Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Avery is getting bigger every day, big sister is getting . . .bossier? She still loves to hold her and has become quite protective of her little sister. Mom is getting ready to go back to work fulltime next week and things will be very hectic - so my apologies for lagging on the photos. We have plenty, they just don't seem to be making it on line. Spoil Alert - Halloween is this Saturday and the girls will be dressed as . . .and no, I did not force this on them - it was Maylen's idea. They will be PEAS and CARROTS! The idea actually began with Maylen talking about being a horse - but she informed me that she could not be a horse - Why? Because horses have 4 legs, and she only has 2 - ahh, to be 3. But she feeds them carrots - so she could be a carrot and her sister could be an apple. Try finding an apple costume....or a carrot. So, we bought peas instead (thanks Kim) and I made the carrot costume - with all that extra time I have on my hands.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Phoebe and Maylen waiting patiently on our wagon ride to the corn maze
Bradyn, Connor, Maylen & Phoebe with their "freshly" picked pumpkins. I quote fresh because historically when we visit a pumpkin patch we expect the pumpkins to be connected to a vine . . .usually extending from the dirt. After paying 5 bucks for the kids to do the corn maze and "pick your own pumpkin" we pulled up to a dirt patch with small pumpkins scratter every few feet. It was actually perfect for their age - but maybe "select your own pumpkin" would have been a better description. The farm really was cute . . .but it did take an hour to get there . . .and there was a Redskins game on . . .daddy would have been more enthused had it been closer and not Sunday football, unfortunately last time I checked Fall is always football season.

The gentleman driving the tractor could have used a lesson on people skills - after all we did pay 5 bucks for our kids to bend over and select a pumpkin from a dirt patch. Let's just say you'd better sit down as soon as you climb on the wagon, otherwise "Uncle Earl" here is going to give you a piece of his mind.

Completely oblivious to the corn, pumpkins or anything else non-pacifier

Hangin' out on the wooden ship . . . which I did notice lacked a fall zone, had a very steep slide and a sliding pole down the middle (hidden from obvious view). I hope the pumpkin patch has good insurance.

Beach, Sushi and Other Luxuries

Aunt Kate sent Maylen a play sushi set! She had some hard questions about what each piece was called . . . I love sushi, but I'm not well schooled in the japanese phrases.

4 Generations of wise women . . .

Lunch at Morgan's Tavern, our New Bern favorite.

Maylen loves to lay next to Avery and coax a smile from her. . .sometimes we coax screaming instead.

Avery's first trip to the beach. The weather was very fall like when we visited this September.