Friday, October 30, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

We woke up early last Sunday to go to Butler's Orchard in Maryland. David and I had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Not only was there the standard pumpkin patch and hayride, but also the farm featured dozens of other capitalistic ventures. Next time we will bring more than 57 cents in cash.

There were some activities we could do for free. Archer loved the ball toss area. He also loved the wooden train and buggy. I thought the coolest thing was the hay maze/ great hide and go seek spot. David really couldn't wait to go down the big slides in a potato sack. We eagerly await next year's pumpkin patch experience (if for no other reason than to see how much Archer has grown - see first picture - he looks to be about 2 and 1/2 feet on the pumpkin meter).

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Imitating the Sick

Here is Archer's take on what it is to be sick in our household.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bunny the Cow and Richmond in the Fall

2 weeks ago I went to Richmond to see my parents and to let David get some quality studying in. Obviously I have been a HUGE slacker on this blog, but I am going to turn over a new leaf and start posting more.

Anyway, here is Bunny the Cow. She was really sweet and the pet of this family owned farm near Mom and Dad's house. Check out her ears! The farm raises other non-pets for meat. David had a really good hamburger made from the grass fed cows on the farm the other night, but I could't eat it since I knew where the cows lived. That seems kind of backwards, but I like to eat annonymous meat.

Look at Bunny's ears!

Granny Goose giving Archer lessons about nature.

Boodaddy and Archer at the cow farm.

Granny Goose and Archer playing in the leaves

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Goodbye Window

When daddy leaves in the morning, Archer gets upset. Sometimes (because his daddy is so dedicated and smart) David has to leave very early in the morning to go to the office and study. Archer takes it hard, but loves to wave and blow a kiss to his daddy goodbye at the goodbye window from his room.

Here he is wishing his sweet daddy a wonderful day.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Naturalist

Archer's newest interest is to collect nature artifacts. A favorite activity is to walk to the Franciscan Monastery to gather rocks, acorns, pine cones and magnolia maracas (I don't know the technical word, see the collection below) We make sure to take his yellow bucket and fill it up with interesting things. This process not unlike going blueberring at Squam, but with inedible, less colorful items to gather. Archer definitely gets a kick out it. He goes home and displays his treasures on the steps proudly. Maybe he will be a scientist/ forester :)

P.S. It was a warm day last week. Archer dislikes his pants and socks/shoes. He would rather be free and I couldn't fight it on this particular day.