A Real Live Post

Yes. This really is a post from me. A real live post. So much has changed since my last post 2.5ish years ago. I'll get to that later... or not. Today, I am dipping my toes back into the waters of blogging and linking up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged. I think I can handle this weekly... or not. We shall see how it goes.

So, without further ado...

Every April our city host the Citrus Fair. It is to celebrate the all the citrus and avocados that used to grow in our city... or something like that. So each year they throw a fair and it's hot and it's crowded and it's expensive and I hate going... but, Dillon LOVES it, so we go. And we all end up having fun.

My little man (who just turned 7!) has been getting both brave and independent. This day he decided that he wanted to go pay the bill... all on his own! He can be a little on the shy side so this really shocked me! He's getting to big for me.

I love flowers and really wish I could grow them. My mother-in-law has them all over her yard. I wish I had a green thumb, like her, instead of the black one I have. I also wish that her son had inherited some of it from her as well. But, apparently, it skipped him because he kills plants as fast as I do.

and there you have it... a post. tune in next week for *hopefully* another post.


the pumpkin patch

dillon has been asking to go to the pumpkin patch since... well, probably since february. everytime we drive by the lot where it is he asks when it's coming back. so, a few days before halloween, we finally took him. and then the pumpkin patch promptly took all our money.

when i was little we used to go to the pumpkin patch at the local dairy. it didn't have bounce houses, slides, pony rides, petting zoos, etc. it had pumpkins. and some hay. after all, it was a pumpkin patch. and the pumpkins didn't cost an arm and a leg.

so, we went to the pumpkin patch and let dillon go down the $5 slide. and jump in the $3 jumper. and go in the $4 obstacle course. and then after, well we went to the market and bought pumpkins for $2.50 each. the same sized pumpkins that they were selling for $20 at the pumpkin patch. i wonder how many pumpkins the so called "pumpkin patch" actually sells?

(and while dillon jumped and played, i totally geeked out and took a ton of pictures of pumpkins - quite possibly the real reason why i wanted to go to overpriced pumpkin patch in the first place.)


the sign

the other day dillon asked me for a sheet of paper. the kid loves to draw. a few minutes after i gave him the paper, he came back asking for some tape. once again i obliged. next came the "mommy, come and look what i did." this is what i found:

"mommy, it means no you or daddy in my room."

"and this part means if you come in, i'll play my harmonica really, really loud."

seriously? i about fell over laughing!