Sunday, October 12, 2008

Week 1 in review, a festival and a pumpkin patch.

We tried to stay really busy this week. I told you about taking pictures of my friend and her family and then on Sunday we went to the Heritage Festival. The kids had a blast. They got to go on a carriage ride,

and had a blast on the pony and horse.

They shuck corn

went on an egg hunt, made corn husk dolls

and ate hot dogs, chips, ice cream, and popcorn. We all had a blast.

The rest of the week was pretty typical. The friend that I took pictures of, Sarah, had me over for dinner one night and that was nice. She cooked stuffed chicken and acorn squash. I told her if I had a food blog I would have posted it. Her husband just left for a deployment on Friday. They are not sure if his will be 2 months or 4, but it's looking really good for the 2 month one.

I made boo bags for the neighborhood this week. It hadn't been started this year and since I started last year I thought I had better do it again. There are three streets that we involve, therefore I made 10 bags to pass out randomly. If you have never heard of being booed, here is the poem.

"The air is cool, the season fall
Soon Halloween will come to all;
The neighbors are after things to do
In fact, a neighbor brought this to you;
"Boo" is a sign of friendship power
Just hang it up and watch it double by hour;
On your front door is where it works
It wards off solicitors and scary jerks;
The treat that came with friendly note
Are yours to keep; enjoy them both;
The power comes when friends like you
Copy this and make it two;
Then others here among our friends
Will give warm fuzzies that will not end;
We'll all have smiles upon our face
No one will know who "boo'ed" whose place;
Just one short day to share your Boo
You must be quick so they don't know who;
And don't forget a nifty treat
Like something cute or something sweet;
Please join the fun, let's really hear it
And spread some "Boos" and neighborhood spirit!

Carter helped me pick out some fall decorations from walmart. He was so proud of what he picked out, the scarecrow, flowers and of course the pumpkins, because six just isn't enough. He thinks that every time we go to walmart he needs to pick out another one.

Yesterday was a very busy day. Both boys had a soccer game at the same time. I was hoping the other soccer coach of Bryson's team would be there so that I could at least watch part of Carter's game but she was not. There for poor Carter was on his own. Isn't that sad my poor three year old little boy was at his game all by himself. Hopefully next week, I can be there with him.

After the game we headed up to the pumpkin patch. The boys had so much fun. We went through the corn maze, hayride and they played on the really cool playground. Let me tell you that pumpkin patch cost me a small fortune. 43 dollars for the three of us and that didn't even include a pumpkin. It was a lot of fun and we stayed up there for about three hours.

Once we got back home and rested for a couple of hours we had a promotion dinner to attend. It was just down the street and they cooked some great food. We stayed until 6 and I had the kids bathed and in bed by 6:30. It was a long day and I was so tired.

Today is Sunday and it's a cleaning day. I did get a babysitter for 2 hours and I went to watch Mamma Mia, it was playing at the base theater. A two dollar movie cost me 20 bucks but well worth it.

Bryson is off of school tomorrow and I know it's going to be a long day. Wish me luck.


Anonymous said...

Those are some good lookin' boys! I like the matching watches! I sure wish I was there. I love you and miss you.


Lindsey said...

The pictures are great. You are really getting good! Glad to hear you are able to make time for yourself as well. I will be out in Rhode Island at the end of the the month...wish I could make a detour to see you:( Take care.

johnandvic said...

Loved the pictures.. Boy I sure do miss the pumpkin patch in NC.... Here it's not the same :( How is Joe doing????

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the boys are staying busy. Wow, do I have good looking grand sons or what!!! and if you don't believe it by looking at the pictures, all you have to do is ask me and I will tell you.
I love you boys, MIMI