This weekend we ventured to a local farm to pick our own, as Kendall and Ethan both say, 'punkins.' Kendall loved roaming through the field in search of her favorite one, but was also quite courteous and kept saying, 'lets find one for you too Mommy.' So we thought we had 2, and we were ready to trek back up to the stand to have ours weighed, when from behind Kendall was pushing and rolling a pumpkin up the path. We turned to get her and she said, 'here is my punkin.' So of course we had to add a third pumpkin to the loot. Our beasts weighed in at 37 pounds.
We then were off to get on the hayride, which we were told was 30 minutes. I immediately became nervous about Ethan and was convinced that I would be getting off the ride way out in the middle of the 100 acre farm and have to trek back with him, because in times of distress, Ethan only wants his Mama. (yeah, real cute)
But surprisingly after telling me, 'no,' he didn't want to go on, he did, and he loved it. The tractor pulled us so slowly, but this was ideal for him because it wasn't scary. Kendall also loved this ride. She in fact loved the entire experience, giving us a hard time with leaving. At one point I said to her, ok Kendall, we are all leaving you can stay here I guess, thinking she was going to screech and run after me, she says,' ok Mommy, you can come get me later. '
I also was able to experience my first port a potty moment with our potty training little girl. She told me she had to go, so we entered the potty. I was trying to make it as quick as possible because I would rather be in pain than use a port a potty. So I get her ready and say, 'Ok Kendall, Mommy is going to hold you over the potty, just go.' Of course she says, 'Oh no Mommy, I can't pee pee not sitting on potty!!!!!' So, yeah, I get to clean a port a potty with wipes, sanitizer, and a make shift potty liner out of toilet paper. 'I not sit on paper Mommy.' And that is where I drew the line. 'Kendall you sit on this paper or you will get so sick that you won't be able to be Cinderella for Halloween!' Done. So we get out of the port a potty, finally, and she notices the line of potties. 'Hey let's see all these Mommy!' Uh no, thanks. I understand the novelty of potties and bathrooms when first potty training, but port a potties? You're on your own kid. I told her they were all occupied and quickly led her away. Ok, so two lies in the span of 10 minutes, I think given the situation, they are forgivable.
But we got Pumpkins!!
I have made a new game for you, all by myself. It's called
See this Piggy, this one right here?
You need to find him every single day when you get home from work, me and my sidekick, well mostly me because I am bossy, will hide it high, bc Mommy can reach real high, or low because Ethan can climb under things that Mommy thinks are too little for him, and then you find it. So you see, it is fun, right?
this is what you will look like when you try and find things
Come Home Soon,
Den-dall (how E-bee says my name)
Kendall Anne! (how you yell my name)
Josh Radin: Simple Times
Have you seen and heard this dude? Love Him.
and along the same lines...
Jack Johnson's new one: Sleep Through the Static
This one is a good one, similar to all his others. It makes you want to jump into a hammock with your babies and lover and swing in the breeze...really it is that good of music.
Kendall and her "Cwazy Hair!"
'Mommy take a picture of me weal close to my nose.'
One of Kendall's many talents.
' I will make a weal cwazy face, and den you let me see it!'
'Ebee, you make a silly face for Mommy!'
'I make a mad face.'