Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Picnics, Pajamas, & Pumpkins


~~~Happy Fall~~~

This is a potpourri post of some stuff we've been up to the last few days...


On Saturday, we went to Don's company picnic. Actually, it was only a portion of his company but it was a big to-do at a fun local ranch. So Texas, I know. There was food galore (mainly BBQ), carnival rides, petting zoos, a rodeo, and arts and crafts. Lindy loved taking a pony ride, going on her first ferris whe
el ride, feeding the longhorns, and making, "snores."

On Monday, the gym Lindy attends for gymnastics had a Pajama Progress Party because it was the halfway mark of their 20 week program. The parents got to be on the other side of the class and be with them during the session. Although I charged my battery, for some reason it died so I only got a few shots at the beginning of class and none of her on the gymnastics equipment. She was thrilled because she got to show off her princess pajamas and her daddy surprised her by showing up to watch.

This morning Lindy and I carved pumpkins. Okay, I carved and she played and fed the deer and birds the pumpkin seeds and goop and supervised as I free-handed his face...I truly believe this was the first time I had ever carved a pumpkin. I am a total novice and had no idea what I was doing, so I no doubt made several rookie mistakes like breaking Jack's bottom row of teeth, the stem, and making the lid too small so now it falls in unless I place it on top of him like a hat. Oh well, despite my broken thumbnail, the blisters on my thumbs, the fact that I'll be in traction from lifting this thing, it was good not-so-clean fun. Fortunately, there weren't any knife injuries! It was such a pretty day outside, it felt good to just do this on the back porch and enjoy the slight breeze, the beautiful blue sky, and the cool of the air.




Hope you're having a great week and enjoying the beauty of the season!

10 comments:

Tamra said...

Maybe Don's company would like to share the event with our church fall something? Sounds like super fun!

Jill said...

The company picnic sounds so much fun and Lindy looks adorable on the little pony.

Way to go on the pumpkin! It looks great!

Jennifer said...

Great Fall Fun!!!

Love all the pictures!

Jen

Jcbaron99 said...

Fun times Lisa! John always gets stuck with the pumpkin duty. I can't stand the smell and slime and the kids are about just as bad. They won't touch it at all. Summer tried this year but couldn't get brave enough.
I've been thinking of Lindy with all of the pumpkin festivities around. I've been worried about her having another allergy attack! Has she been okay this fall with all the hay floating around?

Kate said...

Great pictures!! I love the one of Lindy running in the Jim...sheer joy on her face. And Don stringing a necklace...tickles me almost as much as Jim doing the same.

Lindy sure was dressed for the season in her cute pumpkin dress...and hey...you can't go wrong with a s'more in your grasp....

I hope you all have a great Halloween!

Linette said...

You've been having a lot of fun! Love all the pictures. Lindy looks adorable as always. I'm sure she's looking forward to Halloween. :)

And the pumpkin looks great!!

Michelle said...

Pony rides, Picnics, Pumpkin carving, and Pajama gymnastics. Lindy has been having a Phenominal week!!!

That is one big pumpkin! You did a great job carving it.

The Oswalds said...

Sounds & looks like a fun fall week. I think you did a great job on the pumpkin! Love Lindy's pumpkin dress.

sara said...

I love the company picnic - sounds like a great time!! If only I looked that cute in my Pajamas!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

She is so sweet and her smile is so precious.