We didn't actually do a pumpkin patch this year but got to take a few home from Lilly's field trip to the farm. Over the weekend we cleaned 'em out and carved some jack 'o lanterns. The girls had way too much fun digging into the pumpkins. Lilly was very reserved at first (it feels yucky!) but that didn't last long. Rosie thought it was funny to squish her hands around in the bowl of discarded guts and then shake said messy hands in the air. Things quickly got out of control. And they love their pumpkins. Lilly has told me several times that her pumpkin is so sad and lonely outside and that he needs to come inside with us. Nope. Sorry kid. 

And mommy earned a glass of wine for not freaking out over the mess that was made. Huzzah. 

Lil's First Field Trip

Today was Lilly's first field trip. (I think... I don't remember if they did one last year. Mother of the year over here, yall.) We went to Green Meadows Petting Farm here in central Florida. 

We rode horses, trains and hay (you know what I mean) and had a ton of fun learning about different farm animals. We even had the opportunity to pet a few. Most of the animals were super chill but some ran like they were being chased by a group of crazy preschoolers. Because they were. I feel ya, baby chicks! If I had all those grubby little hands coming after me I'd hide in a corner and cry too. (JK- you guys. They were fine.)

The day ended with a stop at the pumpkin patch where Lilly check every single pumpkin until she found the right one. It was pretty much the best day ever. 

Baby Talk V. 11

Oh man. There are so many great things going around my house at the moment. I feel selfish keeping them all to myself.

From Lilly:
1. When anyone is bad (including animals) she calls them by a version of her full name. For example: Rosian Elouise! or Gidgian Elouise! (my sister's dog is Gidget) It is so stinkin funny and almost logical.
2. When Lilly is making something up so ends by saying FOR REAL.  It's a helpful tell.
3. Anything that has the 'th' sound it in. Three is free, think is sink, Thursday is fursday. I know it will self correct soon. I will be so sad on that day.

From Rosie:
1. BYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY- as in goodbye but with a strong southern accent (which we as a family do not have). hehe
2. TEEEEEEEEEE- for 'cheese'. I guess I make her sit and pose a lot...

Serious & Silly

Last week my camera died and I was really sad about it. I bought my first (second-hand) DSLR camera right after Christmas and have really enjoyed learning about photography. It has quickly shot up to the top of my favorite hobbies list. So the thought of not having it and as a result losing the capability to take quality pictures of my kiddos really bummed me out.

I took it to a local photo shop that is awesome (Colonial Photo and Hobby) and found out my battery had just gone ka-put. It was such a quick and easy fix! I almost hugged the associate helping me. Thankfully I have some boundaries. 

I took these pictures the day I had the camera repaired. I love these little girls so much. Also- if you are looking for a great photography resource you must check out this blog

ps- did you notice that it look like Lil has Rosie in a choke hold in that one picture? LOLZ