Friday, October 23, 2015

September 2015 Round Up

What We Did:

04. Erin’s Birthday Dinner 06. Football Draft and Game Night at the Bahlman's  12. Grand Opening of Bass Pro Shops (Yes, this is a celebration in our house!) 19. The Circus!  20. Pumpkin Patch with the Intiso’s and Jonathan fishing on the Delta 26. David’s first fishing trip with Daddy and Uncle Mark and Mommy Scrapbook day  27. Family dinner at the Winslow’s


Straight Outta Compton in Theaters. Good movies. Brought back a lot of our childhood hearing the music again and seeing the culture of Southern California when we were growing up.


The Other Harlow Girl, The Bolingbroke Chit, and the Fellingham Minx by Lynn Messina – Three books by the same author I was reading last month. I like series that follow other characters but still involve the original charters you grew to like in the other books, which these books did. But I was definitely over the same old storyline with different characters routine. I still appreciate, especially of the first two, that the female characters, although troubled and essentially aided by men to help them, are not damsels in distress and seem to hold their own. Very Jane Austen’esque.

The Stories:

I surprised David with the trip to the Pumpkin Patch this month. I didn’t even know we were going until after he went to bed the night before and I got the invite call. So on the way up, I told him we were going to the Pumpkin Patch and he said “Oh, I want to ride the train and go under the stone Ahhhh!” How on earth this little 3 year old remembers that was his favorite part of the pumpkin patch a YEAR AGO is well beyond me!  He continued to astound me before we got there, “I don’t want to take a picture on the pumpkins, I will be scared.” Sure enough, it dawned on me that we sat him on a pile of pumpkins on top of a wagon that he was scared to be on. And once we go there and headed toward the pig races, he said “Oh you get me candy and we sit down and watch piggies.” Why yes, son, last year we gave you cotton candy while we watched the pig race.  I can’t believe how sharp he is, and I am scared of how sharp he will continue to remind us that he is as we get older!

Out of the mouths of babes:
D: Uncle Looooouuuu, you have no hair?
Lou: No, buddy. I don’t. See (Taking off his hat)
D: Oh, I like hair. Mommy has hair. I have hair. Daddy has a little hair.
(We all start laughing)
Lou: Truer words were never spoken, kid!