Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

  I must get to bed ASAP!  Its the only time I am NOT coughing.  And my body is soooooooo tired of coughing.  It gives me a headache, a backache and I’m pretty sure it is annoying everyone around me.  Actually, I know it is.  I’m annoyed too!  GO AWAY NOW PLEASE COUGH.  My sister in law Renae reminds me that all this coughing is working my abs.  Well, I hope that they are getting a REAL good workout from all this because I know I’m not!  I haven’t worked out in a few days and I’m starting to go thru withdrawals.  No, really.  I think I am!  I try to convince myself that I can do it and then I remember that it could just make things worse.  This sucks.  Its been suggested I have bronchitis by more than one person.  Anyone know what they even do for that? 

Well, we had to get me out of the house today.  Figured I could cough here or I could cough somewhere else.  So we took the kiddies to the pumpkin patch and the zoo.  First up, Pumpkin Patch! DSC_1585

We had to wait around for a tractor with a trailer to come pick us up and take us to the patch. DSC_1586

Woohoo!  The tractor!  D loves a good tractor! DSC_1590

There was a dog there that Eric wanted you all to see.  He says this is Roxie, his childhood dog.  Poor Eric.  The owners were calling this dog Buddy.  So um, I believe this is NOT your Roxie, dear.  Bummer. DSC_1594

Avos and DD ridin’ on the trailer.  There were some other kids on it with us, so they were intrigued by them.   DSC_1596 DSC_1598

Creeeeeeeeeeeeepy. DSC_1600

Oooooh!  The patch!  Sweet! DSC_1601And the search for the GREAT PUMPKIN began.


Please, if you think he picked this one – then you don’t know Dylan. DSC_1611

Avery was not a fan of the patch.  She kept tripping over the vines and it really made her mad. DSC_1613 DSC_1614

Now THIS is a pumpkin he can get on board with! DSC_1616

I stand by it.  Not sure how the heck I’m gonna carve it, but I’ll stand by this choice. DSC_1621 DSC_1624

D left.  I felt unsure of myself.  Didn’t know what to do.  So I did my best senior picture pose.   DSC_1625

Now to find Avos a pumpkin.  No, we do NOT need two GIANT pumpkins! DSC_1626

She decided to hang with Dylan’s pumpkin while Dylan went to find her a pumpkin.  I noticed that the scenery wasn’t so great at this angle.  Damn port-a-potty. DSC_1628

Thaaaaat’s better.  See the farm in the background!  Very nice. DSC_1629

Then it was off to the Little Falls Zoo.  We’ve been here many a time, so it wasn’t anything too exciting.  Plus, most of the animals have gone on vacay for the winter so there wasn’t as much to see.  Avos, for some reason, wanted a ride.  Weird.  

DSC_1632Then she remembered, “Oh yeah.  I hate to ride.  I’d rather walk!  I can’t see #%#$ from this vantage point!” DSC_1634

Much better! DSC_1635Hey!  Prairie Dog! Do us a favor and eat the food we just bought you!   DSC_1636

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Well that’s it from me.  I must go shut myself up.  G’night!


  1. What a fun post!! Love the pix of Eric and Avery!! sooo sweet!!
    Hey, I'm sure Grandpa Puppy would be happy to get D. and E. a "Roxie" for Xmas!! ;)
    Good pix of D. standing by his P. (gonna take some elbow grease cleaning that sucker out!!)
    Love the pix of A by the P. and also her cute little backside and her piggies!!
    Your "senior" pix is pretty damn cute too!! and the new profile!! XXXX MOM
    PS hope you get well soon!!

  2. Avos looks adorable in those little piggies! Good luck carving that big ole pumpkin there. Looks like a fun day! I am in agreement with Eric, that dog really does look a lot like Roxie. I'm surprised he didn't take "buddy" home with him. Feel better soon chicka, moms aren't supposed to get so sick.