I know I have disappeared again for a bit... We had a wee bit of company and I have been busy in my sewing room. My folks were here visiting and then took the treekids with them on a little mini-vacation to Breckenridge, CO. Pops and I had moments of staring at each other wondering what to do with ourselves. He found plenty for us to fill up our time with and all of my sewing for the weekend and not fussing over meals plans were thwarted! Rats. Oh, well... I did do quite a bit of canning since we had visited the apple orchard and the pumpkin patch and I love homemade/chunky spicy applesauce!
Here are the treekids with Geemah & Grandpa.
At a fun place like this, you better "snap fast" or your photo opportunity falls apart!!
Bud is always giving bunny ears or crossed eyes and it was time for him to get a little return ears!
My mom thought we needed a picture, too... so, we got up there in the stinky rotting hale bales, too. Some of "us" could smile through the stink, others... not so much!
I think I told him to fake that it smelled good or something. In hindsight, if I would have just said pretend it smells like all those cow patties... and at least he would have grinned and not looked so PAINED...
I thought he needed a little cheer... so, such is the progression of photos in our family. With the advent of digital, no one will mess up any "expensive film"... just delete or laugh later!!
The corn box... I liked it soooo much better than the sandbox. This was pretty cool, but Pops reminded us of how expensive it probably was with all that corn!
Then we were off to the pumpkin patch - a couple kids hitched a ride! But, might just be a little frightened that they'll fall out (or get DUMPED out!!)
I enjoyed looking in the piles of pumpkins along the edge of the patch. I walked into the patch for a bit and realized that I would be much better off not trying to hop over the vines! So, I left that to the more stable/non-pregnant folks on the hunt...
There were pumpkins of ALL sizes, but of course, the most ginormous ones were the sought after ones...
Bigger is better? Well, not so much when mom tells you that you have to be able to carry it out of the pumpkin patch to be able to take it home!! I know, a complete kill-joy I am!
We chose several jack-o-lanterns, a cinderella, a white one, some kind of blue moon and a sweet meat. I still have some processing to do with the pumpkins... The treekids will enjoy carving the jacks and Pops will season and roast the seeds. I will have to roast all of the sweet pumpkins for preserving for pies and muffins and bread this winter!!
I love seeing the determination of this little boy. He is still three, but is getting so excited about his birthday next month!!
Always a little help from his daddy to finish the job!!
...I'll be back to share more, soon...