Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Good Excuse

It turns out that having two pre-school aged kids in the house is a pretty good excuse to take advantage of a Friday morning field trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  Something we haven't done in years.  You know, due to the lack of pre-schoolers in the house. 

Yeah, yeah.

I know Claire has been here for three years and she definitely qualified as a pre-schooler.  But, there was the whole mobility issue to consider. 

That first year would have involved me lugging her around all day.  Or dragging the stroller through the patch!

The second year was better, but she used a walker.....not exactly conducive to the terrain of a working farm.

We did visit a barrier island and if I remember correctly, I hauled her around on my back most of the time.  Because a walker won't go on a hike across a barrier island either.

Ya know?

The third year was a possibility.  She was walking on her own.  However, balance {or lack of} was a huge issue when I made choices about activities.  She fell.  A. Lot. And I saw the real possibility of her falling in a cow patty unattractive. 

These are the things I think about.

This year?  Well, our girl has really come into her own.  She works so hard and has made such strides.  Her still an issue.  I mean, we did just visit an ER with a head wound.  But.  BUT, believe it or not, she doesn't fall nearly as much as she used to.  She is finally able to navigate curbs, steps, humps and bumpy ground.  Somewhat.  Which is better than never.  Which was last year! 


To the pumpkin patch we went!   

She was ready!

She had very little trouble with the landscape.
They picked their pumpkins.  I loved that there were little ones just right for little hands!

And what is it with this kid and balancing things on her head?

Isabel got her pumpkin two. 
This one is bound for glory as .....{her favorite jack-o-lantern design}vomiting pumpkin.

I know! 
What do you do with that?

We hauled our produce to the car.

And went back to feed the animals. 
 Asher wasn't too sure about this option.
But. what a good sport!

He even fed the cows.
Why yes. Yes those are swarms of flies!

Life is good!

And no one fell in a cow patty.

This Mama is thankful for a good excuse to play around.  Thankful for a local farm that we can support and homeschool group that we can hang with.  And very, very thankful for a little girl that can walk around on a farm like everyone else! 

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