Pumpkin picking 2015

pumpkin 2015

Even though it was 90 degrees for the day it is still time to pick pumpkins.

We went with friends and did the list.
-Went on a Hay ride (it was too bumpy for Charlie)
-Was chased around the hay bale maze
-Searched and searched for the perfect pumpkin
-Stepped in gooey mud (that is exactly what Rose called it)

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I love how cool guy Charlie looks in this last one. He is saying “Yep, I am sitting here by this pumpkin so what? I am making it look good.”pumpkin42015

One son for sale

A letter to my sweet son Charlie,

Dear son I fear because of you by the time I am forty I will be on need of hearing aides. Your protests are frequent and voluminous. In their honor I have wore a small ode.


One son for sale.
One son for sale.
One screeching shrieking son for sale.
We will start at a dollar. A Nickle. A penny. Please somebody anybody?
One son for sale.

In conclusion you better start saving your pennies to pay for my hearing woes because I plan on hearing “I love you mommy” till I am ninety.

Love you ever so patient mother.

Things I know – sandbox

things i knowthingsi know- sandbox1- Rose loves the sand at the park. She will play the majority of the time there so now that we have a back yard I ask myself do I want to put a sand box out back? Do I want sand to make its way into the house? Do I want Rose to love playing outside in it? Would it become a hostel for all the creepy crawly biting things out there? plans for that sandbox

2- Thank goodness for YouTube. As a newbie at home improvement it has come in really handy.

3- I am leaning towards this color to paint first. But I am stuck as to which room to start with and I know rose will be all about helping. Painting is my relaxing quiet time so I am not sure if I want/could handle her help. It might get to messy literally and figuratively.

4- While pulling weeds in my back yard I found a distinct leaf shaped weed growing. Sure hope it is the non useful kind of weed and not the illegal one.

Charlie 1/25

Year 1 week 25

– If anything happens in his diaper he will let you know by telling you poops. This is helpful except when we are on a long car ride and he tells you he pooped when it was only wets. It is a little boy crying wolf situation.

– Charlie stood by himself this week. He was preoccupied with looking around the children’s museum that he allowed himself to stand alone for a whole 30 seconds.

Rose 4/21

Year 4 week 21

Year4 week21

– Rose has learned that sometimes people get old and their batteries run out.

– For breakfast there is only one flavor of yogurt that Rose likes, peach. She will pull every cup out of the box to find that last peach one. 

Charlie 1/23

Year 1 Week 23


– Barbra Ann by the Beach Boys is Charlie’s favorite song. We discovered on our long road trips that he likes to sing the b’s and clap along.

– While getting ready to sleep in the same bed with Charlie I learned by personal pain that he will be so excited that he will head butt you right in the nose.