Today’s fact: In March the Guinness Book of World Records listed Joyce Greenman as the oldest living person with Down syndrome. Born on March 14, 1925, she turned 87 this year.
Brian is on “Fall Break” right now (today and tomorrow off school) so we decided today would be a good time to go to the pumpkin patch! Last time I managed to get there was when I was pregnant with Will, so it’s been a while. Both kids were obsessed with finding the perfect pumpkin. For Will that was a small one, he rejected every one I pointed out as “too big.” (I did finally find one that he thought was a good size.) For Kalena it was one that her grandpa would like. In the end we had to tell her she had to pick or we would choose for her. She probably would have looked at every single pumpkin there if we hadn’t said that.
It was a beautiful day. Unfortunately I got dressed this morning when it was still quite cool out (probably in the 40s) so I roasted. I was wearing a sweater AND wearing Daniel in the ergo and by the time we got to the pumpkin patch it was probably 70 out. The kids had a good time though, despite the fact that we refused to pay $8 (each!) for them to do any of the activities they have set up there. (We came to get pumpkins, not jump on the pumpkin patch version of a bump-n-jump.) And now for some pictures! (What kind of scrapbooker would I be if I didn’t document everything, hmmm?)
As you might guess, her insistence that she pull Will in the wagon lasted approximately 27 seconds. Then she also rode. Sadly, we pulled this out to the middle of the patch and then while we were looking at pumpkins someone took it, so no riding back. (There were a bunch at the front, I don’t know why the wagon stealer didn’t just get his own.)
Brian with the older kids. I couldn’t get Will to smile for the life of me, and I’m not sure what Kalena is doing with her hands, but hey! Everyone is facing the camera! You’ll just have to take my word for it that Daniel and I were there too. No pictures of us boiling in the sunshine. (He was in fleece pajamas.)
And showing off the pumpkins they choose when we got home. (Plus the tiny one Kalena brought home from school on Thursday.)
Next week we plan on actually carving these pumpkins! That’ll be a first for the kids, and the first time I’ve done it since high school. Should be interesting. (Don’t worry, there will be pictures.)