Friday, October 26, 2007

I couldn't wait any longer

I was going to wait until Halloween to put his picture of him in his costume on here, but he was so stinking cute I couldn't wait any more! So here he is!
We went to a trick or treat party on Thursday and he had a ball! He was running around the entire time. I think I got to hold him for about 5 minutes. There was so much to see and do and balloons to collect and candy to swipe off of tables(still a little young to understand the trick-or-treat part I think) He had a blast. And slept really well last night. He "won" a little snickers bar at a bean bag toss and held onto that thing like it was gold. And then he got a sucker and I let him hold onto that and he immediatly put that in his mouth. Luckily the wrapper was still on, I hope he didn't get too much sugar from it.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The most beautiful ugly pumpkin ever

Last weekend we went to the pumpkin farm and Bear got to pick out his pumpkin for the first time. He has been 2 times before but the first time he was in my tummy and last year he was way to young to get out of the wheelbarrow and run around. So this year I wheeled him out to the middle of the patch and let him loose. He immediately ran to the ugliest pimpliest bumpiest cottage cheesiest pumpkin out there. I tried to steer him towards some nicer looking pumpkins but he ran right back to that one. So we got it and here it is in all its glory on my front porch:

I think that he just likes the texture because I stuck him by it today and he just rubbed his hands all over it. I guess if he loves it, I love it too.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Today was gorgeous. 65 degrees, sunny and not a cloud in the sky. So I figured today was the day to do that one thing that I hate doing above everything else. Raking leaves. I hate it. Maybe if they were dry it would be different. My leaves are wet and slimy and gross. No way I want to touch those things. I have thought about getting a leaf blower and just blowing them into my neighbors yard and let her deal with them. But I think that might be considered neighborly. Poo.
So I got out the lawn mower. No not because my grass needed to be cut(I grew that brown for the summer and I am just now getting little green sprouts) I got the lawn mower out because I figured it would cut the leaves up into a million teeny pieces and disappear into the grass. And it did. Fabulously.
So I mowed my front yard. Just the front you might ask? Why didn't you mow the side or back yards? Easy, they don't have any leaves on them.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


My favorite part of the year has arrived. I love the fall. The wind blowing, the rain falling, the smell of fireplaces being used after a long summer of rest, the beautiful colors that the trees turn, the chill in the air that makes you run back in the house to grab a sweater. I love it!
But my all time favorite part is going to the pumpkin farm. It is not the animals or the pumpkin pie or the really good jams and jellies, but the thrill of finding that perfect pumpkin that you hope has 3 million seeds in it. I love getting that perfect pumpkin home and cutting it open. The love that anticipation of waiting to see what is inside. This year was fabulous. I got a really thick pumpkin that had lots of seeds. I scooped those seeds out, washed them off, lightly sprinkled them with salt and baked them until they were perfect golden brown, drooling the entire time. And as soon as they were done, I pulled them out and proceeded to eat them all. Yes all. I shared a few with Bear, who kept asking for bites. I have 3 more pumpkins sitting on my front porch that are calling my name. And once those are gone in a few days, you had better watch your own pumpkins, because if they disappear in the middle of the night and are returned the next day empty inside, I cannot say I will be sorry.