Wednesday, October 18, 2006

One of these things is not like the other....

One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn't belong, Can you tell which thing is not like the others By the time I finish my song?
Of course, the green pumpkin appears to "not belong" but it really does fit perfectly with the others and makes things so much more interesting, just like the little guy that picked it out!

Boy Howdy does he ever make things interesting around here! I love the differences that each of our children bring to our lives :)

We spent this past Saturday at the pumpkin patch and had a wonderful time. It seems that while visiting the pumpkin patch was a fine idea for such a fair weather fall day, it was an idea shared by thousands of others as well! We shared the day with a jillion other folks who hoped to kick off the fall season with some festivity! There were long lines for food which made an otherwise bland sandwich taste like blue-ribbon winning BBQ! We waited in line for the *corn cannon* which appealed to the children from afar, but once we got closer it basically scared the living daylights out of them! We waited in line for the "Barrel Train" and that was a huge hit. Samuel drove that barrel which an intensity that would rival any NASCAR pro, but cracked us up since he was really inside of a hollowed out barrel that was painted John Deere green.
We listened to some "country music" (I use this term loosely) by a gussied up cowboy "lookin" fellow and he definitely provided some comic relief but in truth did help set the tone for the day :) We took a hayride out the to the pumpkin patch and picked (chose- since they were already carefully placed in rows) our pumpkins from a plethora of never-ending orange balls. I say "balls" because Samuel had a difficult time restraining himself from taking a few "shots".

By the end of the day we were worn out but I was thrilled to have the memories! We are looking forward to the fall sports coming to a close and slowing down for a while. Bring on the leaves!!!

Autumn Blessings!















Hannah & Tex










Hannah & Samuel pumpin' the duck race!


















Tex says, "MOO"



















Our Blessings!




















Emma with a cavity on a stick :)





























Watching the *Corn Cannon*.....from a safe distance!

3 comments:

Amy said...

Hey, if you want leaves you're welcome to mine :) Our trees are almost completely bare and I'm trying to work up the energy to rake all those leaves :) We'll be getting snow any day now....

I love your pumpkin display! Sounds like your family had a ball at the farm. You know, I'm not even sure that we can grow pumpkins here without a greenhouse? Now you've got me curious - I'll have to go look that one up!

Anonymous said...

What a cute picture!

Sounds like you have a great memory to treasure.

Kim said...

You have a beautiful family! Looks like a fun time!