Pumpkin Patch!

October 17, 2008

It's UEA and we all know what that means...NO SCHOOL!
Well we were graced with warm weather and sunny skies yesterday, so me and my friend Kristie decided to take our kids +2 to a Pumpkin Patch by our houses. They had a small hay maze that the kids could go through, and the bigger girls were so cute and helped the little ones. Then we spent some time picking our Pumpkins from the patch. There were hundreds of pumpkins and it was hard to decide on the best one, but finally we all chose the one we wanted. After that we took the kids through a corn maze. We got a little map and had to find 6 different stops throughout the maze and punch specific holes in our map and at the end we got a treat if we found all the stops. It was touch and go in the corn maze as the sun started beating down on us and the girls were getting tired and hungry, but we successfully made it through the maze, and to all of the stops throughout. It was such a fun activity to do on a day off of school (I feel a tradition coming on) the girls all had a blast and the babies were really good too, which is always a good thing.

Ramblings of Childhood and My Birthday!

Friday October 3, 2008

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but the very first Olivia Newton-John film I saw was NOT Grease, it was in fact Xanadu-a film that I still love despite being sporadic, and cheesy. I used to put on my roller skates and skate around my driveway singing songs from the movie, or the other Olivia Newton-John song I loved, Physical (of course I had NO clue what that song was ACTUALLY about). My mom also recorded one of her concerts that was on HBO, and my friend Mandy and I would watch that thing over and over again, prancing around like back-up dancers. Needless to say I was a bit obsessed with miss Newton-John.
Why am I telling you all of this? Well when I was about 14 or so I found out that I share my Birthday with this childhood idol of mine, and you can probably imagine how cool I thought that was. Now as some of you may know last Friday (26th) was my Birthday, and therefore cause to also think about ON-J, which in turn takes me back to my childhood. So it's kind of cool that having a birthday means I am one year older but I also have a reminder of being young...which I thought a lot about this week.
I thought about being an oblivious kid growing up in Glendale-ERR-Poplar Grove, where we could sleep out on the trampoline, and walk to school, and ride our bikes to Seven-Eleven. Life was much simpler back then, when mom and dad handled everything and we didn't have a care in the world. BUT, even though I have MANY cares in the world now, and as the Birthdays and years will continue to float by, it's nice to know that every now and again I can take some ME time and sit down to watch this silly movie and instantly be back to having unmatched clothes, with a bad perm and not a care in the world.
That's Xanadu in and of itself!!