Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Adventure

We took our annual trip to Joan's Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Livermore last weekend. It was the best trip yet, probably because they are at such great ages for it. Lucy was in her element riding a pony, choosing a pumpkin and racing around all the mazes. Annabel took her first pony ride (so bravely; we are so proud!) and enjoyed the pumpkin hunt as well as petting a donkey. Sammy, once he woke up, got to walk among the pumpkins for a bit and seemed pretty impressed with the vast expanse of round orange things. He said, "Ba! Ba!" quite a lot ("Ball!").


Hooray for Pumpkin Land!

So thrilled to be riding a pony.



Lucy rode Lightening and sang a song she made up about her pony the whole ride: "Lightening 1-2-3!" The cowboy joked with her, asking her if she had a record with that song on it. I don't think she knows what a record is.


Adorable Annabel with Daddy.



Annie rode Licorice. She pronounced it "Licolish." Could she be any cuter?



Three princesses in a pumpkin carriage.



"Ba!!!"



He walks like a pro now. Much faster than I thought he would. My baby no more.



Sammy found his pumpkin.







Exclaiming some more about the pumpkins.



Paul and his boy.



Sammy and me.
(He's trying to get down to do some more walking.)



Hunting for the perfect pumpkin.



Annabel, Sammy and Lucy sitting on pumpkins.




Hey! We have a runner! (We did this about 10 times before we got the above shot.)



The three wee ones riding a wolf statue.


Lucy Lost Tooth No. 3

Lucy lost another tooth on Oct. 6. This was her third one to go. They seem to be falling like there's no tomorrow. This time I pulled it out at the dinner table for fear of losing another one to her tummy. I wanted one to put under her pillow! She was thrilled to get the full experience this time. The Tooth Fairy left her a golden dollar coin -- the kind that come out of post office stamp machines that depict Sacagewea. She has no concept of money, but the shiney golden coin was certainly a treasure to her.





Just after I pulled it out. She was so happy!


Her tooth is nestled in the little box all ready for the Tooth Fairy.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Grandpa Red and Nona Visit

Grandpa Red and Nona came for a visit yesterday and today. The kids are gaga for their great grandparents. There was a lot of dancing around and excitement when the little ones greeted their Grandpa Red and Nona. We played with the toys they brought, put on an impromptu ballet performance (the girls did anyway) and then headed out for the preschool spaghetti feed at Annabel's school. It was fun for the kids to play at the preschool and the food was tasty, but the raffle part ran a bit long in the end. We made it home eventually and succeeded in getting the kids in bed easily after all the excitement and a very long day for all. Annabel's been straying downstairs long after we think she's asleep and it happened again last night. She's just too cute to be stern with so I have a feeling we'll see a lot more late night visits to come, especially when her favorite great grandparents are visiting.
They headed out this morning so it was a quick visit, but we'll see them again midweek. Can't wait!
Annabel, Nona and Lucy playing with the new Skipper, Stacie and Kelly dolls they brought for the girls.

Lucy taking a picture of Grandpa Red saying "Cheese!"

Looking at the picture.