Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pumpkin Patch - Hood River, Oregon

On Sunday, Oct 18 we drove to Hood River to Rasmussen Farms to pick pumpkins. There are lots and lots of places within 15-30 minutes that we could have gone to, but we our friends have a family tradition of going to Rasmussen and we wanted to go check it out. We had such a wonderful day. Rachel (Powers) and our two girls had so much fun together, so did the grown ups and we even brought Sabine and her friend Hanna. So everyone had a buddy and it was just great. Somehow in figuring out how Rachel and Lily could ride together, Shawna and I hit the jackpot. I rode with her with Sabine and Hanna (who spoke in German most of the ride), and DADS got all the other kids in one car! Score. Seriously. An hour of grown up talk with one of my besties! YAY!

It is quite funny that Addie now considers Rachel as one of her friends as well (Lily and Rachel have been best friends since 5 months old when they went to the same daycare). Addie calls Rachel "Wheat-wheel" (or something to that effect) and now gets excited when she's coming over or we will be doing something together, and cries together with her sister when she leaves. Unfortunately it makes it hard for the big girls to do big girl stuff. Good news is, Rachel desperately wants a little sister and happily welcomes Addie to join in and Lily also likes that she has a little sister who Rachel wants to join in. So far, 3 isn't a crowd. Tho Josh overheard Lily give Rachel "big sister advice" in the car after Addie wouldn't stop grabbing Rachel's arm when she was trying to color. "Rachel, when you have a little sister, sometimes they are REALLY annoying, and you just have to deal with it.". Good advice, huh? :)

Day 2 of 7 - I tried using bloggers new uploading feature and it did not go well. Some of the photos and all of the captions were lost, but there are a lot here and I think you get the idea!

1 comment:

  1. We went to Rasmussen last year and loved it! Stuart still has Rasmussen Pumpkin Funland stickers on his carseat.