Friday, October 30, 2009

Mistakes and Pumpkins

I've made a parenting mistake...

Shocking isn't it?

Shut it is shocking when I make parenting mistakes... :)

I made the mistake of letting Gavin push the keys on my laptop a couple months ago. He thought it was really fascinating and in turn I thought he was acting really cute. For a long time he'd only pay attention to my laptop if he was on my lap...but now, not so much. He can be on the other side of the room, playing with a fun toy, and bam! he'll notice me on the computer...I've never seen a baby move so quickly across the room and scramble up the side of the couch...

Wham, wham, wham! He bangs on my keyboard before I can stop his little fingers. Crap Gavin, what in the world is that screen and how did you even pull it up?

He's also managed to restart my computer on several occasions, and delete emails I am halfway through writing. What a now I am restricted to using my computer while he is confined in his exersaucer/jump-up or when he is sleeping :)

Unfortunately, the weather has been really yucky the last few days, and you would not believe how many leaves we have in our yard. Seriously. It's disgusting. You cannot even see our sidewalk's ridiculous. The wind has not been blowing in our favor and all of the neighbors leaves fell in our yard, and on top of that came the leaves from our large tree. And since it's been so rainy/gloomy out we haven't been able to get out and rake up any of them...any guesses on how many bags we'll fill from our front yard alone?

Last fall, I raked up thirty-two bags of leaves in one afternoon...I have a feeling that the next house we live in will have fewer trees...but maybe not...because I really love having the shade in the summer...hmm, guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Luckily, the weather was fairly nice on Tuesday so we went to the "pumpkin patch," aka the parking lot in front of our local Cub Foods. They have ridiculous amounts of pumpkins every year, so we've never felt the need to head to an actual patch. Enjoy some pictures!

Wheelin' around the "patch" with Daddy

Did you notice the tiny little pumpkin above?
It was too heavy for Casey to carry, hence the cart
Haha, kidding!
Posing on the hay bales
Hanging out on the pumpkins
He's really starting to look like a toddler isn't he?

See, he does have hair!
Just too blonde to see in most pictures!

Any guesses on what Gavin is dressing up as for halloween? We even carved his pumpkin to match :) Pictures of that tomorrow!!!


  1. Can't wait to see the costume. I'm glad you went to the pumpkin patch. We didn't make it this year. Oh well.

  2. Ha ha I love the looks pretty heavy. Gavin is just so cute, his eyes just steal your heart!

  3. very cute, perfect pumpkin, I think Arnas is just a little bigger. I got your package today, thanks again for you help and generousity.