Friday, October 29, 2010

Photo Friday-Pumpkin Patch Part I

Impromptu trip to the pumpkin patch yesterday with cousins Bella and Trevor. I'll let the photos speak for themselves...

Part II will include the photos from the petting barn portion of our outing. And of course with it being Halloween on Sunday, I have SO MANY other photos to post with costumes and class parties and whatnot. But for now, Happy Friday.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Photo Saturday-Cool Patch (seriously-that's the name of the pumpkin patch)

Last Saturday, when it wasn't raining, we heading out to the best pumpkin patch in the universe. It's more than a patch, really. It's a whole fall extravagance. World's Largest Corn Maze (which we did last night, but that's another blog entry), thousands of pumpkins still on the vine, haystack pyramid, haystack maze, 4 man tricycles, little pink houses, and course, the corn bath. Really, we should have just gone for the corn bath. That's where all 11 children wanted to spend their time. That's right...these children right here...

I took my camera, all ready to get some get great pumpkin shots to add to my collection from years past. Unfortunately, 6 shots in, my battery died. And one more shot later, my back-up battery died! Good thing there were a few other mommies there with their cameras. Otherwise all I'd have to show you would be this photo....

and this photo...

...and this photo that sort of proves that Robbie is now walking.

Oh. And this one.

And thank goodness I got this photo. I really need to capture these fashion moments, don't you think?But I would not have been able to show you the first photos of all the kiddos, or of these next few in the corn bath. Really. It was the best $3 per kid I spent all week. We were hoping to go back today, but somehow I don't think the corn bath would be as fun wet as it was dry.

Corn AngelPadyn's BFF being buried in the corn.
I'm not really sure of why this was so much fun, but these girls loved putting the kernels in their shirts. I think the joy came from releasing the corn rather than collecting it.Sorry the weather isn't cooperating or I'd have more photos for you today. Luckily the patch is open until Nov. 7th, so I'm sure we will be making at least one trip back before the corn (and pumpkins) disappear until next Fall.
Happy (wet) Saturday.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


At breakfast this morning as Kate was eating her dry cereal...

Kate: Are Rice Krispies made from sand?

Mommy: No honey. (slight pause) What made you ask that?

Kate: Because they feel like sand when they get into your eyes.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Photo Friday-Almost 18 Months Old ...

...and finally walking!

It's only taken 18 months, but Robbie has finally decided he should be a walker. Of course, I have no pictures of him walking, but I'm sure I'll get them in the next few days. He's possessed the ability to walk for at least a month, but has chosen to remain a butt scooter. But two days ago, it was like a switch had been thrown. Suddenly, walking has become the major mode of transportation for the little man. He walks back and forth, up and down the kitchen and family room, over and over again...he's just so proud of himself!

Of course, it's only been two days, so now he thinks he's ready to RUN. He's tried a few times. It always ends the same-him in a heap on the floor. But when he's excited about something, it doesn't seem to matter. These next couple weeks are going to be a hoot, let me tell you.

Now, even though I have no pictures of him walking, I decided I'd just dedicate this Photo Friday to random close ups of Robbie. Eighteen months old on Sunday!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Seriously...I have no idea

Can you tell who picked out new socks at Target today?

So stylish. So classy. So...Katelyn.

Monday, October 11, 2010

California Academy of Sciences

Thanks to the budget crisis, Padyn had last Friday off due to district furlough days. We decided to take a family trip to the city. I had not yet been to the remodeled Academy of Science. It was a perfect day for the trip. The girls never whined or had a fit, the boy slept on the way there and the way home, and the weather was fabulous. It left me wondering why we don't do this more often.
Watching the rays and shark.Katelyn was very concerned with this cheetah display. The cheetah was displayed with an item of prey. This was very distressing to Kate. She's not so happy about the realities of the food chain.Robbie enjoyed the trip, too. He spent most of the trip either in his stroller......or bouncing back and forth between Mommy and Daddy. He was thrilled to have us both in attendance.There is this cool fish tunnel where swamp fish and sea turtle swim over and around you while patrons up in the rainforest gaze down at you. I think here we might have been looking up at our neighbors who happened to be at the museum on the same day. You wouldn't know it, but this was Robbie's favorite spot. While Kate HATED the walkway ramp up the rainforest, she loved the butterflies. We all loved the butterflies. And geckos. And frogs. And snakes. And chameleons.

Look! A butterfly! You know it was a good day when before you leave, the 4 year old is asking if you can come back tomorrow.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Small People Living in Our House

The super cute drama queen...The Shoe Thief....and Pantry Thief....

And, The Toothless Wonder...
(It's a bit hard for her to eat carrot sticks these days but she's mighty proud of that gap.)

It's a good thing they are all so cute. Some days that's their only saving grace.