Monday, October 18, 2010

Off the Vine

I've been spending a lot of time with my pumpkins the last 2 1/2 weeks and have developed a love/hate relationship with Fall Break. Love the cooler weather. (It's 85 degrees, I need a sweater.) Love the relaxed mornings and unstructured afternoons. Hate the constant mess, noise and feeding. Really? Didn't we just clean up breakfast? Do you people HAVE to eat lunch? Every day?
Sam wins Most Photogenic Pumpkin this week. Actually he wins almost every week. The kid has loved getting his picture taken since before he was born. Seriously, back when he was only known as "Baby A," the sonogram techs were always impressed with his cooperation onscreen. "Baby B" was another story. Still is. But I love them both.

This little pumpkin got her braces on last week. Just in time for Halloween. More Tootsie Rolls for me, I guess. We were worried that Miss Em might be a little dramatic when it came to the orthodontist's chair, but she LOVES it. The sparkle, the shine, a bag full of tiny toothbrushes. It's like her own private spa. Only more expensive.

Halloween is the perfect season if you are an eleven year old boy. It's gross. It's scary. Your mom buys you a rubber mask and a knife with fake oozing blood. You roller blade around the neighborhood breaking them in. Your little sister screams in a most satisfying manner. Plus all your favorite candy is available in miniature size. Heaven.

Brad is gearing up to hike the entire Grand Canyon this weekend. I know.

Luke is ready to go back to school. Fall Break is fun, up to a point. But even the strictest First Grade Teacher is a breath of fresh air compared to three October-weary siblings.

10 comments:

Christie said...

You all look obnoxiously tan for late October. No fair.

the wrath of khandrea said...

good times! i can't wait to hit the pumpkin patch.

Jeanelle said...

Maybe AZ should start school a couple weeks later so you guys wouldn't have this crazy fall break thing. I don't get the point of the fall break. But super darling pumpkin pics!

Annemarie said...

Is that how Luke spent fall break? I might have to try that with a certain 7 year old...tie him up!
Thankfully our fall break was only 2 days. I can totally handle that.

Travelin'Oma said...

Your boos and ghoul are totally darling. Thanks for the update!

Rochelleht said...

HA HA! What fun. I prefer the fake style of pumpkin. Cheaper and I can use the from year to year. I suppose as Halloween comes closer, I'll buy real carving ones. But OH! What am I going to do for costumes this year!?

I don't think we even have a fall break anymore. BLAH!

Robin said...

85 degrees! Ah! We left that temperature a long time ago! You are lucky!

Lauren in GA said...

I love reading your perfectly written take on it all. I have never lived in a place that has an official Fall Break. I think I would really struggle with that one. I laughed at how you queried if they had to eat lunch every day. During summer break I am wondering the same thing.

I am pretty partial to miniature sized candy, myself. I can justify eating copious amounts of it because...it has to be less calories, right? I mean, it's so small...

calibosmom said...

Glad you are having fun but the East Coast misses you.
Happy Autumn!

Heidiram said...

I wish we could find a pumpkin patch around here. We get to pay upwards of $6 per pumpkin at the grocery store and they are teeny tiny. Needless to say, my kids have never had the opportunity to carve pumpkins and/or go to a pumpkin patch for the past 7 Halloweens. (Yes, if you are doing the math that means Mateo's and Sarah's entire lives).

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