat appeared. The kids loved trying to guess where the cat was hiding, but each time they got it right! Smart little things they are!

AND not to save the best for last, but really it is. Check out these cool orange cream Ore's. The kids only got one. I really kinda feel this is not so fair. It's really just a teaser. HOW in the world can you have ONLY one? Ethan took pride in the one cookie! Savoring each and ever layer. See!!

This is after the fact....that cookie was soooo good, he made sure he saved some for later. Would you look at those beautiful baby blues!!??

I hope that that while the leaves continue to change color, the temperature gets a little cooler, and the feel of the holidays starts to come, that you will take a few moments each day to thank God for the many blessings that He has provided. Every day may not seem like the grandest day, but remember that TODAY is the day the Lord has made. Seek him and cherish every moment. Make sure you hug and kiss your family and let them know how much you love them :) You never know what each season will bring.
God Bless!