Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pumpkin Picking Time



The moon was just going down when I went out to the barn this morning at 5 a.m. It is almost a full moon and looked so pretty through the trees. I had heard some noise coming from the barn so went out to investigate. Don't usually hear a peep from the boys but I guess they were squabbling like little boys do and some one let out a squeal. All was well and they got their breakfast a bit earlier then usual so they were happy.

Saturday we went on our annual pumpkin picking excursion. The grand kids look forward to this each year and so do I! It was pretty picked over as we were a week or so later then usual so we didn't get any huge ones but there was still enough for the kids to hunt for and carry back to the truck.

Funsize, are your clippers big enough? heehee!



Grammie and D.




Funsize met a new friend!


This year some neighborhood friends went along. Look at D on the left, he was tired of having his pictures taken!

This week is busy as Son and DIL are headed to a convention today. They are being picked up at the airport by the company that is putting on the convention in an eight passenger plane! Yikes! I'm glad it isn't as windy today as it was yesterday or they would be bouncing all over the place! Where's the Dramamine?!!!! Instead of a six and a half hour drive it will be an hour and a half flight. :o)


T and D are staying here with us so we will be having fun and this house will have a lot more activity then usual. After school today the photographer is coming to take pictures of Kipper, Skippy and Nick plus I'm going to have some done of T and D with the ponies. Tomorrow afternoon he will be going to the stable to take some of Lil' bud and Funsize plus some of the other horses stabled there.
If you want a wonderful devotional on Disappointment hop on over to Nancy's at Olive Leaf Ministries. Nancy has had her share of disappointments in life being the loving Mom to an autistic daughter. Through God's grace she deals with this with love and peace. It's a short little video and well worth your time to listen! :o)
T had her stitches out yesterday. Once again she was very brave and didn't shed a tear! Her eye looks good and I don't think there is going to be much of a scar. As far as I know they still have the dog but only because they were told they had to keep him for 10 days to make sure he doesn't have rabies. T made a nice card for her little friend that the dog belongs to. She says she feels worse for the little girl then for herself as she knows how much the little girl loves her dog. T has a kind heart, this makes a grammie smile!

18 comments:

CrackerJacks said...

We hope to hit the Patch this weekend. It's also our favorite thing to do in the fall.

Have fun with the pictures! I can't wait to see them.

I hope all goes well with the scar and the card was a very nice thought. Such a brave and sincere little girl!

Susie said...

Looks like a fun time for all :)
So glad that T's eye is healing so well. What a tender, loving gesture to send her friend a note. I know you must be so proud!
You'll be a busy Grammy while their parents are away, but I know you'll enjoy every moment.
love you!
xoxo

Patti said...

What fun! I'm ready to see some pumpkins around here! Cute pictures!

Pattie said...

Don’t you just love this time of year? Those grandkids of yours are just darling! Their grins are worth a million!

You changed the look of your blog while I was a way. I like it! How go the Humane Society activities?

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, pumpkin picking time! Used to do that with my kids, and they do it with their kids now. Always one of the highlights of fall.

Love the pictures. T is an adorable little girl, and she looks happy with all the pumpkins she was carrying. D does look a little tired of posing. :-) but adorable, too. I think girls like that kind of thing more, than boys.

I am glad that T's stitches came out and it's healing well. She is a sweetie for feeling bad about the dog and writing a note. A little kind hearted angel.

Take care!

Renie xox

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, pumpkin picking time! Used to do that with my kids, and they do it with their kids now. Always one of the highlights of fall.

Love the pictures. T is an adorable little girl, and she looks happy with all the pumpkins she was carrying. D does look a little tired of posing. :-) but adorable, too. I think girls like that kind of thing more, than boys.

I am glad that T's stitches came out and it's healing well. She is a sweetie for feeling bad about the dog and writing a note. A little kind hearted angel.

Take care!

Renie xox

palmtreefanatic said...

that time of year again!

I enjoyed having a pumpkin spice latte...Fall is not my favorite time of year but I do enjoy little things each season brings!

I love all the photos!
Those pumpkins look like a handful!;)

Alice Grace said...

What fun! I loved taking my girls to the pumpkin patch too. Great memories you are making with those wonderful grandchildren! They are precious!

Dawn said...

That is so sweet of T! Really special.

It seems really early for pumpkin patch time - ours haven't even turned color yet, I don't think. But I think we should definitely go to one this year, since the grocery store is charging $6.99 for a big pumpkin. Yikes!!

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

I always enjoyed taking the kids to pick out some pumpkins. It will be a few weeks until they are really ready around here now. Cute pix!

kdwhorses said...

Pumpin picking~what fun! Looks like you scored! Great pics!

Glad all is well with her eye, thank goodness!

Have you tried making a Paula Deen Ooey Gooey cake? Holy cow~she has a pumpkin version~whew! Nothing but goodness! :)

Needled Mom said...

Looks like everyone had fun at the punpkin patch despite D's photo. I love the clippers in his pocket.

I'm glad to hear that the stitch removal went well and that the scar will be minimal. It's tough right on the face. What a sweet girl to be concerned about the other girl's feelings.

Looking forward to seeing the pics of the boys.

PEA said...

LOL I'm cracking up over D's expression on those pictures of the kids...he really was tired of having his picture taken! hehe Love it!

I can't believe the pumpkins are already ready for picking over there! We don't usually have pumpkins ready until mid October or so. When we had pumpkins growing in our veggie garden, we were lucky if they had even turned orange in time for Halloween!! I love going to pumpkin farms and I hope Steve brings me to one again this year:-) Looks like you all had such a fun day.

Wishing your son and DIL a safe trip...pass me that Dramamine! Gosh, an 8 seater plane...yikes!! I'm sure the grands are loving staying with you this week and I'm also sure grandma goes to bed pretty tired at night! lol

Glad to hear that T had her stitches out and that her eye is ok...she's got a soft caring heart like her grandma:-) Love you! xoxox

Train Wreck said...

Oh kids and pumpkins!! I want a pumpkin patch just so I can take pictures of my kids !

hippochick said...

I just loved T in her oversized gloves. How cute. And you are right, your grandboy looks totally done in.

I bought mums today, but haven't even thought of pumpkins. See what happens when you don't have little ones around.

~hippo hugs~
Pam

zzop357 said...

Looks like a lot of fun!!!
Wish I had some pumpkins to make pies.
God bless, Donna

Callie said...

Ohmygosh! Is it time for picking pumpkins already? Geeze! I think I still have a last year's pumpkin rotting on an old milk can! LOL Pics of the kids are cute!

The W.O.W. factor said...

What fun at the pumpkin patch! (glad they all were wearing gloves! The stems are prickly things aren't they?)
Yep, D wasn't liking pix too much, & let you all know! Cute!
So glad T is healing great!

*You know, Midlife Mom, I don't know what part of Maine Son went to. He's been sooo busy back in Fargo, I haven't had the chance to ask. I do know it was to a wind farm sight...as that is what he's doing in Fargo...developing 2 wind farms.