Saturday, October 18, 2008

pumpkin patch

This is one of my favorite seasons. It excites me to see the colors change, and along with that, the harvesting. We planted pumpkin seeds in our backyard, and had nice big plants, but for some reason or another we only got about 5 pumpkins. This was kind of depressing since we worked so hard....Luckily for us though we got the chance to go to the pumpkin patch with our little preschool group. And this one was a special one, Venitucci Farms. It was owned by a kind old man, who passed away this year, who had such a kind heart that he would give every child that visited his farm a pumpkin of their very own. In past years, the amount was somewhere around 20,000 pumpkins. That's a lot of happy children because of him. We were sad to hear he is gone. There were only about 5,000 pumpkins this year to give away, and luckily we were able to receive one. We thank you Mr. Venitucci, and hope your legacy lives on....
Every time I asked her to pose for the camera, she insisted on sitting on the pumpkin.
Brielle is always eager to smile for the camera. Sorry there are no pics of Kyrie, she went to a different pumpkin patch with her school, and of course I forgot my camera.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

When did this happen?

Since when do your children come home from Joyschool with this on their paper?
I noticed the writing on the paper but just passed it off as some little scribbles. Upon closer inspection saw that it was her name. Albeit, her nick name, but still, I didn't even know she knew how to write letters. I asked her if she had someone help her write it, and she said "No, I did", with and angelic look on her face as if she's been writing it forever. I didn't believe her so made her write it again, and sure enough, she wrote it and it looked even better the second time. I then asked her if she could write Belle, her other nickname, and she did with a little help only on the e. I was stunned.
And by the way, Brielle has a couple of names that she goes by, Brielle, Belle, (she outgrew the Belly), and Ivy. The last name she calls her nick name, she also intoduces herself as this name, and you can't call her other silly little names crazy monkey, it's only IVY. Will she change her name as she gets older? It seems undoubtedly. I guess we'll find out.

Another crazy growing up thing she does lately is her own Reading Time. After Kyrie is done reading, she has to read her own book out loud too. She puts her finger under the words and repeats them after me. I have very mixed feelings about the whole thing. She's only three for crying out loud, and still my little baby for a little while longer, what is going on? What ever happened to being content with just looking at the pictures?
Brielle has to go and change all the rules. She's always been the rule breaker, for instance give her two choices, she always picks the third, her own. She has had her mind made up since day one, and there is no changing it, trust me I've tried. She a challenge, but also a gift. Thanks you Brielle for teaching me patience, oh yeah, and no more growing up until I say.....

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Man, I got tagged by Randi. Here's the game, Name 6 unspectacular quirks about yourself.

Here are the rules:
1. Mention the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 other bloggers.

1 I absolutely cannot go to sleep at night, unless I have brushed my teeth and said my prayers.
2. I am not a morning person, I have a hard time getting out of bed unless I have a purpose
3. I love sleeping in clean sheets (so far all of these quirks have something to do with sleeping, I think I'm tired.)
4. I think I'm turning into my Mother, I used to dislike how she just threw together meals from left overs in the fridge, now I find I'm doing it myself.
5. I'm still afraid of the dark. For Reals!
6. I like working and playing in the dirt, even the way it smells. I like to think that I'm part of the earth, and love beautifing it.

Ok, there you have it a few quirks. I'm supposed to tag 6 others, but I don't dare, so if you want to play this game then go right ahead.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Where does the time go??

I'm reminded every time that I get on the computer that I should probably blog about something, but I keep waiting till something profound can come out of my mouth. Lately, I keep being reminded from friends that I am still doing things I probably shouldn't be. For some reason or another being pregnant just hasn't gotten through my thick skull. Even though I just went to the midwife, and she tells me that I'm now 20 weeks and halfway along. I just keep thinking where did the time go? (By the way, some people still get mad at me becuase I didn't tell them I was prego. I'm barely showing, I think I just look fat) So I've created a little list of things that maybe I could cut back on. So if you see me or talk to me, help me remember.

  • stop moving wheelbarrow after wheel barrow of bricks to the backyard for a patio
  • no more digging trenches to improve water run off in the back
  • moving a whole truck load of manure to improve soil conditions is probably not the best
  • sand is not very fun to move around either...
  • picking humongous kids up is not good for the back
  • not getting enough sleep because I would rather spend time with husband since he's out of town about three days out of the week
  • teaching daughter how to ride a two wheelie- guess it's not so bad, get's me huffn' n puffin though
  • scrapbooking all hours of the night esp. when kids need dinner
  • moving lunch room tables about while volunteering at Kyrie's school (they won't let me do this one anymore)
  • wish I could cut back on the bathroom breaks, alot of time is wasted there!!!

There you go just a couple of the things I've been doing the past couple of week because I don't take my condition seriously ( but how can I? Life doesn't stop just because your expecting...)

PS and in case anyone's wondering, I did have an ultrasound this week. The baby was being very modest and wouldn't show a thing except for a glimpse. We are about 90% sure it's another girl. How crazy is that? Kel comes from a family of all boys, I have 7 brothers...maybe I just need more drama in my life! Any good name ideas? We can't agree on a single one!