Wednesday, October 17, 2007

All Bundled Up

We're hardcore about the playground--we don't let negative 10 degree weather stop us! Okay, maybe its more like 50 degrees outside, but it feels freezing to me! I still take advantage of every dry day to go out and play, whether we have to suit up in our snow gear or not.

Pumpkin Patch II

I think we are officially pumpkin-ed out. Two weekends ago we went to a pumpkin patch with Grandma and Grandpa Zollinger in southern Washington (see pictures of Pumpkin Patch I). This past weekend we took Hank to the pumpkin patch down the road from our neighborhood. He got to pick out his own pumpkin, walk through the corn maze, and pet the farm animals. Then, we supported "pumpkin fest" in our local town which consisted of a car show, an agricultural display, and food vendors serving various pumpkin recipes. I feel like we are definately in the fall spirit.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

This weekend we took Hank to the Pumpkin Patch with Grandma and Grandpa Zollinger and Uncle Adam and Aunt Brittany. Hank had fun going on a hayride and feeding the farm animals.

Grandma's House

On Mondays, Hank gets to play at Grandma Grover's house while I go to work. I wish I didn't have to go to work and it literally kills me to leave him but it helps to know that he has bunches of fun playing at Grandmas's house.

Dirty Dishes


I can't beleive how quickly the weather changed from summer to fall. One day we're playing in the backyard in our shorts and T-shirts and the next we're inside huddling by the fireplace. I'm not looking forward to the rain but I'm trying to be optimistic: the trees are beautiful right now in all different shades of green, yellow, orange, and red.

Just Cruisin'

I try and tell Hank that he still has to wait at least 15 more years before he can get behind the wheel, but he already thinks he can drive! Believe it or not, he's figured out how to put my keys in the ignition and start the car. Luckily he's not big enough to reach the pedals or I'd really have to look out. He loves to turn the wipers and the headlights on and off, honk the horn, and turn the radio up loud.

The Puyallup Fair!

Top on my list of things I love about summer is the Puyallup Fair. There is so much to do and see...and eat! Hank and I went with Mindy and Ally on the opening day of the fair and visited lots of livestock, sampled the famous scones, and watched a roping demonstration. Later, we went to the fair a second time as a family and watched a hypnotist, strolled up and down the aisles of exhibits and inventions, and Hank got his first taste of cotton candy.