Thursday, November 6, 2008

Finally.....the Pumpkin Patch....Part 1

Finally, Donnie spent a whopping 2 seconds on the computer/camera problem and of course got the pics on the computer. I'm SURE the camera was fearful of the rath of Dannon thus decided to be cooperative and had NOTHING to do with Donnie's skills! :)

The weekend before Halloween, we went to the pumpkin patch with my good friend Sheri. You will hear me from time to time refer to her and her kids. Sheri has adopted 5 children and continues to do foster care as well. I am Aunt Dannon to her children and she is Aunt Sheri to mine. I love her kids dearly and we often get together. We took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. Sheri came across Walter's Pumpkin Patch last year and we have decided this is the place for us to return every year. They have acres and acres of fun. We were there a little over four hours despite it being very cold and didn't even get to all the fun things to do! I took an enormous amount of pics in preparation of doing a scrapbook (tutorial one at that thanks to Jake's Aunt Mo!). I have so many to share I will have to show pics in more than one post. Prepare yourself as this one is long and has lots of pics......

On our way to the Pumpkin Patch!!!!! Donnie and I drove one of Sheri's vehicles as it took 3 to get us all there. Sheri's gang included she and her husband, her grown son Derek, 17 year old Alexis, 6 year old Bradley, 4 year old Addie, 3 year old twins Jeremiah and Alleyah, and 1 year old Aiden. Our crew included Treyton, Justin, Zach, our niece Sylvia who is 7 and Zeke who is 2. Quite the entourage! Just a few more kids and we would've had 0-18 covered! Sheri took a van full, Donnie and I drove a car load and Derek drove all the teenagers. Here's our carload all excited to go!


Before entering the patch....we stopped at a wagon for a photo. This is all of Sheri's kids and mine, plus our niece and nephew. Soooo from the left we have Treyton holding Zach, Addie is sitting next to Trey in the green jacket, Sylvia in brown shirt, Zeke in red jacket, Jeremiah in blue vest, Alexis in bright pink holding Aiden. Back row is Alleyah in the white vest, Bradley in the camo vest and Justin in the hoodie. Quite a good looking bunch if you ask me!!!!


Immediately there was a photo opportunity upon entering Walter's.....Zach was less than excited about my excitement! Or maybe he was just feeling intimidated by the size of all those gourds......
They had a very fun train just as you enter that is impossible to resist! Everyone had their own cart complete with annoying horn! We pretty much filled the whole train with just our crew!

Zeke.....
Bradley......

Addison.......


Alleyah......


Jeremiah......


Sylivia and Zach.......


And Aiden.....

They had a giant thing called a jumping pillow. I'm not sure how they did it, but it was a huge nylon canvas pulled tightly but was close to the ground and rounded to where the kids could jump on it and not fall off. They had a ball!Zeke was a bit cautious......
Zach took it all in from the sidelines......


Having fun on the homemade horse......

Treyton and Alexis got a little bored and thought the pumpkin patch was a little lame at times. Although I didn't get anypics of them having a blast at the underground slide cuz they went without me. I'm guessing they had just as much fun as the little kids!
Sylvia and Zeke......Sylvia was showing a little sisterly love atop the haybale structure they had. Zeke got a little scared up so high!


Alleyah got tired of walking......so Justin caved in and carried for the remainder of our trip at the Pumpkin Patch.


While waiting for the hayrack ride to return from the field for our turn, we took advantage of some photo opps......here's a couple from that.....

Treyton our comedic drama king.......he does that to mock me cuz I take pics of everything and it drives them crazy!


And Justin is a close second.......

So that's part one......the next post will have more fun and the actual pumpkin picking! Then I have Halloween pics to post. And then some pics of our weekend work around the yard! Goodness I'm behind in posting! Dang camera/computer technical difficulties!
Please put my nephew Jeremiah in your prayers. He was the adorable little guy in the blue vest up above. He has been in PICU since Tuesday. He had a grand mal seizure at home Tuesday morning and went to the ER via the ambulance. He had another seizure while at the hospital. He's been in PICU ever since. They are not sure what is causing the seizures at this point. He's having a hard time maintaining his sodium levels and they think his kidneys are not working properly. Checking him for several things but so far nothing is coming up as the definately culprit. He has a heart condition which makes things a little more dangerous for him so please pray for his health and for the doctors who are trying to figure out what's wrong. Ever since the seizures he's been disoriented and is very confused, and has slept very little in 3 days now! Sheri has not left the hospital and is exhausted as he has only slept about 2 hours total during the night and then just intermittedly during the day. Hopefully they figure things out quickly and that it is nothing too serious!
Have a good week......

3 comments:

Michelle's Musings said...

Jeremiah is in my prayers! When Emily was 15 months old she had a 45 minute long seizure, and spent 4 days in a coma, and came out of it perfect, and is now, Don's prize student (lol)...

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Jenn "Mommy" said...

I can't believe how big Addie is! It reminds me how long it's been since I was at HopeNet! She was just a tiny baby then :) Great photos!