Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Preview

On our way to carve at the neighbors!
D's masterpiece, #0 from Slipknot, and K working on the bat. Where are the children you ask? They pooped out and went to bed!

Ian's bat pumpkin, named Taco the Bat Pumpkin, of course.

Glow bat, glow!

Nate's creation and Stewie from Family Guy

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ripe for the picking

We picked Ian's pumpkin today. Our one prize pumpkin that outlasted the mildew that killed the blossoms when we were in Idaho this summer. It's cute and little just like Ian and I believe he has named it Taco the Pumpkin, go figure!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Build Him, You Must

Giant Lego Store Yoda!

Friday, October 23, 2009


It's not often I go 3 weeks without something to post but it has happened. Life has been busy at every turn. We've been counting down to Halloween now for at least 38 days - with 8 left to go I hope the holiday doesn't disappoint! The boys pre-carved one of their many pumpkins. It has already met his maker and dissolved into a pile of mush on the front porch which was almost as interesting as the actual carving.
Ian started a gymnastics class for 4 and 5 year olds with his friend Kendra - you know he likes those blond ladies! He goes every Tuesday for an hour and seems to really enjoy it. I think it will be a good winter activity to get the wiggles out.

Nate continues with CYO basketball for another few weeks. He's doing great but the games are tough to watch as his team of nearly all 1st graders matches teams of nearly all 2nd graders. There is a shockingly huge difference between size and skill at this age!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Pick-your-crop Fever: at least it's not the Swine Flu!

Poor Ian always has a stuffy nose this time of year and after an afternoon at the pumpkin patch it was particularly bad, so I mentioned to him that perhaps he has a bit of hay fever.

Last night at bed the stuffy nose was back and Ian stood up in bed and announced "Mommy, my nose is so snuffy I think my corn fever is back!"

Monday, October 5, 2009

Strawberry Pumpkin Fields Forever : A photo journey

Hay there- we went to the pumpkin patch
And it was really fun!

Brought to you by D and K
Once upon a time there was and Island, Sauvie's Island
with a big red animal barn, a giant corn maze, huge hay piles for climbing and lots of goodies.

And on it were over 700 acres of farm land for Pumpkins...

...and cabbage and corn and tomatoes and brussel sprouts, to name a few.

And after a fun hay ride, N and K went on a hunt for the perfect pumpkin, one that is "this big"!
And we think we might have found it.
I and D also hunted he perfect pumpkin at the patch,
And they found one too!
And we loved our new pumpkins.
Ian's pumpkin weighed in at 35 lbs.
Nate's weighed 20 lbs.
And after a visit to the animal barn, the country store and one more trip up the giant hay tower, it was time to call it a day.

The End.