Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin patch extravaganza...

Pardon the tardiness of this post as life has just been plain nuts lately in our household, sleep has been minimal, and the kiddies have been amazingly sweet and just plain crazy lately (actually forget the plain crazy, how bout CRAZY crazy!), all at the same time it seems.
But, on to the cute boys now! 2 weeks ago my sister and her amazing friend DD graced us with her presence for 6 wonderful days. It was awesome as always to have her and she and DD helped with kiddie care, gave Alex and I our first night out in over half a year, (uggh, WAY too long!), and helped me on an adventure to the pumpkin patch and farmer's market. We threw in a brewery or two in there and BAM, what a fun weekend!
DD and Baby T cuddling up a storm

Aunt Megan the great!!!

The cutest baby dragon around...

Enjoying the hay ride!

this patch had a baby dragon to go with it!

the pumpkin patch/hay ride crew! (After a Guinness or two for us big kids....)

Soaking this Little Talin baby up!

I think we need our own hay bale maze at home...

...Seriously... :-) Mr. F had SO much fun in this thing!

Thanks a million for family and friends who help us out in these crazy but amazingly fun baby days. Couldn't have done it without you!!!(Really truly, would never try to attempt it....;-)
And this mama needs some sleep, I think I'll dream about how to build a hay bale maze and somehow keep it dry this winter...hmmmm...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall has come....

With the first big soaker just hours away, I can admit that Fall is here. We've been feeling it in the air for weeks now, but have not wanted to admit that the cooler weather was nipping at our heels. Summer was so wonderful this year, full of beautiful babies, sunny hot weather, river time with great friends and family, and of course our beautiful garden.
It also seemed all too short with it not really getting hot till July this year. Makes the idea of a rainy winter, (aka, being stuck inside with two kiddies during a rainy winter...) kind of daunting.
Forrest loving one of 3 apples he sampled after nap today.
But, who am I kidding. I LOVE fall. I am the pumpkin lover of the world, loving all of the spice, cool fall air, lovely fall leaves and fires in the woodstove. And the rain hasn't kept us indoors yet, so I'm sure this wet season will be no exception.

The past two days we have been preparing for the rain, putting away all of our fun outdoor toys, getting loads of apples, squash, melons, tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes out of the garden and leaving the rest to fend for themselves in the wet weather, (or its just the simple fact, I have no idea what to do with 20 eggplant!!!)
a tractor load of squash...Baby Talin will be loving the stuff soon!

Apples galore

My little watermelon hound...who knew October melons would be a perfect size for him!
It's a nice feeling to see so much food in one place, and also a bit daunting trying to figure out what to do with it all!
Regardless, summer has been kind to us and again will be here soon. Time to get cozy and enjoy the cooler season :-)