Monday, July 7, 2014


The farm we went to for pumpkin patch-ing had a little pen where they let children come in and pet bunnies.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  Kendra and Elliot were soooo into it!

Elliot was mystified by the bunnies, but a little apprehensive.  He mostly offered for them to come to him when left to his own devices, but did pet them when Grant held them for him.  This video captured it.

And Kendra had a little something to say to another one.  Firm but kind.

But she really bonded with one of them in particular.  She spent quite a bit of her time and focus on this one bunny.  She even named it, and as far as she is concerned, she gave it the best name in the whole wide world.

No bunnies were harmed in the making of this family outing.

The Pumpkin Patch

Yes, I know it's July and we're closing to our 2014 trip to the Pumpkin Patch than we are to the one we took in 2013..but I just had my 4th baby in 5 years, it's sort of my umbrella excuse for everything.

And they had SO much fun, I still wanted to share it.

It was an unusually warm day (good thing we were out enjoying it, considering the winter that laid ahead of us), so we stayed out in the patch for a long, long time.  It was also the end of the season so we had to really go to the far edges of the patch to find kid-sized pumpkins.  As you can see in the above photos, sometimes our eyes were bigger than our ability to carry...but we finally did find some perfect Kendra, Elliot and Paxton (who is not pictured here because he was riding on my back as he was only just learning how to walk)-sized pumpkins.

While we trekked back from the edge of the patch to the stand where we could weigh and pay for our pumpkins, Elliot demonstrated an example of how boys are different from girls.

Go figure, right?  Take your kid to the pumpkin patch and he spends most of his time just digging around in the dirt.