Sunday, October 25, 2009

Botanist much?

Everywhere we go Ela is pointing out Bird of Paradise plants. She has spied them from across the street in the car to hiding in flower arrangements in restaurants. Sometimes I never see them but she has such keen eyes she can pick them out from anywhere. I'm pretty sure she learned about them from her Grandma Shel, I heard her teaching her about purple pansies the other day so now she'll be on the lookout for those too. What a random funny girl she is :)

The Pumpkin Patch

We went to a cute little pumpkin patch in Bonita this weekend. I had never seen pumpkins actually growing in a patch so I was really excited. It was pretty much one big photo op for me but we all had fun checking out the different types of pumpkins, riding the tractor hay ride and navigating the corn maze. Ela called all the dead ends "dead ants."
Her favorite part was feeding the animals, especially the Llama she named Linda (just like the one on Go, Diego Go her new favorite show).
She wore her kitty ears for a little bit. She's preparing to be a "Titty Tat" on Halloween.
Laughing at Daddy making piggy noises.
Our family in a barn on some hay. It was a good day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This is Halloween

Last night Todd helped Ela carve her very first pumpkin. Actually he did pretty much everything seeing as how knives are rather sharp and pumpkin guts are rather gooey. She reached in twice to pull stuff out and that was it. Then she said "I'm all done making a pumpkin, I want to watch my shows."
I was expecting some triangles and square teeth but Todd ended up spending about 30 minutes drawing and then carving a "very scary Jack O'Lantern."
The finished product. I'm so excited for Halloween, pumpkin baked goods, sweaters and hopefully some cooler fall weather.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Choppin broccoli

Grocery shopping today she picked a mini stalk of broccoli and carried it around the store. She squealed when she saw it and called it "my size". It did help her want to eat it later at dinnertime though.