Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Procrastination; a naughty word

In the past I have written down goals that I have had and had them come to fruition because of basic planning, sadly this has not been working for me lately. Last year I wrote a post titled "Battling Thor", it was a list of my weaknesses, I decided to post it because peer pressure is a powerful thing. In that situation it worked, I was able to get a much better handle on some of my weaknesses. I'm hoping that by posting my personal to do list I will have the same results.

1. Finish quilts:
Paislee's Minkee Blanket
Ella's Butterfly Quilt
Grant's Flannel Blanket
The Rag Quilt I started over 6 years ago
Bind the quilt for the ward humanitarian aid
2. New baby projects:
Minkee Blanket
Receiving blanket
3. Super Saturday project
4. Finish canning/freezing/drying:
Potato soup
5. Sort through girls baby clothes, wash and hang
6. Update food storage list, get back to couponing, and make a food storage plan
7. Finish emergency car kits
8. 72 hour kit
9. Start scrapbooking again

I know there are many more projects I have been guilt ridden over never completing, we'll see what else I can dig up as I start this process. Wish me luck!

**Items that are italicized and in bold have been completed**

Monday, October 19, 2009

An Evening of Joy!

Next year there will be six of us making the trek to the pumpkin patch. We found out today that #4 is a girl, now the question is, what color of hair will she have?
Friday night we went as a family on our annual pumpkin picking outing and had so much fun! We arrived at dusk so we hopped right onto the hay ride to take us out to the pumpkin field.

Isn't he the sweetest little guy ever! He kept trying to pick up these pumpkins that weighed more than him, the grunts and strains were hilarious.
The kids with their orange jewels. I have to add that the girls gave their pumpkins baths yesterday while they were on the front porch, apparently they didn't like the dirt lingering on them.

There was a little petting zoo at the farm. At first he wasn't too sure about feeding the baby animals but this little pony made him laugh and laugh and laugh as he nibbled his fingers for a treat.
Paislee is in heaven right here. A pony ride! I think she could have rode her horse for hours and never tired. She definitely loves animals.
Grant and Ella were able to double up on this horse, I think his name was Joker.

I think this little ride is a must every year. It was packed the first few times we walked by it and we decided to wait, every time it pulled away without our kids on it Grant would run after it yelling, "Wait, wait!"

This was a new addition this year, swings! The entire time Grant kept saying "Weeee! Weeee!
And Ella was all smiles!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

I swear last year at this time we were still wearing short sleeve shirts and this year it's winter hats, gloves, and coats. I really miss fall! Monday morning was Ella's preschool field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. She was so excited all weekend to go. This is her friend from preschool, they were attached to each other the entire time, so cute to witness friendship between your children and others.
On the wagon for the hay ride.

Grant went through the hay maze all by himself by playing follow the leader, he kept up with the kids in front of him and made it out safe.

Ella waiting for the rest of the kids to catch up.
This was just too cute to pass up the picture of. Little boy strolling confidently through a maze of hay, so sweet.
Picking his pumpkin.

Ella's preschool class.

Ella and her 5.8 lb pumpkin, it was interesting figuring out how to carry both pumpkins, Grant, my camera and my 20 week prego belly through the patch. Thank goodness Ella didn't want me to carry her too!
They have a little petting zoo, the baby camel and the pygmy goats were still sleeping while we were there but we were able to see the horses. Both kids had a ton of fun. I'm excited to go next week with the entire family!