Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Today was one of those days where you feel like it was three days long. This morning we went the grocery store, which was as almost as fun as reciting the quadratic equation while someone is lighting your hair on fire. It led me to an important conclusion: the kiddie car shopping carts are directly from the pits of hell. In addition to being petri dishes for swine flu and other nasty germs, they are really not made for two children despite the fact that they have two seat belts. They are designed for 1.34 children, otherwise known as the average American family size. They provide the perfect environment for massive sibling squabbles, not to mention the fact that they are stinkin' hard to navigate with. But I digress. Grocery shopping. Then, my friend Merry Jo stopped in for a visit. We haven't seen each other for almost a year and a half, so it was especially nice to visit in person, and we got to meet each others' littlest babies. Here is a picture of all our kiddos:'

After they left and the kids were up from their naps, we carved jack-o-lanterns. James was so excited he could hardly contain himself. I raided Jeff's toolbox for his drywall saw, which worked splendidly in case you are wondering. I put the kids to work scooping out the seeds and goop.

I scrounged around for a few candles and a match, and lit 'em up. The kids loved it!!! Can you guess which Jack-o-lantern is which, and why??

After the pumpkins, I made a batch of apple butter...11 jars to be exact! Then dinner, clean up and all that jazz and now, I'm tired! Goodnight, peeps!


mommareck said...

We had SUCH a nice time visiting with you guys! Hope to see you again sooner than last time! :) Is the one on the left Katie's because of her tooth? That's my guess... :) Don't forget to e-mail me the pictures! Have a great day today and let's not try to be superwoman today and rest a little! :)

DayPhoto said...

I hate those HUGE SHOPPING CARTS! Of course the grandchildren ALL want to ride in them. The wheels never stay in one place and the kids can get out and run everywhere very easily! SIGH!