Monday, October 12, 2009

pumpkin patch smack

We had nice sunny weather this weekend for our first trip to the pumpkin patch. I had envisioned Aurora wearing her little ladybug boots but the ground was dry enough for her normal boots.

Here she is slapping a pumpkin for doneness. There were some adorably small gourds but since pumpkins started at $1 apiece, we only got three. It was a hard choice, hence the scrutiny.

We had originally planned to take Gary's mom Laura, sister Katrina and friend Cris to The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island but it was a circus- lines of cars, flaggers, elephants, et al. (Well, not really elephants, but practically.)

So we kept driving and found a little patch further on at Columbia Farms. They had a couple of haystacks for the kids to climb on (and slide off unexpectedly, which was Aurora's favorite). They had wagons, and porta potties, which was just enough for us.

Arlo and Aurora enjoyed the wagon ride, too.

Sushi Smack

Gary, Aurora and I went to sushi last Friday night. It was the first time at Sushiland that Aurora sat in a high chair, was hungry enough to eat, and generally had a good time putting food in her mouth rather than throwing it on the floor.

She quite enjoys being fed with chopsticks and is looking forward to the day when she can use her own chopsticks to feed herself.

I spilled almost as much as she did trying to get those pesky edamame out of their shells. But haha, I can blame it on the baby! Thanks, Smacky.