Tuesday, October 18, 2011

this weekend we...

Went to a fall festival and

looked for pumpkins 

with our boys, my parents, sister and her hubby

we made fun Halloween art with stickers and glue

 looked at the cows, sheep, pigs, rabbits, llamas, goats, and bees

even Levi loved watching the animals

we snacked on cinnamon dried apples

rode stick horses

roped a steer

tried to pose both boys on the steer 

pretended to drive tractors

did a little napping 

rode a horse drawn carriage

toured the old farm house and then snacked on cookies and lemonade on the porch

enjoyed the mountain views

loving the perfect fall day temperatures

rode a barrel train

pumped water

took the kernals off the corn cob

by cranking the cob through this machine

we then took our corn to the grinder

and ended our fun day at the fall festival by feeding our ground corn to the ducks and geese

What a blessed day with family!

Monday, October 10, 2011

not me monday

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

Linking up with mycharmingkids.net today to share things that I certainly did NOT do this past week!

It wasn't me who was singing my son's favorite song in the shower.  I surely wouldn't have Thomas the Train's theme song stuck in my brain playing over and over.  I would not have been already on the second verse before realizing what I was singing.  No!  Not me!

I wouldn't have been working so hard at getting our bank deposit ready this morning and figuring out the cash we would need to fill our envelopes (Dave Ramsey style in this house) that I didn't take the silence from my children as a sign of trouble.  I wasn't my three year old had to jolt me from my extreme focus to ask for me to come get his baby brother.  I surely didn't find my 11 month old covered in diaper rash cream that he found in the diaper changing basket.  

It didn't leave my older son sitting in his nighttime pull-up a little too long this morning to realize that it was so full it overflowed, through his pajamas, soaking into the couch cushions.  Nope, not me!

While daddy went to a movie with some of his friends, it wasn't me who suggested we have our own movie night here at home.  I wouldn't suggest a movie so that my night would be easy and calm.  And I would never offer popcorn to my small child as incentive for him to buy into my movie night idea.  No way!  That wasn't me!  

It wouldn't be me who started a sentence in the last paragraph with and!  I learned years ago that that was not proper grammar.  It wouldn't be me who would still try pull it off and make it work.