Friday, November 05, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

It's our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. I like this one because for a flat fee the kids get to go on a hay ride, jump in a bounce house, go through the maze, look at all the animals and pick out a pumpkin. It's a fun way to spend the afternoon and a good bribery tool also.

Megan and I on the hay ride

Mallory's face when the tractor turned on. Love it!

Connor's version of heaven...a huge pile of dirt.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Mallet Band

At Megan's school they have a mallet band and only 5th graders can join. This was very disappointing to Megan last year since she was a fourth grader so she made sure to join up on the last day of fourth grade. Is it bad to say that I was surprised at how beautiful their songs sounded? I loved the sound of the xylophones, although Daniel will only refer to them as glockenspiels. Anyway, it was really fun to hear her play.

On the right is Megan's "friend" Andrew and to Megan's left is her good friend Katherine.


This wash by our house is usually bone dry but it really filled up after a particularly hard rain storm. The rain ran down our street and into the wash in a huge sheet of dirty water. I'm still not used to having it rain when it's 100 degrees outside.