October 17, 2011

First visit of the season to
the Pumpkin Patch!
Highlights from today: (Click here for pictures)
  • It was quite the morning-we picked up Kennedy at church a few minutes early, then I ran Anderson in, we circled to the back and hung out for a minute, then we all unloaded and took in Reagan and Kennedy (who even got a good bye hug from Campbell and Graham) and then Campbell, Graham, Keaton and I were on our way to the pumpkin patch
  • Graham was so excited and had been talking about it all morning long-this of course made Reagan and Anderson very excited about going to school today (ha!).  They were content though knowing their pumpkin patch day was coming up and Anderson was more than pleased that he was going to get to go twice.
  • At the pumpkin patch, we looked at the animals and Campbell tried to feed the horses (that the sign said do bite).  She was trying to feed them rocks so they didn't take her up on the offer.  Graham was interested in the chickens but couldn't focus because there was a dog nearby-even though he was on a leash (the dog, not Graham) Graham was pretty skittish.
  • Next up they rode on the pedal tractors and Graham climbed on the big hay stack while Campbell cheesed for a head cut-out photo.  She tried to climb on the hay but would fall through a bit so she quickly wanted off.  
  • Before our hay ride, Graham ran and jumped on the swing on his belly and flipped right off-breaking his fall with his chin.  His mouth was full of dirt and blood when he came up.  It didn't take too long to calm him down-once he stopped spitting blood.  It was a good enough fall that I had to check all of his teeth and they were all still there.  This commotion caused Campbell to come right over and check on her brother.  Once she determined he was fine, she headed back over to the jumpy.
  • On the hay ride, Keaton woke up towards the end-it was pretty bumpy.  We had hurried to get on so I didn't have her a paci or a bottle but thankfully, we made it back before she lost it completely.  Graham was so pleased with himself when he found his way out of the trap door in the maze and climbing up the tree house was his favorite.  Last year there was a robber with a little gun show on the hay ride so I warned Graham about it and he spent the rest of the ride with his hands on his ears-and so did Campbell.  
  • They picked out their pumpkins and we headed to the car.  I fed Keaton some of her bottle and then we went to Sonic to kill a few minutes before picking up Anderson.  Keaton finished her milk there and then it was time to get Anderson.  He was tickled that we had him a slushy and even said that his day "was fun."-I usually don't get that much out of him.  
  • Back at home, I did laundry while they all played peacefully and then we had lunch.  It was mac and cheese from and can and even though Campbell gobbled hers down, I tried some and it wasn't worth saving at all.  It was definitely no Paula Deen macaroni.
  • Campbell and Keaton had naps while the boys watched a movie and visited with Grannymom.  Grannymom, Grandpa and Robby ran to pick up a old riding lawnmower.  Robby's grand plan is for me to use it and we can have lawn mower races.  Maybe I will teach those boys how to drive pretty soon.  Soon we all loaded up to go and pick up Reagan.  Reagan said that her day at school went by faster today-that was probably because they did what she loved today-lots of art work.  She even made one picture of me and her coming out of Kroger-her with a balloon in her hand.
  • Imagine how surprised she was when she learned that we were going to Kroger after supper.  Though Robby was the only one to get out since we were in the hood.  Anderson checked with "we are only going to ONE store right?"  It is like we drive all over town, shopping at different Kroger stores. Oh, yeah we do but it does buy much of our groceries!
  • Then we dropped the kids off at Grannymom and Grandpa's house for a few minutes while we ran to Gamble to take down the pictures off of the walls and get them to the garage.  We did bring a few home that we plan on hanging this weekend-no, not with nails.  Robby can't bring himself to do that yet.  And then we have a few for garage sale and then a few that we will save for a bit before we hang up.
  • Back at home, it was bedtime and then kids all crashed-we were never even called back up there.

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