Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The girls have been having fun sitting on the big punkmims*, using them as pillows, grunting and hefting them, and rolling them hither and yon. Good thing GramBob has about a dozen more pumpkins in the patch, because it'll be a wonder if these ones survive until Halloween. Click on any of the below images to enlarge, or view images all on one page or in a slideshow. By the way, my little brother and I distinctly remember that when we would visit the pumpkin patch as kids, my parents had a strict "you can only choose a pumpkin as big as you can carry" rule. Yet when Ro and Ree visited GramBob's pumpkin patch this weekend they were allowed to get any pumpkins they wanted -- they even picked ones so big they needed a wheelbarrow to transport them. Hmmm. Guess all rules are off when it comes to grandkids... * The way Ro and Ree say punkmims instead of pumpkins just kills me. I keep asking "what are these called again?" just to hear them repeat it. I also love the way they say neppy (empty), cripsie (crispy), uv (love), juhmassics (gymnastics), hippups (hiccups), and pockafoola rosies (that's what they call the song "ring around the rosy," it's a combo of the first line and the second line "pocket full of posies"). ~~~~~ A quick update for those who asked about the Minnie Mouse outfits: They're the ones I dreamed up a year ago for the girls' bday Disneyland trip. I sketched out what I wanted in Photoshop, and then (as usual) my poor mom had to sew them. She's going to hang up on me the next time I call and say "Hey mom I have a great idea!" Anyhow, it's kind of fun to look at the old pictures and see how the girls looked in the outfits a year ago. The dresses were a lot bigger on them back then (I can barely get the waists snapped now) and they came down below their knees!