Wednesday, October 10, 2007

October 10, 2007 Part 2

This morning we met some other mom's and kids at the pumpkin patch. My friend, Francie, went with me and was a huge help with the boys. We all had a very fun time and the weather was cooler this morning so it felt more Fall-ish. I love Fall!!

The boys enjoyed climbing around on the hay. The is the first time they have ever worn jeans:). There were lots of school groups there so the boys watched the other kids climb around on the pumpkins. Nick looked like he really wanted to do that too and I tried to help him a little but he is still just a bit too little for that. They both enjoyed trying though.

Ben especially enjoyed climbing onto the hay bales and then jumping off or really more like stepping off. He can't quite make a jump out of it yet but he tries.

In this picture, Nick is clapping. I think he was clapping because he had climbed on a pumpkin a little bit or something. Whatever it was, he thought he had done something special.

Neither of the boys were very into having their picture taken so it was really hard (impossible) to get one of them together. I tend to prefer the non-posed shots most of the time but I still like to get a few posed ones too because I have a harder time catching their faces in the non-posed shots. So this one of Ben was one of the rare posed shots.

The boys now know what a pumpkin is and they also got to see many different types of gourds. I think they really liked the gourds the best and also the tiny pumpkins. My friend let them each pick one out to take home and I picked out a pumpkin for us to take home to carve. I am very excited about carving the pumpkin, as it will be a first for me too:). I'm not sure how I missed that when I was growing up but we never did that at our house.

There were lots of animals, including goats, cows, horses, ponies, donkeys, geese, pigs, some type of animal that looked like a very large jack rabbit (but wasn't), llamas and camels. The boys really enjoyed the animals. Ben kept letting the goats lick/suck on his finger and then he would pull it away real quick and laugh and laugh (that's what had just happened when I took this shot). It was cute.

And this was my highlight of the day. Nick is always into trying anything and everything but Ben is normally a bit more unsure. Nick was very eager to ride the pony but Ben took off walking back towards the goats, shaking his head no. Francie stayed with Nick while I went after Ben and when he saw Nick was very happily sitting on his pony, he wanted to try it too. They both loved the pony ride and were very unhappy when it was over. Ben laughed during the ride and cried when he had to get off. It was so funny.

We also went on a hay ride and the boys really enjoyed that a lot but I didn't get a picture of it. Overall we had a very fun visit to the pumpkin patch. Unfortunately Nick fell asleep just before we got home so he was quite the grump (an understatement) between the car and his bed, with a stop for a snack on the way.

This picture was taken on Monday, just before we went to Ben's plastic surgeon appointment. I had to wear a cap because my hair was a mess (broken hairdryer - another story) so the boys wanted their caps too. They are too cute.


Espe said...

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God Bless your Family!
(Your mom is in our prayers!)

Lauri said...

Cute... they look so happy and grown up in their big boy jeans.

Live the pics and Melissa & Doug toys are the best... Livi loves the animal shaped lacing beads & velcro foods.

Lauri said...

I meant "Love" not Live

Lea said...

Thanks espe! If you have any questions about our adoption process, please feel free to email me at God bless you and your family!

Lea said...

Thanks Lauri! We have the lace up animals also but the boys are still a bit too young for them:).

MMrussianadoption said...

I think everyone in bloggerland took their kids pumpkin picking this week. Fun, fun, fun.